As Nashville welcomes its first major league soccer team this year, the Nashville Soccer Club, Nashville staples are rallying together to give the team a true Music City welcome. The Club just announced that their club anthem will be “Never Give Up on You” by Belmont alumni band Judah and the Lion.
The team will begin play in the league in 2020 as a continuation of the USL club of the same name and will play home matches at Nissan Stadium.
For its home opener on February 29, Nashville Soccer Club is going all-out with a star-studded cast performing before the start of the game against Atlanta United, including a set by Judah and the Lion. The band’s 20-minute performance, which will include the anthem, will take place after both teams leave the field following warm-ups.
Following the anticipated entrance of both teams on the pitch, American singer and actor Charles “Chip” Esten will perform the National Anthem. Esten, a soccer advocate himself, was a key supporter of the #MLS2Nashville campaign that brought MLS to Music City.
As Nashville SC players set up on the pitch to kick off their inaugural season in MLS, fans will want to pay attention to The Backline section where rock artist Lzzy Hale will be the first to perform the Gibson Guitar Riff. The Gibson Guitar Riff is a special ritual that will showcase different artists throughout the season as they increase the energy by riffing live on an NSC customized Gibson guitar right before kickoff.
To get tickets to the game, visit the Nashville Soccer Club’s website.