What To Wear To A Billy Joel Concert

Billy Joel concerts typically have a relaxed, casual vibe, so you can feel free to wear jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers. On the other hand, you can often see him on the stage mixing suit with sneakers, so you could also opt for a semi-casual look combining elegant and casual clothes.

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1. Skinny jeans and faux leather jacket

Skinny jeans and a faux leather jacket give you a classic yet edgy casual look that is perfect for a Billy Joel concert. You can pair your skinny jeans with a simple T-shirt or blouse to keep it neat and smooth. Add color to your overall look with accessories like a scarf or sunglasses. Wear ankle boots to complete the outfit. Remember to choose a leather jacket that fits you well and complements your figure.

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2. Fishnet tights with shorts

Fishnet tights with shorts can be a perfect outfit idea for a rock concert and a popular and edgy style often associated with the music genre. Fishnet tights and shorts look best when worn with ankle boots or sneakers.

Because fishnet tights and shorts are already quite bold, we advise you to keep the rest of your outfit simple. A simple t-shirt or tank top can work well, or you can add a denim or leather jacket for a more edgy look.

Here is our selection of the best denim shorts for women and men.

3. Velvet dress

Wearing a velvet dress at a Billy Joel concert will give you a stylish and sophisticated look. Billy Joel has one of the best soft rock songs and features the piano prominently in his music. So, if you are looking for a more elegant casual outfit, a velvet dress will be a great choice.

Remember that you want to be able to move and dance comfortably, so make sure the dress is not too tight or restrictive.

Also, consider the weather. If it is a summer concert, you may better opt for a lighter and more breathable fabric.

4. Transparent blouse

Transparent blouse is a bold fashion choice that can look ultra-classy, sexy, or super-chill. Styling a transparent blouse can be a fun and creative way to add flair to your outfit. Show off your silhouette with a decorative bandeau bra underneath or a nude-colored bra. 

Wear it with high-waisted bottoms to balance out the sheer fabric and create a more cohesive look.

5. Backless jumpsuit

Backless jumpsuits make an effortless outfit and a fabulous ensemble for a pop and soft rock music concert.

If you are looking for a killer look, choose a slinky backless jumpsuit made of glitter fabric with narrow-legged pants. The design compliments the figure and is one of the perfect outfits for a concert night out.

When do doors open at Nissan Stadium?

Parking lots to Nissan Stadium open Friday at 3 p.m. CST; gates to the show open at 5 p.m.

Be prepared to arrive early. Music plans to kick off at 7 p.m. with no opener.

Tennessee Titans Senior Vice President of Business Operations Adam Nuse and Live Nation's Sally Williams unveil a poster to announce the May 19, 2023 Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks concert during a press conference at Nissan Stadium Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.

Parking in Nashville for Billy Joel concert

Parking near Nissan Stadium for a Friday event can be tricky. Those hoping to park at the stadium needed to purchase a pass in advance of the concerts; limited parking passes remained at publication time, starting at $50 before fees.

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  • MTA Parking at 400 Charlotte Avenue (near Woodland St.)
  • Metro Courthouse/Public Square Garage at 101 James Robertson Pkwy (near Woodland St.)
  • 222 Garage at 222 2nd Avenue (near the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge)
  • 333 Garage at 128 4th Ave N (near the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge)

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Those hoping to avoid parking and traffic headaches should plan to arrive downtown before concert gates open, as navigating around the stadium and into garages can be time-consuming. Find more parking options at tennesseetitans.com and nashvilledowntown.com.

Those taking a rideshare can be dropped off and picked up near Nissan Stadium lot E, according to the venue website.

Stevie Nicks. File photo

Prepare for road closures

Several roads will be closed around the stadium starting at 1 p.m. through midnight.

Roads impacted by the closures include:

  • Interstate Drive from Woodland Street to Shelby Avenue
  • Russell Street from Titans Way to Interstate Drive
  • S 1st Street from Woodland Street to Russell Street
  • S 2nd Street from Woodland Street to Shelby Avenue
  • Shelby Avenue from S 4th Street to Hermitage Avenue
  • Titans Way from Victory Avenue to Russell Street
  • Victory Avenue from S 2nd Street to Titans Way
  • Woodland Street from 3rd Avenue to S 5th Street

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What happens at Nissan Stadium in case of bad weather

As with most outdoors events in spring and summer, weather could complicate Friday evening’s show. A look at the forecast:

  • Afternoon:The National Weather Service calls for a 50% chance of rain between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, potentially causing a soggy commute the stadium. A slight chance of thunderstorms begins after 4 p.m.
  • Evening: Shower and thunderstorm chances bounce back to 50% Friday night, according to the service. Temperatures should bottom out around 62 degrees with a slight breeze from the south.
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If it rains, the show goes on. Pack a rain jacket, wear weather-ready shoes and tuck your valuables into a sealable plastic bag.

If lightning strikes near the venue? Things get complicated. Concert promoters and venue organizers handle each weather situation differently, and Nissan Stadium isn’t immune to storm-related postponements — just ask the Taylor Swift fans who waited out a four-hour storm delay before her final night in Nashville earlier this month.

If lightning strikes within eight miles of the stage, the venue must cease the concert and ask show-goers to shelter-in-place. After 30 minutes of no lightning strikes within eight miles, the show can resume. Concert officials work with the Nashville Office of Emergency Management and National Weather Service to determine when a show needs to be paused.

Stay glued to Nissan Stadium on Twitter for potential weather-delay updates.

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