Thousands Hit Nashville For Music City Bowl

Posted at 10:37 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 23:37:31-05

Thousands of football fans have descended upon Nashville as the city hosted the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. 

GAME DETAILS: Louisville Beats Texas A&M 27-21

Fans from Texas A&M and the University of Louisville filled downtown Nashville Tuesday evening for the “Battle of the Bands.”  

Marching bands from both schools performed multiple songs, while Country duo Big & Rich headlined the event.

The Battle of the Bands was just one of many events football fans enjoyed leading up to the Music City Bowl.

Music City Bowl CEO Scott Ramsey said he expected a crowd of more than 50,000 to pack Nissan Stadium for the game.

“The event has really grown and become a staple between Christmas and New Year’s,” said Ramsey.

Last year, more than 60,000 people watched Notre Dame beat LSU 31 to 28, which brought in $19.7 million. 

Over the last 16 years, the Music City Bowl has brought nearly $250 million to the city's economy.

A pep rally on Broadway kicked off at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, and fans enjoyed a pregame concert at 4 p.m.

Gates opened at 4 p.m. and the big game kicked off at 6 p.m. View game details by clicking here.