Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mayor Barry to Deliver State of Metro Address at Bridgestone Arena

Address will be open to the public Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00am

Press release, 4/5/2017- On Tuesday night, the Metro Council passed a resolution filed by the Mayor’s Office announcing that the 54th Annual State of Metro Address will be held at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

“Over the past year, Nashville has been celebrated as one of the most successful and promising cities in the United States—a diverse, forward-thinking, vibrant hub for culture, business and more,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “Yet, with new economic opportunity and growth comes a responsibility to ensure we continue to support the long-time residents and businesses that make up the heart of Nashville. At this year’s State of Metro, I look forward to sharing my vision for how we can harness this growth and ensure that we continue this momentum in an equitable and sustainable way that will improve the quality of life for all of Nashville.”

The State of Metro Address will include important details about the Mayor’s budget proposal, which will be presented to the Metro Council following the event. In addition to remarks from Mayor Barry, the event will include performances by the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands Marching Band, the city’s youth poet laureate, and a special musical guest.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. For counting purposes only, attendees can RSVP at Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone requesting accommodations due to disabilities should contact Jerry Hall, ADA Coordinator, at 615-862-8960 or

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