18 Great Nashville New Year's Eve Parties
The Holidays are rapidly approaching. I know I am making my lists and checking them twice or thrice or more! The Holiday catering season is shorter this year which will give me more time to take care of my shopping, cooking and my family. My Mom fell a few days before my daughter’s wedding in November. She is “88 and 10 ½ months” (evidently you start counting the months again as you age) and we are trying to help her “age in place”, but she lost her driving privileges and that makes for a whole new “normal” for us all. Funny how life works, children grow up and marry and move out of our lives on a daily basis and then our parents start aging and needing us more on a daily basis. I knew this would happen – I just didn’t think it would happen in the same week!
New Year’s Eve never really held the same fascination for me as the other holidays and as it did for many of my family and friends. It always seemed like such a big hullabaloo – finding a place to spend the evening, finding the perfect outfit, finding the perfect date, hoping for the perfect midnight kiss, and all for this one second when one year changed to the next. I don’t know why, but it was always a bit anticlimactic for me, even in my youth. One thing I do love about the change in years is the opportunity to reflect upon the previous 12 months – all the wonderful moments to remember and the not so wonderful ones to learn lessons from – and the opportunity to make some decisions for change for the upcoming year. As I age – in place – my changes are becoming more about health and peace and I seem to be more able to live up to the changes. My favorite place to be on New Year’s Eve is with VERY close family who try with all their might to stay up till midnight. Generally we are happy that New York is a time zone ahead and we can actually see the big ball drop at 11:00 Central Time and are off the hook for staying up till 12:00! BUT – if you are looking for a great party in Nashville – well you have come to the right place because our town will be hoping on New Year’s Eve and I have a list to give you!
#1 on the list of big bashes is The Bash on Broadway – Lady Antebellum will headline this rocking NYE party and it will be featured on Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve on National television, hosted by Chip Esten (Deacon in the show “Nashville”). So Nashville has now become a major stop on the Bi-Coastal New Year’s Eve circuit! There will be free live music (other performers will include Gavin Degraw, The Apache Relay and Kristen Cepolino), fireworks and the famous Music Note Drop at midnight.
Other restaurants hosting New Year’s Eve bashes are:
Acme – all floors will be rocking
The Sutler – Jingle Boot Rock New Year’s Eve Party
The Totally RAD Nashville 3D New Year’s Eve Dance Party at The Greenhouse Bar – I’d TOTALLY go to this just because of the name!
MStreet New Year’s Eve Bash – one ticket – 4 parties! At The Rosewall, Virago, Saint Anejo and Whiskey Kitchen
The Fire Ball New Year’s Eve at W. O. Smith – hosted by W. O. Smith and The Phoenix Club – a little more formal, Black Tie Affair
Pop the Cork: A Night of Champagne and Dessert at The City Winery – Nashville’s newest hot spot – featuring Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Toast to 2015 at The Southern
Count Down and Drink Up: Nashville’s New Year’s Eve at Aerial – on the 4th floor rooftop right on Broadway – sounds like a great view to see all the festivities.
Nashville City Club’s New Year’s Eve Party
Rock in the New Year at The Hard Rock Café
General Jackson’s New Year’s Eve Cruise
OR – you can choose from several concert venues:
Bassnectar 360 at the Bridgestone is SOLD OUT!
Others still available at this time are:
St. Paul and The Broken Bones at Marathon Music Works
Old Crow Medicine Show at The Ryman
Moon Taxis at War Memorial Auditorium
Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley
A Nashville Symphony New Year’s Eve at The Schmerhorn
As you can see, there will be loads of fun to choose from, especially in down town Nashville! Be sure to book your ride, drink responsibly and do not drink and drive! This is a public service announcement from your Mom to remind you that a designated driver is not the person who drinks the least – it is the person who refrains from drinking at all and is responsible for getting everyone else home! SO if you don’t have one of those – get a cab, uber, sober ride through the police department, your sober Mom – just don’t drink and drive! See you next year!