Christmas in Nashville

Metro Nashville's 34-foot tall 2016 Christmas tree.

Metro Nashville’s 34-foot tall 2016 Christmas tree.

It is appropriate that in a city known so much for its music that there was a lot of it at the official lighting of Metro Nashville’s Christmas tree. Choirs from Nashville School of the Arts, W.O. Smith School and West End United Methodist Church performed.

Three choirs celebrated the dedication of Nashville's 2016 Christmas tree.

Three choirs celebrated the dedication of Nashville’s 2016 Christmas tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margo Price

Rising country star Margo Price, who records on Jack White’s Third Man Records, presented a short acoustic set before being joined by choir voices to cap off the event.

Mayor Megan Barry

Mayor Megan Barry

Mayor Megan Barry described how the thirty-four foot tall tree was donated by a family in Nashville’s Bellevue community. Vice Mayor David Briley, County Clerk Brenda Wynn and others spoke to a large crowd as Music City officially said, “Merry Christmas to all, 2016.”

Tennessee Titans mascot T-Rac

Tennessee Titans mascot T-Rac

Mascots from Nashville’s professional sports teams, including the NFL Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Sounds baseball team, also showed up to help celebrate the lighting of the tree.

 

 

 

Even the Metro Nashville Courthouse is lit in red and green during the season to celebrate.

Metro Nashville Courthouse

Metro Nashville Courthouse

For me and those who attended, it was a joyous evening. Living in Nashville is one of the many things for which I am grateful and I hope you are experiencing joy and gratitude wherever you may be.

Merry Christmas!

Les

 

Text and photos copyright 2016 by Les Kerr

Click to order Les Kerr's 2016 Bay Street CD. Also available on ITunes, Amazon and other online outlets.

Click to order Les Kerr’s 2016 Bay Street CD. Also available on ITunes, Amazon and other online outlets.

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About Les Kerr

Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist, journalist and author originally from the Gulf Coast now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn More about Les at www.leskerr.com
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2 Responses to Christmas in Nashville

  1. Alicia Parra says:

    Merry Christmas Les,
    Alicia Parra

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