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VOL. 41 | NO. 51 | Friday, December 22, 2017

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Music City Bowl Coaches Luncheon. This event features each team’s head coach for a chalk talk about the upcoming game. Tennessee Ballroom, Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Casual Attire. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $45. Paid parking available in the Presidential Parking lot. Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-american-mortgage-music-city-bowl-coaches-luncheon-tickets-38968911062

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

Fan Zone On Broadway

The Fan Zone was created to be a party for all college football fans. The party will include the tailgate, a culinary experience, concerts, and a football skills test. Noon-9 p.m.

Music City Bowl Hot Chicken Eating Championships

The Hot Chicken Eating World Championship takes place in Nashville right before the Battle of the Bands concert begins. Participants are challenged to eat Hattie B’s chicken at the hottest heat level, Shut the Cluck Up. 4-4:45 p.m. Broadway. Information: http://www.musiccitybowl.com/event/franklin-american-mortgage-music-city-bowl-hot-chicken-eating-world-championships/

Music City Bowl Battle of the Bands

Bands and cheerleaders from Northwestern and Kentucky will march down Broadway and battle. School bands will each perform 4-5 songs. Once the bands have concluded their performance, there will be a concert on 1st Avenue featuring Champagne Dynamite. 5-8 p.m. Information: http://www.musiccitybowl.com/event/battle-of-the-bands-2/

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

Fan Zone on Broadway

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl invites the fans to the Fan Zone in historic Downtown Nashville. The Fan Zone was created to be a party for all college football fans. The party will include the tailgate, a culinary experience, concerts, and a football skills test. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Information: http://www.musiccitybowl.com/event/fan-zone-broadway-3/

Music City Bowl Pep Rally

Each team will host a Pep Rally for the fans before they head to the game. Kentucky will host from 11-11:30 a.m. and Northwestern from 12:30-1 p.m. Broadway, Nashville. Information: http://www.musiccitybowl.com/events/

SATURDAY, DEC. 30

Music City Bowl Pregame Concert

The fans will be entertained awaiting the kickoff of the Bowl with a fun Pregame concert featuring Two Story Road. The concert will be held at Broadway and 1st Avenue in historic Downtown Nashville. 1-2:30. Information: http://www.musiccitybowl.com/events/

Music City Bowl

Now in its 20th year the Music City Bowl features Kentucky and Northwestern. 3:30 p.m., Nissan Stadium. Information: https://www.nashvilledowntown.com/do/road-closures-franklin-american-mortgage-music-city-bowl-and-related-events1 and www.musiccitybowl.com

Post-game Concert

After the 20th Anniversary of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the fans will be treated to another concert on Broadway and 1st Avenue featuring the popular Journey tribute band, Resurrection-A Journey Tribute as a proper Music City send off and thank you to all of the fans.

SUNDAY, DEC. 31

Nashville New Year’s Eve

Come out for a free concert and incredible New Year’s Eve party. At midnight, a 15-foot-tall music note will drop from a 145-foot structure and be capped off with a fireworks show and confetti cannons against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building. The musical lineup features Keith Urban along with Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, Jonny P and Fisk Jubilee Singers. Information: http://www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve

MONDAY, JAN. 1

Guided Frist Day Hikes

Fifty-five Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes as part of the annual nationwide Frist Day Hike event. Hikes will be offered at some parks on Dec. 31 and throughout the day on Jan. 1. Some hikes will be approximately one mile in length and tailored for novice hikers, while others are lengthier and will be more strenuous. Information: http://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/first-day-hikes

Widji Polar Bear Plunge

The Polar Bear Plunge is the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center/Camp Widjiwagan’s signature fundraiser event. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund that offers financial assistance to summer campers. The event begins at the Outdoor Center with family friendly festival games, a cookout, free hot chocolate and a costume contest. 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Plunge will be at 1 p.m. Camp Widjiwagan, 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013. Information: 360-2267 or jblucker@ymcamidtn.org