Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Nashville

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Nashville is the largest city in the path of the 2017 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 more precise times here.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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.

Acme’s Rooftop

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