The Music City Sports Festival is Coming to The Brand New Music City Center!

Music City Sports Festival presented by Delta Dental

The Music City Sports Festival is an inaugural event will be hosted by George Plaster. 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 of the festival.

 

Who?

The event features keynote speakers, as well as members from professional teams, college teams, and much more. Come join us for this celebration of sports and the Nashville community.

When?

The event kicks off on Friday night, May 31st and will feature a 5K Run on June 1st.

Where?

Nashville’s Music City Center

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Watch the Music City Center built in two minutes here.

How much?

Tickets are just $5, so be sure to bring the whole family! Buy here


 

Event Schedule 

 

Friday May 31st,

4:00 PM – Preview Party 

Saturday June 1st

6:30 AM – The Marshall Molar 5K

Register Here


 

Speaker Series:

 

Chipper Jones

Saturday, June 1st – 12:40 PM

Chipper Jones played an amazing 19 years with the Atlanta Braves, and is considered a shoo-in first ballot hall of famer. Jones was part of the Braves run of 14 consecutive division titles, and helped Atlanta to a World Series Championship in 1995. In 1999 he was named National League Most Valuable Player after hitting .319 with 45 HR’s and 110 RBI’s. On June 28th, Jones number 10 will be retired by The Braves. This is a must-attend speaker event for any Atlanta Braves fan.

 

Tales From the Orange Checkerboard

Friday, May 31st – 7:00 PM

DB Buck Fitzgerald (1997-2001): Most memorable moment: Pass defended on Florida’s failed 2-point conversion attempt in Tennessee’s 34-32, upset win at Florida.
WR Jayson Swain (2003-2006): Finished his Tennessee career with 126 receptions for 1,721 yards and 10 touchdowns.
WR Justin Hunter (2011-2013): 18 career receiving touchdowns, tied for fifth-most in career at UT. 1,812 career receiving yards, 11th all-time
OL Bubba Miller (1992-1995): Started all but one game on the offensive line for the Volunteers from 1992-95 and was a captain his senior year.
K James Wilhoit (2003-2006): 3rd on on the all-time list for field goals made with 82.
RB Travis Stephens(1997-2001): UT’s all-time single season rushing leader. Ran for a career-high 226 yards in the Vols’ 34-32 win at Florida in 2001.

 

James Franklin

Saturday, June 1st – 2:30 PM

Franklin has led a resurgence in Vanderbilt football that has shocked the college football world. In his 2 seasons at the helm, Franklin has led the Commodores to berths in the Liberty Bowl & Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Prior to that, Vanderbilt had been to 1 bowl game since 1983. Vandy’s 9 wins last season were the most by the school since 1915.

 

Kirby Smart

Saturday, June 1st – 11:45AM

Smart has been defensive coordinator of the University of Alabama since 2008 & during that time the Crimson Tide has won 3 national titles. In 2012 Smart was named the American Football Coaches Association “Assistant Coach Of The Year”. Smart almost certainly will get a head coaching job soon, as his Alabama defenses have dominated NCAA statistics.

 

Predators Alumni

Saturday, June 1st – 3:15 PM

The Nashville Predators have one of the most loyal fan bases in the NHL, and will play a prominent role in the Music City Sports Festival. The Preds will host an alumni speaker series event at 3 pm, and there are sure to be great insights from the alumni who helped build the franchise from its expansion inception.

Scott Walker is a true Day 1 Predator. Claimed by Nashville from Vancouver in the 1998 Expansion Draft, Walker spent 7 seasons with the Predators. He ranks among the franchise leaders in games played, goals, assists and points.

 

UK Men’s Basketball National Title Reunion

Saturday, June 1st – 10:00 AM

The 1996 Kentucky Wildcats are considered one of the best NCAA title teams of all-time. Guard Derek Anderson will lead the speaker series, and he has just published a new book entitled “Stamina”. The book chronicles Anderson’s difficult childhood all the way through his NBA career. Anderson played for legendary coach Rick Pitino, and will be joined by a yet-to-be determined player off that national title team.

 

Jimmy Sexton

Saturday, June 1st – 10:50 AM

Considered by many to be the most powerful sports agent in college athletics. Among Sexton’s most notable clients are Alabama football coach Nick Saban, quarterback Tim Tebow, South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier and retired NFL coach Bill Parcells. Sexton is a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee.

 

Anthony Munoz

Saturday, June 1st – 9:00 AM

Anthony Munoz was inducted to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1998 after a 13 year career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Munoz is considered by many to be the best offensive lineman in NFL history. Munoz was 3rd overall pick in the 1980 NFL draft. He had an illustrious career in college at USC, and led the Trojans to a 17-16 Rose Bowl win over Ohio State. Munoz was named NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987 and 1988. In 2010, Munoz was ranked #12 on the NFL network’s The Top 100 Greatest Players.

