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Nashville’s New Year’s Eve Bash to be Biggest Ever

Nashville’s New Year’s Eve Bash to be Biggest Ever with Seven Bands,
Two Stages, Music Note Drop and NYE’s Longest Fireworks Show
Mayor, Kelsea Ballerini to Raise Music Note to Kick Off More Than Six Hours of Live Music

NASHVILLE – The Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City (#NashvilleNYE) on Dec. 31 is expected to be the largest in the event’s seven-year history. This year’s celebration will feature seven bands, two stages and Nashville’s longest fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. As in past years, a Music Note drop at the stroke of midnight will usher in 2016.

The globally-acclaimed Kings Of Leon will headline the free concert. The Nashville-based band will be joined by hot new CMA winner Chris Stapleton, CMA-nominated Kelsea Ballerini, Sugar & The Hi-Lows, The Whigs, Wild Cub and LANco. Music will start at 6 p.m. and go past midnight. Artists and times subject to change.

“This stellar lineup showcases the diversity of music being created in Nashville and will be one of the very best concerts taking place in the country on New Year’s Eve,” said Ken Levitan, chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and president of Vector Management. “By adding a second stage, revelers will enjoy continuous music from the time we raise the Music Note to when it drops six hours later to rock in the New Year.”

New features this year include:
·         Seven bands: The most ever for Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert.
·         Two stages: The new Music City stage will be located on Broadway in between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It will face the Jack Daniel’s Stage, which will continue to serve as the main stage at First and Broadway.
·         Tallest Music Note drop: The tower will be 145-feet tall, compared to 125 feet last year.
·         More Confetti: Some 200 pounds of confetti will shower down on revelers at the stroke of midnight – the most ever for New Year’s Eve.
·         Longest fireworks show: At the stroke of midnight, the fireworks show will be the longest ever for a New Year’s Eve celebration in Nashville, lasting approximately five minutes.
The event will kick off on the Music City Stage at 5:45 p.m. with a welcome from Mayor Megan Barry. She will be joined by Ballerini and mascots GNASH and T-RAC for the raising of the Music Note and a burst of fireworks when it reaches the top. The Music Note tower will be located on the Jack Daniel’s Stage. The music will start at 6 p.m., giving families plenty of time to enjoy the raising of the Music Note and some music before the evening gets too late.
Serving as emcee on the Jack Daniel’s Stage will be Storme Warren, who has emceed the New Year’s Eve event since its beginning in 2009. He will be joined this year by Kelly Sutton, who will take on emcee duties on the Music City Stage.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is planning for 150,000 to attend the concert, including music lovers from overseas drawn especially by a free show by the Kings Of Leon.

In addition to all the free music on New Year’s Eve, Nashville will celebrate the end of 2015 with several days of events and free entertainment, including games from the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans and several activities associated with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, including Battle of the Bands, MusicFest and a pre-game concert on the Jack Daniel’s Stage. (See attached Fact Sheet for more details.)
Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. Partners include Advance Financial, Anderson Benson Insurance, Carl Black Chevrolet, Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, Grand Avenue, McDonald’s, Durango Boot, Korbel, Budweiser, Bud Light, Fetzer and Uber.

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