Nashville's New Year's Eve Fun Facts
See below for the details on the 2017 celebration. Stay tuned for information happening in 2018! Plan your trip now.
- So Much Free Music.
Nashville’s 2017 New Year’s Eve concert was packed with amazing artists Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, Jonny P, Larkin Poe, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers playing for 6+ hours of FREE live music! Storme Warren and Kelly Sutton were emcees.
- Best Place to Ring in the New Year.
Nashville was chosen in the USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards as the Best Place to Ring in the New Year.
- Music Note Drop®.
Nashville's Music City Midnight is the ONLY place you can ring in to the New Year with the drop of a 15-foot-tall red music note, covered in 150 feet of LED lights, from a 145-foot structure.
- Lots of lights.
Located near the Bell Carillon, a giant 2018 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.
- It's a Big Production.
The 2017 event used more than 4,500 linear feet of cable ramps, over 800 lighting fixtures, 85,000 square feet of flooring and more than 100 audio speakers. The production crew included approximately 200 people!
- Biodegradable Confetti.
100 pounds of confetti showered down on revelers at the stroke of midnight. The rice paper confetti was cleaned up immediately after the event concluded.
- Fireworks Over the Capitol.
The event location showcases the State Capitol during a fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.
- 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.