New Year’s Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ Offers Multiple Days of Free Music for Visitors
Nashville has been one big party these last few days with the Predators and Titans and now the Music City Bowl and New Year’s Eve celebration. Ring in the New Year and rock out the old with Music City and thousands of your closest friends at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve party on Lower Broadway. Bring your party hats. Make some noise. Count down to the fireworks and midnight "Music Note Drop®"!

The fifth annual event will feature headliner Grammy award-winning Country singer/songwriter Hank Williams Jr., Country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge, Southern rock group Blackberry Smoke, indie rock group Kopecky Family Band, singer/songwriting duo Striking Matches, and virtuoso pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Striking Matches will kick off the festivities with a performance by Striking Matches at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the raising of Nashville’s own 15-foot-tall red Music Note at approximately 7 p.m. 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.

NEED TO KNOW INFO
Get the New Year's Eve schedule: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/nye_schedule

Find out what's permitted and what's not: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/nye_houserules

See the transportation and parking options: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/rides

See planned road closures surrounding the event: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/nye_roadclosures

Check the weather: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/weather

Learn more about the artists playing the Bash: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/nye_music

Learn some fun facts about the Bash on Broadway: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve/nye_funfacts

Pump Up the Conversation with #NashvilleNYE
Music City is celebrating New Year's Eve in a big way – at the ‘Bash on Broadway’ and at your own places of business with concerts, parties and other special events. Let's all pump up the conversation about New Year's Eve and show the world that Nashville is the place to be on the last day of the year. We encourage you to use #NashvilleNYE in all of your social media posts about New Year's Eve so we can show the world all the great options Music City offers to party on December 31! For more ideas and materials, please visit www.visitmusiccity.com/members/newyearsevetools.

Nashville Hosts Archery Trade Association Trade Show in January
Don’t let your guard down on your staffing after the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and New Year’s Eve. The Archery Trade Association will bring its 8,000 attendees to attend the 2014 Trade Show at the Music City Center and downtown hotels from January 4-9, 2014. Thank you for your help and hospitality in giving the Archery Trade Association a warm Music City welcome in January. Click here for the full schedule of events. See below for further information on the days and times that the attendees will be looking for dining and entertainment options:

Saturday, January 4: Exhibitor Arrival day
Breakfast: 7am-10am, 2000 ppl; Dinner: 6pm-9pm, 2000 ppl.

Sunday, January 5: Retailer Arrivals day
Breakfast: 6am-9am: 3000 ppl.; Lunch: 11am-2pm, 4000 ppl; Dinner: 6pm-9pm, 5000 ppl. Planned Reception 6:30pm-10pm (heavy HDs), 3000 ppl.; Bars/snacks: 10pm-close, 5000 ppl on own- anticipate heavy traffic. Remaining attendees go back to hotels.

Monday, January 6: Breakfast: Cont’l Breakfast, 400 ppl, 5:30am-9am; 5:30am-9am, 7600 on own for Breakfast; Lunch, very light lunch traffic as most of 8000 attendees will eat in MCC during trade show, Dinner: 5pm, heavy traffic 5pm-9pm for 5500 ppl. Planned reception with heavy food is planned for 2500ppl from 6pm-9pm; Bars/snacks: 9pm – close, 5000 ppl. on own. Remaining attendees go back to hotels.

Tuesday, January 7: Breakfast: Cont’l Breakfast 400 is planned, 5:30am-9am; 5:30am-9am, 7600 on own for Breakfast; Lunch, very light lunch traffic as most of 8000 attendees will eat in MCC during trade show; Dinner: heavy traffic 5pm-10pm (no planned evening events) all 8000 attendees on own; Bars/snacks: 10pm-close, 5000 ppl. anticipated On own (rest of attendees back to hotels)
Please note there is a home Predators game this night creating additional dining traffic.

Wednesday, January 8: Breakfast: Cont’l Breakfast 400 is planned, 5:30am-9am; 5:30am-9am, 7600 on own for Breakfast; Lunch, moderate lunch traffic as 5000 attendees will eat in MCC during trade show, 3000 lunch in downtown restaurants; Dinner: 5pm-10pm (no planned evening events) approx. 3000 attendees on own; Bars/snacks: 10pm-close, 2000 ppl. anticipated On own

Thursday, January 9: Breakfast: 7am-10am- approx. 1000

Music City Songwriting Competition Accepting Original Songs Through February 15
The NCVC is conducting a worldwide search for the best original song in 2013 and is partnering with Jana Kramer, American Songwriter Magazine, GAC, Southwest Airlines®, and Renaissance Nashville Hotel to make it all happen. All entrants will receive a copy of Jana Kramer's self titled CD. The winning songwriter will be flown to Nashville for a TV interview, mentoring session with Jana Kramer, time with a professional songwriter for a Q&A, the opportunity for a single song publishing deal, plus more. See the full list of prizes here. The competition will accept entries from now until February 15, 2014 and is open to amateur songwriters only. For more information about the competition, please visit www.visitmusiccity.com/Songwriter.

Music City Hitmakers
Music City Hitmakers
The Music City Hitmakers program recognizes the extraordinary customer service of Nashville's front-line hospitality employees. Visitors are encouraged to nominate the individual that made their stay unforgettable. Think a member of your staff deserves recognition? Make sure you've got Music City Hitmakers materials so they can be nominated.

Brand Champion
Grand Ole Opry
Nothing says Music City like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing new stars, superstars and legends. Among the Opry's current members are Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Dickens, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Known around the world as "The Show That Made Country Music Famous," you can count on things happening at the Opry you just can't see anywhere else. For promoting Nashville’s music brand internationally for more than 88 years, we name the Grand Ole Opry this month’s Brand Champion!

Industry Indicators
October tax collections were $4,072,168, an increase of 19.41% over October 2012. Tax collections year-to-date are $14,376,354, an increase of 19.61% over year-to-date in 2012.

November 2013 hotel data for Davidson County

  • Demand (rooms sold) increased 17.0% over November 2012.
  • Occupancy increased 10.8% over the previous year
  • Average Daily Rate (ADR) increased 12.4% over the previous year
  • Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) increased 24.6% over the previous year
  • Hotel Revenue increased 31.5% over the previous year
  • Supply increased 5.5% over the previous year
Among the Top 25 Markets, Nashville had the largest increases in rooms sold and hotel revenue. Nashville saw the second largest increase in occupancy and ADR, and the third largest increase in revPAR.


Gold Medal Products
Gold Medal Products Co. has led the concession industry with great-tasting products and industry-leading supplies for more than 80 years with a mission to help businesses boost profits, while bringing families together to build memories. Available for rental or purchase, Gold Medal provides fun food concession equipment and supplies with a variety of machines and supplies for Popcorn, Caramel Corn & other gourmet flavors, Sno-Kones®, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cakes, Nachos, Frusheez slush drinks, Pretzels, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, Ice Cream Toppings and more. www.goldmedalnashville.com


Start DateEnd DateOrganizationAttendanceLocation
12/27/201312/31/2013World Cheerleading Assn10000Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
01/04/201401/10/2014Penton Media 2000Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
01/06/201401/12/2014Lifeway Christian Resources190Holiday Inn Express Downtown
01/06/201401/08/2014Archery Trade Assn8000Music City Center-MCC, Citywide
01/09/201401/11/2014Southwestern Co800Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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