New Year’s Eve “Bash on Broadway” Expands, Offers Multiple Days of Entertainment Options
Jason Eskridge and The Shuggah Pies to perform at Music City Bowl Pre-Game and Post-Game Concerts
Nashville, Tenn. – Music City’s New Year’s Eve “Bash on Broadway” has expanded to include free live music on Monday, Dec. 30, with Music City Bowl pre-game and post-game concerts, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced today. Nashville vocalist Jason Eskridge will perform at the Pre-Game Concert while Country trio The Shuggah Pies will perform at the Post-Game Concert, both taking place at the New Year’s Eve stage on Lower Broadway near 1st Avenue. Additional entertainment options will be available throughout the city in the days leading up to the New Year’s Eve festivities.
In addition to free live music, Nashville will ring in the New Year with several days of entertainment offerings for visitors:
• The Nashville Predators play the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Dec. 28.
• The Tennessee Titans fight the Houston Texans at LP Field on Sunday, Dec. 29.
• Visitors can enjoy the Music City Bowl’s MusicFest and Battle of the Bands, featuring the participating ACC and SEC schools on Sunday, Dec. 29.
• The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl game will follow on Monday, Dec. 30.
• Jason Eskridge will perform during the Music City Bowl Pre-Game Concert and The Shuggah Pies will perform during the Post-Game Concert on Monday, Dec. 30. Performance times are TBA.
• The Nashville Predators play the Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, Dec. 30.
As previously announced, Grammy award-winning Country singer Hank Williams Jr. will headline the fifth annual Music City New Year’s Eve “Bash on Broadway.” The free concert and street party will also feature performances by Country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge, Southern rock group Blackberry Smoke, indie rock group Kopecky Family Band and singer/songwriting duo Striking Matches. Striking Matches will kick off the festivities with a performance at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by a raising of Nashville’s own 15-foot-tall red Music Note. The show will be emceed by Storme Warren, Sirius XM Radio personality and host of Great American Country’s Headline Country. Revelers will count down to the New Year with the “Music Note Drop®”, triggering a fireworks display and confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark.
Sponsors of this year’s New Year’s Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ include McDonald’s, The Governor’s Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Twice Daily, Advance Financial 24/7, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Jack Daniel’s and Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint.
Further details about the event will be announced. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
Jason Eskridge grew up in Rockwood, TN. He attended Tennessee Tech University where he played football and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he accepted an engineering job in Huntsville, AL, but he could never shake his passion to make music. So he packed up and moved to Nashville. Since that time Jason has served as a studio vocalist for such acts as Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Jonny Lang, Nicole C. Mullen, Marc Broussard, eLi, Micah Dalton, Grits, Verbs, Circadian Rhythm, Sammy Ward, DJ Maj, and Toby Mac. Jason has also traveled opening or singing backup for Lyle Lovett, Nicole C. Mullen, eLi, Micah Dalton, Grits, Knowdaverbs, and Pigeon John. He has been featured as a guest vocalist on numerous projects and has traveled across the country to play for youth groups or campuses as well as various music venues. He has also had the opportunity to take his music abroad as he has traveled to South Africa, Amsterdam and England. Jason’s latest release is titled Live in Nashville.
The Shuggah Pies
These southern songbirds combine bone-chilling family harmonies, heartfelt-honest lyrics and genuine musicianship. The result is a stripped-down organic sound that leaves the listener wondering where The Shuggah Pies have been all their lives. They have called Nashville home for the past seven years, devoting that time honing their craft and creating a fresh, true-to-themselves sound. These sisters have spent the better part of their lives singing and performing together and there is truly no comparison. The trio has opened for Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, Jana Kramer, Chase Rice and others. They released their self-titled EP produced by Jeffrey Steele in 2013.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.