The Big Blue Mist is headed for Nashville in what may be record numbers. Everywhere I go people tell me they are headed down for the SEC Tournament and from my own anecdotal looks, it may be the most excitement I have seen for the SEC in 15 years. So what are you going to do when you get down there? Well the Nashville Chapter of the UK Alumni Club has created a number of events for Thursday, Friday and Saturday that will have UK fans by the boatloads in attendance. If you get a chance, stop by one of them and if you are there at the Friday event, the KSR crew will be in attendance as I am MCing (is that the correct word?) the event. Good stuff all weekend and definitely worth a visit:
SEC Tipoff Event at Red Rooster – Thursday, March 11
On the Thursday, March 11th (SEC Tournament start date), we are hosting a Tip-Off Party at Red Rooster. There will be a $5 cover charge which benefits SEYA and their fight against pediatric cancer. With your $5 cover charge, you will be given 2 free draft beers. Also, our proud partners at Buffalo Trace will reward one lucky person in attendance on the night of the event an “Ultimate Game Day Watch Party” at their home for up to 100 people. This includes 6 bottles of BUFFALO TRACE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY and enough Whitts BBQ to more than satisfy your friends. They will also throw in some fun Buffalo Trace swag – stadium cups and basketballs to add to the fun.
Despite the fact that we are superior and won’t have to play on Thursday, we would like to encourage everyone to wear their UK Blue for the event! This will be the perfect way to kick off an amazing weekend in Nashville!
Pre-game Pep Rally at Wildhorse Saloon – Friday, March 12
Catch the Big Blue Spirit – Music City style! Join UK alumni and fans to get fired up for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Enjoy music, door prizes and lots of fun with fellow Wildcat fans. The UK band and cheerleaders will also make a special appearance. The event will take place 2 1/2 hours before tip-off of the first Kentucky SEC Tournament Game. Cost is $12 for pre-registered members and $15 for nonmembers and event walk-ups. Make your reservation online by clicking on the link below or by calling 859-257-7161.
Post-game Party at Big Bang – Saturday, March 13
Big Bang will be THE PLACE to be after we win on Saturday. In preparation for the championship game on Sunday, every UK fan with a ticket stub will be allowed into Big Bang with no cover charge, and you will be given 1 free beer. Big Bang is roping of part of their huge space exclusively for UK fans, and they are going to provide our group with a free buffet of appetizers. They will have their dueling piano players on hand for entertainment, and we are currently training their musicians all of the UK Classics! Make sure to head over to Big Bang on Broadway after the game on Saturday!