‘Nashville’s Big Bash’: Everything to Know About the NYE Celebration

New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash is almost here. The December 31 star-studded show will feature performances by several country music hitmakers. Keep reading to find out everything to know about the year-end celebration.


Many of the performances will take place at Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. Old Dominion will perform from Brooklyn Bowl. The performance at Bicentennial Mall is free. Old Dominion’s show, which is 21 and up, at Brooklyn Bowl, is $125.


Thomas RhettLainey Wilson and Lynyrd Skynyrd were announced as the original headliners. Since then, more than dozen acts have been added to the lineup. This year’s performers include Morgan WallenKane BrownHARDYBlake Shelton with Trace AdkinsCarly PearceJon PardiJackson DeanCody JohnsonBrothers Osborne with Trombone Shorty, Megan MoroneyParker McCollum and Bailey Zimmerman.


The celebration will begin at 5:15 PM with Music City Hip-Hop 50, a 50-minute tribute to hip-hop’s 50th anniversary to celebrate the genre over the decades. That will conclude with a guest DJ set by Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell. The Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform at 6:15.

The televised portion of New Year’s Eve: Nashville’s Big Bash will begin at 7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT. The countdown will begin with a midnight ball drop Eastern Time, and then continue with the famous Music Note Drop at 12:00 PM Central Time.


Elle King will host the event alongside Entertainment Tonight‘s Rachel Smith.


In addition to the numerous performances and collaborations, 100 pounds of confetti are expected to rain down on guests at midnight, along with a fireworks display at midnight, Central Time.

How to Watch:

Fans all over the world will be able to watch New Year’s Eve: Nashville’s Big Bash. The show will air live on CBS, and will also be available to stream the next day for Paramount+ Essential subscribers.

Other Fun Facts:

Per Nashville Parent, two heated tents will be available for guests to stay warm. In addition, a Designated Driver Zone tent will be available for those choosing not to imbibe, with free coffee, sodas, waters and light snacks. A heated taproom for those who choose to drink will also be onsite, featuring local craft beers.

Various food trucks, and more than 250 portable toilets will also be available for guests.