For 35 years, rugby clubs from all across North America have traveled to Nashville for this extraordinary event. Held in March each year, the Bash continues to provide youth (started in '04), college, men's and women's teams with a high quality, entertaining weekend of rugby to kick off the Spring season. Last year more than 110 teams enjoyed good running rugby, festive music and the great camaraderie that has come to define the Nash Bash. We are expecting nothing less in 2018!
The women's tournament is one of the best in the country, and again offers teams a chance to play a number of clubs from distant geographic locations. We have both a club and a college division with prizes awarded to the top finishers. Nash Bash provides an excellent opportunity for clubs in cooler climates to get in some warm-up games before the start of the season, and teams from warmer parts the chance to size up possible playoff competition.
On the men's side, the Bash's festival format pits teams of similar ability but different geographic regions together to create matches that would not occur during regular season play. Every side plays one game each day, ensuring that all matches are of the highest quality.
The U19 Nash Bash provides the chance for Middle School and High School rugby teams to dust off the cobwebs and prepare for the upcoming Spring season with three games in a friendly format. We separate the U-19 Bash into three brackets: Middle School; U-19 Girls Division; and U-19 Boys Division (A & B teams).
The referee core assembled will be top notch. We provide on-site professional training and medical staff. There will be rugby equipment and apparel on sale as well. Also, we'll have live music and an outstanding social as well as photographers and videographers on-site to capture all the great rugby moments. Make plans to attend the Bash and find out why this is North America's Premier Rugby Festival.
Nash Bash is located at 2131 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.
Visit the official Nash Bash Website for details, information, registration, teams and more.