Fact Sheet: Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville

Information about event schedule; parking and transportation; house rules; social media; and partners and vendors.

Fact Sheet: Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville

NASHVILLE – The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event on Monday, Dec. 31 will feature a Music Note Drop at midnight, headliner Keith Urban, a multi-genre concert lineup of Nashville-based talent, and coverage on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” national broadcast live from Times Square in New York City. This is the tenth annual celebration and the third year at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. An event site map is available.

Joining the lineup with 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year and GRAMMY-winner Urban and a special guest are GRAMMY-winning rocker Peter Frampton; Country artist Brett Young, the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year; genre-bending rock/pop band Judah & the Lion; critically-acclaimed pop rock singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith; contemporary soul and rock artist Devon Gilfillian; and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. GRAMMY-winning DJ Dave Audé also is on the bill. The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss: Arrive in time for the raising of the Music Note with a program featuring Mayor David Briley and the Fisk Jubilee Singers at 5:35 p.m. and stay for Brett Young’s set at 5:55 p.m. Young’s performance will be featured on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve.” The first 1,500 will get free foam glow sticks, courtesy of Dr Pepper.

The 90-minute live show from Times Square will include six cut-ins from Nashville, including Urban performing hosting duties and singing live from Nashville to a nationwide audience. The “NBC New Year’s Eve” special will air 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT, breaking for local news and returning from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. CT. The show will ring in 2019 at midnight ET in New York City, which will be 11 p.m. in Nashville. Nashville’s Music Note Drop at the stroke of midnight will be streamed live at visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

New this year: Heated tents where attendees can warm up. Located at Sixth Avenue near the concert viewing area.

 

Highlights and Fun Facts

  • CNN: Nashville will be a featured location as part of CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.”
  • Music Note: There is a new red Music Note that will be raised and dropped. It is 16-feet tall and approximately 400 pounds. It is made of aluminum and acrylic and contains more than 13,000 LED pixels. New this year, the Note is three dimensional and features video boards. The Music Note tower will be 140-feet tall.
  • Craft Beer Zone: Local craft brews will be available for purchase in a heated tent on Jackson Street. Picnic tables in the beer tent will provide new seating areas. Hot chicken food trucks will be available nearby.
  • 2019 Photo Prop: Located near the Bell Carillon, a giant 2019 sign is 10-feet tall and includes 1,000 LED puck lights – the perfect place to take a photo. The sign was designed and constructed by MadeFirst, a local design and fabrication company. They also built the bright red Music City and Music Note signs.
  • Lots of Red: Many downtown buildings will be washed in red lighting to celebrate New Year’s Eve, including the State Capitol, Metro Courthouse, First Tennessee Park, KVB Bridge, Tennessee Tower and other downtown buildings.
  • Fireworks: The Bicentennial Mall location will showcase the State Capitol during a one-minute firework show at 6 p.m. when the Music Note is raised and a five-minute display at the stroke of midnight.
  • Seven bands: Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert will be by 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year and GRAMMY-winner Keith Urban, who will be joined by a surprise guest and a diverse lineup that includes GRAMMY-winning rocker Peter Frampton; Country artist Brett Young, the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year; genre-bending rock/pop band Judah & the Lion; critically-acclaimed pop rock singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith; contemporary soul and rock artist Devon Gilfillian; and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. GRAMMY-winning DJ Dave Audé also is on the bill. Sirius XM host Storme Warren will serve as emcee on stage. “Today In Nashville” personality Kelly Sutton will be hosting from the crowd.
  • Biodegradable Confetti: 100 pounds of confetti will shower down on revelers at the stroke of midnight. The rice paper confetti will be cleaned up immediately after the event concludes. Any confetti that is missed during cleanup should dissolve within two rainfalls.
  • Production: The event will use more than three miles of fiber optic cable, over five miles of power cables, 2,000 cable ramps, over 1,132 lighting fixtures, 142,150 square feet of flooring and 164 audio speakers. The production crew includes approximately 250 people.

