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What is Big Night Nashville New Year's Eve?

Big Night Nashville is the newest addition to the Big Night© America New Year's Eve Series - The largest New Year's Eve series in the country.  Big Night Nashville is massive New Year's Eve affair that combines top production values; including multiple themed party areas, as well as providing drinks, food and entertainment throughout the evening!

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What is the typical makeup of attendees?

The event typically attracts a mid-20's to early 40's crowd, but anyone over 21 years old is of course welcome. People travel in from around the country for the event, so the event has a nice diversity to it. There is typically a 50/50 split of singles and couples, as well as a pretty even split of women and men. There are distinct party areas and a variety of entertainment, so there is always something for everyone.

What is the layout of the event and seating arrangements?

This is more of a reception-style event for the Main Event and Dance tickets - encompassing the Gaylord Oprylands' Ballroom Complex w/ extremely limited seating for the Main Event and Dance tickets to maximize event space and comfortable crowd flow. However, there are more open seating areas available in the VIP sections for the vast majority of the VIPs. If seating is of concern, VIP is the way to go.

I purchased 2 tickets for tonight's event. Can I pick up both tickets in my name early or does each attendee have to be present at check-in?

Each person must be present at check-in.  Since this event is 21 and over, every person must have their ID checked.

May I transfer or upgrade my ticket to another person?

The ticket agency has a strict No Refund policy (all sales are final). You can however sell/transfer tickets to someone else. If you would like to transfer your ticket(s) to someone else, or change the name on your ticket(s), please Click Here.


What is the refund policy?


Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable (or you can change the name on a ticket) by logging into your Eventbrite account.

Is there a coat check at this event?


Yes, there is limited coat check.  Coat check is $5.00 per coat.  The new automated system should make checking your coat a smooth process.


What is the dress code?


There is no formal dress code enforced, however, we want people looking their best. Creative, upscale attire is definitely encouraged! Gentlemen: range from club attire to black tie. Ladies: range from stylish cocktail attire to formal gowns.


What must I bring to the event?


Your Big Night Nashville Eventbrite ticket.  Also, this is an adult-only event (over 21), and all attendees are required to bring an up-to-date, Government-issued photo ID with date of birth, and a smile. VERY IMPORTANT: You must be present with your ID and ticket.  You may not check-in someone else for this event. 

Can I check in for my companion or my group?

No. You cannot check in for your companion or group.  Each person must be present with their ID and ticket.


What is the age minimum for this event?


The event is for adults only (over 21), and includes all you would expect in top-notch service from the award-winning Gaylord Opryland Hotel staff.  All attendees are required to bring is an up-to-date, Government-issued photo ID with date of birth.  VERY IMPORTANT: You must be present with your ID and ticket.  You may NOT check-in someone else for this event.


What time do I get to enter into the event?


Entry times depend on your ticket type:  You may get your credentials starting at 2 PM the day of the event and entry times are as follows:

  • Dance Only (No Food/Drinks Included): 9 PM

  • Main Event: 9 PM

  • VIP: 9PM 

I can't find my event tickets, or I typed in the incorrect e-mail address and did not get my tickets.

Eventbrite has a solution for you.  Click here to find your tickets.

Does The Dance Only ticket get to see the midnight countdown?

Yes.  There are multiple areas where you can view the midnight countdown

If I purchase the Dance Only ticket, will I be able to hang out with my friends that purchased a Main Event ticket?

Yes.  They are both considered main event tickets.  The only difference is that the main event ticket includes drinks whereas the dance only ticket does not.  There are cash bars available on-site to purchase drinks for the dance only ticket holders.

Why are there bars available to purchase drinks if I have a ticket that includes drinks?

We have multiple ticket types for this event and some of those tickets DO NOT include drinks (i.e. dance only ticket). Please check before you purchase tickets to ensure you have selected the correct ticket type.  Also, Tennessee ABC law limits the number of drinks served in an inclusive package.  Main Event & VIP Guests will be provided with eight (8) drink tickets upon NYE registration.

Do you offer a designated driver discount?

Currently, we do not offer a designated driver ticket option or a discounted ticket option for non-drinkers.  We have many, many bars and hundreds of bartenders throughout the venue, and it's impossible for us to monitor who is drinking and who is not drinking.  

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