We're a city that loves to party, especially if fireworks and music are involved. Combining these together, Nashville has created an entertainment legacy for two primary holidays, both occurring at opposite seasons. One is the 4th of July. And one is December 31st:
"Rainy weather didn’t appear to deter New Year’s Eve revelers Tuesday night, with an estimated 50,000 people turning out for Nashville’s outdoor 'Bash on Broadway'. The event featured more than five hours of live music, a fireworks show and a 15-foot-tall music note timed to drop at the stroke of midnight.
Last year, when 55,000 people turned out, the music note got stuck halfway down its 115-foot descent. This year — the fourth for the annual downtown festival — it made it all the way down, much to the relief of organizers at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About 600 people took advantage of a free ride home offered by volunteers from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. More than 100 volunteers from the office shuttled downtown partiers home and to local hotels as part of the Sober Ride program that has been operating for 29 years, spokeswoman Karla West said." - The Tennessean
And in case you missed the great countdown, here it is again...
Written & redistributed by Stephanie Brake