Logistics

Video screens, food trucks, beverage stands, portable toilets and merchandise booths will be available to attendees.

  • Safety and Security: The event’s perimeter will be fenced and include seven entry points conveniently located around the site. Attendees should expect to walk through metal detectors as they enter. Bags and purses will be searched. There will be five public first aid tents.
  • Video Screens and Message Boards: 21 throughout the event site, including four within the concert viewing area.
  • Food trucks: Clustered at Sixth and Harrison, along with beverage stands and bars; picnic tables; event and artist merchandise; sponsor activations; and a selfie station.
  • Portable toilets: More than 250 will be located at three locations – Seventh Avenue, Sixth Avenue and Sixth and Harrison.
  • Nashville Farmers’ Market: The building will be closed to the public for a private, ticketed event. It is sold out.
  • Info Tent: There will be an information booth in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street near the food trucks, as well as satellite locations.
  • Merchandise: Event merchandise will be for sale on Seventh Avenue, as well as near the food trucks at Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street.

Website

Go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve for everything New Year’s Eve, including event schedule, transportation information, site map, FAQs and more.

Livestream

To view livestream, go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve for the countdown to midnight, Music Note Drop and fireworks.

Event App

The official event app, Nashville New Year’s Eve, is available for free download in the App Store and Google Play. Download now to get the most up-to-date information on the event, the music, official merchandise, timely messaging and more.

Event Schedule for Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

(Artists and times subject to change)
Event Day Schedule

4:00 p.m. - Event site opens; DJ Robert Luke
5:35 p.m. - Emcee Storme Warren opens program with Mayor David Briley
5:40 p.m. - Fisk Jubilee Singers®
5:50 p.m. - Raising of Music Note with Fireworks
5:55 p.m. - Brett Young
6:25 p.m. - DJ Dave Audé 
6:40 p.m. - Devon Gilfillian
7:10 p.m. - DJ Dave Audé
7:25 p.m. - Caitlyn Smith
8:05 p.m. - DJ Dave Audé
8:20 p.m. - Judah & the Lion
9:05 p.m. - DJ Dave Audé
9:25 p.m. - Peter Frampton
10:15 p.m. - DJ Dave Audé
10:35 p.m. - Keith Urban
11:55 p.m. - Countdown and Music Note Drop with pyrotechnics and confetti. Five-minute fireworks show at midnight. 
12:05 a.m. - Keith Urban will continue until approximately 12:35 a.m.

 

Parking and Transportation

Attendees will have a variety of safe, affordable transportation options. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reminds everyone to drive safely this New Year’s Eve. For those who will be drinking, please plan ahead to have a sober ride home. Law enforcement partners will be out in full force during the Booze It & Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.

Nearby parking

Vehicle parking will be available at Nissan Stadium; $15 for vehicles at the Metro Courthouse Garage; $14 at Nashville Public Library Downtown ($10 after 5 p.m.).

To locate parking downtown, visit www.parkitdowntown.com.

Ride Share and Taxi Services Drop Off and Pick Up Locations:

  • James Robertson Parkway between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • James Robertson Parkway from Charlotte Pike to Rosa L. Parks (Capitol Hill side)
  • Fifth Avenue between Gay Street and James Robertson Parkway
  • Rosa L. Parks Boulevard from Farmers’ Market entrance to 10th Circle North
  • Jefferson Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenue

Ride Share & Taxi Staging Area

Parking lots located at Tenth Circle North near Charlotte Avenue.

Transit

WeGo Public Transit: WeGo bus service will be extended on 15 bus routes until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Additionally, WeGo will offer free Downtown Music City Circuit service and shuttles to the event site at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

WeGo Bus Service (Regular weekday service until 11:15 p.m., additional service begins at 12:45 a.m.)

Regular fares will be in effect throughout the evening. A full schedule of fares can be found online.

Regular WeGo bus service will operate until 11:15 p.m. All buses will operate on detours through Downtown but will resume regular routing once out of the downtown area. Additional service from downtown only will begin after the event on the following bus routes departing from WeGo Central at 12:45 a.m., 1:30 a.m., and 2:30 a.m.

