Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Nashville

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Nashville is the largest city in the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse, occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. It’s the first total solar eclipse to take place in the United States in 99 years. Thousands of people will make their way to Music City to see the spectacle in-person. To accommodate, many places are hosting special viewing parties for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Nashville Guru is rounding up the best places to watch.

The full eclipse will occur at approximately 1:27pm in the Nashville area. The partial eclipse will take place from approximately noon to 3pm. See NASA’s interactive map for more details and times. 

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Nashville Eclipse Viewing Parties


Italian Lights Festival

NASA Official Viewing Party

  • Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • What to Expect: A four-day Italian-focused festival and one of the best places to watch on August 21st.
  • Price: FREE
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Adventure Science Center

NASA Official Viewing Party

  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • What to Expect: A three-day eclipse festival from August 19-21.
  • Price: Outdoor Festival: FREE | Indoor Festival: $29-$49 per day
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Acme

  • Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • What to Expect: rooftop viewing, lunch buffet, drink specials, eclipse viewing glasses, swag bag, and a commemorative poster.
  • Price: $211.99
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First Tennessee Park / Nashville Sounds Stadium

  • Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: Mayor Megan Barry speaking, a large crowd to enjoy the spectacle, and viewing glasses
  • Price: $5
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Cheekwood

  • Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • What to Expect: live music, food trucks, cash bars, protective eyewear
  • Price: $6-$10
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Tin Roof (both locations)


Watermark

  • Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm
  • What to Expect: rooftop viewing area, buffet lunch, beer, wine, specialty drinks, and eclipse viewing glasses
  • Price: $150 (includes tax & gratuity)
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L27 Rooftop Bar

  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (hotel guests get access at 11:30am. Public access is not guaranteed.)
  • What to Expect: live entertainment, cash bar and a la carte food menu, protective eyewear
  • Price: FREE (if space is available) | hotel guests get priority access
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Pinewood’s “Day Drinking in the Dark”

  • Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • What to Expect: Eclipse survival kit swag bag, eclipse-themed lunch, dedicated viewing area, free parking, and choice of two (2) Oberon beer, bubbles or rose. Additional drinks available for purchase. 21+
  • Price: $100
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George Jones Rooftop

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: live music, a limited edition Nashville “No Show” Eclipse tee, Blue Moon drink specials (guests 21+ only), access to the George Jones Museum all day, eclipse glasses, contests and giveaways
  • Price: $211.99
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L.A. Jackson

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: rooftop patio, special eclipse glasses, tarot card readings, music from DJ Mighty Quinn, Moon Pies, specialty cocktails
  • Price: $50
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Mellow Mushroom Broadway

  • Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • What to Expect: highest rooftop on Broadway, buffet, live music, souvenirs, drink specials from Fireball, eclipse glasses, and more. 21+
  • Price: $211.99
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UP, A Rooftop Lounge

  • Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • What to Expect: live music, Bloody Mary & Mimosa/Bellini bar, all-you-can-eat gourmet brunch, eclipse glasses, champagne toast as the moon completely blocks out the sun. 21+
  • Price: $211.99
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AJ’s Good Time Bar & Rooftop

  • Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • What to Expect: eclipse viewing glasses, t-shirt, commemorative poster, BBQ Lunch, two drink tickets and more. All ages welcome.
  • Price: $125
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FGL House

  • Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • What to Expect: “Cruise” rooftop viewing area, “Get Your Shine On” cocktails available for purchase
  • Price: FREE
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Black Out at The Pavillon East

  • Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • What to Expect: Cold Lunch presents an afternoon of live music, food, drinks, and eclipse watching. Performances by Pujol, Ron Gallo, Western Medication, and Lean
  • Price: $10 / $12 Day-Of
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Union Station Hotel

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: a buffet of Southern brunch favorites, bottomless champagne, live music and eclipse glasses
  • Price: $65 adults | $30 children 12 and under
  • Get more details by calling 615-726-1001

City Winery

  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: one glass of complimentary champagne, eclipse glasses, and skyline views from the second story patios
  • Price: $15
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Tennessee Brew Works

  • Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • What to Expect: FREE eclipse viewing glasses (while supplies last), full menu available for purchase, outdoor patio. 21+
  • Price: FREE
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TailGate Beer

  • Time: Noon – 10:00pm
  • What to Expect: A giant outdoor area with pizza and craft beer available for purchase. Family-friendly.
  • Price: FREE
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Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway

  • Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Expect: a view from their grassy perch, viewing glasses, libations, beer, wine, a lunch buffet, and a commemorative Hemingway’s t-shirt
  • Price: $75
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Fontanel Back Porch

  • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Expect: a Pink Floyd prelude, food and drinks, lawn games, on-site bar, free glasses, radio broadcast, and dog-friendly atmosphere
  • Price: FREE
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Epicurean Eclipse at Wedge Oak Farm

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Expect: a family-style lunch from Strategic Hospitality’s most talented chefs, beverages by Matt Tocco, dedicated viewing area, exclusive access to Wedge Oak Farm
  • Price: $80.12
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River Queen Voyages (Kayaks)

  • Time: Noon – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: kayaking, eclipse viewing glasses, bottled water, adult beverage (21+ only), snack, 2 oz. bottle of RQV sunscreen, an RQV temporary tattoo. 18+
  • Price: $75
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The Hermitage

  • Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • What to Expect: tailgating in the fields in front of The Hermitage’s entrance gate, prime viewing spots, free glasses for the first 2,000 guests
  • Price: FREE
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Nashville Zoo

  • Time: Noon – 3:00pm
  • What to Expect: see how the zoo animals react to the solar eclipse, free glasses to the first 5,000 attendees
  • Price: standard Zoo entry fee / membership
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Opry Mills / Grand Ole Opry House Plaza

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: live music on the Plaza stage, commemorative gifts and eclipse glasses, themed food and drinks, BBQ, specialty cocktails, backstage tours throughout the day
  • Price: Free music / pricing varies by activity
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Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Expect: family-friendly event with space-themed crafts, special glasses, story time and photo ops with Scholastic characters
  • Price: FREE
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Howl at the Moon Music Festival

  • Days: August 19-August 21
  • Times: 2:30pm – 11:00pm (Saturday & Sunday) | 8:00am – 4:00pm (Monday)
  • What to Expect: 3 days of fun, overnight camping, 40 indie bands, physics professor
  • Price: $25 Saturday & Sunday | $35 Monday
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State Parks

  • Time: At Your Leisure
  • What to Expect: Scenic, natural, open spaces
  • Price: FREE
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More eclipse viewing parties will be added as they are announced. Submit a viewing party.

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