Schedule of events
Friday, July 16
6:00 pm (CT) – Memorial Service
A memorial service at the historic First Baptist Church – Capitol Hill, 635 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., hosted by American Baptist College, Fisk University, First Baptist Church and the JLW Committee. Speakers will remember Rep. Lewis, his time in Nashville, and his contributions to the civil rights movement.
Saturday, July 17
9:00 am (CT) – Rep. John Lewis Way Street Dedication/The Commemorative March
The Rep. John Lewis Way dedication will be held at the corner of Jefferson Street and Rep. John Lewis Way with remarks from Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Rep. John Lewis Way Committee Chair Zulfat Suara. The march will begin immediately following the dedication and conclude at the Ryman Auditorium.
All are welcome to join the committee and city officials on the 1.2-mile walk. Free parking is available at the Nashville Sounds Stadium, located at 800-858 John Lewis Way N. Parking is available from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and all vehicles must be removed by 3:30 p.m. for fans to park for a Sounds baseball game.
11 am (CT) – The Celebration
A celebration at the historic Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way, will feature remarks from honored guests and a reception.
Share your experience using #JohnLewisWay on social media. You can livestream the dedication here.