Music City Beat
already closed, as the city prepares for Nashville's 4th annual NYE Bash
"It's becoming one of the biggest events in
country, especially in the south" says Deana Ivey, marketing officer at
the Nashville Visitors Bureau.
It takes four days to construct the stage, sound, lights and video for the party.
But most of the preparations have been happening for weeks here at this facility in East Nashville.
the countdown when it drops the colors flash and change, fireworks in
background. It's a bright thing to look at for sure" says Jonathan
Hammel, owner of MadeFirst.
The guys at MadeFirst are responsible for creating the entire set up.
Including this 15 foot, 350 pound red music note and the 30 foot measure bar it will drop into.
"It's a wide mix of aluminum, steel, electronics, paint, little bit of everything really" says Hammel
The note , which is filled with 150 feet of led lights will drop slowly from a one-hundred-and-fifteen foot structure.
Then when the clock strikes twelve, fireworks will fill the sky and 20
pounds of confetti will rain down on the estimated 55 thousand people in
In years past - the drop hasn't come without a bit of a glitch.
In 2010 the guitar they used got stuck and last year this music note didn't drop all the way down.
But this year, everyone seems confident folks will enjoy a glitch free kick off to 2013.
will run it 20-25 times up and down up and down. Get cues and timing
figured out then you get one shot on new years eve so we will see" says
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