Downtown Nashville will be bustling with lots of festive football fun when the NFL Draft takes place April 25 - 27. A giant stage will reside at the end of Lower Broadway for the draft itself. In addition, the three days include free family activities in the NFL Draft Experience at Nissan Stadium.

WHAT IS THE NFL DRAFT?

Every year, the NFL hosts a draft where teams can add or recruit new members to their squad. Teams select from the top prospects in the country.

There are seven rounds of the draft. They take place as follows:

Round 1 — Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Rounds 2 & 3 — Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

Rounds 4 - 7 — Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

The draft will also be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC and ESPN. The NFL Network will also broadcast behind-the-scenes footage in town.

FREE CONCERTS

In conjunction with the draft activities, more than 20 musical acts will perform, including headliners Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley.

“We are confident that this year’s NFL Draft will be an unforgettable experience for our fans and the entire Nashville community, showcasing an exciting fusion of football and music,” says NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events, Peter O’Reilly.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Draft Main Stage on Lower Broadway
Friday, April 26: Tim McGraw
Saturday, April 27: Dierks Bentley

NFL Draft Experience Stage Thursday, April 25:
New North
Striking Matches
Mikky Ekko

Friday, April 26:
Willie Jones
Kid Politics
Jessy Wilson
Charlie Worsham
Jonny P
Rayland Baxter

Saturday, April 27:
Katie Schecter
Jason Eskridge
Three Star Revival
Andrew Combs
Charles Esten

A rendering of the NFL Draft Stage in downtown Nashville.

NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE

The NFL Draft Experience is a three-day FREE football festival for families and fans of all ages. Located at Nissan Stadium, the Draft Experience includes immersive games, virtual reality experiences, autograph sessions with current NFL players and NFL legends, football clinics for boy and girls ages 6 - 17, and more.

The Draft Experience is open Thursday from 12 - 10 p.m. (or end of draft round 1); Friday from 12 - 10 p.m. (or end of draft round 3); and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (or the conclusion of the draft).

A rendering of the NFL Draft Experience at Nissan Stadium.

GET THE FAN MOBILE PASS

Follow all of the fun and action with the Fan Mobile Pass app. It serves as the central hub for info, updates, concerts and more. The Fan Mobile Pass will be available in mid-April, but you can register for it now at nfl.com/fanmobilepass. All registrants will be notified as soon as the app is available.

For more info about the NFL Draft, visit nfl.com/draft. For more on the NFL Draft Experience, go to nfl.com/draftexperience.