Don’t head to the newly-remodeled Greer Stadium next Thursday expecting to enjoy drink specials while you watch the Sounds play their season opener against the New Orleans Zephyrs. Though information has been (purposefully) vague, it doesn’t take a genius to check out the Sounds’ Promotional Schedule and notice the absence of what some would consider an essential Nashville tradition: Thirsty Thursdays.
We first noticed conflicting reports a few weeks ago, with The Tennessean reporting that the season would open with a Thirsty Thursday, The City Paper reporting that the promotion would be trimmed down to once a month, and talk at Yazoo about a partnership with the Sounds for Thirsty Thursdays. It wasn’t until yesterday that The City Paper confirmed our worst fears, that Thirsty Thursdays are indeed no more. Instead, the Sounds’ promotional schedule is packed full of all-ages fun this year. We’ll see Sundae Sundays, Reading Club Days, Autograph Days, Faith Nights and the usual three tons of fireworks, but no particularly enticing deals on booze.
Of course, there’s always a silver lining. We might have to pay full price, but the Yazoo will indeed be flowing at Sounds games this year, they haven’t done away with Dollar Dog Days (yet, those fun-suckers), and tickets are still dirt cheap ($6 for general admission). So hey! If we can manage to brush this chip off our shoulder about Thirsty Thursdays, you’ll probably find us at a few games this year anyway.
Nashville Sounds Season Opener against the New Orleans Zephyrs at Greer Stadium
Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 7pm
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Photo by msmail.