A diverse line up is set for Nashville’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The Fray will headline the fourth annual Music City New Year’s Eve “Bash on Broadway” along with performances by Love and Theft, Sixpence None the Richer, and Striking Matches. The show will be emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country and SiriusXM radio personality.
Revelers will count down to the New Year as a 15-foot-tall red “Music Note Drop®,” descends from a 115 ft. structure followed by a fireworks display and confetti cannons. The show, which is free to the public, will take place on Lower Broadway between 1st and 5th Aves. beginning at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Family hour, from 7 to 8 p.m., includes the raising of the music note, fireworks and discounted non-alcoholic beverages.
The festivities kick off Sun., Dec. 30 with MusicFest and Battle of the Bands on Broadway featuring the college bands of the teams playing in the Music City Bowl. The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl game will follow on Mon., Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at LP Field. The Nashville New Year’s Resolution Run 5K Run/Walk will be Tues., Jan. 1. For details visit www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
For NYE 2011, the hotel occupancy rate was 90.3%, up from 75.7% in 2010. According to city officials, the crowd attendance was 55,000 in 2011, 25,000 in 2010 and 15,000 in 2009.
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