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 Wednesday, December 31, 2014. We’ll be adding more shindigs to ring in the new year as they are announced.
New Year’s Eve Parties in Nashville
Bash on Broadway
The Bash on Broadway New Year’s Eve party will feature Lady Antebellum as the headlining performer. The evening is filled with free live music, fireworks and the Music Note Drop® at midnight. Other performers will include Gavin Degraw, The Apache Relay and Kristen Capolino.
FREE | Get more details.
Acme’s New Year’s Eve Party
Acme Feed and Seed
Acme is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party to remember. Get ready for three levels of good times, including bubbly, live music, DJ dance parties and more. General admission tickets are $50 and allow access to floors 1-3. VIP tickets are $150 and add access to the rooftop plus an hour of complimentary champagne.
- First Floor: Live music kicks off at 7pm with a midnight balloon drop and a cuban/salsa band starting at 12:30am.
- Second Floor: Specialty cocktails, a champagne lounge and worldwide countdown broadcasts on the TVs.
- Third Floor: A DJ dance party will start at 9pm with a balloon drop at midnight. The third floor will also have the generation domination photobooth.
- Rooftop (VIP): The rooftop VIP access will include: an hour of complimentary champagne from 11:30pm to 12:30pm; a partial view of the bash on broadway featuring Gavin DeGraw, Lady Antebellum, and the fireworks show; a DJ dance party starting at 12:45am.
Jingle Boot Rock New Year’s Eve Party
Kick up your heels at The Sutler’s Jingle Boot Rock New Year’s Eve party. Get ready for live music, dancing, drinks and a dinner buffet. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets include a gourmet buffet featuring Sutler menu favorites, prepared by chef Nick Seabergh. The Sutler staff will pass out a champagne toast just before midnight, with full bars upstairs and downstairs available all night. Wooly Bully and Zippy’s Clutch will play favorite cover songs from The Sutler’s acoustically-tuned stage. Guests are sure to hit the dance floor.
General admission tickets are $60, and include event entry, live music, dinner buffet, and a champagne toast.
Totally Rad Nashville 3D NYE Party
JRC Live always produces a great New Year’s Eve party at Greenhouse Bar, but this year is going to be better than ever. Get ready for “Totally Rad Nashville,” which is a 3D Dance party from 8pm to 3am. Performers include: Wild Cub (DJ Set), Jung Youth, Diamond Cuts, and DJ Rage. Everyone will receive 3D glasses upon entry. General admission is $35 and gets you party favors, drink specials, photo booth, 12 bars, food trucks, coat check and giveaways. There are also VIP tickets available for $75.
MStreet New Year’s Eve Bash
The Rosewall + Virago + Saint Anejo + Whiskey Kitchen
One ticket, four parties. The MStreet New Year’s Eve bash will go down at The Rosewall, Virago, Saint Anejo and Whiskey Kitchen this year. One ticket gets you in to all four locations. General admission is $50 (to increase week-of) and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors, DJs, dancers, red carpet photos, and a midnight balloon drop. You can also get VIP tickets for $125+ that include VIP access, champagne all night, a dessert bar and coffee from 1am to 2am, and lounge seating.
The Fire Ball NYE 2014
W.O. Smith School of Music
The W.O. Smith Junior Advisory Board and The Phoenix Club are hosting the annual Fire Ball “Ignite the Night” New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 2am at W.O. Smith School of Music. This is a black tie (optional) event that’s more fancy than other new year’s eve parties in Nashville. There will be a top shelf open bar, heavy hor d’oeuvres, live music, and a breakfast buffet at midnight. Tickets are available for $150 and all proceeds will benefit the W.O. Smith Community Music School and The Phoenix Club.
There will also be a complimentary Gray Line Tennessee Courtesy Shuttle from W.O. Smith Music School to Midtown, Gulch, and Hillsboro Village. The shuttle service runs from 10:30pm to 2:00am.
Pop The Cork: A Night of Champagne and Dessert
City Winery, one of Nashville’s newest hotspots, is hosting Pop The Cork in the City Winery Lounge. Watch the Downtown fireworks from the patio while enjoying wine, champagne, cheese, and dessert. Tickets include five sparkling wine sample tastings, cheese, and dessert.
Nashville City Club’s New Year’s Eve Party
Nashville City Club
The Nashville City Club is hosting an all inclusive New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 2am. Tickets include an open bar, appetizer buffet, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and music. There will be a live band room and DJ party room. You can also see the downtown fireworks from Nashville City Club. Tickets are $150 to $175 depending on when you purchase.
