NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Crews are working hard transforming Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville.
From a crowd of about 1,500 on lower Broadway, to an expected 100,000 this year, Nashville's annual free New Year's Eve celebration has grown tremendously over the last decade. Nashville's famous Music Note Drop tradition continues, but with a slightly different look this year.
"We made it bigger," explains Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. CEO, Butch Spyridon. "You can catch a little color from the side now, which before it was very one dimensional, now it's three dimensional. And with 13,000 LED lights, we can spell out 'Happy New Year,' we can put 'Music City' in lights, and we can make it be multi-colored, not just change colors."
The event site opens at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 31. On the stage this year: the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Brett Young, Devon Gilfillian, Caitlyn Smith, Judah & the Lion, Peter Frampton, Keith Urban, and more. The Music Note Drop will be followed by fireworks.