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Music City Counts Down New Year With Guitar Drop

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Bash on Broadway with thousands of people rang in the New Year, and a big flashing guitar dropped in Music City.

Country star Rodney Atkins headlined the concert on Broadway before the countdown. Other performers included Marc Broussard and Jonny Lang, along with The Dirt Drifters and Gabe Dixon. 

The Bash on Broadway was presented by the Hard Rock Cafe. This was the first city operated event downtown since 2004. 

The guitar also dropped at two other locations. The Hard Rock had similar events in Memphis and Niagara Falls. 

Final preparations were underway Thursday morning for the New Year's celebration. Crews had been working on building an 85 foot tower to support the 10 foot tall guitar that came down at midnight. 

Broadway was closed from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue for the New Year's bash. The event started on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Additional Road Closures for Thursday, December 31:

6 a.m.              ACME Alley, Broadway (2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue) 

8 a.m.              Titan Way from Russell to Victory Lane
                        Victory Lane from Titan Way to South 1st Street 

3 p.m.              2nd Avenue (Demonbreun to Commerce Street) 

11 p.m.            Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge (Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge will re-open   immediately upon the conclusion of the fireworks show.)                       

All roads will re-open no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010.

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