The Preds are back in the playoffs and so are the parties. Preds fans will once again get to join fellow Smashvillians to cheer on the Nashville Predators at the Preds Party in the Park outdoor viewing parties, kicking off this Thursday, April 12 for Game 1 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. Viewing parties for home games for Round 1 will be hosted at Music City Walk of Fame Park, which is located across Fifth Avenue South from Bridgestone Arena.
The parties are free and open to the public. Music City Walk of Fame Park will activate three hours prior to game time. A large video screen will show the game feed. DJs will be on hand to entertain fans. Food trucks and hot dog vendors will be on site, and water, sodas, beer and team merchandise will be on sale. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and chairs.
“We know from last year’s historic playoff run that Preds fans want to be near the excitement of Bridgestone Arena even if they don’t have tickets to be inside during home games,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The spirit of fans really came through last year, and this is all about providing an outlet for them to watch together and celebrate their team.”
Schedule for Preds Party in the Park festivities for the playoffs is as follows, with all times Central Time.
Game 1: Thursday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m. – Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena. (FSTN and NBCSN) Activations start at 5:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. – Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena. (NBC) Activations start at 11 a.m.
*Game 5: Friday, April 20 at TBD – Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD – Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena
The party is hosted and produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp in support of the Nashville Predators. Updated information will be available at visitmusiccity.com/nashvillepredators throughout the playoff run. #StandWithUs
Nashville Preds Fan vacation packages are available for purchase. Packages include a minimum of 1-night stay at a participating hotel and a Preds Party Pack, which includes the following for each member in a package reservation: Nashville hockey t-shirt and Nashville Predators koozie, sticker decal, and poster. Visitors also have the option to add a Music Note outdoor blanket to their package — great to sit on if they choose to attend the outdoor viewing parties. Please call 1-800-657-6910 or go to visitmusiccity.com/vacationpackages.