Remember the Pre-lockout NHL Breakout festival held at Opry Mills Mall? Well, it seems the idea is returning to the Music City at the Music City Sports Festival held in the Music City Convention Center, across the street from Bridgestone Arena.
Below is the Press Release with full information of the festival and what will be happening.
The inaugural Music City Sports Festival hosted by 102.5 The Game's George Plaster will take place on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Music City Center. This interactive event will include our speaker series, pro-teams, college row, activities for children, and much more. Tickets are $5 so be sure to bring the whole family out! There will also be a 5K healthy walk and run. Early registration for the 5k is $25.00 and that includes admission for both days.
This two-day carnival type event has something for everyone – especially hockey fans! Forward Colin Wilson will be on hand signing autographs on Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon. Preds Alumni Stu Grimson, Dan Keczmer and Scott Walker will be signing autographs on Saturday, June 1 from 2-3pm. Hockey Operations Advisor Brent Peterson will be signing copies of his book My Toughest Faceoff: My Life in Hockey and My Battle with Parkinson's Disease on Saturday from 9-10am. Gnash will be patrolling the Music City Center taking pictures and visiting with fans. The Preds will also have ticket specials and a booth set up at the Festival.
The Preds will be hosting a FREE street hockey clinic for kids on Friday, May 31 from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 1 from 12-1 p.m. This opportunity is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. The clinic will be geared towards all skill levels. Beginners are welcome! Space is limited; advanced registration is required to participate in the free clinic.
This fun-filled event will focus on skill stations and games to give youngsters the chance to learn hockey basics. Qualified instructors will include Preds Youth Hockey Development staff, Preds Alumni Stu Grimson & Scott Walker, and Youth, Inc. youth hockey coaches.
No equipment necessary, the Preds will provide all necessary equipment and instruction. No experience required. All you need to bring are a pair of sneakers and be sure to wear your favorite sports jersey.
Want more info?
Head to the event's website here.