For the first time ever, Nashville’s New Year’s Eve party won’t be held downtown, but at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The event even has a new name, ” Jack Daniel‘s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville.” Event producers believe this new location will allow for more security and safety as well for more room for vendors and attendees.
With the new change in venue, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is planning for the biggest year yet. With crowds of 100,000 annually, and even 150,000 in 2015, New Year’s Eve in Nashville has always generated tourism revenue. Nashville has seen $22.2 million in direct visitor spending and 24,500 hotel rooms in 2015 over the holiday.
And perhaps the biggest news is the incredible concert line up for the event, headlined by Keith Urban. Other performers include Styx, A Thousand Horses, Moon Taxi, Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Of course the wouldn’t be complete without the Music Note Drop at Midnight, followed by confetti and firework.
The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight event isn’t the only party in town. The trio of John Prine, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves will be at the Grand Ole Opry House. Bridgestone Arena will host Widespread Panic for 2 nights on Dec. 30th and 31st. Additionally, Old Crowe Medicine Show will be returning to the Ryman Auditorium to ring in the New Year.
For more information about events and concerts, as well as places to stay, visit the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.