Here is a rundown of them across the Volunteer State.
Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
One of Tennessee’s biggest parties, Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash is a free, outdoor party and concert. Taking place at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, it has performances are by the Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn and Kelsea Ballerini. At midnight, there is Music Note Drop, perfect for town with the nickname of Music City. It is being broadcast live on CBS
- New Year’s Eve Tip: Splurge on the Music City Gold Circle package to make your night even more memorable. You’ll be treated to heated indoor accommodations with food and beverages, exclusive viewing area of the mainstage performances, fireworks display and music note drop and more.
Skydeck New Year’s Eve Party
Get above it all in Nashville for New Year’s Eve this year. Skydeck on Broadway, the expansive rooftop bar and entertainment venue at Assembly Food Hall, has a performance by national headliner Lost Kings, as well as high-energy mixes from Segø, Cisco and DJ Dirty Darren. The $250 general admission ticket includes beer, seltzer, well drinks, access to glitter bar and a champagne toast.
Party At The Peabody
On New Year’s Eve, the lobby and mezzanine of Memphis’ Peabody Hotel will fill with revelers dancing to live sets from Southbound, Seeing Red and DJ Epic for the iconic Peabody New Year’s Eve Party. Tickets purchased before Dec. 30 are $65 or $75 at the door. VIP tickets are $250 and include access to the VIP lounge, party favors, an appetizer buffet, champagne and valet parking.
Beale Street New Year’s Eve
Spend the last day of 2022 in Memphis at one of the many celebrations happening around the city. Beale Street brings the party every night, but especially on New Year’s Eve as tens of thousands of people dance to live music and enjoy the bars and restaurants on one of America’s iconic streets. Note that to join the party, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old.
- New Year’s Day Tip: Spend the day on Beale Street before walking to FedEx Forum to catch the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies take on the Sacramento Kings.
Sunsphere New Year’s Eve In Knoxville
New York City isn’t the only place with a ball drop. There are two in Tennessee, including one in Knoxville. The Sunsphere, symbol of the 1982 World Fair, has a NYE party with food trucks, free activities, and DJ music starting at 9 p.m. There is live music by K-Town at 10 p.m. The ball drop from the Sunsphere is at midnight.
The Down Home’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Dance the night away and ring in the New Year in style with The HercuLeons featuring John Cowan and Andrea Zonn at the beloved Down Home in Johnson City. Formerly with the Doobie Brothers and a Bluegrass Hall of Fame member, Cowan joins renowned fiddler Zonn for foot-tapping performances of new and old favorite tunes.
New Year’s Eve ‘IN THE HOUSE’ With Mighty Blue
GrinderHouse Coffee in Crossville will have dancing, live music from blues/soul/funk collective Mighty Blue and a midnight ball drop with a champagne toast, not to mention gourmet appetizers, tapas, beer, wine, sangria, mimosas and wine cocktails. Stick around after midnight: GrinderHouse will also serve a late-night breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, toast and fried potatoes.
Saturday Night Fever At The Mulehouse
If you’re looking to boogie, Columbia’s Mulehouse is bringing the disco-tastic 1970s back for New Year’s Eve. The nightclub’s Saturday Night Fever party will feature disco balls, light shows, DJs and dancing, not to mention a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show
In the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show at the base of the Space Needle on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road. This free celebration is one of the largest in the nation, bringing 50,000 people together with special music and food. The music kicks off at 9:15 p.m. with former American Idol Contestant Brady Turner and at the stroke of midnight, you’ll see fireworks blast from the roof of the 400-foot-tall Space Needle to choreographed music with an LED light show.
New Year’s Eve On The Island
The New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island in Pigeon Forge, a new retail and entertainment center in the heart of The Great Smoky Mountains where there are midnight fireworks. along with a headline performance from country rockers BlackHawk. The Island’s rides, retail and dining establishments will operate as scheduled, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.
New Year’s Eve Celebration in Historic Downtown Columbia
There is music, fireworks, confetti cannons and food trucks in Downtown Columbia. It begins at 8 p.m., with the lighting and raising of “the Mule Drop.” Other activities include food trucks and hourly countdowns.
- New Year’s Eve Travel Tip: A VIP experience for the Mule Drop includes party favors, finger foods and two drink tickets upstairs in the Magnolia Room over Southern Tre’ restaurant.