This year’s festivities will begin at 9:00 p.m. with a performance by the Lagniappe Brass Band, followed by My Name Is John Michael. Shamar Allen and the Underdogs will close out the music lineup, leading up to the New Year’s Countdown to be led by Mayor Landrieu. The celebration is free and open to the public.
The annual celebration will once again include the “fleur de lis drop” from a 25-foot pole atop the Jax Brewery Condominiums as midnight nears, followed by a fireworks display staged from the Mississippi River and choreographed to New Orleans music. The fireworks are produced by the Crescent City Countdown Club.