Are you ready for the “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia and Grammy-winning PJ Morton to show the world how New Orleans does New Year’s Eve? Big Freedia will serve as the host of the New Orleans show and PJ Morton will perform the classic “Auld Lang Syne” as part of the festivities leading up to the fluer-de -lis drop at Midnight in New Orleans.
We are beyond excited that Big Freedia and PJ Morton, two of New Orleans’ brightest musical lights, will be shining for our city and before the entire world as we ring in the new year. Even though we won’t be watching this performance in person, we will be watching from the safety of our homes as ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021’ rings in the new year with that special New Orleans flavor. We’re also excited that this event will employ nearly 70 local crew members, many of whom have been shut out of production jobs due to the pandemic, and that the world will remember that New Orleans will be the safest place to visit and enjoy our music and culture in 2021.
~ Mayor LaToya Cantrell
New Year’s Eve 2021
This year is the 49th Annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” The show sets the stage to ring in the New Year with great performances from around the world. Ryan Seacrest returns for his 16th year as host, and will be joined by Lucy Hale and Billy Porter in Times Square. Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities, returning to the show for her fourth year. Jennifer Lopez will headline the event from Times Square, performing minutes before the iconic ball drop, with additional performances by Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly. Guests Can Watch the Performances – HERE.
New Year’s in New Orleans is a wonderful time of year. There is so much going on from parties everywhere to lots of great food. It truly is the most wonderful time of year. When it comes to what to do during this time, look no further than New Orleans Local. We will let you know everything going on for everyone during all of the New Year’s Celebration during holidays. Check out our calendar – HERE.