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Preparations Underway For Music City New Year's Celebration

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The countdown has started and preparations are underway for Music City's Annual Bash on Broadway New Year's Eve celebration.

Trucks and crews lined the streets on Broadway and 1st Avenue as they gear up for one of the biggest celebrations of the year for Nashville.

"All outside, great music, bands all night, fireworks and the music note drops at midnight," said Deana Ivey with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For the past six years, thousands of people have brought in the New Year in Music City. This year organizers planned it to be no different, with a record breaking 75,000 visitors estimated to pack Broadway.

"They're talking about it across the world. We were just named by Huffington Post as one of the five destinations to visit for News Year's Eve," said Ivey.

Organizers said they have something new planned that will help party-goers capture the moment forever.

For the past several weeks, crews have been working to build a huge picture frame where people will literally be able to stand inside and capture photos of the night, with the excitement going on in the background.

"It's 13 feet high," said Ivey.

"We're estimating (it to weigh) about a ton or a ton and a half," said frame engineer Zack Duensing. "I didn't think it was going to be this big."

The goal was to have everyone post the pictures on social media and tag where they bring in the New Year.

"Hopefully it will go viral and it will just take off, and Twitter and Facebook will explode with Music City's Bash on Broadway," said Ivey.

Events surrounding the Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway will begin Sunday following the Titans game.

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl also planned to get involved, with the Ole Miss and Georgia Tech bands battling it out on Lower Broadway.

On New Year's Eve, the festivities will start around noon.

For a full list of activities and more information, visit visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

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