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Music City Star to run for Stanley Cup Final

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Music City Star to run for Stanley Cup Final

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In celebration of the Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup Final appearance, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) is partnering with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp (NCVC) to offer free rides on the Music City Star for all upcoming Predators home games during the Stanley Cup Final.

"This is a great partnership between the RTA, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and NCVC to provide transit options to Preds fans looking to experience the excitement of the Broadway Smash," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said. "We hope to see the train cars filled with fans wearing gold and blue coming to cheer on the Predators to victory in the Stanley Cup Final."

An allotment of 700 tickets will be available to the general public on the "Smashville Express" train. Tickets must be acquired in advance by visiting ticketsnashville.com and printing a ticket. Children age 4 and younger will not need a ticket to board; however, they will be required to sit in a parent's lap. Tickets are not available on the train on game days. Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the Smashville Express train.

Customers will receive a single round-trip ticket for the Smashville Express and must show the ticket to train personnel to receive a wristband for boarding. Customers must also present their wristband to security personnel to enter the checkpoint area at Riverfront Station.

The Smashville Express train will operate as follows for the first two home games:

Saturday, June 3

  • Depart from Lebanon Station at 2:15 p.m.
  • Depart from Martha Station at 2:30 p.m.
  • Depart from Mt. Juliet Station at 2:40 p.m.
  • Depart from Hermitage Station at 2:50 p.m.
  • Depart from Donelson Station at 3:05 p.m.
  • Arrive at Riverfront Station at 3:15 p.m.

The return train will leave Riverfront Station one hour after the Predators game ends and will stop at all stations.

Monday, June 5

  • Depart from Lebanon Station at 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from Martha Station at 4:06 p.m.
  • Depart from Mt. Juliet Station at 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from Hermitage Station at 4:22 p.m.
  • Depart from Donelson Station at 4:35 p.m.
  • Arrive at Riverfront Station at 4:50 p.m.

The return train will leave Riverfront Station one hour after the Predators game ends and will stop at all stations.

Large music and big screens will take over Lower Broadway on June 3 and 5 for the free Broadway Smash party, when the Nashville Predators take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena for their first home appearances in Games 3 and 4 of the fabled Stanley Cup Final. A pre-game concert featuring special guests artists will start at approximately 4 p.m. Artists names will be announced later.

The Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose events are free and open to the public to give fans a way to cheer on the team together downtown. A stage at Fifth and Broadway will face the Cumberland River, with large screens at the stage and in other locations. Broadway will be closed between Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue. The site will open at 3:30 p.m., with the concert at 4 p.m., pre-game broadcast shown starting at 5:30 p.m. and the game shown on screens starting at 7 p.m.

During all the parties, Predators mascot GNASH and the Predators Energy Team are scheduled to make appearances. Food trucks will be on site, and sodas and beers will also be on sale. Bottled water and hotdogs will be available at low, family friendly prices.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and small bags (no bigger than 12x12). For public safety, new house rules will be strictly enforced. No coolers, backpacks or large bags will be permitted at any of the parties. For a complete list of house rules, visit visitmusiccity.com/nashvillepredators.

Should an appearance in Game 6 on June 11 be necessary, the train schedule will be announced as soon as details regarding puck drop are made available.

Folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. Coolers of any size are not permitted on the train. Anyone needing special accommodations to board should call (615) 862-5925 prior to their trip. All personal items are subject to search.

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