3 – West End/White Bridge
14 – Whites Creek
22 – Bordeaux
52 – Nolensville Pike BRT lite
4 – Shelby
15 – Murfreesboro Pike
23 – Dickerson Road
60 – Blue Circuit
7 – Hillsboro
18 – Airport/Downtown
26 – Gallatin Pike
61 – Green Circuit
10 – Charlotte
19 – Herman
34 – Opry Mills

A detailed schedule of bus operations for the evening is available on wegotransit.com.

Park & Rides are available outside of Downtown and accessible by the select late night routes at the following locations:

Vanderbilt University parking lots on Natchez Trace (Routes 3, 5)
Kmart on Gallatin Pike at Walton Lane & Briley Parkway (Routes 26, 34)
Hillwood at Nashville West (Route 10)
Dollar General at Hickory Plaza (Route 52)
Hickory Hollow Global Mall at The Crossings (Route 15)

WeGo Service to Event (6:15 p.m. – 2:15 a.m.)

Effective 6:15 p.m., WeGo will operate a free bus exclusively between Commerce Street and the Bicentennial Mall.

A stop will be located on Commerce Street between 5th Ave and 6th Avenues, and at Bicentennial Mall on James Robertson Parkway between 6th and 7th Avenues. These buses will run a continuous loop between Commerce Street and the Bicentennial Mall for event goers, leaving approximately every 10 minutes until 2:15 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Train (arrives at Riverfront at 8:00 p.m., departs at 1:30 a.m.)
An allotment of 650 tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, December 7. Round-trip tickets cost $15 plus a $1 processing fee and are available for purchase at ticketsnashville.com. Tickets will be on sale until 24 hours prior to departure or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. Children age 4 and younger will not need a ticket to board; however, they will be required to sit in a parent’s lap.

The New Year’s Eve train schedule is as follows:
Lebanon – 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Springs – 7:07 p.m.
Martha – 7:13 p.m.
Mt. Juliet – 7:22 p.m.
Hermitage – 7:30 p.m.
Donelson – 7:37 p.m.

Upon arrival at Riverfront Station, buses will be available to take customers directly to Bicentennial Mall.

For the Music City Star’s return trip, buses will load on James Robertson between 6th and 7th Avenues and will proceed directly to Riverfront Station between midnight and 1 a.m.. WeGo staff will be on hand to assist and direct passengers. The Music City Star will depart at 1:30 a.m.

Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the New Year’s Eve train. Folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. Coolers of any size are not permitted on the train or at the event. All personal items are subject to search. See the house rules for additional information.

Anyone needing special accommodations to board should call 615-862-5950 prior to their trip.

For detailed bus service information, please consult the route schedules on our website at wegotransit.comand the RTA website at rtarelaxandride.com. Customers can also check one of the mobile real-time information tools such as Google Transit or the Transit App, or contact Customer Care at 615-862-5950.

 

Guidelines and Security Procedures

The NCVC is planning for more than 100,000 attendees. Event goers should be aware of the following guidelines that will be strictly enforced by event personnel. The event’s perimeter will be fenced and include seven entry points conveniently located around the site. Attendees should expect to walk through metal detectors as they enter. Bags and purses will be searched. A complete list of House Rules is available.

