Want to sing “Auld Lang Syne” with one of Country music’s biggest Stars?
New Year’s Eve, 2016, that happens to fall on a Saturday by the way, is expected to draw one of the largest celebrations of the day Nashville has ever seen. So many people are expected to invade Music City for the occasion many venues are ramping up the party with two days of performances, Friday, December 30, and of course, Saturday, December 31.
Here is a list of planned New Year’s Eve celebrations in Nashville to help make the event one attendees are sure to never forget.
Guilty Pleasures, one of Music City’s top Cover Bands of 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s music, will perform their annual New Year’s Eve concert at 3rd and Lindsley, the 2016 People’s Choice Award-winner for Best Small Venue in Nashville. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 8pm. Contact (615) 259-9891 for more information about this performance.
Consisting of Jordan Kelly and Jason Huber, the Nashville Electronic/R&B/Rockers known as CHERUB will play at the Marathon Music Works, an industrial-chic warehouse-style venue. Two Fresh and Gibbz will join them. Doors open at 8pm and the show begins at 9pm. Must be 18 and older to attend. The Marathon Music Works is located at 1402 Clinton Street and can be contacted at (615) 891-1781.
The mysterious Sci-Fi Rockers known as The Protomen will perform at the Exit/In, located at 2208 Elliston Place. They will be joined by Born Empty, Makeup And Vanity Set, and The Dead Deads. This is an 18 and older event and more information can be obtained by contacting (615) 321-3340.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will play two shows at the City Winery, located at 609 Lafayette Street. One performance begins at 7pm and the other at 11pm. Contact (615) 324-1010 for details.
The Bluegrass Band known as The Grascals will play the Station Inn, one of Nashville’s most authentic music venues, starting at 9pm. The Station Inn is located at 402 12th Avenue South in Downtown Nashville. Special priced tickets for couples can be obtained by calling (615) 255-3307.
Old Crow Medicine Show will perform their annual New Year’s Eve show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, located at 116 5th Avenue North. Dom Flemons, who founded Carolina Chocolate Drops, will open the show. Contact (615) 889-3060 for details.
Widespread Panic will play two shows at the Bridgestone Arena, located at 501 Broadway. Their Friday night show begins at 8pm, and their New Year’s Eve performance starts at 9pm. You can also catch Widespread Panic on Thursday, December 29, at their Tunes For Tots concert at the Ryman Auditorium. Contact (615) 770-2000 for their Bridgestone Arena shows.
Songwriters John Prine, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell, will play at the Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, at 8pm. Popular songs penned by the trio include “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” that John Prine co-wrote with Steve Goodman, “Follow Your Arrow,” the 2014 CMA Award-winning Song of the Year that Kacey Musgraves co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, and “Alabama Pines,” the 2012 Americana Honors and Awards Song of the Year by Jason Isbell. Tickets for this event can be obtained by contacting Ticketmaster.
Keith Urban, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Styx, Moon Taxi, Charlie Worsham, and A Thousand Horses will bash Nashville’s annual free outdoor New Year’s Celebration at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and its 2,000-seat amphitheater. So, there is plenty of room to sing “Auld Lang Syne” with Keith Urban. The park sits in the shadow of the Tennessee Capitol Building, at 600 James Robertson Parkway, in Downtown Nashville. Also featured will be the very popular “Music Note Drop” at midnight. This will be followed by confetti and a fireworks display. The event opens at 4pm, and the music starts at 6:15pm. Contact (615) 741-5280 for details about this sure to be memorable event.
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