By: Bailey Myers
December 31, 2013
While everyone in NYC watches the ball drop, thousands will gather in Florida's capital to celebrate.
Festivities kicked off at 6:30 pm, and the first performer, Royce Lovett, hits the stage at 7 pm, followed by Tobacco Road at 8:30 pm and The Little River Band at 10:30 pm.
The big fireworks show is set to launch at Midnight.
All concerts will be held at the corner of Duval and Pensacola, and all streets around the downtown area have been shut down for tonight's event.
Admission is free for everyone, but tickets for finger foods and an open bar are available for purchase.
By: Lanetra Bennett
December 30, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Tuesday is New Year's Eve, and if you don't know how you're bringing in 2014 just yet: "I tell you what, if you're looking for a good time, a family-oriented good time for New Years Eve, you need to come to the downtown New Year's Eve event." Says, Tim Moore.
Moore is a title sponsor with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick GMC Cadillac and Chevrolet for the New Year's Eve event in downtown Tallahassee.
This year, the Downtown Countdown begins at 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve at Kleman Plaza. Festivities will include nationally recognized bands, food, and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight.
Moore says, "If you're really feeling in a celebratory mood, you can purchase a couple of VIP passes to take you down to where there's open bar, refreshments, food from a variety of food vendors in town here. Just come out and have a good time."
The event is free and geared toward all ages. The Kids' Zone is from 7 to 10 p.m. with their very own fireworks display.
Tallahassee resident Hope Lamantia says, "Oh, I think it is great. As a matter of fact, I've considered it for my kids, just because it is going to have a kids zone. I do feel like it's more family-oriented this year than it has been in the past."
If a small part of you still feels like you're missing out on being at Times Square, throughout the evening, huge area displays will simulcast the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City.
"Bring in the new year right. That's exactly right. Have a good time." Moore, says.
Free StarMetro shuttle rides to and from the festivities will be available every 15 minutes from the Governor's Square Mall.
For more information and entertainment lineup, please see the press release below, or go to talgov.com.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Downtown Tallahassee New Year’s 2014 will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m. EST at Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee, Fla. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick GMC Cadillac and Chevrolet and will be emceed by State Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee). Feature performances will include Australian Rock Supergroup Little River Band, Nashville Recording Artist Tobacco Rd Band, Local Winner of the Downtown Tallahassee Music Festival Royce Lovett, and Colleen Nixon performing Auld Lang Syne.
Additionally, the event will feature a midnight fireworks show sponsored by the “#1 Public Utility in America” and the Growing Room Kidz Zone from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with their very own firework display. Stress-free transportation from Governors Square Mall on StarMetro buses will be available or attendees can plan ahead with the Take a Taxi Home program sponsored by Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks.
Event: Downtown Tallahassee New Year’s Eve 2014
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. – StarMetro will run buses every 15 minutes from Governors Square Mall
7 p.m. – Kleman Plaza opens to public, Top Hat Limo VIP pavilion & MASSIVE Partyzone opens, Growing Room Kidz Zone opens
*Note: lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, tents and sound systems are prohibited. Beer and alcohol will be available for purchase on-site (proof-of-age is required).
7 p.m. – Master of Ceremonies State Representative Alan Williams
7 p.m. – Royce Lovett to perform
8:30 p.m. – Tobacco Rd Band to perform
10 p.m. – Growing Room Kidz Zone firework display
10:30 p.m. – Little River Band to perform
12 a.m. midnight – Happy New Year! WTXL-TV ABC 27 to simulcast New York City’s Time Square Ball Drop, fireworks show sponsored by “#1 Public Utility in America”
12:15 a.m. – Colleen Nixon to perform Auld Lang Syne following the fireworks show
1 a.m. – Event to conclude
1:30 a.m. – Take a Taxi Home program, sponsored by Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, to conclude
Location: Kleman Plaza Area
306 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Between College Avenue and Pensacola Street
Transportation: StarMetro will run buses every 15 minutes from Governors Square Mall from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Local Sponsors: Joining Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick GMC Cadillac and Chevrolet in sponsoring the local event are the Growing Room Child Development Center; Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks; City of Tallahassee “#1 Public Utility in America;” Leon County Commission; WTXL-TV ABC 27 Tallahassee; Cumulus Radio Tallahassee; Tallahassee Democrat; Tallahassee Magazine; Downtown Tallahassee Business Association; Tri-Eagle Sales; Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority; Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency; Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC; Top Hat Limo & Sedan Services; Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown; Coca-Cola; Florida League of Cities; MASSIVE Corporation USA, Inc.; McKee Insurance Agency, Inc.; Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union; Whole Foods Market Tallahassee; Chaires Security Contractors & Investigations, LLC; 101 Restaurant; First Commerce Credit Union; Andrew’s 228; Jasmine Café; Harry’s Seafood Restaurant Bar and Grille; City Taxi, Inc.; Clydes & Costello’s; Florida Retail Federation; and Governor’s Square.
For more information on Downtown Tallahassee New Year’s Eve 2014, please visit www.downtowntallahasseenye.com, follow us on Twitter @DTNYE2014 and like us on Facebook at FB.com/DowntownTallahasseeNYE.
Tallahassee New Year’s Eve, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed under Florida statute organized for the purpose of charitable giving and supporting America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend.