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See some of our favorite Eclipse photos from Music City.  

Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 21, 2017

What's the next best thing to watching the Solar Eclipse live in Nashville? Probably celebrating with revelers along Broadway after the highly anticipated cosmic occurrence wowed thousands. 

Well, we can't help you parade through downtown Music City if you're not there already. But, if you're looking for an uplifting consolation prize beyond being at the eclipse in real life, these amazing photos from the day's events dazzle. Indeed, there were some close calls with the clouds, but the breathtaking views were as epic as CMA Fest, but "in just like 96 seconds," to steal a line from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

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First, here's a neat look at the Eclipse viewing party hosted by the Holiday Inn with Scholastic as part of the culmination event to the "Summer of Smiles" program. The partnership, which was created to help foster and promote children's love for reading also featured "Chocolate Milk Happy Hours" throughout the summer. 

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Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Holiday Inn

We also turned to Instagram to scope out some incredible shots from the day's festivities. From Luke Bryan and his adorable family to jaw-dropping photos of the solar eclipse, here are a few we think are pretty, well, totality spectacular.

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The eclipse was dope. 😎👍🏻 . #nashvilleeclipse #eclipse2017 #labrador #safepuppyeyes

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Elli was excited for the Eclipse today! 🌞🌚#ellianareeseboomer #nashvilleeclipse

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Want to see more? Check out the #NashvilleEclipse on instagram.