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

New Year's Eve - House Rules

See what items and activities are and are not permitted at Nashville's New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Music City.

Below is information for the 2019 event. Please stay tuned for 2020 information.

2019 House Rules

The House Rules exist for the safety, comfort, and convenience of everyone. All personal items are subject to search. BY ENTERING THE PREMISES YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING HOUSE RULES:


Permitted Items include:

  • Small bags with a maximum measurement of 16”x10”x4”
  • Handheld, personal-sized umbrellas (up to 36”)
  • Personal cameras


Prohibited Items include:

  • No guns, knives, other weapons, or dangerous devices of any kind
  • No backpacks or luggage
  • No coolers
  • No outside alcoholic beverages. Only alcoholic beverages purchased from a designated official event vendor are allowed on site.
  • No illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • No fireworks
  • No laser pointers
  • No pets (service animals permitted)
  • No drones or other remote-controlled aerial or ground-based devices
  • No unauthorized vending, sales, sampling, solicitation, or distribution of materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, etc. (event credentials required)
  • No wagons or pull-carts
  • No unauthorized personal transport devices including bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, Segways, golf carts, mopeds, scooters, electric scooters (Bird, Lime, Spin, Lyft, Jump, Gotcha, Bolt), or any personal motorized vehicles other than wheelchairs or ADA devices (event credentials required)
  • No pedicabs or pedal taverns
  • No unauthorized amplification devices permitted which disrupt event production, including handheld megaphones
  • No other noisemakers (musical instruments, bullhorns, air horns, whistles, etc.)
  • No performances/demonstrations of any type outside of the designated freedom of expression zone
  • No chairs of any type
  • No pop-up tents
  • No beach or pole-style umbrellas
  • No inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or using ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space
  • No blankets or ground tarps
  • No hammocks or attaching anything to any park structures or trees
  • No audio recorders or video cameras
  • No camera stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks, or selfie sticks
  • No aerosol containers of any kind
  • No sealed containers of any kind
  • No throwing objects
  • No smoking, e-cigs, or vaping outside of the designated smoking area
  • No professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • No large chains or spiked jewelry
  • No signs, flags on sticks, or poles
  • No pepper spray