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Nashville New Year's Eve 2019

Guide to new year's eve in Nashville; live music, fireworks, top parties & hotels for NYE 2018-2019

Nashville new year's eve

New year's eve in Music City has a big focus on live music as you might expect, with the Jack Daniels Nashville Music City Midnight event the single biggest party in town, while several big names will once again be performing live at the city's many top concert venues.

Headline acts for the main NYE event in Nashville have in recent years included A list performers such as Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban - we'll let you know who will be leading the celebrations for new year 2019 as soon as it is announced, usually in the autumn.

Jack Daniels Music City Midnight

This is the biggest new year's eve party in Nashville. Music City Midnight replaces the previously popular Bash on Broadway, stepping up the scale of the festivities with a bigger and more expansive event.

The event features live entertainment throughout the evening, with the headline performers taking to the main stage in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The climax of the show come sat midnight with the music note drop and fireworks display, set of course to music. Crowds of up to 100,000 are expected at the event, making this one of the biggest new year's eve parties anywhere in the country.

Music Note Drop

The tradition of dropping objects to mark the arrival on the new year is long established in the United States, with the ball drop in New York's Times Square the most prominent and well known example.

Elsewhere, cities tend to look for something more unique and culturally appropriate, so in Music City then the obvious choice is the music note, with a bright red 15 foot creation being droped 145 feet from a sepcially constructed structure at midnight, accompanied of course by the fireworks.

Ryman Auditorium New Year's Eve Concert

The Ryman Auditorium has been hosting a new year concert for many years now, and in the last decade has beome pretty much synonymous with Nashville act Old Crow Medicine Show, who have now performed here on 8 of the last 9 new years.

So don't be too surprised if they return for NYE 2019, although we will confirm once it's known for sure. Tickets will be available here too, so check back later.

Big Night Nashville

An addition to the Big Night franchise of new year's eve parties that take place in cities across the USA, the Big Night Nashville takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and features food, drink, music and dancing, with VIP options if you really want to make the night special.

You can see all the latest on this year's event, and buy your tickets online, here:

Big Night Nashville 2019

Music City Bowl

Football on new year's eve is another popular tradition in America, and here in Nashville they host the annual Music City Bowl in the Nissan Stadium on Titans Way.

We'll have the full lineup and tickets for this year's game right here.

New Year's Eve Hotels

The downtown hotels in Nashville in particular will be booked up well in advance, so it's worth making your reservation as soon as you can.

Many of the top hotels also host their own new year parties with gala dinners and live entertainment making for an easy option to keep your celebrations all in one place.

You can search and check availability with free online booking at the full selection of Nashville NYE hotels here.

NYE Live Stream

There is typically live coverage of the main new year party in Nashville by the local TV networks - we'll have any links here nearer the time.

Another viewing option is to check out any available local webcam views - in Nashville there is this excellent live streaming camera:

Nashville webcam

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