2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban Returns for Third Time to Headline Nashville’s New Year’s Eve

2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year  nominee and Grammy-winner Keith Urban will headline Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville (#NashvilleNYE) for a third year in a row, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. Urban will lead a stellar and diverse lineup that includes Grammy-winning rocker Peter Frampton, pop- country darling, Kelsea Ballerini,  genre-bending rock/pop band Judah & the Lion, critically acclaimed pop rock singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith, contemporary soul and rock artist Devon Gilfillian and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The tenth annual event will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and is free and open to the public.

“Keith is the perfect artist to headline this signature Nashville event, and we’re excited to have him back for a third year,” said Ronnie Smith, Head of Corporate Bank, Regions Bank, and chairman of the NCVC board of directors. “Keith’s an incredible performer and an even better partner. He’s a global entertainer who takes Nashville to the world and invites his fans to experience Music City for themselves. His great music includes many different influences and will cap off a lineup of outstanding performers representing many different genres.”

Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, followed later in the evening by the raising of the Music Note to kick off the live music. The event will include the traditional Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display to ring in the New Year. Sirius XM host Storme Warren and “Today In Nashville” personality Kelly Sutton will serve as emcees.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight:  New Year’s Eve in Nashville Celebration Package includes choice of hotel and a Music City Midnight Party Pack which will include:  (2) Commemorative NYE Koozies; (1) Commemorative NYE Poster; (1) The Bang Candy Company – Cocoa Mix 8.5oz.; (1) The Bang Candy Company – Sparkle Bark 4.5 oz.; (1) Box of Tennessee Whiskey Shortbread; (1) Music City Magnet. Call 1-800-657-6910 or purchase online at visitmusiccity.com/nyepackages.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. Partners include Advance Financial, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Anderson Benson, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Farmers’ Market, Tennessee State Parks, Dr Pepper, Korbel, Budweiser and Bud Light.

Follow the NCVC on social media for event updates, information and answers to your #NashvilleNYE questions:

Twitter: @VisitMusicCity – http://twitter.com/visitmusiccity

Instagram: @VisitMusicCity – http://instagram.com/visitmusiccity

Facebook: Visit Music City – https://www.facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity/

For all information about the New Year’s Eve event, go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

Bethany Bowman is an entertainer writer for The Tennessee Star. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Photo “Keith Urban” by Keith Urban. 



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