Ringing in the New Year can be one of the biggest festivities of the year — if you know where to go. With Nashville being one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, this year’s NYE events are sure to be some of the best this city has ever seen! From the bigger and better street party to classy cocktail parties, here’s my take on the best ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Nashville, Tenn.:
This annual (and FREE!) street party brings visitors from across the country who are thirsty for everything “Music City.” This year, Gavin DeGraw, Lady Antebellum and others are scheduled to take the stage on Lower Broadway at 7 p.m. The full event will include more than 38 performances and 5.5 hours of music. Guests will be able to count down the New Year while a 15-foot-tall red music note slowly drops from a 125-foot-tall structure near the river. When the music note reaches the bottom and the clock strikes midnight, spectators will be treated to a beautiful fireworks display and confetti cannon. If you can deal with the crowds, this is an epic party.
If you’re a Nashville native, I’m sure you’ve made your way to this Broadway bar frequented by locals. Unique from the other honky-tonks on Broadway, Acme has a cool new vibe that I’m loving. New Year’s Eve here is sure to impress. General admission tickets are $50 and include champagne, live music, DJ dance parties, a balloon drop and more. You can purchase VIP tickets to Acme’s gorgeous rooftop bar, which will allow you to also take in the concerts on Broadway from a unique view (and with fewer people).
One ticket, four parties. Just thinking about this event makes me hungry. Secure your spot today for MStreet’s NYE festivities spread out among The Rosewall, Virago, Saint Añejo and Whiskey Kitchen. These restaurants are all fabulous, so it’s sure to be an awesome event with yummy food, sinful cocktails, a classy atmosphere and a hip crowd. General admission tickets are $50 and include a champagne toast, party favors, DJ dance parties, midnight balloon drop and a red carpet photo.
Reimagined and resurrected in 2014, The Sutler has a newfound reputation to live up to. I have no doubt they’ll succeed. The party starts at 7 p.m., and a $60 general admission ticket includes a gourmet buffet, live music and a champagne toast. That sounds like a great deal … we’re also curious about this “boot drop” they mention.
The Greenhouse always throws an awesome New Year’s Eve party, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Less expensive than many of the other parties, this one is just $35 and includes party favors, drink specials, food trucks, photo booth, coat check and giveaways. Grab your pair of 3D glasses when you arrive, and party the night away from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
One important thing to note: BUY YOUR TICKETS. Yesterday. Seriously, get on it. Nashville is now a major NYE destination, and many venues are already sold out. Don’t wait until Dec. 31 to decide which party to attend; odds are, it will be sold out by then. Places that aren’t sold out will most likely be overpopulated. Gather your troops and book one of these parties today.
Happy New Year from TN Media!