New Year's Eve - Fun Facts

So much more free music

Nashville's 2018 New Year's Eve concert is packed with amazing artists Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Brett Young, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers playing for 6+ hours of FREE live music! Storme Warren and Kelly Sutton are emcees.

Music Note Drop®

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 lights. New this year, the Note is three dimensional and features video boards. The Music Note tower will be 140-feet tall.

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, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Tennessee Tower, and other downtown buildings.

Fireworks over the State Capitol
The Bicentennial Mall location will showcase the State Capitol during a one-minute fireworks show at 6 p.m. when the Music Note is raised and a five-minute display at the stroke of midnight.
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.

There's an app for that

The Nashville New Year’s Eve app, available in the App Store and Google Play, gives you the most up-to-date information on the event, the music, official merchandise, and everything else Music City Midnight has to offer.

Toast, Boast, and Post

Each year we take a second during the show and do a thing called the Toast, Boast, and Post. A moment when everyone takes out their phones. Holds them up. Takes a picture. Then posts on social media for all to see.

It's a big 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.