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SEC Men’s Basketball dribbles back into Nashville with a fan fest

The annual tournament returns downtown March 13-17, and you don’t need tickets to cheer on the student athletes as they battle it out for the championship title.


The winner receives the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. | Photo by NASHtoday

Nashville netted the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament for a 12th year, which calls for a Party in the Park.

Whether you’re watching all of the action at Bridgestone Arena March 13-17, or you want to support from the sidelines, a free fan activation at Music City Walk of Fame Park will get you in the spirit.

Events begin at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15 + Saturday, March 16 with live music, food trucks, family-friendly activities, and a video screen to watch the games.

Here’s what to know before you go to guarantee a slam dunk experience:

Tune in

Singer-songwriter Phil Vassar known for hits “Last Day of My Life” and “I’m Alright” will headline with a performance at 6 p.m. on Saturday. DJ Jason Eskridge and DJ Coach will take center stage at various times between games. Review the lineup featuring Les Kerr & The Bayou Band, The Magi, and more.

Fill up

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, pay a visit to the Daddy’s Dogs kiosk or on-site food trucks — Chick-fil-A, Pie Town Tacos, and The Tennessee Cobbler Co. You’ll find alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at The Fieldhouse Bar.

Map out your game plan

As a reminder, Rep. John Lewis Way from Demonbreun to Broadway will close from Monday, March 11 to Monday, March 18 for the events. See the full list of closures.

Save this handy map for a visual look at first aid stations, rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations, photo ops, and more. Plus, take note of event times by bookmarking the schedule.