Nashville, Tennessee is such a beautiful and vibrant city with a growing population that enjoys being outside, going downtown, and using our water-ways for fun activities. Nashville Rowing and Vanderbilt Crew decided that there is no better expression of all those characteristics than a regatta that runs straight through downtown - right past the banks of the Honky Tonks on Broadway, Titans Stadium, and downtown footbridge that connects East and West Nashville! By racing in the city during a beautiful part of our Southern fall, we can engage so many new people with our sport and community. Here is the Information Packet about our event:

2017 Music City Head Race Informational Packet

When and Where?

The 2017 Music City Head Race will be on Saturday October 7th throughout the morning and early afternoon, with races completing before 4 PM. All boat trailers will park in the Titans Stadium Parking Lot near the Bridge Building on the East Bank of the Cumberland river. Boats will wet launch from the East Bank grass slope and row upstream to the start line, whereas the finish line is right in front of the staging area (and Broadway and Titans Stadium!). Here are the Maps for race day:

2016 Music City Head Race Staging Map
2016 Music City Head Race Course Map


The Music City Head Race is a 5km race from upstream to the finish line in front of Titans Stadium. There are events for Middle School (2km), Juniors, Colleges & Universities, and Adults throughout the day.

How can I volunteer?

As the race grows in 2017 and beyond, we are always in need of help! Please check out the current Volunteer opportunities for 2017 in the link below and then contact Cory Sanderson (cory.sanderson@nashvillerowing.org)

2017 Music City Head Race Volunteer Positions


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