 

All Things MTSU

Saturday, June 1st – 8:20 AM

It’s all things MTSU with football coach Rick Stockstill, basketball coach Kermit Davis, women’s basketball coach Rick Insell, and athletic director Chris Massaro. This speaker series will be hosted by Blue Raider play-by-play voice Chip Walters, and comes on the heels of a very successful athletic year for MTSU.

 

Becky Burleigh

Friday, May 31st – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Becky Burleigh, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Florida. Owner of a National Title and several SEC Titles, she coached US National Team stars Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts in college.

 

Concussion Seminar

Saturday, June 1st – 7:40 AM

It is estimated that 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the United States from sports related activity, and with that in mind, Baptist Hospital Medicine understands the importance of proper concussion management. They are putting together this speakers series specifically to help parents better understand the warning signs of concussions. This is a must-attend for parents with children participating in athletics.

Dr. Jason Hubbard is a neurosurgeon with the Howell Allen Clinic and the concussion expert for Baptist Sports Medicine. Dr. Hubbard, in conjunction with Baptist Sports Medicine, established the first concussion program in middle Tennessee for high school athletes. The program utilizes the same cognitive testing that is now mandated by the NFL. Dr. Hubbard is the team neurosurgeon for 22 high schools and 3 universities. He is a board certified neurosurgeon with the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tennessee Neurosurgical Society and Nashville Surgical Society.

 

Chance Warmack

Saturday, June 1st – 1:45 PM

Chance Warmack: Selected by the Titans with 10th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Warmack was a 3-year starter at Alabama. He was a member of all 3 of Alabama’s National Championship teams under Nick Saban. Earned All-American honors in 2012.


 

Event Schedule

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The following schedule is subject to change without notice.

Please visit the Marshall Molar 5KSpeaker Series and Clinics for more details on events.
Autograph Sessions

 

Friday, May 31st 3PM – 8PM Doors Open
  5PM – 7PM Business Mixer
  5PM – 5:45PM Becky Burleigh, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Florida
  6:00PM – 7:00PM Hockey
  6:30PM – 7:30PM Soccer
  7:00PM Tales From The Orange Checkerboard
Saturday, June 1st 7AM Marshall Molar 5K
  7:30AM Doors Open
  All Day Olympic Style Games & 1V1 Soccer
  7:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Baptist Sports Medicine Concussion Seminar
  8:20AM – 8:55AM All Things MTSU
  8:55AM – 9:05AM 5K Ceromy
  9AM Baseball Clinic
  9:10AM – 9:50AM Anthony Munoz, NFL Hall of Famer
  10AM – 10:40AM UK Basketball Reunion
  10AM Baseball Clinic
  10:50AM – 11:30AM Jimmy Sexton, Sports Agent
  11AM Football
  11:45AM – 12:25PM Kirby Smart, U of Alabama Defensive Coordinator
  12PM Noon Basketball Clinic
  12PM Noon Pred’s Hockey Clinic
  12PM Noon Soccer Clinic
  12:40PM – 1:45PM Chipper Jones, Former Atlanta Braves star
  1PM Soccer Clinic
  1:45PM – 2:20PM Chance Warmack, Tennessee Titans 2013 First Round Draft Pick
  2PM LaCrosse Clinic
  2PM LaCrosse Clinic
  2:30PM – 3:10PM James Franklin, Head Football Coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores
  3PM Martial Arts Clinic
  3:15PM – 3:55PM Pred’s Alumni

Autograph Sessions Friday May 31st
  6:00PM University of Tennessee Panel: DB Buck Fitzgerald (1997-2001), WR Jayson Swain (2003-2006), WR Justin Hunter (2011-2013), OL Bubba Miller (1992-1995), K James Wilhoit (2003-2006), RB Travis Stephens (1997-2001)
Autograph Sessions Saturday June 1st
  9AM Brent Petersen
  10AM Preds Alumni
  11AM Derrick Anderson
  12AM Alterran Verner

 


Clinics

The Baptist Sports Medicine clinics will be open to anyone between the ages of 7-18. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian able to sign a Release and Waiver.

With the exception of Hockey, you will register on-site for all clinics.  Signs ups will take place at the Baptist Sports Medicine Booth. Each clinic will have a sign up sheet and the maximum number of participants per clinic. Sign ups will be on a first come first serve basis. We strongly encourage you to come early and sign up for your clinic of choice. It is difficult to anticipate the number of participants because it is the first Festival.
Schedule of Clinics

Hockey

The Nashville Predators will be conducting the Hockey clinic that will take place on Saturday June 1st. You must pre-register for this clinic. For registration on the clinic and more information, please visit NashvillePredators.com/StreetHockeyClinic

Soccer

Presented by SuperSkillsUSA.com, Our 1v1 soccer tournament is for boys and girls ages 7-15 with 12 players max per division. This is the first ever tournament and spots are given on a first come, first served basis until each division is full. The entry fee is $30 per player. Each player will play 5 round robin games. Games are 3 minutes each. For schedules, rules, registration, and contact information, please visit 1v1ussf.com.

