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2022 Iowa Music City Bowl

Thurs. Dec 29, 2022 - Sun. Jan 1, 2023
Thank you for traveling with us!


To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following tour information carefully, as it will provide valuable details about your trip. 


We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

Know Before You Go


Meals, unless otherwise specified, are not included in your package price. When planning meals, please allow enough time to be on time for scheduled group departures​​​.​​

Tour Credential

To help our tour hosts identify you as part of the Official Iowa/TL/DU Bowl Travel Program, we require you to wear your tour credential (name badge) for all official Music City Bowl program events and game day motorcoach transfers. 
Credentials will be distributed at the hotel bowl travel desk.


At the end of December, the daily highs in Nashville run in the low-40s, while evening temperatures are typically in the low 30s.  

Game Tickets

If you purchased game tickets as part of the travel package, they will be available for pickup on Friday afternoon from the Tour Desk.

Tour Hosts

Duane Jasper:          (319) 360-0075

Alex Jasper:              (319) 360-6518

Amanda Becker:       (814) 272-6368


There is no specific dress code for any of the program inclusions other than your Black and Gold HAWKEYE gear!

Tour Desk

A ​Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited Bowl Travel Desk will be staffed at the Virgin Hotels Nashville during dedicated hours (see below) to provide information and assistance as needed. Here, you may pick up your tour credential and souvenir, at your convenience.​​ 

Location: Maybelle room, ground floor


Thu. Dec 29:   2:30 pm – 7:00 pm 

Fri. Dec 30:     9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Sat. Dec 31:     8:00 am – 9:00 am

Motorcoach Packages

Motorcoach Information

Check-in location: 

Coralville Wal-Mart 

2801 Commerce Dr, Coralville, IA 52241 

Park in the far back corner of the parking lot 

Check-in Time: 

Meet and load motorcoaches at 6:30 am on Dec 29th 

Departs promptly at 6:55 am 


To ensure proper handling of your baggage, please follow the instructions below: 


  1. Make sure you have identification on your bags, complete with name, address, and cell phone number 

  2. Each passenger is allowed one (1) carry-on item and one (1) small, personal item, such as purse, briefcase, or laptop computer that must fit in the overhead bin or at their feet. Additional bags may be transported underneath the coach.

  3. All vital medications including insulin, pills, and other medicines must be in your carry-on or personal item.

Arrival in Nashville

Upon arriving at the hotel, claim your luggage from the motorcoach and then proceed to the Tour Hospitality Desk to receive your room key, tour credential, and souvenirs.

Hotel Land-Only Packages

Transportation to Nashville is not included in this travel package.  

Upon hotel arrival, please proceed to the front desk for check-in and to receive your room key. Once you have checked-in, stop by the Iowa/TL/DU Bowl Travel Desk at your convenience to pick up your tour credential and souvenir. 


If you arrive prior to hotel check-in time (4:00 pm), your room may not be ready. You may, however, check your bags with the bell staff until your room becomes available. 

Virgin Hotels Nashville

1 Music Square W, Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 667-8000


Overnight Valet parking is $48/night plus tax

Incidental Account:

Room and tax have been pre-paid; however, you must present a major credit card upon check-in at the hotel to cover any incidental charges (ie. Room service, parking, etc.) incurred throughout your stay. We recommend avoiding using a debit card for incidentals as the hotel may place a temporary hold on your account for the duration of your stay. Most debit card holds fall off 3-10 business days after your check-out date.

Daily Itinerary
Thursday, December 29

Bowl Travel Desk

2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Iowa/TL/DU Travel Staff will be available in the Maybelle room on the ground floor of the hotel. Please plan to stop by to receive your tour credential and souvenir. 

Iowa  Basketball Game Watch

6:00 pm Men's vs Nebraska

8:00 pm Women's vs Purdue

Location: Tin Roof -- 1516 Demonbreun St

(4 min/0.2 m walk from hotel)

Cheer on the Iowa Men’s & Women’s basketball teams against Big Ten opponents at alumni-owned Tin Roof. Stop by the welcome table to scan a QR code to receive Iowa swag items and bowl game lapel pins (while supplies last). This event is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and Bravo Sports Marketing. 

Friday, December 30

Bowl Travel Desk

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Iowa/TL/DU Travel Staff will be available in the Maybelle room on the ground floor of the hotel. Please plan to stop by to receive your tour credential and souvenir.  If you ordered game tickets through the travel package, they will be available for pickup after 12:00 pm. 

