Mayor Freddie O’Connell announces inauguration events

Join Mayor O’Connell, along with Vice Mayor Angie Henderson and members of Metro Council, for an inauguration celebration outside the Metro Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 30.

A fountain in front of a courthouse building

Saturday’s festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Freddie O’Connell is set to become Nashville’s 10th mayor in a private swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

After a week on the job, Mayor O’Connell will host Nashville Coming Together, an inauguration celebration, on Saturday, Sept. 30. Here’s what to know if you plan to go:

  • Where: Head to the park outside the Metro Courthouse for festivities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a second swearing-in ceremony that’s open to the public at 11:30 a.m.
  • What to expect: There will be live music, food trucks, and a variety of organizations and departments showcasing city services.
  • The theme: “Saturday’s festivities will celebrate a city coming together in multiple ways to highlight how Nashville works, how Nashville moves, and how Nashville grows,” according to the event announcement.

Getting there

Thinking of driving to the Inauguration Celebration? You might want to steer your plans in a different direction and try an alternative form of transportation with the help of Transit Treks — aka bus and bike meetups across the city.

  • Catch a free WeGo bus with a group at one of these eight meet-up locations — departure times vary between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. — or find a route that works for you.
  • Join one of these four group bike rides departing from North, East, South, and West Nashville. All group rides will meet at 10 a.m. and leave for Public Square Park at 10:30 a.m.
  • Park for free at Nissan Stadium’s Lot A (corner of Union Street and 2nd Avenue North), and take a shuttle to Public Square Park.
  • If you do plan to get there by car, parking is $5 at the Metro Courthouse/Public Square Garage at 101 James Robertson Pkwy.

Pro tip: Use this interactive map to plan your transit journey + check out the event site overview for where to find bicycle parking, a hydration station, food trucks, and more.