New Year’s Eve in Nashville is always a good time, whether you’re a local or just visiting. This is your New Year’s Eve in Nashville guide to the best parties, concerts, events and things to do on Saturday, December 31, 2016. We’ll be adding more shindigs to ring in the new year as they are announced.
Hotels In or Nearby Downtown Nashville:
- Westin Nashville *new in 2016!*
- Hilton Nashville Downtown
- Omni Nashville
- Renaissance Hotel
- Sheraton Nashville
- Hilton Garden Inn
- DoubleTree Downtown
- Courtyard Downtown
- The Capitol Hotel – *cheapest*
- Thompson Nashville *new in 2016!*
- Fairfield Inn & Suites
- Hyatt Place Downtown
- Hampton Inn Downtown
- The 404 Boutique Hotel
- Union Station
- Best Western Plus *cheapest*
New Year’s Eve Parties in Nashville
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve party will feature Keith Urban and Styx as the headlining performers. The evening is filled with free live music, fireworks, and the Music Note Drop® at midnight. Other performers will include Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Charlie Worsham, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers.
FREE | Get more details.
Acme New Year’s Eve
Acme is ringing in the New Year with a huge party on Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 6:00pm to 2:00am with a night of music, dancing, champagne, and countdowns.
- 1st Floor
6pm – 8pm – Acme Radio DJs
8pm – 10pm – The Gripsweats & Friends
11pm – 2am – Backup Planet
- 3rd Floor
9pm – 2am – Coach & Rate Present: Way Back, To The Future decades dance party with corresponding photo booth backdrops that change every hour.
General admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets grant access to the entire building including the rooftop. VIP tickets are available.
$30+ | Get more details.
Jingle Boot Rock All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve Party
The Sutler is hosting an ALL-INCLUSIVE Jingle Boot Rock New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 8:00pm to 2:00am. All tickets include an open buffet and open bar ALL NIGHT with a complimentary Champagne toast and Boot Drop at midnight. There will be two levels of partying, you can choose to purchase seats in the saloon or the cellar.
- Upstairs in the Saloon
8:00pm – 11:00pm: Live Music by Johnny & The Loveseats
11:30pm – 2:00am: Live Music TBD
- Downstairs in the Cellar
8:00pm – 11:00pm: Live Music by The Sutler String Band
11:30pm – 2:00am: DJ
The following alcohol selections are INCLUDED for ALL attendees:
- Beer: All Draft Beer, Bottled Beer & Canned Beer
- Wines by the Glass: House Champagne, Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Kris Pinot Grigio, Corvidae Mirth Chardonnay, Ferrari-Carano Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Dog Pinot Noir, Clayhouse Adobe (Red Blend) & Del Rio Claret (Red Blend).
- Vodka: Tito’s
- Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
- Bourbon: Belle Meade Bourbon
- Gin: Tanqueray
- Rum: Matusalem
- Tequila: Cazadores
- Scotch: Famous Grouse
$125+ | Get more details.
New Year’s Eve on M Street
ONE TICKET, FOUR PARTIES! M Street’s annual New Year’s Eve Party will be on Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 9:00pm to 2:00am. Attendees can move freely between The Rosewall, Virago, Saint Anejo and Whiskey Kitchen, all conveniently located on McGavock Street in the Gulch. Each location will have a bubble toast and balloon drop at midnight.
The Rosewall will be the primary party space, featuring DJ Chief Maverick out of L.A., a light show, and an exclusive confetti drop to ring in 2017.
All tickets include:
- 2 drinks of choice at The Rosewall (beer, wine, well, or bubbles)
- Bubble toast at midnight
- Access to all four venues (The Rosewall, Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Saint Anejo)
- General admission: $85 per person
- Group rate (6 or more): $80 per person
- All Access: $155 per person
VIP Access to 3 Additional Private Bars + Speed Pass
- VIP Exclusive: $175 per person
Table Service + VIP Access to 3 Additional Private Bars + Speed Pass
NOTE: Ticket prices will increase the week of NYE
GURU DISCOUNT: Use promo code “GURU” for $5 off each ticket plus an additional drink if you arrive between 9pm and 10pm.
$80+ | Get more details.
L27 Rooftop New Year’s Eve Countdown
L27 is ringing in 2017 with live music, champagne and spectacular views. This rooftop venue at the Westin Nashville is hosting a New Year’s Eve countdown party from 7:00pm til 2:00am on December 31st. Tickets include compliementary valet, hor d’oeuvres, music by Rod Youree and DJKO, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Nearby Hotels: Westin Nashville
$200 | Get more details.
