Peter Frampton, Mayor Barry to lead special New Year’s countdown in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – English rocker Peter Frampton and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will lead a special New Year’s countdown in Nashville.

The special U.K time countdown will kick-off the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve. The event will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for the second year. Beginning in 2018, British Airways will offer nonstop flights between Nashville and London.

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Keith Urban is headlining this year’s concert with performances by Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, Jonny P., Larkin Poe, and Fisk Jubilee Singers.

A pop-up British Airways pub will be open throughout the annual event, complete with British spirits, memorabilia and a commemorative photo booth and green screen to transport guests to London through several classic backdrops. Attendees can also enter to win a pair of tickets on the airline from Nashville to London. Urban will announce the winner during the festivities.

City officials said earlier this month, Nashville was named the No. 1 destination in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Top 10 Best Places to Ring in the New Year contest.

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