Permitted items
  • Small bags with maximum measurement of 16” by 10” by 4”
  • Handheld, personal-sized umbrellas (up to 36 inches)
  • Personal cameras
Prohibited items
  • No chairs of any type
  • No guns, knives, other weapons or dangerous devices of any kind
  • No coolers
  • No backpacks or luggage
  • No outside alcoholic beverages (only alcoholic beverages purchased from a designated official event vendor are permitted)
  • No illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No fireworks
  • No laser pointers
  • No pets (service animals are permitted)
  • No pop-up tents
  • No beach or pole-style umbrellas
  • No blankets or ground tarps
  • No wagons or pull-carts
  • No drones or other remote-controlled aerial or ground-based devices
  • No inserting stakes, poles or any other objects into the ground or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space
  • No unauthorized vending, sales, sampling, solicitation or distribution of materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, etc. (event credentials required)
  • No unauthorized personal transport devices, including bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, Segways, golf carts, mopeds, scooters, Bird or Lime electric scooters or any personal motorized vehicles other than wheelchairs or ADA devices (event-credentialed golf carts and other transport devices permitted)
  • No pedicabs or pedal taverns
  • No unauthorized amplification devices that would disrupt event production, including handheld megaphones
  • No performances or demonstrations of any type unless previously authorized by event (event credentials required)
  • No hammocks or attaching anything to any park structures or trees
  • No audio recorders or video cameras
  • No noisemakers (musical instruments, bullhorns, air horns, whistles, etc.)
  • No camera stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks or selfie sticks
  • No aerosol containers of any kind
  • No sealed containers of any kind
  • No signs, flags on sticks or poles
  • No throwing objects
  • No smoking, e-cigs or vaping devices outside of designated smoking area
  • No professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • No large chains or spiked jewelry

 

Social Media

#NashvilleNYE Tent
Stop by the #NashvilleNYE tent for a special New Year’s Eve photo opp and to enter our July 4th trip giveaway! Tent located near 6th Ave N next to the Grab & Go Heated Tent.

#NashvilleNYE and @VisitMusicCity
The official hashtag for the 2018 Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is #NashvilleNYE. Please use this hashtag in all social media posts about the event and follow along to join the conversation!

Follow the NCVC on social media for event updates, information and answers to your #NashvilleNYE questions:
Twitter: @VisitMusicCity – http://twitter.com/visitmusiccity
Instagram: @VisitMusicCity – http://instagram.com/visitmusiccity
Facebook: Visit Music City – https://www.facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity
Snapchat: visitmusiccity - https://www.snapchat.com/add/visitmusiccity

 

The Bands on Social Media

The #NashvilleNYE bands can be found on social media at:

Keith Urban
Website: keithurban.net
Twitter: @KeithUrban – http://twitter.com/keithurban
Facebook: Keith Urban - https://www.facebook.com/keithurban
Instagram: @KeithUrban - https://www.instagram.com/KeithUrban/
YouTube: Keith Urban - https://www.youtube.com/keithurban

Peter Frampton
Website: http://www.frampton.com
Twitter: @PeterFrampton - https://twitter.com/PETERFRAMPTON
Facebook: Peter Frampton - https://www.facebook.com/PeterFrampton
Instagram: @MrPeterFrampton - https://www.instagram.com/mrpeterframpton

Brett Young
Website: http://www.brettyoungmusic.com
Twitter: @BrettYoungMusic - https://twitter.com/BrettYoungMusic
Facebook: Brett Young - https://www.facebook.com/brettyoungmusicpage
Instagram: @BrettYoungMusic - https://www.instagram.com/brettyoungmusic
Vevo: BrettYoungVEVO https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChpgnPWp9RsKODOmExta_TA

Judah & the Lion
Website: https://www.judahandthelion.com
Twitter: @JudahAndTheLion - https://twitter.com/judahandthelion
Facebook: Judah & the Lion - https://www.facebook.com/judahandthelion
Instagram: @JudahAndTheLion - https://www.instagram.com/judahandthelion
YouTube: Judah & the Lion - https://www.youtube.com/judahandthelion

Caitlyn Smith
Website: https://www.caitlynsmith.com
Twitter: @CaitlynSmith - https://twitter.com/caitlynsmith
Facebook: Caitlyn Smith - https://www.facebook.com/caitlynsmithmusic
Instagram: @ CaitlynSmith - https://www.instagram.com/caitlynsmith
YouTube: Caitlyn Smith - 
https://www.youtube.com/caitlynsmithmusic

