This New Year’s Eve, Australians have a great reason to visit Nashville to celebrate, with Keith Urban headlining an all-star line-up at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve.
Urban, who recently received four CMA nominations including for his latest album Ripcord, leads a diverse line-up that includes rock band Styx of “Come Sail Away” fame, indie-progressive band Moon Taxi, country acts A Thousand Horses and Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers®. The event is free and open to the public.
“What could be better than New Year’s Eve in downtown Nashville,” Urban said. “It’s an awesome way to ring in 2017, and I can’t wait for the party!”
Urban, a four-time GRAMMY winner, has released five No. 1 albums, including his most recent Ripcord, and recorded 21 No. 1 songs. He ranks No. 8 on Billboard’s All-time Country Airplay Chart and has the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (36). He is a Country Music Association Horizon Award winner and the first to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. He is the first and only country artist to have served as an American Idol judge.
“The diversity of this hometown line-up underscores why we are Music City,” said Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC). “From big stars to rising stars and from country to rock to indie, this A-list is only possible in Nashville.”
The event will take place at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for the first time to accommodate growth and enhance security. Last year’s New Year’s event on Lower Broadway attracted a record 150,000 to downtown, generating $22.2 million in direct visitor spending.
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event site will open at 4pm with a DJ. The raising of the Music Note by Mayor Megan Barry and the Fisk Jubilee Singers® will follow at approximately 6:15 p.m. After a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, Charlie Worsham will take the stage, followed by Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Styx and Urban.
Room packages for Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville are available at visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.