Keith Urban will headline a free night of music in Nashville on New Year’s Eve as part of the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp has announced. Urban leads a diverse lineup that includes rock band Styx (“Come Sail Away”), Nashville indie-progressive band Moon Taxi, country artists A Thousand Horses and Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
“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!”
“The diversity of this hometown lineup underscores why we are Music City,” said Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and president of DVL Seigenthaler. “From big stars to rising stars and from country to rock to indie, this A-list is only possible in Nashville. Join us and experience Keith Urban sharing the stage with Styx, Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Charlie Worsham and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and it’s all free. These acts attract incredible fans with explosive energy for a dynamic event.”
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 4 p.m. 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, Worsham will take the stage, followed by Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Styx and Urban.
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