Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

New Year's Eve Fun Facts

Learn all the fun things about Nashville's New Year's Eve, like the number of lights in the giant music note or how many pounds of confetti are used at midnight.

The Highlights
Music City Midnight NYE

This year marks the 15th New Year’s Eve event and the seventh year at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

The red Music Note that will be dropped at midnight CT is 16 feet tall and approximately 400 pounds. It is made of aluminum and acrylic and contains more than 28,140 LED pixels. The Music Note Tower is 138 feet tall.

Two-minute display at the stroke of midnight CT when the Music Note drops


Big Bash is partnering with the HERO (Homeless Education Resource Office) Program of Metro Nashville Public Schools to support students and their families who are experiencing homelessness. Through the partnership, Big Bash sponsor Crav’n Flavor will replenish the HERO food pantry for the month of January from scratch. The food pantry empties in December to ensure families are well-supported throughout the holiday season. Dr PepperCoca-Cola Consolidated, and Carl Black Chevrolet will support HERO families by supporting the transportation fund over the next 12 months so that families can access community resources and navigate the work of obtaining stable housing. Additionally, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, through its Music City Inc. foundation, will contribute $1 from each official Big Bash event t-shirt sold to support the work of the HERO program. DONATE NOW.

Care Kitchen Outreach will collect unused prepared food to donate to local food kitchens and nonprofits.


Big Bash partners with Tennessee State Parks to foster sustainability at the event hosted at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Sustainability efforts include recycling cardboard, aluminum, plastic, solid grease, and grease water. Additionally, food vendors are encouraged to use biodegradable plates and food containers and no single-use condiment packets. Use of Styrofoam is prohibited. The event partners with Compost Nashville to collect organic waste material at the crew catering tent and other backstage food services.

Energy-efficient LED is used on video screens and for lighting, along with some solar-powered work lights. The event partners with SmART! Art Supplies to upcycle signage for reuse as art materials. The event will reduce single-use plastic water bottles through water refill stations and 5-gallon water coolers.