Dierks Bentley to Headline Free Concert at the NFL Draft in Nashville

The NFL Draft in Nashville on April 25–27 is shaping up to be football’s biggest preseason party.

Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on April 27 at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville. In addition, Charles Esten, Striking Matches, Charlie Worsham and more are slated to perform.

Previously announced, Tim McGraw will headline a free outdoor concert at the Draft Main Stage on April 26. More than 20 Nashville-based acts will perform during the three-day event

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

Downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway and the area outside Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities for the 2019 NFL Draft during the three-day celebration. Representing the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL, fans can participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.

NFL Draft Experience

  • April 25 (Thursday): Noon to 10 p.m.
  • April 26 (Friday): Noon to 10 p.m.
  • April 27 (Saturday): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Autograph Stage with current NFL players and NFL Legends
  • Interactive games, Play Football clinics, and PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals® for the smallest NFL fans
  • Photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy
  • NFL Shop presented by Visa at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise
  • Taste of Tailgate with Nashville restaurants and Bud Light Bars
  • NFL Draft Experience Draft X stage with 1 Nashville-based artists of all genres
  • Look Like a Pro: Step inside a replica NFL Draft Main Stage bearing a draft day jersey of your favorite NFL team and have your photo taken. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.
  • PEPSI NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity: Find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.
  • Combine Corner
  • 40-Yard Dash: Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall.
  • Vertical Jump: Jump as high as you can and hit the corresponding flag to discover your vertical reach just like at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center will host the Selection Square, which features the team tables where representatives from each club will make their Draft selections. The NFL Draft red carpet will take place on April 25 (Thursday) at The Green at Riverfront Park.

Admission to the 2019 NFL Draft is free and open to the public. Fans can follow the action at NFL Draft 2019 with the Fan Mobile Pass app.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com