Devon Gilfillian
Website: https://www.devongmusic.com
Twitter: @DevonGilfillian - https://twitter.com/DevonGilfillian
Facebook: Devon Gilfillian - https://www.facebook.com/devongmusic
Instagram: @ DevonGilfillian - https://www.instagram.com/devongilfillian
YouTube: Devon Gilfillian - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk-iLmB1xnGzRQMmzzTclHA

Fisk Jubilee Singers
Website: fiskjubileesingers.org
Twitter: @FiskJubileeSing - https://twitter.com/FiskJubileeSing
Facebook: Fisk Jubilee Singers - https://www.facebook.com/Fisk-Jubilee-Singers-105241762178/

Dave Audé
Website: http://daveaude.com/
Twitter: @DaveAude - https://twitter.com/daveaude
Facebook: Dave Audé - https://www.facebook.com/DaveAudeMusic
Instagram: @DaveAude - https://www.instagram.com/daveaude/
YouTube: DaveAudeMusic - https://www.youtube.com/DaveAudeMusic

Advance Financial Picture Frame
Located near the Bell Carillon. Take your photo in the frame and post on social media with the #NashvilleNYE tag and @VisitMusicCity! There will also be a selfie station near the food trucks at Sixth Avenue and Harrison.

Toast, Post, and Boast!
Each year a few times during the show we do a thing called Toast, Post, and Boast. This is a moment when everyone takes out their phones, holds them up (toast), takes a picture of all the fun we’re having, and then posts that picture on social media (post) with #NashvilleNYE for all to see (boast!).

Guest Photos on the Big Screens
Event-goers that post photos to Instagram and Twitter using the #NashvilleNYE hashtag may be shown in a photo slideshow on the big screens located throughout the event site.

 

Partners and Vendors

Most partner activations will be clustered near the corner of Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. Partners include Advance Financial, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Anderson Benson, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Farmers’ Market, Tennessee State Parks, “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee,” TripAdvisor, Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, Dr Pepper, Korbel, Budweiser and Bud Light.

Jack Daniel’s: The Jack Daniel’s bar trailer is a comprehensive Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey zone on wheels. Be on the lookout for the Jack Daniel’s airstream bars, another place to find a favorite Jack Daniel’s cocktail! Visit the Jack Daniel’s photo booth where you can snap a photo and grab some swag located on Sixth Avenue in the Grab and Go heated tent. Extend your trip and visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery located in Lynchburg, TN. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Jack Daniel’s will be handing out Ride Share vouchers for $5 to lucky guests – limited number available.
Jack Daniel’s Bar Trailer will be located off Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street in the Food Truck Court.
Airstream Bars will be throughout the event footprint.

The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee: Street teams will distribute hand warmers to attendees. Hand warmers also will be available at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp information tent. Located at Corner of Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street.

Dr Pepper: Foam glow sticks will be distributed at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp information tent and by a street team throughout the evening. Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street in the Food Truck Court.

Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery: Street teams will distribute hand warmers to the crowd. Hand warmers also will be available at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp information tent. Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street in the Food Truck Court.

Korbel California Champagne: Enjoy a toast on New Year’s Eve thanks to Korbel California Champagne. They will be handing out an array of items for the celebration.

Advance Financial: Branded photo frame located near the Bell Carillon.

Bed Light & Budweiser: Stop by the Budweiser Macro bar and enjoy a cold beverage. Don’t miss the Bud Light mobile beer garden with TVs. Koozies, cell phone wallets and pop sockets while supplies last. Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street in the Food Truck Court.

Craft Beer & Hot Chicken Tent: Stop by the Craft Beer & Hot Chicken heated tent and enjoy an array of craft beer, including Wicked Weed, Elysian Brewing Company, and Devil’s Backbone. Located near Jefferson Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue.

Dr Pepper Cherry: Grab a free sample of Dr Pepper Cherry when you exit the event. Located on the plaza between Sixth and Seventh Avenue under the train tracks.

Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Attendees will have a variety of safe, affordable transportation options. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reminds everyone to drive safely this New Year’s Eve. For those who will be drinking, please plan ahead to have a sober ride home. Law enforcement partners will be out in full force during the Booze It & Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.

