CHART-TOPPING ARTISTS FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND MAREN MORRIS TO PERFORM LIVE FROM THE ALLSTATE® FAN FEST IN NEW ORLEANS DURING ‘DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2019’
The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. CST on ABC From New York City’s Times Square
To ring in the New Year, multiplatinum-selling duo Florida Georgia Line and award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Maren Morris are slated to perform live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019” from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl®. As previously announced, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place MONDAY, DEC. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. CST on The ABC Television Network.
Ranked as the No. 1 music special of last year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019” marks the 47th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host the prime-time festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 13 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg. Multiplatinum music superstar Ciara will ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood party, joined by performances from Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Weezer, as well as collaborations from Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina, Macklemore with Skylar Grey presented by Planet Fitness and The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini. Airing just after midnight, Post Malone will perform from a stop on his current tour in Brooklyn, New York, marking the first television performance of the New Year.
“I’m excited to celebrate my first New Year as the mayor of New Orleans and proud to have the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve team there to mark the moment,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans. “We’re kicking off a whole new chapter in the history of our city and pointing the way forward to the next 300 years!”
“We’re preparing for another stellar ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ event, broadcasting New Orleans ringing in the New Year live from the French Quarter. For the third straight year, this partnership gives us the opportunity to showcase our joie de vivre and penchant for hospitality to a national audience,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of New Orleans & Company. “We’re eager to kick off the new year with a reminder to millions watching at home that nobody hosts celebrations quite like we do.”
“Once again, this year we are thrilled to partner with New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, The Allstate Sugar Bowl and dick clark productions to ring in the new year and showcase our great state, our attractions and, of course, our people,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “These live shots from Louisiana are an ideal way to capture the enthusiasm of the New Year holiday, while reminding viewers from across the country where to come and ‘feed their soul’ in 2019.”
“For 85 years, the Sugar Bowl has been bringing the best in college football to our city and guaranteeing that New Orleans is one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve,” said Paul Hoolahan, CEO of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “By adding Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris to the festivities, there’s little doubt that our visitors from Georgia and Texas, along with local fans, will experience a great new year’s celebration.”