Kung Fu Saloon – New Year, New Bar Celebration
Celebrate NYE at one of the newest bars in Nashville. Kung Fu Saloon has plenty of entertainment, including vintage arcade games, foosball, Skee Ball, shuffleboard, and much more. Guest DJ Protege from Austin will be on-site providing the jams. Plus get a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors! Doors open at 8pm. Best of all, there’s no cover!
FREE | Get more details.
Tin Roof will host two separate New Year’s Eve parties at each of their locations!
Tin Roof – Broadway
The Tin Roof on Broadway in downtown Nashville will host a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, December 31st. There will be bands playing all day and a FREE COVER! There will also be a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.
FREE | Get more details.
Tin Roof – Demonbreun
Tin Roof on Demonbreun will host a New Year’s Eve bash that kicks off at 8:00pm. There will be a midnight champagne toast and free party favors. There will be a $30 cover at the door or you can purchase VIP tickets.
$30+ | Get more details.
L.A. Jackson is one of Nashville’s newest rooftop hotspots. The ticketed party is from 8pm to 2am and costs $75 per person. Tickets include entry, a champagne toast at midnight, and music by DJ Lt. Dan. The event has sold out.
$75 | Get more details.
The Valentine’s Midnight Masquerade
The Valentine on Broadway will have live music from 11am to 10pm followed by DJs all night long. The cover is $20 starting at 6pm and is 21 and up only. Admission includes entertainment, live music, confetti cannons, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and special surprises.
$20 | Get more details.
The Fire Ball NYE 2016
W.O. Smith School of Music | 8th Ave S
The W.O. Smith Junior Advisory Board and The Phoenix Club are hosting the annual *ALL INCLUSIVE* Fire Ball “Ignite the Night” New Year’s Eve party from 9:00pm to 2:00am at W.O. Smith School of Music. This is a black tie (optional) event that’s fancier than other New Year’s Eve parties in Nashville. There will be a top-shelf open bar, plenty of fireball, Sam Adams and Angry Orchard beer, Whisper Creek Whisper Wagon, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and a Party Fowl breakfast buffet at midnight. Stretta Band & DJ AyDamn will perform.
Tickets are available for $150 and all proceeds will benefit the W.O. Smith Community Music School and The Phoenix Club.
Shindig Mafia’s New Year’s Eve Soirée
Join Shindig Mafia on New Year’s Eve for a soirée at The Standard’s grand ballroom from 8:00pm to 2:00am. Join in for a night of champagne, live music, and dancing. Tickets include complimentary champagne and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
$75+ | Get more details.
NYE Dance Party at The Back Corner
The Back Corner, one of the newest spots in Germantown, is having a dance party on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $100 and include an open bar, passed snacks, a champagne toast, and live DJ. The party is from 8am to 2pm.
$100 | Get more details.
UP Rooftop Lounge
UP, a rooftop lounge in the Gulch is hosting a fun New Year’s Eve party from 5:00pm til 1:00am featuring live music, a photo booth, and champagne toast. There will also be a complimentary buffet from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and discounts on specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. You must purchase a ticket to gain access to UP the night of New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $200 and complimentary valet is included.
$200 | Get more details.
NYE at Tootsies + Rippy’s + Honky Tonk Central
Get access to all three of these Lower Broadway hotspots for $80 with the “fast pass.” The fast pass moves you to the front of the line and includes cover at Tootsies, Rippy’s, and Honky Tonk Central. The Fast Pass is available for purchase from 12/22 to 12/30 in-person at each venue. Without the fast pass, cover charges start at $30 at each location and entry is first come, first served.
$80 | Get more details.
NYE at The Country
Stroll down the red carpet at The Country, which is being transformed into an elegant old Hollywood supper club to ring in the new year. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner, craft cocktails, local brews, photo booth, and music by retro pop-soul artist Lydia Brittan followed by Groove Addiction. Tickets are $50, which includes entry and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress to impress! 21+
$50 | Get more details.
New Year’s Eve Ramble at Little Harpeth Brewing
Enjoy an evening of live music from Forlorn Strangers, Jon Reynolds, Devon Gilfillian, and special guests along with great brews and skyline views from Little Harpeth Brewing. Doors open at 9pm and music kicks off at 9:30pm. Cover is $10.
$10 | Get more details.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Dawghouse Saloon
The Dawghouse Saloon and Premier Lounge on Demonbreun are hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash on December 31st from 10pm to close. VDJ JD will perform at Premier Lounge and DJ Mayo will perform at Dawghouse. There will also be a free champagne toast at midnight. Cover is $20.
$20 | Get more details.