 

Artist Bios

Keith Urban
The newly crowned 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban released Graffiti U earlier this year in conjunction with his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” which played over 60 dates in the U.S. and Canada. The tour’s Australia leg kicks off in January 2019 and will be followed by his first European tour in nearly a decade. Graffiti U, which upon its debut on April 27 hit #1 on charts in the United States, Canada and Australia, is Urban’s ninth studio recording and follows one of the most successful releases of his career, 2016’s RIPCORD. Graffiti U’s latest single “Never Comin Down,” follows his 24th #1 “Coming Home” (featuring Julia Michaels), which marked the first time that a Country artist has used a sample of a Country song (Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”). Urban’s 2018 CMA nominated Album of the Year follows RIPCORD’s five #1s, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which won Best Single at the 2017 CMA Awards and Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards, where he also collected trophies for Favorite Country Album and Favorite Male Country Artist. He’s had an album simultaneously atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia twice and is the only male Country artist to have achieved the mark even once. He now stands at #8 on Billboard’s All-Time Country Airplay Chart as the artist with the most consecutive Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (38) – a streak that started in August of 2000. In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award; he was the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. The 2015 CMA Awards brought Urban his third win for Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church. It marked the first time in history that an artist has received the award in three consecutive years. Besides four Grammy Awards, Urban has won 13 Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church. He’s long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $3.4 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, is an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation. In 2013, he introduced his new URBAN™ Guitar Collection via HSN, proceeds of which benefit both the Grammy Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund. keithurban.net

Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history. At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), among many others. Frampton has appeared as himself in television shows “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” He also served as technical advisor on Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film “Almost Famous,” as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. In 2007 he won the GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Fingerprints” and in 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Frampton has toured with David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Greg Allman, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and many others. Additionally, he took Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus on the road for two years with special guests B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, Robert Randolph, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray and Roger McGuinn (the BYRDS). He recently celebrated the 42nd anniversary of his fifth solo album, “Frampton Comes Alive!,” which remains one of the top-selling live records of all time, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide. Frampton is a member of the Music City Walk of Fame. frampton.com

Brett Young
Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young’s sophomore album, “Ticket to L.A.,” is due Dec. 7 on BMLG Records, and its lead single “Here Tonight” is quickly rising on radio. The highly anticipated release follows his self-titled debut album, which became an instant success in 2017. The release dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA platinum certification. Delivering four consecutive #1 platinum-certified hits, Young became one of country music’s new class of hitmakers as each single climbed to the top of the charts, distinguishing himself with “In Case You Didn’t Know” as the first debut country artist since 2014 to garner 3x-platinum certification. The smash hit’s official music video has surpassed 200 million views, while Young was the only artist of 2017 with two efforts listed on VEVO’s Top Country Videos list. Young continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA. He was recently named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year and awarded BMI’s 2018 Song of the Year for “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Above the industry successes, his relationship with fans found Young selling out every single stop on his debut headlining tour in 2017 and earning new followers on the road with Thomas Rhett. Young is currently on his headlining “CMT on Tour: Here Tonight” through the end of the year. brettyoungmusic.com

Judah & the Lion
Years before forming one of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock and roll, the punch of pop. After college and in Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds — and different sounds — together. An independent band, their success has arrived not on the back of some big-budget major label but through their own hard work and passion for the music. Breakout single “Take It All Back” earned them an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Alternative Artist of the Year in 2018 after spending three weeks atop the Alternative Radio charts and being certified Gold in the United States. The band has brought their unparalleled live energy to “Good Morning America,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” as well as festival stages like Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and Firefly, and tours with Twenty One Pilots, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World and more. judahandthelion.com