Soccer clinics will be organized by former Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer Coach Ronnie Woodard, now with P3Soccer.com, along with other high level instructors, such as Hendersonville native Caleb Patterson-Sewell, now a professional Goalie for Victoria Setubal in the Primeira Liga in Portugal. He will be sharing info on his new academy CPSSoccerAcademy.com

Basketball

Willy Daunic will be leading the clinic with the help of Vanderbilt all time leading scorer Shan Foster and former Golden State Warrior Center Chris Taft. Both are available for individual or group training sessions with your kids in the future! Willy will also be sharing information on The We Got Game Basketball Camp (info here).

Baseball

Willy Daunic will be leading the clinics with the help of former Major Leaguers Lance Parrish (Former All-Star Catcher-Detroit Tigers) and Jonah Bayliss (Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher). Both are current local instructors who will have information available for future lessons. NOTE: Bring your glove– but do NOT bring your bat. They will be provided there.

Football

Former Nashville Kats/Arena Football League Star QB Scott Semptimphelter will lead a team of instructors from his teaching academy Elite Football Skills. Scott will offer great instruction as well as discounts on future lessons.

Lacrosse

Come out and learn lacrosse skills from University School of Nashville high school assistant coach Rob Travieso. University School has had a lacrosse program for over twenty years and Coach Travieso has been involved for the past two seasons. Rob started playing lacrosse in Baltimore, MD at Friends School and then continued his playing career at Connecticut College in the hallowed New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference. He taught and coached lacrosse in Brooklyn, NY prior to moving to Nashville three years ago.

USN will be offering a week long day camp June 17-21 from 8am-11:30am. There is a camp available for both boys and girls in grades K-8 and will focus on the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse with the opportunity to work on those skills daily in age appropriate scrimmages. Registration for the boys and girls camps can be found by visiting www.usn.org/summer.

Martial Arts

Will be handled by local guru and 4th degree Black Belt Albert Lee of ATA. More info here.

Olympics

For more information on the games, click here.


For clinic times and more information please continue to visit http://www.musiccitysportsfestival.com/clinics. Times and schedules are subject to change without notice.

 

Friday, May 31st 3PM – 8PM Doors Open
  6:00 – 7:00PM Hockey
  6:30PM – 7:30PM Soccer
Saturday, June 1st 7AM Marshall Molar 5K
  7:30AM Doors Open
  All Day Olympic Style Games & 1V1 Soccer
  9AM Baseball Clinic
  10AM Baseball Clinic
  11AM Football Clinic
  12PM Noon Basketball Clinic
  12PM Noon Pred’s Hockey Clinic
  12PM Noon Soccer Clinic
  1PM Soccer Clinic
  2PM LaCrosse Clinic
  3PM Martial Arts Clinic

 

POWERADE ZERO Games

What are the POWERADE ZERO Games?

Any age, Any gender may participate. The games are designed for everyone. There will be a total of 12 events. Each event will have an individual winner and there will also be one overall grand prize winner. These events will range from soccer penalty kicks, hockey shooutout, dice, pop-a-shot, putt putt and more. Each event will have an individual winner and there will also be one overall grand prize winner. You may only participate once in each event. In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must participate in 8 events of your choice. You will scratch the remaining events, so play to your strengths and pick your best 8.

Confirmed events:

  • Soccer Penalty Kicks
  • Baseball Tire Toss
  • Football Tire Toss
  • Sports Trivia
  • CANZ (Corn Hole – scored individually)
  • Putt Putt
  • Pop-a-shot
  • Hockey Shootout
  • Dice
  • Free Throw Shootout
  • Pushups


*5K Participants receive 5 bonus points Scoring details will be posted soon. All events will be scored on a scale of 1-20.

Where do I pick up my Score Card?

You will pickup and return your scorecard onsite in the Twice Daily Fan Zone.

What do I need to bring?

Nothing more than yourself and comfortable clothes.

Grand Prize Package for the Powerade ZERO Games

  • 2-Night hotel stay in Atlanta on 8/31-9/01
  • Two (2) tickets to the Chick-Fil-A-Kickoff Game, Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, August 31st at Georgia Dome
  • VIP Batting practice experience and two (2) game tickets to the Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins game on Sunday, September 1st
  • Two (2) World of Coca-Cola tour tickets
  • Estimated value of $680

Rules and Regulations

Click here for rules, regulations, and more details.


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