Belmont to host televised mayoral debates June 25 and July 9

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 11:22 am

All eyes will soon be focused on a very important election in Nashville. On Aug. 1, voters will head to the polls to cast their vote for mayor of Nashville.

To help with that decision, Belmont University is hosting a televised debate on June 25 where the leading candidates for Nashville mayor are set to participate.

Belmont is co-hosting the debate with The Tennessean and NewsChannel 5.

With the future of Nashville at stake, the debate is part of a commitment to provide voters with robust news and information and a discussion of the important issues facing the city.

“Belmont always seeks to be an engaged member of this community, bringing people together to talk about issues, whether it’s a mayoral, gubernatorial or even a presidential debate,” Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said. “This city’s course directly impacts our alumni and campus community, and we want to do our part to help educate voters in a race that determines Nashville’s future while also modeling active citizenship for our students.”

The debate will take place at 6 pm at Belmont’s McAfee Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets all tickets have been reserved.

The event will be broadcast live in its entirety on NewsChannel 5 and streamed <> and <>.

Belmont is also teaming up with WKRN (News 2) to host an additional televised debate on July 9 at 7 pm at McAfee Concert Hall on Belmont’s campus. Mayor David Briley, State Rep John Ray Clemmons, Carol Swain and Councilman John Cooper are all committed to participating.