Hopefully, 2022 was a year full of success for you. And if there were some rough patches this year, you are glad it is over because it means you can look forward to bigger and better things in 2023. You should take some time to celebrate the victories as you say goodbye to 2022, regardless of whether the year was wonderful, terrible, or a mixture of the two. The main thing is that you made it through, regardless of how things turned out! Keeping this in mind, take a few moments to think about the ways in which you want to ring in the new year.
On New Year's Eve, there are some activities that stand out above the rest, such as going to a New Year's Eve party, watching the ball drop on television, or having a delicious meal with friends and family. What we really hope you won't do is act as though today is just another day in the life, especially here in Nashville!
So, how should you say hello to 2023? We have compiled a one-of-a-kind list of the top things to do on New Year's Eve here in Nashville to kick off your next year-long journey around the sun on the right (musical) note. So, before you start searching things to do in Nashville and decide what to do and with whom to celebrate, be sure to stop by the best bar on Broadway, The Stage Nashville! You can count on us to assist you in ring in 2023 the right way.
New Year’s Eve in Nashville Done Right: The Day of At a Glance
Get Dressed Up
You haven't truly wrapped up the holiday season until you have welcomed the new year. The most effective method? Of course, in style! You will need something at least a little dressy to ring in 2023 if you have a New Year's Eve party or gathering to attend this year. If you really want to go all out, go for sequins, sparkles, and a sexy hemline. Looking for a little more subdued attire? Guys, you can dress up or dress casually, depending on your preference. Fellas, you can go black tie or smart casual; whatever tickles your fancy! And, of course, being that it is New Year's Eve in Nashville, you can totally ring in the new year in your best cowboy or cowgirl get-ups, hats, boots, and all! Be sure to stop at Opry Mills Mall, Emerson Grace, Boot Barn, Any Old Iron, and many more!
Attend the Main Event
Make your way to Downtown Nashville for "Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Live: Nashville Big Bash," which will be the most important celebration in Music City. Enjoy the last night of the year with thousands of your closest friends while taking in hours of live music, fireworks, and the famous Music Note Drop at midnight.
You can watch the five-hour-long celebration on television on the CBS Television Network, or you can stream it live and on-demand if you would rather stay home. The event will feature close to 50 performances, all of which will originate from downtown Nashville and take place all over downtown. Literally, anywhere in the entire downtown area will be a concert! There will be a variety of performers, some of whom are Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Darius Rucker, Jimmie Allen, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Elle King, Blake Shelton, and more!
The biggest thing to remember about NYE in Nashville is that downtown is where all the action is. Disclaimer: There will be LOTS of people. In 2019, the attendance was over 200,000 people. So, if you plan to ring in your new year downtown, book your accommodations downtown so you won’t have to drive or fetch an Uber. And, of course, have FUN!
Say Goodbye to Last Year at The Stage on Broadway
Never forget to officially say goodbye to the year we are about to leave, no matter how you choose to spend the last day of the year or how your year has gone. Tears of joy can be shed as a kind of farewell if the past year has been a difficult one, or they can be shed as a way of expressing gratitude for the wonderful year that has just passed. You can throw a party in its honor, offer a toast to it, select your favorite anecdotes from it, or pick and choose your favorite memories from other aspects of it. Whichever you decide to do, remember you can do all those things and more at The Stage on Broadway, the best honky tonk in Nashville!