NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Nashville’s 10th mayor, Freddie O’Connell, was privately sworn-in Monday, but on Saturday, the public is invited to join him, Vice-Mayor Angie Henderson, and members of the Metro Council for their inauguration ceremony happening at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville.
The ceremony runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 and will feature performances by Cassadee Pope, the first female winner of “The Voice” and Grammy-nominated artist, as well as Morgxn, an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter and third-generation Nashvillian.
The inauguration is book-ended by the Festival of City Services & Family Fun from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It will feature live performances from local artists, the Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck, kids activities, participatory art, food trucks, and opportunities to engage with more than 30 Metro departments.
- 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck
- 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Liberated Grounds, Chrissy Kirkwood (drum circle facilitator), Sarah Atehnhan (aerial artist), and Alanna Royale
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Inaugural ceremony
- 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. — Stratford High School Marching Band
- 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Nashville Public Library Story Time: Music and Movement
Immediately following the inauguration ceremony, attendees are invited inside the courthouse for a chance to meet and take a photo with the mayor. All participants will go through courthouse security, so small and/or clear bags are encouraged.
A schedule of the day’s events, as well as information on how to get to and from the event can be found here. A heads up: Saturday is a free-fare day on all WeGo buses!