The third annual Bash on Broadway in Music City will feature a music note drop this year, instead of a guitar.
The final touches were being put on the music note Tuesday at a warehouse in east Nashville.
It's been a month long process for Jonathan Hammel and his crew at Made First.
From the 8th note to the Music City sign, Hammel said the signage is a big project.
“The entire structure with the measure and the two side notes is about 1,700 pounds,” Hammel said.
Butch Spyridon with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau said they wanted to go bigger, stay true to Nashville's brand and make the music note drop unique.
“Hard Rock, in the past had done a guitar in a couple of other cities, we don't like to copy any other cities, so we wanted to be unique, so we landed on the red music note which is part of our logo,” Spyridon said.
The 15-foot music note will fall more than 100 feet to ring in the New Year.
The signs have a shelf life of seven to 10 years so the city hopes to reuse them at future Broadway bashes.
“Hopefully, the music note becomes the iconic tribute constant to this event every year,” expressed Spyridon.
The city is expecting more than 30,000 people downtown for the celebration, making it the biggest yet.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the concert.
The event on Lower Broadway between First and Fourth avenues begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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