$150-$175 | Get more details and purchase tickets.
Rock in the New Year at Hard Rock
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with different levels of access starting at 5pm. After Party Music starts at 12:30am in the Reverb Room.
- $250 – Rockstar – check-in at 5pm – passed appetizers, plated dinner at 7:45pm, two drink tickets, champagne at midnight, party favors and access to all levels.
- $125 – Groupie – check-in at 6pm – plated dinner at 8pm, two drink tickets, party favors and access to main floor and parking lot.
- $75 – Fan – check-in at 7pm – two drink tickets and access to parking lot (standing only).
$75 – $250 | Get more details and purchase tickets.
General Jackson New Year’s Eve Evening Cruise
General Jackson Showboat
Cruise into the New Year on the General Jackson from 8pm to 1:30am! Enjoy an evening full of entertainment, a champagne toast, party favors, mouth-watering cuisine and the bright lights of downtown Nashville with a pop of fireworks.
New Year’s Eve Dinners in Nashville
Toast to 2015 at The Southern
Get your friends and family together and toast to 2015 at The Southern Steak & Oyster in the heart of downtown Nashville. The Southern will have a three course, specially-crafted menu by Executive Chef Matt Farley. There will be three seating times at different prices. Reservations are required.
Seating Times and Prices:
- 5:00pm – 6:30pm: $65 per person
- 7:00pm – 8:30pm: $85 per person; includes a glass of sparkling wine
- 8:45pm – close: $95 per person; includes a glass of sparkling wine
$65-$95 | See the menu and make a reservation.
NYE 2014 at Watermark
Enjoy a sophisticated dinner at one of Nashville’s signature restaurants. Watermark in the Gulch will have a prix fixe NYE dinner menu, an optional chef’s wine pairing, and complimentary champagne during the Times Square ball drop. The dinner is $125 per guest or $165 with the wine pairing option.
$125-$165 | See the menu and make a reservation.
5-Course Dinner at Holland House
Celebrate in style this year at Holland House Bar & Refuge. This swanky restaurant will be featuring a five-course chef’s tasting menu for $85 and an optional wine pairing for $40. The last seating for dinner will be at 10:30pm, but they’ll be serving cocktails and champagne until 1am.
$85 – $125 | See the menu and make a reservation.
New Year’s Eve Concerts in Nashville
Bassnectar 360° New Year’s at Bridgestone
Bassnectar 360° is back again for the 4th New Year’s Eve in a row in Nashville. The stage will, once again, rotate around. Unfortunately, this concert is already sold out.
$60.50 | SOLD OUT | Get more details.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Marathon Music Works
St. Paul & The Broken Bones along with The Black Cadillacs will be performing at Marathon Music Works on New Year’s Eve. Show starts at 9pm.
$30 | SOLD OUT | 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.
Moon Taxi at War Memorial Auditorium
Nashville’s progressive rock band Moon Taxi is everywhere, and they’ll ring in the new year at War Memorial Auditorium this year. They don’t disappoint. Expect an incredible musical performance and light show. Show starts at 9pm!
$30 in advance | Get details and purchase tickets.
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. The event is 21+ only.
$25 | Get details and purchase tickets.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at City Winery
Nashville is known for country music, and Marty Stuart knows it better than almost anyone. Catch him on New Year’s Eve in the City Winery concert hall. There will be an early show at 7pm (doors at 5pm) and a late show at 11pm (doors at 10pm). Tickets start at $55. VIP tickets include a five-course dinner selected by Chef Kristin Beringson with Sommelier wine pairings in the Barrel Room before the show.
$55 – $180 (early show) | Get details and purchase tickets.
$60 – $180 (late show) | Get details and purchase tickets.
A Nashville Symphony New Year’s Eve at Schermerhorn
Ring in the new year with sophistication at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. See the Nashville Symphony plus two vocalists and a piano soloist as they perform festive favorites by Gershwin (“I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “Rhapsody in Blue”), along with traditional Viennese waltzes by Strauss & more (“Die Fledermaus,” “On the Beautiful Blue Danube,” “Merry Widow Waltz”). Discounted tickets are available on Groupon for $28.
$28 on Groupon | Get discounted tickets.
$22 – $154 | Get details and purchase tickets.
$160 – $298 (Romance Package for Two) | Get details and purchase tickets.
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!