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SEC Tournament pregame party in Nashville for UK fans

Wildcat fans will enjoy live music along with several special guest appearances including UK legends Jack “Goose” Givens, Doug Brunk and Tom Leach.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2024) — Get ready for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club at a pregame party from 9-11:30 a.m. CT Friday, March 15. Join the Alumni Association at the Assembly Food Hall Skydeck (3rd floor), located at 5055 Broadway Place, directly across from Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville.

The cost to attend is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door, with free admission for children 12 and under. Indulge in a breakfast buffet and snag UK giveaway items while supplies last. Cash bars will also be available.

Wildcat fans will enjoy live music along with several special guest appearances including UK legends Jack “Goose” Givens, Doug Brunk and Tom Leach, who will conduct book signings during the event.

Take home a piece of the excitement with an exclusive “Kentucky in Nashville” T-shirt, available for purchase for $20. These limited-edition shirts can be pre-ordered and picked up exclusively at the pregame party.

Fans can register for the pregame party and pre-order their shirts and books here. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club scholarship fund.

If you don’t have tickets to the SEC Tournament games, stick around after the pregame party to catch all the tournament action with fellow Wildcat fans.

Can’t make it Nashville? Click here for a complete list of game watch party locations near you and cheer on the Wildcats with fellow alumni and friends.

For more information, visit or contact Jack Gallt via email at

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