Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight rings in 2021

Posted at 8:59 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-01 02:34:22-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — NewsChannel 5 aired this year's televised "Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville" celebration to ring in the New Year.

Due to the pandemic, the city didn't host a public celebration on New Year's Eve. Instead, the televised show featured performances from Nashville natives Moon Taxi and The Shindellas. It also included highlights from previous New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Shindellas, a trio who fuse jazz, soul and R&B, performed a 20-minute followed by indie rock band Moon Taxi's 40-minute set just before midnight.

It was supposed to include fireworks and an explosion of a 2020 sign but that portion of the show was canceled following the downtown Nashville Christmas Day bombing. There will also be no Note Drop this year.

Last year, the event attracted more than 200,000 people to downtown Nashville and generated $26.2 million in direct visitor spending.