Fitz And The Tantrums to Headline Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve Festivities
2014-12-16 · By Editor
Fitz And The Tantrums, the chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach. Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.
The street party will start at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and continue through a midnight countdown all the way until 2:00 a.m. Pre-sale tickets for the Pine Avenue event are available now for $25 at downtownlongbeach.org, and $35 on the day of the event.
”The awesome lineup we’ve secured for this celebration is a testament to the great appetite our Downtown has in supporting live music events and festivals,” said Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO. “We continue to raise the bar and the residents and visitors of Long Beach continue to support our efforts, which is extremely gratifying.”
The DLBA has teamed up with Knitting Factory Entertainment, partner and talent booker for New Year’s Eve, to set an exciting line-up for the night, with Fitz and the Tantrums as the showstopper. In addition to live music filling each street, other exciting performers include Mystery Skulls taking the main stage at 8:45pm and Youngblood Hawke at 9:35pm, whose debut single, “We Come Running,” premiered with Rolling Stone, was featured as iTunes Single of the Week and peaked at #5 at Alternative Radio. Fitz and the Tantrums, one of the most well-known headliners Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve has ever seen, will take the stage at 11:20pm and lead revilers into 2015 with a spectacular countdown celebration.
“Having a community partner such as the DLBA magnifies the reason we invested in Downtown Long Beach almost three years ago,” says Morgan Margolis, President / CEO at Knitting Factory Entertainment. “Partnering with the production for this event reinforces our commitment to our brand and to Downtown Long Beach.”
In addition to the Pine Avenue party, there will be a free family-friendly celebration at Rainbow Harbor from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Live performances from the Pike at Rainbow Harbor stage, by Phat Cat Swinger and Paperplanes, will energize the crowds and children’s activities including face painting, balloon artists and a trackless train will be available to guests. At 9 p.m., the sky will light up for an East Coast countdown with a 10-minute fireworks spectacular from Rainbow Harbor’s lighthouse peninsula sponsored by Gladstone’s Long Beach.
Partygoers throughout Long Beach will be able to utilize public transportation free of charge all night thanks to a partnership between the DLBA and Long Beach Transit. “Most importantly, we want to make sure people are safe,” shared Kojian. “We are fortunate to have a convenient and expansive public transit system in Long Beach and encourage those celebrating the New Year to utilize this great service.” Long Beach Transit service citywide will be free of charge from 5:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Tickets for the Pine Avenue celebration are on sale now for $25 per person. Tickets will be $35 at the gate or online on the day of the event if still available. To learn more or purchase your tickets, please visit downtownlongbeach.org.
NEW YEARS EVE FULL LINE-UP
ARTIST BIOS ARE INCLUDED ON THE TICKET PURCHASE PAGE AT TICKETWEB.COM
MAIN STAGE (Pine and Broadway):
8:00pm – 8:45pm: DJ SOVERN-T
8:45pm – 9:15pm: Mystery Skulls
9:15pm – 9:35pm: DJ MEDI4
9:35pm – 10:30pm: Youngblood Hawke
10:30pm – 11:15pm: DJ SOVERN-T
11:20pm -12:40am: Fitz & The Tantrums (with countdown celebration)
12:45am – 2:00am: DJ PAUL V
THE FEDERAL BAR STAGE (located in parking lot next to Federal Bar)
8:00pm – 8:30pm: DJ PAUL V
8:30pm – 9:10pm: The New Electric Sound
9:10pm – 9:35pm: DJ SOVERN-T
9:35pm – 10:20pm: The Knitts
10:20pm – 10:40pm: DJ MEDI4
10:40pm – 11:20pm: Prima Donna
11:20pm – 12:40am: Fitz & the Tantrums Live Sound & Video Remote
12:40am – 2:00am: DJ MEDI4
4th Street Side Stage (located on Pine Avenue, south of 4th Street)
8:00pm – 9:00pm: DJ MEDI4
9:00pm – 10:00pm: Jessica Childress
10:00pm – 10:20pm: DJ PAUL V
10:20pm – 11:00: Zak Waters
11:00pm- 11:20pm: DJ MEDI4
11:20pm – 12:15am: The STARLETTE Revue Drag Show Spectacular Hosted by Jewels
12:20am – 2:00am: DJ SOVERN-T
Waterfront Celebration at Pine Avenue Pier
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Paperplanes
7:30pm- 9:00pm: Phat Cat Swinger
9:00pm – 9:10pm: Fireworks Spectacular from the Lighthouse