Even in a snowstorm, tourists flock to Lower Broadway

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 07:47:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A winter storm wasn't enough to keep tourists away from Nashville's famous Lower Broadway.

On Thursday, dozens of visitors wandered the sidewalks, even as snowflakes filled the street.

"It's kind of weird but it's kind of fun," Khalil Hood Watson, who was visiting from Columbus, Georgia, said. "I ain't going to say I hate it, but I ain't going to say I love it. It's different."

For some tourists, winter storm closures meant canceled plans.

"We were expecting to go to the art museum, but that didn’t work out because everything is closed," a visitor from Michigan said. On Lower Broadway, some bars were open while some were unusually quiet.

"I was expecting for everything to be open down here, but hey," Keiana Jones said.

Jones said the snowstorm was unlike anything she'd experienced at her home in Columbus, Georgia.

"This is definitely something different than what we get in Georgia," she said with a laugh.

But other tourists said the winter storm was all too familiar. Cathy Francisco traveled to Nashville from Bemidji, Minnesota. in hopes of escaping the state's frigid winters.

"It was 20 below when we left," she said. "I was kind of bummed. I was hoping for a little bit of sunshine and a little bit of warmth after we've had, for two weeks now, below zero weather, so we were really looking forward to the warm weather."