Organizers prepare for New Year's Eve 'Bash on Broadway' - WSMV Channel 4

Organizers prepare for New Year's Eve 'Bash on Broadway'

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

After mechanical problems have kept Nashville's New Year's Eve centerpiece from working in the past, many people just want to know whether it will get stuck again this year.

One year it was a giant guitar, and the next year it was a music note. Each time, the thing wouldn't drop at midnight during the Bash on Broadway festivities.

"I've learned that you cannot count on whatever you're going to drop, whether it is a note or a guitar, that gravity is going to take place," said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

More than 50,000 people are expected to head downtown Dec. 31, so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is making one vow.

"We're going to make sure the note drops," Spyridon said.

This year, the CVB said they are using cutting-edge technology with the note drop to ensure it makes a proper entrance to 2013.

"We have gone to a new motorized, computerized mechanism. In the past, we used a one speed, and was very old school. This is very high tech," Spyridon said.

The Bash on Broadway begins at 7 p.m. with an all-new family hour, and includes confetti cannons and live music from The Fray and Sixpence None the Richer.

However, Spyridon said all eyes will really be on one thing: the music note better drop.

"I'm not going to make any guarantees - but there are a lot of jobs on the line this year," he said.

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