Preds Game, Tootsie's Birthday Make For Busy Night

Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 23:21:35-04

Since the Stanley Cup Final, the streets of downtown Nashville were crowded once again for two major events.

Broadway was shut down from Fourth to Fifth avenues for Tootsie's 57th Birthday Bash. The iconic honky tonk celebrated its birthday with a day full of entertainment including performances from Cole Swindell and Billy Ray Cyrus. 

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It was the perfect night for tourists who visited Nashville for its style and entertainment.

"Nashville has a little bit of everything," said Arna Herman, a tourist from New York. "I know Tootsie's is the fun place in town."

Just across the street, thousands were also inside Bridgestone Arena for the Nashville Predators home opener game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The enthusiasm continued to light up the plaza months after the Predators made franchise history by becoming the Western Conference Final Champions and reaching the Stanley Cup Final.

The Western Conference Champions also unveiled their new banner inside Bridgestone Arena.

"This team has united this city. It shows this town is growing and it's something spectacular," said John Stewart, a Predators fan. "We want to walk in tonight and feel like we didn't leave."

There was a clear presence of law enforcement at both events for security and to help direct traffic.