NASHVILLE, TN – March 22, 2019 – The NFL and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp have announced additional music performances at the 2019 NFL Draft, the first ever Draft to incorporate a free music series featuring Nashville-based artists of all genres.
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on Saturday, April 27 at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville as part of the NFL Draft and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon. The Grammy-nominated country artist has 18 career No. 1, billions of digital streams, and award nominations, including from the Academy of Country Music and Billboard.
More than 20 Nashville-based acts representing diverse genres of music will perform during the three days of activities on the Draft Main Stage and at the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero, a free admission football festival held outside Nissan Stadium. They include country/rock “Nashville” TV show star Charles Esten, alternative country/Americana artist Rayland Baxter, pop and indie rock artist Mikky Ekko and country singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham.
In addition to the music integration at the NFL Draft, the city of Nashville will celebrate the participants in the 20th St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, which is taking place April 27-28. On Saturday, April 27, the marathon, half marathon and 5K conclude with a finish line outside of Nissan Stadium, near the NFL Draft Experience. Runners will be able to join in the Draft Experience festivities and various concerts.
Downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway and the area outside Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities for the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville April 25-27. The Draft will continue the NFL’s centennial season celebration that kicked off at Super Bowl LIII in February.
The current list of 2019 NFL Draft performances are included below. Additional performances will be announced in the coming weeks.
Draft Main Stage on Lower Broadway
- Friday, April 26: Tim McGraw
- Saturday, April 27: Dierks Bentley
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)
- Jessy 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)
- Charles Esten (country/rock “Nashville” TV show star)
For more information on how fans can celebrate the Draft in Nashville, visit www.nfl.com/draftexperience.
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Traci Otey Blunt