Third Annual ‘Bash on Broadway’ Offers a Full Evening of
Free Concerts to Revelers
NASHVILLE – Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, will headline the third annual Music City New Year’s Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ concert in downtown Nashville, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, producers of the event, announced. The music-filled evening will also feature performances by pop/rock band TOY and new country artists Edens Edge and THE FARM.
“People expect world-class live entertainment from Nashville, and they certainly won’t be disappointed with this show,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the CVB. “The diversity of musical acts will provide a perfect backdrop for locals and visitors to ring in the New Year in Music City.”
Revelers attending Music City’s “Bash on Broadway” will count down to the New Year as a new 15-foot-tall red “music note®,” drops slowly from a 115-foot structure, taller than in previous events. The “music note®” drop, presented by Grand Avenue, will trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark.
“We felt the new music note best represented the diversity of talents and genres that call Nashville home,” said Spyridon. “Music City has gained its reputation due to the artists, songwriters, musicians, producers, managers and promoters who call Nashville home. The music note is the best graphic to represent Nashville.”
The confetti cannons are also new this year and are done in partnership with the TJ Martell Foundation. The Foundation, which supports innovative and lifesaving research for cancer and AIDS, will be selling ‘wishes’ to revelers throughout the evening for donations as part of its national “My New Year’s Wish” campaign. Revelers can put their wishes for the New Year on a strip of paper, and literally see their wishes begin the New Year as they are released as part of the confetti cannon at midnight. The local Wish campaign is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
The show, which is free to the public, will take place on Broadway between 1st and 4th avenues beginning at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The show, which will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sirius XM Radio, and the show will be emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country and Sirius XM Radio personality.
The event will provide three consecutive nights of entertainment offerings for visitors. December 29 kicks off the festivities as visitors can enjoy Zac Brown in concert at Bridgestone Arena and annual Music City Bowl activities at Riverfront Park. On December 30, the Music City Bowl pre-game concert will feature Small Time Rock Stars at 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park followed by the Bowl Game at 5:40 p.m. at LP Field. For additional details on the events go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.