Mayor Megan Barry and Grammy Winner Peter Frampton to Lead Special New Year’s Countdown at Midnight U.K. Time – Ringing in Year that Will Bring Nonstop Service between Nashville and London
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – British Airways will usher in 2018 – the year it inaugurates nonstop service between Music City and London – with a 6 p.m. CT/midnight U.K. time countdown led by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and English rocker Peter Frampton. British Airways will also partner with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to host a pop-up English pub for all guests beginning at 4 p.m. CT at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville, to be held Dec. 31 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
The British New Year countdown will kick-off Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville. Legendary English rock musician and guitarist Frampton, a longstanding Nashville resident, will join Mayor Barry on the Jack Daniel’s Stage to raise the “Music Note,” toast to friends in the U.K. and kick off the fireworks. Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is produced by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.
The cozy, pop-up British Airways pub will be open throughout the festivities, complete with British spirits, memorabilia and a commemorative photo booth and green screen to transport guests to London through several classic backdrops. Visitors can also enter to win a pair of tickets for travel on the airline’s new service from Nashville to London, which first takes off from Nashville International Airport on May 4, 2018. Superstar Keith Urban will announce the winner later in the evening. Only one entry is permitted per person for the giveaway – promotional terms and conditions may apply. Full contest details will be available at visitmusiccity.com.
“Our new service to Music City is a highlight for British Airways in 2018 and we invite the Nashville community to join us on New Year’s Eve to ring in this exciting year – London style,” said Rob McDonald of British Airways. “In addition to bringing together Peter Frampton and Mayor Barry, who are connected with both cities, we will share a British pub experience and hope all will come by and raise a glass to the special new link between Nashville and London.”
Beginning May 2018, British Airways will fly nonstop from Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Heathrow Airport (LHR) five days a week on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This is the only nonstop service between the two cities, and travelers will be able to connect to more than 130 destinations via Heathrow. Visit ba.com to learn more and book today.
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