NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – About 200,000 attended Nashville’s Big Bash during New Year’s Eve, according to estimates from Metro Police.

It was the first time Nashvillians could ring in the new year together since 2019. A massive crowd with top-notch performers brought people like Jesse and his friends from Memphis.

“You know, unfortunately with Zac Brown Band having to cop-out because of COVID, but I mean with Lady A headlining, that is huge for me,” Cochran said.

It was a show for all ages, from photo booths, flashing lights, and even festive attire with all the glitter.

“The year is almost over, and I am ready to start off the new year with a bang,” Anissa Watkins said.

Watkins came from Memphis to Music City. But of course, there’s no such thing as a New Year’s Eve celebration without a resolution.

“Probably traveling more. I would like to travel now that COVID restrictions have been lifted,” Shelby Bowden said.

All the people that attended Nashville’s Big Bash needed to submit a negative COVID test and provide proof of vaccination to gain entry to the event.

“We want to thank CBS, the Mayor’s Office, local public health officials, city departments and others who partnered with us to successfully put on this celebration with public safety as the top priority,” Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp CEO Butch Spyridon said in a statement on Saturday.



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