Joining the lineup with 2018 Entertainer of the Year and GRAMMY winner Keith Urban were Americana powerhouse Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; English rock band The Struts; Americana award winner Amanda Shires, who is also a member of The 400 Unit and critically-acclaimed new band The Highwomen; rising stars Bren Joy and Kalie Shorr; and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Let's not forget special guests Stevie Nicks and Ashley McBryde!
GRAMMY-winning DJ Dave Audé entertained between sets and DJ Case Bloom provided entertainment before the Music Note was raised.
The red Music Note that was raised and dropped was 16 feet tall and approximately 400 pounds. It is made of aluminum and acrylic and contains more than 13,000 LED pixels. The Music Note tower was 138 feet tall.
Located near the Bell Carillon, a giant 2020 sign was 10 feet tall and included 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.
Many downtown buildings were washed in red lighting to celebrate New Year’s Eve, including the State Capitol.
The Bicentennial Mall location showcased the State Capitol during a pyro burst at 5:55pm when the Music Note was raised and a five-minute display at the stroke of midnight.
One hundred pounds of confetti was showered down on revelers at the stroke of midnight. The rice paper confetti is cleaned up immediately after the event concludes. Any confetti that is missed during cleanup should dissolve within two rainfalls.
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.
SiriusXM host Storme Warren served as emcee on stage. "Today In Nashville" personality Kelly Sutton hosted from the crowd.
On the busiest day of setup, there were 250 production crew staff working to build the stage and setting up other elements for the concert, fireworks, and Music Note Drop®.
Local craft brews from Yee-Haw Brewing Company were available for purchase in a Heated Tent on Jackson St. Picnic tables near the beer tent provided seating areas. Available nearby were hot chicken food trucks, including Chicken Shack Express.
The New York Times released their Best Albums of 2019 and Kalie Shorr's Open Book landed on the list! She performed songs from the album live for free during the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight®: New Year's Eve in Nashville celebration.
The 2019 Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight®: New Year's Eve in Nashville was featured on NBC's New Year's Eve and CNN New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. AND was livestreamed on visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve starting at 11pm.