MTA to Offer Park & Ride Services for New Year’s Eve
2014 – To ensure maximum convenience for downtown visitors, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will provide Park & Ride services to the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced today.
MTA will offer regular service from West End to downtown, including a bus departing West End at 31st. FREE parking is available at Vanderbilt surface parking lots along Natchez Trace. Passengers should walk north to West End and wait at any blue bus stop sign for the bus headed east to downtown. Regular fares will be in effect on any trips prior to midnight. Regular fares are $1.70 for adults, $1.00 for children (up to 19 years old), and $.85 for seniors and persons with disabilities. Children 4 and under are free.
The return trip will be FREE. Buses will depart from Broadway between 7th and 8th avenues every 15 minutes beginning at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus departing at 2 a.m. The full schedule can be found at http://www.nashvillemta.org/maps/route3.pdf.
In addition, MTA will offer a second route to and from Bicentennial Mall. Guests may park at Bicentennial Mall for FREE. Buses will depart from 7th & Harrison every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Passengers may board this bus at the blue and green circulator signs on 7th between Harrison and James Robertson, on Harrison at 6th Ave, and on Harrison at 5th Avenue. This bus is FREE prior to and following the event. Buses will depart the event every 15 minutes from 12:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Seven-time GRAMMY®-winning country trio Lady Antebellum will headline the sixth annual celebration, which will also feature performances by GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, local Americana group The Apache Relay, and electric guitar phenom Kristen Capolino.
The show, which is FREE to the public, will take place downtown on Lower Broadway beginning at 6:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Revelers attending the festivities will count down to the New Year as a 15-foot-tall red “Music Note Drop®,” drops slowly from a 125-foot structure. The “Music Note Drop®” will trigger a fireworks display and confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark. Families can mark the holiday with the raising of the music note and fireworks at 6:30 p.m.
Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. The celebration partners include Advance Financial, Anderson Benson Insurance, Carl Black Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Durango Boot, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting, Governor’s Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Grand Avenue, Peg Leg Porker, Twice Daily, Korbel, Fetzer Vineyard, Coors Light and Miller Lite.
Please visit www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve for the most up-to-date information about the event. Follow Nashville on Twitter at @visitmusiccity and use hashtag #NashvilleNYE to follow the conversation.
Media contacts day-of the event:
4 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Andrea Arnold, 615-829-2439
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Leigh Anne Sanders, 615-927-1295
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Katherine Roberts, 502-767-1857
5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – Heather Middleton, 615-405-7708
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 and follow us on social media.