|The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
One of those choices most definitely be where to take in music on New Year’s Eve.
In this neck of the woods, there are a few top picks.
For fans of string music, Old Crow Medicine Show will be playing the Ryman Auditorium. There’s only one catch, and it may be bad news if you don’t have tickets. The show is already sold out.
Opening in support for OCMS is Pokey LaFarge, who has been on tour for the past few months. In the past year, he’s performed on Jack White’s latest record and released his own work, Middle of Everywhere.
When bluegrass legend Del McCoury isn’t taking time off and performing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, he’s working his normal routine with the Del McCoury Band.
This year, the group will be performing at Marathon Music Works with The Travelin McCourys and Keller Williams performing earlier in the evening.
These are two top picks for the bluegrass fan, but for more funk and soul, head over to the Exit/In as Charles Walker and the Dynamites will be playing host to Funk n’ Soul Ball with Space Capone also on the bill.
For the cover band fan, one of Nashville’s finest, Guilty Pleasures will be at Cannery Ballroom. It fetches a $50 price tag, but it’s always well worth it.
Moon Taxi will be playing 3rd and Lindsley on this occasion while bassheads will get their fill at Bridgestone Arena as Bassnectar will hold down top bill at the venue.
If you’re wanting to get out of town, then travel across the mountain to Chattanooga to Track 29. It’s one of the best venues on the scene lately and on this New Year’s it will play host to Here Come the Mummies.
These are a few options, but however you choose to party on New Year’s, make sure you have some version of Auld Lang Syne on hand.