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Nashville Produces a Hit For Hockey as NHL All-Star Weekend is a Smashing Success in Music City

 

2016 NHL All-Star GameNashville, TN – The National Hockey League brought their Fan Fair and All-Star Weekend to Nashville, Tennessee during the last four days of January. This city and league had been preparing for this much anticipated event for over fifteen months and expectations were high as the greatest show on ice descended on Music City.

“What an incredible setup, what an incredible beginning to All-Star Weekend,” gushed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the opening ceremonies on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. “The planning that the city of Nashville with the Predators and the local organizing committee and Bridgestone have done is nothing short of phenomenal. People are going to be thrilled to be part of this weekend.”

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

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UT Vols Basketball hosts in state rival Vanderbilt Commodores Wednesday

 

Tennessee (9-8, 2-3 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (10-7, 2-3 SEC)

Thursday, January 20th, 2016 | 9:05pm ET/8:05pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee renews its rivalry with in-state, SEC foe Vanderbilt with a late-night clash on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff between the Volunteers and Commodores is slated for 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

Wednesday marks the 189th meeting all-time between UT and VU in a series that dates to 1922. It is the second-longest series in Tennessee basketball history (trailing the 218 all-time meetings between the Vols and Kentucky), and UT’s 116 wins over the Commodores are its most over any opponent.

Tennessee plays Vanderbilt at home Wednesday night. The Vols are 70-18 all-time at home against the Commodores. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Harlem Globetrotters to be at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on January 15th, 2016

 

Harlem GlobetrottersNashville, TN – The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Music City for a game at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday January 15th, 2016 starting at 7:00pm. They are also celebrating 90 years of ball handling wizardry. The globally recognized basketball team will be on a world tour during the first half of 2016 dazzling fans with their unique style of athleticism, comedy and theater.

Over the years various incarnations of the Globetrotters have played more than 20,000 games in 120 countries. The team’s signature song is Brother Bones’ whistled version of “Sweet Georgia Brown”.

Harlem Globetrotters' Zeus McClurkin

Harlem Globetrotters’ Zeus McClurkin

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Nashville Predators Foundation awards funding to LEAP

 

LEAP OrganizationNashville, TN – On May 7th, 2014 the LEAP Organization was selected to receive a grant award from the Nashville Predators Foundation. This year marked the Predators biggest grant program in franchise history with over $410,000 in grants were awarded to Middle Tennessee non profit organizations at Bridgestone Arena.

“We are very appreciative of the Predators Foundation selecting us for funding to enhance our youth development program” commented board member Larson Gafney.

LEAP organization receives grant award from Nashville Predators Foundation.

LEAP organization receives grant award from Nashville Predators Foundation.

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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame opens Pat Summitt Exhibit

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersNashville, TN – The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, located inside the Bridgestone Arena, has announced a new, permanent Pat Summitt Exhibit that will open on Friday, the first day of activities at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

The Nashville Local Organizing Committee (NLOC) is providing free admission to the Pat Summitt Exhibit from April 4th-8th, allowing basketball fans to experience the new exhibit during their time in Nashville Tennessee.

Pat Summitt Exhibit opens in Nashville. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt Exhibit opens in Nashville. (UT Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols No. 1 Seed in NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 

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Tennessee Will Play Host To No. 16 Seed Northwestern State In Saturday’s First Round

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee is making its record 33rd appearance in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and the Lady Vols will do so as a No.1 seed, hosting No. 16 seed Northwestern State on Saturday, the NCAA Selection Committee announced Monday night.

This is the 22nd time Tennessee has been a No. 1 seed in the tournament, and the first time since 2011.

Head coach Holly Warlick’s squad, 27-5 on the season and an automatic qualifier by virtue of its SEC Tournament title, earned the top seeding in the Louisville regional.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® bring Built to Amaze! to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, January 24th-26th

 

Tickets for Built To Amaze! are On Sale Now

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyNashville, TN – On January 24th through the 26th, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will present Built To Amaze! at the Bridgestone Area in Nashville.

Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze! international cast of performers as they prepare for the show.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's®  "Built to Amaze!" coming to Nashville.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s® “Built to Amaze!” coming to Nashville.

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN – After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Hosts Successful Community Tour Event

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – In early June, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted a two-day ‘Red Carpet Community Tour’ event for site selection consultants and brokers to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.

“The annual Red Carpet event is an excellent opportunity for the team at the EDC to engage consultants and brokers who may not be familiar with the available resources in our community,” said Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC President and CEO, James Chavez. “It also serves as a unique way to say thank you by including our partners who make the work of the EDC possible.” «Read the rest of this article»

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