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Sounds ballpark will host Nashville's total solar eclipse viewing party

(Courtesy: Nashville Sounds)

The home of the Nashville Sounds will host the city's total solar eclipse viewing party.

Nashville is a hot spot for the total solar eclipse, which will come through Aug. 21 at about 11:58 a.m. and reach totality at 1:29 p.m.

First Tennessee Park is teaming up with Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Government, Metro Sports Authority and the Adventure Science Center.

Gates to the park will open at 10:30 a.m., followed by a welcome by Barry.

Festivities will include music from the Nashville Symphony, hands-on science demonstrations, total solar eclipse viewing party. The Sounds will turn the ballpark lights off at 1:25 p.m. for the totality.

The ballpark will be cleared at 2 p.m. and reopen at 3 p.m., followed by a 4:05 p.m. Sounds baseball game.

Seating for the viewing event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone in attendance will be given special solar glasses to allow for safe viewing of the eclipse.

Tickets to the Sounds game are available here.


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