Nashville embraces music fans from all walks of life, and no other time is this more apparent than New Year’s Eve on Broadway, the heart of Music City.
It’s no secret that Nashville has become a mecca of sorts, not only for Country Music and Americana, but for the music industry as a whole. The town attracts fans from all over the world all year round for various reasons, but more people seem to be ringing in the New Year here than ever before. In fact, the countdown to 2015 marks the largest crowd downtown has ever seen in its history.
The transition into the New Year also marked the 6th annual New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway which accounted for nearly 127,000 eager souls converging on downtown Nashville to partake in the nightlife and festivities of the downtown area. The ‘Music Note Drop’ has also become a staple of the celebrations as it counts down the last seconds of the year, and welcomes in the New Year with confetti canons and an incredible fireworks display at midnight.
The New Year’s Eve Bash was also highlighted during Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve broadcast and featured performances by Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, The Apache Relay, and Kristen Capolino.
Although there was an incredible party taking place in the streets of downtown, there was another, possibly even louder party, taking place inside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
For a third straight year, Bassnectar and his New Year’s Eve 360° spectacular returned to Bridgestone to pull out all the stops and perform for a sold out crowd of Electronic Dance Music fans from around the country.
The low-end bass fueled dance party included performances by special guests Tipper, G Jones, and Bassnectar himself on a 360-degree rotating stage in-the-round. The night was full of incredible lighting design, synchronized video sequences, and lots of confetti.
New Year’s Eve 2015 marks Bassnectar’s third consecutive year with the show in-the-round, but the fourth consecutive year at Bridgestone Arena performing on New Year’s Eve. It seems that this will be a traditional installment for years to come.