Thursday, September 24, 2015

Inauguration Ceremony set for Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

Press Release,NASHVILLE – The inauguration ceremony to be held at Public Square on Friday, Sept. 25 launches a new chapter in the Nashville story that Mayor-elect Megan Barry has named: We Make Nashville.

The visual for the swearing-in ceremony will include the words “We Make Nashville” in 10 languages. It celebrates Nashville's variety in business enterprises and musical forms, consolidated approach to government, and spirit of cooperation and humanity.

“This is about celebrating all of Nashville,” Barry said in the unveiling of the theme. “What makes Nashville great is the diversity of our economy, our culture, our ideas, our music and our spirit.”
“With our growing and vibrant economy and neighborhoods, Nashville is a place for everyone. I invite you to join us for the events on Sept. 25, as we embark on Nashville’s next chapter.”

Inauguration Event Details
WHO: Mayor-elect Megan Barry, Vice Mayor-elect David Briley, and new and current members of the Metro Council
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 25

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Interfaith prayer service (limited parking available)
  • 2 – 3 p.m. Swearing-in ceremony
  • 3 – 5 p.m. – Public reception with mayor, vice mayor and Metro Council members
Interfaith Prayer Service
Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church
1415 Horton Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Swearing-in and Public Reception
Metro Courthouse
1 Public Square
Nashville, TN 37201

In case of rain, the swearing-in ceremony and public reception will take place in the Music City Center's grand ballroom. Public parking with shuttle service will be available in Lot A on Woodland Street beside Nissan Stadium.

Nashville MTA will provide free service on all routes Sept. 25. For attendees of the interfaith prayer service, MTA bus routes No. 2 – Belmont, No. 17 – 12th Avenue South and No. 25 – Midtown serve the area with bus stops near the church.

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