New Year’s Eve Dinners in Nashville
The Southern is having a prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve that you don’t want to miss. There will be three courses and pricing starts at $65 per person. Reservations start at 5:00pm.
Sinema’s New Year’s Eve Dinner + Lounge Party
Sinema will be serving a New Year’s Eve dinner with reservations starting at 5:30pm. The special four-course dinner will be $85 per person with an optional $40 per person wine pairing. The upstairs lounge party will begin at 9:00pm and will be $25 if you joined Sinema for dinner or $50 if you’re just joining for the party.
$50+ | Get more details.
Watermark Restaurant in the Gulch is a long-time favorite fine-dining establishment. Their New Year’s Eve dinner on Saturday, December 31, 2016 will feature a 4-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person. A wine pairing option is also available for $40.
$95 | Get more details
Sambuca in the Gulch is hosting a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Guests can enjoy a 3 or 4-course dinner and live music by Mat McAtee and theEvenuals. There are three dinner seating times to choose from, including 5pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm.
Etch in downtown Nashville is hosting a 4-course New Year’s Eve dinner. The menu includes an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Reservations are required. The dinner will be $90 per person with an optional $40 per person wine pairings.
Etc. in Green Hills is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner with a prix fixe menu. The menu includes delicious items like truffled potato ravioli, ginger infused butternut squash, seared grouper, and Tennessee buttermilk panna cotta. Reservations are required. The dinner will be $90 per person with an optional $40 per person wine pairings.
Adele’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner with delicious food and good times. Their a la carte menu is available from 5:00pm til 6:30pm while the Gala prix fixe menu will start at 7:00pm. The prix fixe menu will be $80 per person.
Prima’s NYE tasting menu is $95 per person with an optional wine pairing of $40. Tax and gratuity are not included. Prima’s regular menu will also be available. Guests will also receive a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Call 615-873-4232 to reserve a table.
Capitol Grill in the Hermitage Hotel is hosting a prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and champagne. Early seatings are from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for $75 per person. Seatings from 9:00pm and later include a champagne toast and party favors and are $125 per person.
$75 – $125 | Get more details and see menu
404 Kitchen in the Gulch is hosting two seatings (5:00pm and 7:00pm) on New Year’s Eve. Chef Matt Bolus has prepared incredible menus for the evening. Each seating time will have different menus. The 5:00pm seating will feature a $100 per person five-course menu while the 7:00pm seating will feature a $150 per person seven-course menu.
$100 – $150 | Get more details and see menu
The Marsh House inside the Thompson Hotel will serve brunch from 9:00am-3:00pm and a four-course, pre fixe dinner from 5:00pm-11:00pm.
Nicky’s Coal Fired
Nicky’s Coal Fired will be open from 5pm to 10:30pm for normal dinner service on New Year’s Eve. The normal menu will be available along with holiday specials.
New Year’s Eve Concerts in Nashville
Cherub at Marathon Music Works
Cherub will be performing at Marathon Music Works on New Year’s Eve. Show starts at 9pm.
$35 – $75 | Get more details and purchase tickets.
Old Crow Medicine Show at the Ryman
Old Crow draws quite the crowd, and they’ll play NYE night at the intimate Ryman Auditorium. Show starts at 9pm.
$49.50 | $69.50 | SOLD OUT | Get details and purchase tickets.
Widespread Panic at Bridgestone Arena
Widespread Panic will perform two nights in Nashville — Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st. They will also be performing at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, December 29th for the sold out Tunes for Tots charity drive.
$60.50 | $65.50 | Get details and purchase tickets.
John Prine, Jason Isbell, & Kacey Musgraves at The Grand Ole Opry
Enjoy New Year’s Eve at The Grand Ole Opry House with John Prine, Jason Isbell and special guest Kacey Musgraves.
$250+ | Get details and purchase tickets.
My So Called Band at Cannery Ballroom
Ring in the new year with one of the top 90s cover bands, My So Called Band, at the Cannery Ballroom. The show starts at 9:30pm and is 21 and over.
Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley
If your heart beats to the sounds of the 80s, Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley might be your Nashville NYE go-to. Show starts at 8pm.
$27 | Get details and purchase tickets.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
If you want to wine and dine on New Year’s Eve and catch a concert at the same time, City Winery is the place to be. Marty Stuart is playing an early show at 7pm and a late show at 11pm. All ages may attend.
$50 – $70 | Get early show details and purchase tickets. | Get late show details and purchase tickets.
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We’ll be updating this article as events are announced. If you know of any big New Year’s Eve event in Nashville, let us know in the comments!