NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Over 20,000 country music fans jammed onto lower Broadway for Capitol Street Party 5 Wednesday night.
A Wednesday night in Music City was a night Kelleigh Bannen will always remember. The up and comer in country music kicked off Capitol Street Party 5 in front of a hometown crowd.
"It's amazing to not have to move like so many others who pick up and leave their families to come here and chase the dream and it's pretty incredible I get to stay right here and my folks are right around he corner. It's amazing," said Bannen.
Close to 20,000- people closed down Lower Broadway for the annual concert that's making its downtown debut after four years on Demonbruen. Hearing Jon Pardi playing is also a first for these folks who could be future fans.
"Every time you put on a show and a fan walks away and says hey that guy put on hell of show, you did your job because nobody really knows who I am. I'm just going to get up there and say hey I'm Jon Pardi," said Pardi.
Headliner Luke Bryan took the state around 9 p.m. to a packed downtown. When he made the media rounds earlier on Wednesday the fact he played the first street party as a newcomer wasn't lost on him.
"It feels like dreams coming true in a big time way for me," said Bryan.
Capitol Records has turned this into a true street party. For its first try downtown they closed off Broadway from 1st to 4th and it was pretty much shoulder to shoulder all the way through. That's good news for all the vendors and food trucks who attended the event.