Caitlyn Smith
With her new album, “Starfire,” Smith has created a true portrait of an artist as a young woman, full of insightful observations, personal revelation and commitment to craft. Powerful and nuanced, the record marks the arrival of a true musical force. Though she began her career as a performer, in recent years Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, with her compositions recorded by such artists as James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend and Meghan Trainor (for whom she co-wrote the multi-platinum duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”). Since she returned to the stage on her own, tastemakers immediately began taking notice: Rolling Stone has called Caitlyn’s voice “soaring and expressive” and Elle magazine praised her “powerful, affecting songs,” and she was named one of the “top female vocalists” on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery. Smith grew up in the small town of Cannon Falls, Minn. She is newly married and lives in Nashville full time. caitlynsmith.com

Devon Gilfillian
Raised by a musical family, Devon Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older generation. After moving to Nashville, he released his self-titled EP in May 2016. Equal parts swampy, funky and enthralling, the record finds Giflillian planting one foot in the sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he’s no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades. devongmusic.com

Fisk Jubilee Singers®
The Fisk Jubilee Singers travel the world singing the Negro spiritual and representing Fisk University, as they have since the ensemble was created in 1871. The two-time GRAMMY nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers® have won a Dove Award and have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Music City Walk of Fame. The choral ensemble of students performed in Ghana in 2007 for the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. In 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were awarded the 2008 National Medal of Arts by former President George W. Bush at the White House. Other awards include the Governor’s Award, the Recording Academy Honors and the Heritage Award of the Nashville Music Awards. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are among the 2015 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees. In February of 2016, Berklee College of Music honored the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Recent international travels took the ensemble to England in 2015 and to Germany in 2016. As a Nashville treasure, the Fisk Jubilee Singers® make time to perform in Nashville. The ensemble will present its fourth Spring Sing Concert at Ryman Auditorium in March 2019. fiskjubileesingers.org

Dave Audé 
Los Angeles-raised and Nashville-based writer/producer/artist/DJ Dave Audé has had more No. 1 records than any other producer on the Billboard Dance Chart. Audé has won a Grammy for his ground-breaking remix of Mark Ronson’s/Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and he has also co-written/co-produced Selena Gomez’s Top 10 worldwide hit “Kill Em’ With Kindness.” He’s created original recordings and remixes for Sting, U2, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, John Legend, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown, Korn, One Republic, Coldplay and more. daveaude.com

 

Road Closures

A complete list of road closures is available from Metro Public Works and Metro Police.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

10:30pm Close Parking Spaces on 7th Avenue North from Jefferson Street to Harrison Street (REMOVE CONES on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 6pm)

Close Parking Spaces on 6th Avenue North from Harrison Street to Jefferson Street (REMOVE CONES on Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close 7th Avenue North from Jefferson Street to Harrison (REOPEN on Thursday, January 3, 2019 by 6pm)

Close 6th Avenue North from Harrison Street to Jefferson Street (REOPEN on Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Jackson Street from 6th Avenue North to 7th Avenue North (REOPEN on Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Sidewalks on Jefferson Street (6th Avenue North to 7th Avenue North) – closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 6pm)

Monday, December 17, 2018

12:00am Close Sidewalks on 7th Avenue North (Jefferson Street to Harrison Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Sidewalks on 6th Avenue North (Harrison Street to Jefferson Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Sidewalks on Jackson Street (7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Northside Sidewalks on Harrison Street (7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North --- closed for set-up as needed (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Southside Sidewalks on Jefferson Street (7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North)--- closed for set-up as needed (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

6:00am Close Harrison Street from 6th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North (REOPEN on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 2am)

Close Harrison Street from 7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North (REOPEN on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 2am)

Close 6th Avenue North from James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street (REOPEN on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 2am)

Close 5th Avenue (Harrison Street to Junior Gilliam Way) (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 2am)

Close Sidewalks on 5th Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Jefferson Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 5pm)

Close Sidewalks on 8th Avenue North (Harrison Street to Jefferson Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 5pm)

Close Sidewalks on Harrison Street (5th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North)--- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 5pm)

Close Sidewalks on 6th Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Sidewalks on 7th Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Saturday, January 5, 2019 by 6pm)

Close Sidewalks on Harrison Street (8th Avenue North to 7th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 3, 2019 by 5pm)

Close Southside Sidewalks on Harrison Street (7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by 5pm)

