New Year’s Eve in Nashville

Nashville sure knows how to throw a New Year’s Eve party. Last year, I welcomed 2015 by partying country-style and waiting for the note to drop. Literally. Sure, New York has the infamous ball drop and Atlanta has the peach drop. Nashville also has a fifteen-foot-tall music note drop at midnight, covered with LED lights. It is not called Music City for nothing.

I had a lot of fun celebrating in Nashville. I was, however, a little disappointed of how cold it was. I came all the way from Connecticut in late December, hoping for warmer weather down south. But that was just the New Englander in me complaining about the weather again.

Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City


The Bash on Broadway is Nashville’s biggest New Year’s Eve event. Last year, an estimated 130,000 people came out to see musical guests Lady Antebellum and Gavin DeGraw and stood outside the Nashville’s streets. The event is open to the public and has become one of the best New Year’s party in the country.




Nashville also has kid-friendly events during the day so families can come and celebrate. There’s a an engaging fireworks show after midnight and music concerts all over the place. Music City offers some of the coolest bars and clubs in the country, and let’s not forget some good ole southern food!

So if you are looking to celebrate New Year’s and have a grand time, look no further and head to Nashville. Especially if you’re a fan of country music, southern food and whiskey!


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Jen is a Chicago-based traveler and a full-time Director of Development for an arts & culture organization. Originally from Connecticut, she created Angel of Wanderlust as a place to share her travel stories and photos with friends and family. Now, it is a place for adventurers, explorers and dreamers. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage people to see the world and achieve a better work-life balance.