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Nashville is one of a handful of cities in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21.
Join us high in the sky at Elliston 23 in downtown Nashville for a FREE solar eclipse watch party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elliston 23’s rooftop dog park is THE prime location to watch day turn to night as the moon completely blocks the sun from the sky for about 2 minutes.
This will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire U.S. in nearly a century.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event!
The first 100 registrants score a FREE pair of solar eclipse glasses—you must have them to safely view the partial phases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wait, is this really free??
Yes. Well, rooftop access is free. Eclipse glasses are free (for the first 100 registrants).
If you want to imbibe or purchase food, that’s on you.
But why? My momma told me nothing in life is really free.
YOUR MOMMA LIED!
Seriously though—we’re proud of our digs and we want to show off a little. We opened a massive rooftop dog park earlier this summer. It’s typically only available for residents and their fur babies but we’re opening it up to Music City for the Solar Eclipse Watch Party.
If you like what you see and you want to see more—including perhaps your future apartment—set up a tour with one of our leasing agents after the party.
Can I bring my lunch?
Um, sure? But for the rest of us, we’ll be grabbing grub at one of our first-level eateries:
- Nama Sushi
- Fresh to Order
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Jamba Juice
Bring your lunch, buy your lunch—we don’t care! Just take an extended lunch break and GET HERE!
Can I bring my kids?
Only if they are 21 or older.
And then, by gosh, can’t they bring themselves?
(Small children, on a roof, in total darkness, during a crazy cosmic event makes us verrrrry nervous. Please leave them with Grandma and come hang with the adults for an hour or two!)
Okay, where do I park?
Parking at Elliston 23 is reserved for current residents. (I mean, you could always become a resident before the 21st and secure a PRIME parking slot—just sayin’).
Downtown parking options can be found at parkitdowntown.com.
WTF is an eclipse anyway?
C’mon—you don’t remember 4th grade science class?
There are two parts of a solar eclipse: a partial phase, where the moon only blocks some of the sun, and a total phase, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun and it gets dark AF for a couple of minutes.
The last total solar eclipse visible from Nashville happened July 29, 1478. (For those that can’t math, that’s 539 years ago!) Partial eclipses are more common but often go unnoticed.
So yea, this is one of those rare events that you’ll be telling your children and grandchildren about one day. They won’t care, of course, but you’ll have the memories and that’s all that matters.
When should I show up?
The partial phase begins around 11:58 a.m. CDT and lasts about three hours. The total eclipse will begin around 1:27 p.m. CDT and will last just under 2 minutes.
The roof will be open beginning at 11:30 a.m. You’re welcome to join us for part or all of the event. Be warned though—if you leave before the world goes totally dark, we will judge you.
What should I bring?
Can’t I just catch the next eclipse?
Sure—check back in August 2566. That’s when the next total solar eclipse will be visible in Nashville. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Don’t blow it, CAROL!
What if it rains? Or is too cloudy?
We all cry a little and realize how little control we humans actually have in this world.
What are you waiting for?
Mark your calendars and join us in the path of totality at Elliston 23 Rooftop Watch Party.
The fine print:
- We aren’t professional event planners. We operate apartments. We can promise you a prime viewing location but please don’t expect to be entertained. This is a FREE event. It’s purposefully pretty low-key. If your style is sit-back and chill, this is for you.
- We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone once we have reached capacity.
- You acknowledge that you are viewing the eclipse at your own risk. Please use proper eye protection while viewing the eclipse. Elliston 23 is not responsible for any injury that occurs.