5:00pm Bag all meters on 8th Avenue (James Robertson Parkway to Commerce Street) --- NO PARKING (REMOVE BAGS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Bag all meters on 5th Avenue (James Robertson Parkway to Commerce Street) --- NO PARKING (REMOVE BAGS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Bag all meters on Commerce Street (8th Avenue to 5th Avenue --- NO PARKING (REMOVE BAGS Tuesday, January 1 2019)

Cover all “NO PARKING 6AM TO 6PM”, “LOADING ZONE”, “PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY” or “NO PARKING” signs on 8th Avenue (Commerce Street to James Robertson Parkway) --- NO PARKING (through Tuesday, January 1, 2019) (REMOVE COVERS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Cover all “NO PARKING 6AM TO 6PM”, “LOADING ZONE”, “PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY” or “NO PARKING” signs on 5th Avenue (Commerce Street to James Robertson Parkway) --- NO PARKING (through Tuesday, January 1, 2019) (REMOVE COVERS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Cover all “NO PARKING 6AM TO 6PM”, “LOADING ZONE”, “PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY” or “NO PARKING” signs on Commerce Street (8th Avenue to 5th Avenue) --- NO PARKING (through Tuesday, January 1, 2019) (REMOVE COVERS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Cover all “NO PARKING 6AM TO 6PM”, “LOADING ZONE”, “PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY” or “NO PARKING” signs on James Robertson Parkway (8th Avenue to 5th Avenue) --- NO PARKING (through Tuesday, January 1, 2019) (REMOVE COVERS Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

6:00am Close Harrison Street from 8th Avenue North to 7th Avenue North (REOPEN on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close 7th Avenue North from James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street (REOPEN on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Monday, December 31, 2018

6:00am Close Parking Lane on James Robertson Parkway (4th Avenue to 8th Avenue) --- NO PARKING (REMOVE CONES Tuesday, January 1 2019 at 6am)

Close Sidewalks on Jefferson Street (3rd Avenue North to 6th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on Jefferson Street (7th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on Harrison Street (5th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on James Robertson Parkway (3rd Avenue North to 8th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am) Close Sidewalks on Junior Gilliam Way (3rd Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on 3rd Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Jefferson Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on 4th Avenue North (3rd Avenue North to Harrison Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on 4th Avenue North (Joe Gilliam Way to Jefferson Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

Close Sidewalks on 8th Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 6am)

7:00am Close Harrison Street (4th Avenue to 5th Avenue) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close 5th Avenue (James Robertson Parkway to Harrison Street) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close 10th Circle North (Charlotte Avenue to Rosa L. Parks Boulevard) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Gay Street (James Robertson Parkway to 10th Circle North) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Jo Johnston Avenue (10th Avenue North to 10th Circle North) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Sidewalks on 10th Circle North (Charlotte Avenue to Rosa L. Parks Boulevard) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Sidewalks on Gay Street (James Robertson Parkway to 10th Circle North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Sidewalks on Jo Johnston Avenue (10th Avenue North to 10th Circle North) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

8:00am Close 6th Avenue Horseshoe around Tennessee State Capitol from Charlotte Avenue to Charlotte Avenue (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 4am)

Close Tennessee State Capitol Private Access Drive (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 4am)

Close Tennessee State Capitol Permit Parking Area (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 4am)

4:00pm Close Junior Gilliam Way (3rd Avenue to 5th Avenue) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close 5th Avenue (Jefferson Street to Junior Gilliam Way) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close 4th Avenue (North of Harrison Street to Stadium Roundabout) (REOPEN)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am

Close 4th Avenue (At Junior Gilliam Way – Must Exit to Jefferson Street) (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

Close Sidewalks on 4th Avenue (North of Harrison Street to Stadium Roundabout) --- closed for set-up as needed; otherwise to remain open for pedestrian access (REOPEN Tuesday, January 1, 2019 by 2am)

TBD - Close James Robertson Parkway during fireworks At MNPD Discretion

All roads to re-open no later than 6:00pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

 

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