The Buzz and Sapporo Premium Beer want to throw you the BEST Eclipse Viewing Party. Join us Monday, August 21st from 10am – 3pm at the Back Porch Stage at Fontanel. There will be food, beverages, lawn games, and sQueeGee will broadcast his show live and spinning Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon to set the mood. More info on this family-friendly event below.
Nashville’s Fontanel and 102.9 The BUZZ Announce Plans for a
Total Eclipse Viewing Party at The Back Porch Stage
Venue Offers Unobstructed View of the Total Solar Eclipse – August 21
Nashville, TN, (July 27, 2017)…Fontanel, one of Nashville’s premier entertainment venues and 102.9 The BUZZ, Nashville’s Rock Station, are pleased to announce plans for a Total Eclipse Viewing Party on the grounds of Fontanel at The Back Porch Stage. This historic solar eclipse event will be on Monday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The solar eclipse is set to arrive in Nashville beginning at 11:58 a.m. (CST) The total eclipse will occur between 1:27 p.m. and conclude by 1:55 p.m.
The Back Porch Stage area on the grounds of Fontanel offers a spacious unobstructed view of the sky; ideal for viewing the total solar eclipse.
Brian Bayley, Fontanel’s Director of Entertainment and Events, says, “Nashville is in the direct path of the solar eclipse and being on the northern side of town, Fontanel is the absolute best place to watch it happen, among a beautiful setting and with fun things to do throughout the day.”
Popular on-air weekday host for 102.9 The BUZZ, sQueeGee, will be broadcasting live from The Back Porch Stage. To set the mood, sQueeGee is set to play the entire album of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, with the last song “Eclipse,” played as the sun reaches total eclipse.
A delicious selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Lawn games are planned for all ages and an on-site bar will be open. Solar viewing glasses will be distributed courtesy of Fontanel.
Fontanel is located at 4125 White’s Creek Pike in White’s Creek, TN; minutes from downtown Nashville. For information about the Total Eclipse Viewing Party, visit Fontanel.com, call 615-724-1600, or listen to The BUZZ, 102.9 FM.
** NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.
Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:
- Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard
- Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product
- Should not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses
- Should not use homemade filters
- Ordinary sunglasses — even very dark ones — should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers
“While NASA isn’t trying to be the eclipse safety glasses ‘police,’ it’s our duty to inform the public about safe ways to view what should be a spectacular sky show for the entire continental United States,” said Alex Young, associate director for science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “It’s important that individuals take the responsibility to check they have the proper solar eclipse viewing glasses. With the eclipse a month away today, it’s prudent to practice ahead of time.”
An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed Sun is with a pinhole projector. With this method, sunlight streams through a small hole – such as a pencil hole in a piece of paper, or even the space between your fingers – onto a makeshift screen, such as a piece of paper or the ground. It’s important to only watch the screen, not the Sun. Never look at the Sun through the pinhole — it is not safe.
NASA has coordinated with medical and science professionals to provide additional safety information.