There’s so much to do and only one night to do it! Take your choice from the many awesome ways to usher in 2017 - from the epic to the understated. Like most celebrations in Nashville, your revelry most likely involves good music, good food and good spirits. Here’s a sampling of some New Year’s Eve events, and if you’re still going strong, a few for New Year’s Day, too. Check that the reservation or ticket level you’re looking for is still available...and if so, grab it!
Concerts Big and Small
It's all about the music in Nashville and New Year's Eve is a perfect time to appreciate some of the best.
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight
Keith Urban and Styx headline this year’s spectacular and free (yes, free) bash that tops off with midnight fireworks and the iconic big red Music Note Drop.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
John Prine, Jason Isbell & Kacey Musgraves
These three country greats performing live on one stage will definitely be something to remember about saying goodbye to 2016.
The Grand Ole Opry, 8 p.m., $250 up
Cherub, with Two Fresh and Gibbz
The funk-soul, electro-pop duo will kill it with songs from their latest release, Unplanned Parenthood.
Marathon Music Works, 9 p.m., $35 & $75
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
The five-time Grammy winner plays two shows. Dinner service is available at both.
City Winery, 7 and 11 p.m., $50-$70
You can count on this group to keep pushing the traditions of southern guitar blues bands.
Bridgestone Arena, 9 p.m., $60.50 & $65.50
Old Crow Medicine Show
The best of old-time brought into the 21st century is a sound all their own.
Ryman Auditorium, 9 p.m., $49.50 & $69.50
Guilty Pleasures New Year’s Eve Bash
Get your ‘80’s groove on with this era’s ultimate cover band.
3rd and Lindsley, 8 p.m., $27.31 & $38.24
Parties: A Sampling of Dec. 31’S Riches
New Year's Eve is even better when you go to a fun-loving, toe-tapping bash in world-famous Nashville.
Jingle Boot Rock
Two floors of celebrating, with open bar, buffet and champagne toast all included, plus live music upstairs and down.
The Sutler, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., reserved tables $350-$1300, individual seats, $125
New Year’s Eve on M Street
Move between four parties on the Gulch’s McGavock St.: The Rosewall, Virago, Saint Anejo and Whiskey Kitchen. The Rosewall features LA’s DJ Chief Maverick.
M Street, 9p.m. to 2 a.m., $85 (includes 2 drinks), $155 & $175 VIP access
New Year’s Eve Ramble
Live music is the heart of this great deal with great views in East Nashville. It features Forlorn Strangers, Jon Reynolds, Devon Gilfillian and more.
Little Harpeth Brewing, 9 p.m to 1 a.m., $10
The Champagne Campaign
The action at Acme begins on the first floor with DJs at 6 p.m., then slides into live music at 8 p.m.. A dance party of changing decades rocks the upstairs. Hangin’ happens up on the roof.
Acme, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., $30 general (VIP tickets also available)
The Big Bang New Year’s Eve
This dual piano bar is always full-throttle fun. Just imagine New Year’s Eve!
6 p.m. to 3 a.m., $25-$400
The Crystal Ball
The hub of Nashville’s LGBT glittering nightlife, Tribe’s event will be the place to shine.
Tribe, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., $10
This luxurious destination promises an elegant and elevated evening.
The Fontanel Mansion, 9 p.m., $149
The downtown location features live music all day (and no cover).
The Demonbreun location bash starts at 8 p.m. ($30 at door).
The Fire Ball
An elegant, “top-shelf” affair that benefits the music school and The Phoenix Club.
W.O Smith Music School, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $150
New Year’s Eve Countdown
This panoramic view ranks it as a top spot to watch the downtown fireworks.
7 p.m. to 2 a.m., $200
Wine, Dine and Say Farewell to 2016
Some people prefer to wine and dine as they bid more quiet farewell to 2016 and welcome the new year ahead. Fortunately, there are some fabulous places to do it in Nashville (the prices noted are per person).
Savor a four-course dinner ($85, plus $40 optional wine pairing) or head to the upstairs lounge to join the party ($25-$50).
Choose from two seatings, each with a different menu from Chef Matt Bolus: 5 p.m., five-course ($100) or 7 p.m., seven-course ($150).
Other Nashville spots with special New Year’s Eve menus include The Southern, The Watermark, Etch and Sambuca.
New Year’s Day: More Action
Your first brunch of 2017 should be special, so you can’t go wrong at these Nashville favorites. Some, like M.L. Rose, Biscuit Love or Saint Anejo, are serving their regular menus. Others are putting out something special, including 1808 Grille, Adele’s or Embers Ski Lodge’s “Pajama Brunch.”
Get the Blood Flowing Again
The Tennessee Titans kick-off against the Houston Texans at noon at Nissan Stadium.
Get Home Safely
Don’t take any chances. To be sure, you can plan ahead by checking out these Yelp recommended car services.
If you decide to overindulge, take advantage of a concierge service that comes to you to relieve the symptoms of a hangover, such as dehydration. IV hydration from a professional can help you get back on your feet to enjoy the first day of 2017.
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