The start of the NFL Draft in Nashville is one month away

Posted at 7:45 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 11:43:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A huge weekend in Nashville is just one month away, but you'll be feeling the impact in the near future.

The NFL Draft is inching closer and closer and as the weeks go by, you'll be able to move around downtown less and less as the city gears up for the big weekend.

By the end of next week, Broadway, between 1st and 2nd Avenue, will close from April 5 all the way until May 8.

Additionally, it has been announced that more than 100 tractor-trailers will arrive in Nashville around April 5th when work is expected to begin.

First Avenue between Demonbreun and Church Street will also shutdown next week, with more closures happening in the weeks to follow.

The draft is slated for April 25-27. CeCe Winans will open up the weekend by singing the National Anthem.

In the last week, we found out both Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley are headlining free outdoor concerts on the 26th and 27th.

Altogether, expect more than 20 Nashville-based live music acts during the other free festivities like player meet and greets, games and other interactive activities.

All of this happens on Broadway and at Nissan Stadium during the same weekend as the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon.