Music & Fireworks
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®"!
Announced: Gavin DeGraw, Kristen Capolino, and The Apache Relay will join the lineup to this year's 2014 Jack Daniel's Bash on Broadway: New Year's Eve in Music City!
Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum is currently out on the road as part of their headlining 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which will hit almost 80 cities in the US and Canada across the course of the year. The trio recently dropped their sultry new single "Bartender" that is climbing the charts, off their upcoming album, 747, out Sept. 30. The new album follows over 11 million albums worldwide, eight trips to No. one on the country radio charts, five Platinum singles and Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three years in a row. For more information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” His self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning DeGraw his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, DeGraw released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of his live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached No. 1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. His acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Caillat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” He is set to release Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw this October via RCA Records. For more information, visit www.gavindegraw.com.
The Apache Relay
Michael Ford Jr. was a music business major when he met The Apache Relay in a Belmont University dorm. Before long the band was backing up Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else. Ford Jr. dropped out of college, and the group, which at the time included Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys) gigged relentlessly behind their 2009 debut 1988 and 2011’s breakthrough American Nomad. Midway through their touring in support of American Nomad Ford, Jr’s brother joined the band rounding out the group’s line up and sound. The Apache Relay found themselves opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Voodoo Music Experience. The writing sessions for their new album, The Apache Relay, were the first time the Nashville-based group stopped to catch their breath in years. Inspired by Shelby Lynne and Richard Swift, and working with producer Kevin Augunas at Fairfax Recordings, The Apache Relay shows a band eager to push past their boundaries, and commitment to always evolving their sound. For more information, visit www.highroadtouring.com.
Adopted from a Romanian orphanage at 2 ½ years old, Kristen Capolino’s Woodstock, NY parents bought her first guitar at age 6. Now, this 24-year-old phenom has shared the stage with acts such as Blue Oyster Cult, Bret Michaels, Les Paul, The Michael Schenker Group, and guitar master Al Di Meola has labeled her ‘the future of the instrument.' Capolino is moving to Nashville and currently working on her first album with Grammy-winning producer Kenny Greenberg. New Year’s Eve in Nashville, will be her first full performance in town. For more information, visit www.kristencapolino.com.
DJ DU is an American DJ and Remix Producer. You may have seen DU performing in numerous clubs around the country like Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, Stoney's in Las Vegas, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, and Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. You may have also seen him at large national act electro shows and other dance music festivals. He is a member of the House Music Movement, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, The New York Dance Coalition and is a contract artist for AMG in Las Vegas. Du has been heard as a live remixer for several radio stations in Arizona and New Jersey. Du is also an accomplished guitar player, sound/light engineer and an award-winning entertainer.
DJ DU will be performing on the main stage from 5pm-7pm prior to the Music Note Raising and the night's other live performances.
Fireworks at Midnight
As we count down to midnight, a 15-foot-tall red music note will descend 115 feet. The midnight "Music Note Drop®" will trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons, welcoming 2015.
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