Bowl Preview Show Live Broadcast 

11:00 am

Location: Virgin Hotels Nashville


Join Gary Dolphin and Ed Podolak -- the Voices of the Hawkeyes -- as they give their look into what and who to watch during the game.

Downtown Shuttle

12:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Shuttle service to/from Downtown Nashville. Last shuttle back to hotel is at 7:00 pm. 

Hawkeye Huddle

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall  -- 5055 Broadway 

Take our shuttle to downtown Nashville to check out the sights and attend the Hawkeye Huddle. Join your fellow Hawkeye fans and Herky the Hawk, the Iowa Spirit Squads, the Hawkeye Marching Band, and some special guests. Hawkeye Huddles are free of charge and include refreshments for purchase. 

TransPerfect Music City Bowl Battle of the Bands

6:00 pm

Location: Broadway & 4th/5th Ave

Saturday, December 31

Bowl Travel Desk

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Iowa/TL/DU Travel Staff will be available in the Maybelle room on the ground floor of the hotel.

Pre-game Party sponsored by Swarm

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Tin Roof -- 1516 Demonbreun St

(4 min/0.2 m walk from hotel)

Swarm members traveling to Nashville are invited to attend a pre-game party. This event is free and open to all members and fans. No RSVP required. 

Note: Anyone who plans on attending this event and riding over on the bus to the stadium, must be back to the hotel in time for the 9:30 am departure. All buses will depart as a group for transfer to stadium.  

Stadium Departure

9:15 am

Meet in the lobby to begin boarding the motorcoaches for departure to the stadium. You must have your tour credential in order to board the coach.

Don’t forget your tour credential and make sure you have your phone to access your game tickets! 

9:30 am

Motorcoaches depart for Nissan Stadium

Kickoff – TransPerfect Music City Bowl 

11:00 am

GO HAWKS…Beat the Wildcats!  

Return to Hotel

After the game

Motorcoaches will depart 45 minutes at the end of the game (or trophy ceremony with Iowa win) 

Looking for a way to celebrate the New Year? 

Virgin Hotels Nashville has several options! 

Advance reservations are recommended and can be booked HERE

Babes in Toyland  - at The Pool Club 

9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Ring in the New Year in a nostalgic New York City toy store with larger than life décor, bites, DJ entertainment, and a 3-hour open bar. Tickets for general admission range $125 - $150 per person and can be purchased – HERE  For VIP experiences or parties larger than 10, please email

EMO Prom Night – 2nd Floor 

9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Celebrate the holiday with Emo Night Nashville and dance the night away with a 3-hour open bar and punk rock classics. Live Emo Cover Band Ft Julia Lauren of The Foxies, Manic, and friends. Wear your best prom attire. Tickets for general admission and VIP access range from $100 - $200 per person and can be purchased– HERE. VIP access includes early entry, a dedicated bar, and access to a private stage viewing area. 

Commons Club Dinner & Dancing 

5:00 pm - 2:00 am

It’s time to party like its 1999. Toast in 2023 with a 5-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and a champagne toast. All tables have a 2-hour time limit (4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm). Cost = $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). To book reservations, visit – HERE. For VIP books and all large parties, email 

Sex & The City Party in Commons Club 

9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Are you a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda – or even a Mr. Big or Stanford? Get the gang together for a super-stylish night in our own City with a dedicated martini bar, access to the dance floor, photo ops in “Carrie’s Closet”, champagne toast and more! 


The experience is priced at $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity) with the party beginning at 9:00 pm. To book reservations, visit  HERE. For VIP bookings and all large parties, email

Sunday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Motorcoach Packages

8:15 am

Report to the lobby with your luggage and board motorcoaches.  If you would like bell staff assistance, please call 1 hour before you want to leave your room or arrange it the night before. All participants must settle incidental charges directly with the hotel front desk before boarding the motorcoaches. 

8:30 am 

Depart for return to Coralville. 

Have a safe trip home!

Land-only Packages

By 11:00 am 

Be sure to check-out of the hotel and pay all incidental charges.


Have a safe trip home!

Tour Assistance


419 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 393-1359


708 5th St
Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 351-4510


We would like to thank you for traveling with us on this year’s Music City Bowl Tour!

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