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Preparations Underway For Nashville's New Year's Eve Bash

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by Marcus Washington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – People are getting ready for the Bash on Broadway. It's expected to draw thousands of people to the streets of Downtown Nashville for New Year's Eve.

One of the highlights is the big countdown featuring hundreds of lights, thousands of folks cheering and a musical note dropping from the sky.

PHOTOS: Preparations For Bash On Broadway

Party planners expect to bring around 55,000 people to lower Broadway. They'll all see the work Jonathan Hammel and his crew have made on the giant note that will shine from above at Riverfront Park.

"Six to eight weeks on the fabrication so, quite a bit of time and a lot of man hours," said Hammel.

The main event of any New Year's Eve drop is that object falling out of the sky during the countdown.

"The note itself is 15 feet and it drops 115 feet. The giant measure bar is 30 feet across. Obviously, the clef is another 15 to 16 feet, so it's a sight to be seen for sure," said Hammel.

Every part of the Bash on Broadway drop show is sculpted inside Hammel's East Nashville warehouse.

For the past two years the object that falls during the countdown has gotten stuck, but the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau has a plan to keep the note moving.

"This year we went to a new system, which is an electronic computerized system; which will ensure that is will definitely go down this year," said Andrea Arnold with the NCVB.

For a list on parking, sober ride program and event for Bash on Board, visit NCVB. http://www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve

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