Ever dreamt of getting to meet a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model?
Well, now’s your chance Nashville. The models from Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Swimsuit issue are coming to town and holding a meet-and-greet for the public with everyone invited.
The event is part of Sports Illustrated’s first-ever Swimsuit Fan Festival for 2015 and Nashville is one of the lucky cities hosting the event—the other is New York City.
Nashville’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Fan Festival, dubbed Swimville, is taking place February 11 and 12, from 11 am to 5 pm each day on Lower Broadway, between 4th and 5th avenues. (New York’s event is called Swimcity– details here.)
The downtown Nashville event is free and open to the public with special events including autograph sessions with the models, live interviews, music, and food.
Fans are invited to bring their SI swimsuit issue to the autograph sessions, or purchase one on-site from Sports Illustrated.
In addition to appearances from the beautiful SI swimsuit models, plenty of popular musical guests and homegrown talent will be playing at Swimville covering genres ranging from country to rock to jazz.
Artists playing at Swimville 2015 include Kings of Leon, Mikky Ekko, Grammy-nominated country singer Chris Young, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Will Hoge, Holly Williams, A Thousand Horses, Chris Stapleton, Moon Taxi, Nikki Lane, Sugar & The Hi-Lows, firekid, The Weeks, The Ettes, and Rayland Baxter.
Kings of Leon and Mikky Ekko will be live streaming a concert from Schermerhorn Symphony Center, hosted by Time Inc., and complete with red carpet arrivals of the 2015 SI Swimsuit models and other VIPs. Mikky Ekko will act as the opening performance.
The Kings of Leon and Mikky Ekko Swimville concert will stream live starting at 7pm ET February 11 on SI.com, TIME.com, PEOPLE.com, EW.com, InStyle.com and the new Daily Cut platform, which can be found at dailycut.com or as an app for iOS and Android.
SI Now, a live 30-minute Sports Illustrated talk show, will also air live coverage of the Swimsuit 2015 Fan Festival. The show airs at 1:00pm ET Monday through Friday.
Food trucks will be on site during Swimville (at Broadway between 4th and 5th avenues) to provide SI Swimsuit fans with food, beverages, and snacks for sale during the event.
More information on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 launch week, Swimville Fan Festival activities, a schedule of musical acts, and meeting the Swimsuit models in Nashville can be found through the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp at http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/sportsillustrated.