Guide to New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays – I LOVE the sequins and champagne, as well as the hope that comes with the new year. But, it can be a lot – and there are so many options to choose from!

Here are the Xennial-friendly options – places you can go, have a great time, kiss someone cute at midnight, and not be overrun by drunk twenty-somethings or deal with the crowds of the downtown concerts. Wins all the way around!

Daytime Events

If you want to celebrate, but staying out past midnight sounds like a punishment, there are a few options during the day on NYE.

Free Yoga

Harding House Brewery, 11:00 a.m.

NYE Brunch Bash

Diskin Cider, Noon-4 pm.

Brunch bites, drink specials, 2022 jams, photo ops – and plenty of time to catch another party (or some sleep!)

Fait La Force’s Half New Year Party

Fait La Force Brewery, Noon-8 pm.

Fait La Force will watch the ball drop with our friends across the pond at 6 pm, but the party will keep going until 8.

New Heights New Year Party

New Heights Brewing Company, Noon-8 pm.

This family friendly even will include beer specials, a food truck, and another London countdown. The brewery will be open until 8.

Concerts

Old Crow Medicine Show

Ryman Auditorium, 9 pm. (Also on Dec. 30 at 8 pm). Tickets start at $59.

Limited tickets remain to hear Wagon Wheel one last time in 2022 (and all of their other hits, of course).

Widespread Panic

Bridgestone Arena, 8 pm (Also on Dec. 30). Tickets start at $63.

For a mellow NYE, check out jam-band fave Widespread Panic. Limited tickets remain for the 31st, but there are still plenty for 12/30.

FLY2K’s Y2K TRL Party

The 5 Spot, 8 pm. Tickets $30.

It wouldn’t be a TRL party without a video DJ, but you can also catch live music from the ’90s and 2000s by the FLY2K band. Tickets include a champagne toast, and a photo booth will be onsite.

Guilty Pleasures

3rd and Lindsley, 8 pm. Tickets $35.

Relive the glitter of the ’80s with the Guilty Pleasures cover band. I’ve spent a couple of holidays at 3rd and Lindsley, and it’s always a good time.

My So-Called Band

Eastside Bowl, 9 pm. Tickets start at $25.

If the ’90s are more your jam, then My So-Called Band at Eastside Bowl is a great option. They are one of the most fun shows I’ve seen recently. And Eastside Bowl has plenty of parking if you have a DD.

Purple Masquerade

Scoreboard Nashville, 9:30 pm. Tickets $20.

The Prince tribute show starts at 9:30, but the masquerade party kicks off at 6 pm with some opening bands and includes giveaways, a free glass of champagne, and a prize for best masquerade mask. And there’s also lots of parking here, too.

The Spazmatics

Nashville Palace, 8 pm. Tickets $20.

Everyone’s favorite ’80s/’90s party band brings the energy, with a DJ to keep the party going before and after. Champagne toast and good vibes included. (And again, parking!)

Bougie Parties

Americano Lounge NYE Party

Americano Lounge, 8:30 pm. Tickets $150.

Celebrate the Jazz Age with jazz music and the classic vibes of Houston Station. Tickets include red carpet photos, hors d’ouevres, and a champagne toast.

Arnold’s After Dark Prom NYE Extravaganza

Arnolds Country Kitchen, 7:30 pm. Tickets $35-100.

Tickets include either dinner and two drinks or just admission and a champagne toast. But, regardless of ticket, it’s sure to be a fun night of ’80s and ’90s music.

Bubbles and Pearls NYE

The Continental (Grand Hyatt), 9 pm. Tickets $150.

Whenever Chef Sean Brock is involved, you know it’s going to be good. Tickets to this elegant soiree include a welcome beverage, midnight toast, and food.

Moonlight Disco NYE

Harriet’s Rooftop (1 Hotel), 8 pm. Tickets $250+.

Check out the brand new rooftop at 1 Hotel, and enjoy passed apps, open bar, and disco vinyl DJ sets!

Roaring into ’23

Noelle, 9:00 pm. Tickets $300.

Celebrate the new year 1920s style (jazz era dress encouraged) with an open bar, heavy hors d’oevres (including a carving station), and a 7 piece band!

Get Down with the Wooten Brothers NYE

Rudy’s Jazz Room, 8 pm. Tickets $69+.

Hang out at the intimate Rudy’s Jazz Room and enjoy the live music stylings of the Wooten Brothers, New Orleans themed hors d’oevres, a champagne toast, photo booth, and more!

The Gatsby Gala

The Sheraton Grand Nashville, 8 pm. Tickets $99+.

Walk the red carpet, take some photos at the Gatsby photo booths, and enjoy DJs and live music with Nashville’s gorgeous skyline as your backdrop.

Sing in the New Year with Sids

Sid Gold’s Request Room, 8:30 pm. Tickets $40+.

Everyone’s favorite piano karaoke bar is hosting a NYE extravaganza that includes one drink, an appetizer, a champagne toast – and tons of karaoke fun!

Sobr New Year’s Eve Party

Sobr Bar/Art Haus Coffee, 9:00 pm. Tickets $35.

Whether you are a non-drinker generally, or just want to start 2023 on a sober note, this is the party for you! Tickets include an open bar of non-alcoholic beer, cocktails, and midnight toast, as well as a dessert box and entry to giveaways!

Dapper-as-Hell NYE Bash

Twelve Thirty Club, 8:00 pm. Tickets $325+

The swankiest place on Broadway is offering the swankiest party on Broadway, complete with unlimited food, cocktails, champagne – and the unique live music that the Supper Club always promises.

Sex and the City NYE

Virgin Hotel Commons Club, 9 pm. Tickets $75.

Celebrate the show that defined a generation, with a pop-up of Carrie’s Closet (!!), two martinis, and a champagne toast – and prizes for best-dressed!

Emo Prom Night

Virgin Hotel Pool Club, 9 pm. Tickets $125+.

Show the world it was not just a phase and rock out to your favorite emo hits while enjoying an open bar.

Spirits and Sparkles!

W Nashville, 7:00 pm. Tickets $150+

This party goes on throughout the entire hotel. With a DJ on one level, a piano bar on another, and a live band on still another, there’s something for wherever the night takes you. Tickets include 3 drink tickets (one cocktail, one tasting, and one champagne), a midnight snack, and party favors. (Pro tip: admission is free if you’re staying at the hotel!). Formal attire strongly encouraged.

New Year’s Day

If you still have energy after all that revelry, the party continues on New Years Day!

All Day Happy Hour

Las Palmas, noon-close.

Enjoy 1/2 priced beer and select margaritas all day at all Las Palmas locations!

New Year’s Day Pizza Party

Nicky’s Coal Fired, brunch and dinner.

Swing by Nicky’s in the Nations for their annual pizza party. All pizzas are just $15, and you can enter to win free pizza for a year!


With so many options, now the only question is, how do we choose??

Thank you all for being here this year, and I look forward to so many more great things in 2023! Happy New Year to all!

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