2019 NFL Draft

For the first time ever, Nashville will be hosting the NFL Draft from Thursday, April 25th until Saturday, April 27th and new details of the weekend’s events have now been released.

The Main NFL Draft Stage will be located on First and Broadway, with picks on the main stage taking place on Thursday evening (April 25th), Friday evening (April 26th) and Saturday afternoon (April 27th). Admission will be FREE to the public. While there will be some limited seating and VIP access areas, the general idea is that fans can stand and walk around Broadway as the draft is taking place.

Additional information about the weekend’s events are as follows:

  • The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will play host to Selection Square, which is where tables with representatives from each NFL team will be making their draft selections.
  • The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on Thursday the 25th at The Green at Riverfront Park.
  • The NFL Draft Experience, a three-day football festival, will be free admission and reside in the parking lots and areas surrounding Nissan Stadium. It will be geared towards football fans of all ages and include the following:
    • An Autograph stage with current NFL players and NFL Legends
    • Interactive games, Play Football clinics and a PLAY 60 Zone for the smaller NFL fans in attendance
    • A photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy
    • NFL Shop at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise
    • “Taste of Tailgate” section featuring local Nashville restaurants and Bud Light Bars
    • NFL Draft Experience stage with musical artists that are to be determined
  • The hours of operation for the NFL Draft Experience will be:
    • April 25th (Thursday): 12pm – 10pm
    • April 26th (Friday): 12pm – 10pm
    • April 27th (Saturday): 9am – 6pm
  • Concerts with Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and others are planned for the main stage on Broadway all three days, as well as on another stage across the Cumberland River.
    • The NFL is planning on having Thursday’s concert on the main stage before the first round of the draft, with additional shows taking place following the draft on Friday night and Saturday.
    • GRAMMY-winner Tim McGraw will headline a free outdoor concert on Friday, April 26 as part of the 2019 NFL Draft celebration at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville.
    • Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on Saturday, April 27 as part of the 2019 NFL Draft and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville® Marathon & ½ Marathon at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville.
    • GRAMMY-winning gospel music great CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem to open NFL Draft activities on Thursday, April 25.



Admission to the 2019 NFL Draft is free and open to the public.

Fans can enhance their NFL Draft experience by pre-registering for Fan Mobile Pass, which provides updates on the Fan Mobile Pass App, event information, major announcements, and access to exclusive viewing areas.

Register for a Fan Mobile Pass: https://bit.ly/2J5Sajx

Red Carpet

The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on April 25 (Thursday) at The Green at Riverfront Park.


Tennessee State’s Christion Abercrombie will announce the fifth-round pick for the Tennessee Titans at the NFL Draft.

Former Titans running back Eddie George will announce the team’s second-round pick at the draft.

Also, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey will announce the team’s third-round pick.

It was also announced Cage the Elephant will announce the team’s fourth-round pick.

Doug the Pug will accompany the Grammy-award winning band on stage when the fourth-round pick is announced on Saturday, April 27.

(map courtesy of Visit Music City)


Artists Performing at NFL Draft Experience Stage

Thursday, April 25:

New North (Americana)

Striking Matches (alternative rock, pop rock and blues rock)

Mikky Ekko (alternative)

Friday, April 26:

Willie Jones (country)

Kid Politics (indie pop)

Jessi Wilson (neo soul/rock)

Charlie Worsham (country singer-songwriter)

Jonny P (soul)

Rayland Baxter (alternative)

Saturday, April 27:

Katie Schecter (Rock n Roll and soul)

Jason Eskridge (soul)

Three Star Revival (soul/jam/funk/Americana/rock)

Andrew Combs (indie folk)

Chip Esten (country/rock “Nashville” TV show star)

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