LION 2019 Summit Social Parties: Where to hang out with your fellow conference attendees

When you come to Nashville for the LION Summit, you’ll want to catch all the downtown nightlife, from honky tonk bars to the Johnny Cash Museum. We also have some official LION Summit receptions to get your evenings started right.

Thursday, Oct. 24
Opening Night Reception at FGL House Speakeasy
Sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project
6–8 p.m.
120 3rd Ave S.

Join us downtown for a taste of Nashville at the FGL House, with drinks and appetizers.

Friday, Oct. 25
LION Publishers Awards Reception & Dinner at Music City Center
Sponsored by John S. Knight Fellowships
Reception: 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner & Awards Show: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Experience history as we hand out our very fist LION Publishers Awards! Start the evening with appetizers and an open bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Then enjoy a buffet with 3 dinner entrees, salads, sides and dessert. Top it off with our first 15 LION Publishers Awards winners, and a ceremony co-hosted by LION’s Phayvanh Luekhamhan and Noozhawk’s Kim Clark!

Note: This reception and dinner requires a separate ticket, which you can purchase ahead of time here or at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 26
Closing Night Party at Ms. Kelli’s Karaoke Bar
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
207 Printers Alley

Close the conference in style with a fun evening at Ms. Kelli’s, with drinks, nibbles and singing! The perfect way to cap off your Summit experience, or start a night out on the town!