Welcome the New Year with a Symphony in the Sky!
December 31, 2014Location: Decatur Street Stage Address: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA Times: 9:30 pm Phone: 985-630-4604 Click here for website
With another year of generous community support, our spirited city can welcome 2015 with live New Orleans music, a unique fleur de lis drop, and the midnight fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi River. The celebration begins at the Decatur Street City Stage with a performance by Sam’s Funky Nation from 9:30 to 10:15 p.m. Terrance Simien + the Zydeco Experience will follow at 10:45 to 11:45 p.m. After that time we will count down together to midnight to launch the fleur de lis drop and the fireworks Symphony in the Sky to welcome .
Watch as the 8-foot tall by 5-foot wide two-dimensional fleur de lis descends a 25-foot pole atop Jax Brewery Condominiums to launch the exquisite Symphony in the Sky. Made of plywood with weather-treated cloth stretched over the frame, the fleur de lis a symbol of New Orleans’ courage, is adorned with aluminum ribbons and LED lights, making it easier to view from both sides. A 6-foot high by 4-foot wide “New Year” board will light up with two hundred 25-watt clear bulbs announcing the official arrival of the new year.
“There is no better time to live in and visit New Orleans,”
said Mark Romig, President and CEO of NOTMC.
Simulcast live on Magic 101.9 FM and WWL AM and FM and WWL.com, the NOLA New Year’s Eve celebration will be enjoyed in more than 38 states across the U.S. and on the worldwide web. At the stroke of midnight, the fireworks display will illuminate the sky and be choreographed to soulful New Orleans music. Also included will be the fight songs of our visiting Sugar Bowl teams. As the Alabama and Oklahoma fight songs play, the sky will light up in the teams’ colors!
The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization formed after Hurricane Katrina exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans’ traditional New Year’s Eve festivities in the French Quarter. “A NOLA New Year’s Eve is truly a community effort and a tribute to the big hearts and resilient souls of the people of New Orleans,” says CCCC Treasurer Adrienne Thomas. “Without sponsorships from dedicated community businesses, there could be no New Year’s Eve celebration here.”
Dine in the French Quarter and then join us at the Decatur Street Stage at Jackson Square:
- Sam’s Funky Nation from 9:30 to 10:15 p.m.
- Terrance Simien + the Zydeco Experience 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
- Midnight Countdown, Fleur de lis drop, fireworks over the Mississippi River 11:45 – ? .
For sponsorship and more information about the fireworks show and fleur de lis drop please call (985) 630-4604.