Free New Year's celebration to include George Clinton, fireworks | Arts & Culture
Columbia's Main Street will be the setting for a New Year's Eve celebration like the city has never seen before.
The free event, coined The Famously Hot New Year, will be held on Main Street between Hampton and Taylor Streets from 7:30pm - 1:00am.
Live music, starting at 8:00pm, includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, George Clinton with his group "P-Funk" as well as regional and local acts including Josh Roberts and The Hinges.
There will also be fireworks, an ESPN Zone -- so you don't miss a minute of the New Year's Eve college bowl games, and a one-of-a-kind Palmetto Tree and Crescent moon display during the midnight countdown.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin believes this event will be a memorable night for everyone. "We're excited about hosting what, in years to come, will make South Carolina host to the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the Southeast," said Benjamin.
Also, don't forget to visit "Resolution Row" featuring businesses and organizations that can help patrons achieve their New Year's Resolutions in the coming year.
Plus, a limited number of tickets available for entry to the "The Crescent Lounge" inside 1441 Main Street for $100 per person.
There will be free parking for all attendees and cab service for those who may have had too much to drink sponsored by Budweiser of Columbia.
WIS New Ten's Judi Gatson will host the event. If you can't make it downtown, be sure to tune in on WIS TV starting 11:00 p.m. for a live broadcast of the event.
Residents throughout the state and the Southeast are encouraged to attend with friends and neighbors to enjoy some Famously Hot hospitality on South Carolina's Main Street.
The event is co-sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Cohn Construction Services, Wells Fargo, Budweiser of Columbia, Ben Arnold Beverage Company, Center City Partnership, WIS-TV, WXRY, Inner City Broadcasting and Post No Bills.
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