Thousands of people flocked to Nashville Thursday (April 25) – and it wasn’t to hear country music.
Music City is home to the NFL Draft Thursday – Saturday and it has been expected to draw HUGE crowds. By the looks of these photos, the draft – although only on day one – did not disappoint.
Nashville has proved to be a great sports town in recent years, being home to the NFL team the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators, so we knew the city would be a great spot to host the NFL Draft.
Throughout the draft’s three days, there will be over 20 artists playing shows, with Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley each headlining a concert on the second and third days, respectively.
Broadway Is PACKED!
People lined the Downtown Nashville streets as far as the eye could see, making Broadway’s actual street pretty much impossible to see!
Here’s another angle:
— Chris Doering (@ChrisDoering) April 26, 2019
More People Watching From Bars
Not only is Broadway completely packed, all the bars in the area are also holding watch parties, including Jason Aldean’s bar, Jason Aldean’s!
The country star and his wife Brittany stopped by to watch the crowds from the rooftop.
Rain Didn’t Stop Anyone
Fans waited and watched the draft all night, and even stuck it out when it started raining!
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) April 25, 2019
Not Everyone Is Happy About The Draft Being In Nashville
As of late, Nashville has been a popular destination for Bachelorette parties, but one bride didn’t check to see what other events were happening this weekend when she booked her special weekend with her girls.
— Kathleen Jacob FOX17 (@Kathleenjjacob) April 25, 2019
Over 100,000 People Were In Attendance
According to Visit Music City’s Twitter, a massive 100,000+ people filled the streets of Nashville for the 2019 NFL Draft.
— Nashville Tennessee (@visitmusiccity) April 26, 2019
Metro Nashville PD echoed this fact, with their own tweet.
A crowd estimated at well over 100k joined us outdoors as the 2019 NFL Draft began in downtown Nashville. pic.twitter.com/wIYj0mOMgo
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 26, 2019
Ended With Fireworks
Okay, okay…so it’s not a photo, but it’s better! The first day of the NFL Draft concluded with a huge fireworks show! If this how they’re kicking off these three days, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow!
Take a look at the highlights from today – we can’t wait for day 2!