Grand Park celebrates New Year’s Eve online

The annual NYELA celebration, which will be held virtually, will include light projections at City Hall. (photo courtesy of Grand Park’s Facebook account)

Grand Parks NYELA rings in the new year with a live, one-hour special broadcast and streaming event on Friday, December 31 from kl. 23:00 to 12.01

The event will honor the resilience of Los Angeles County residents and especially those who inspired hope during 2021.

While Grand Park’s NYELA celebration will be closed to the public this year due to the pandemic, Grand Park will still hold a live event for a special audience, invited only on the city and county front lines and important workers. The program, which will feature joyful musical performances and Grand Park’s signature video projection countdown, will be broadcast on Fuse and livestreamed on Grand Park’s YouTube channel, allowing people around the world to experience the park’s big New Year’s Eve.

In line with Grand Park’s commitment to showcase LA-based talent, Grand Park’s NYELA will feature a dynamic line-up of performances beginning with the Afro-Dominican rhythms of singer Esty, followed by the R & B-influenced all-hop beats from South LA’s DUCKWRTH. A Latin icon for alternative electronic music worldwide and known for popular hits such as “Mas”, “Hasta Quemarnos” and “Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor”, Kinky will close the hour-long program with a high-energy set. With back-to-back DJ sets, Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of independent Stone Throw Records, and J.Rocc, one of the original turntables, will keep the party atmosphere going between the main stage performances.

The celebration will culminate in Grand Park’s distinctive midnight countdown created in a new partnership with Xitelabs, featuring an exciting display of 3D graphics and lights on display at Los Angeles City Hall.

“With a special invitation audience and an event that everyone can also enjoy from home, Grand Park’s NYELA is our way of saying thank you to the many whose personal and professional victims kept us safe,” said Grand Park Director Julia Diamond. “In partnership with the city and county of Los Angeles, these essential workers embody the resilience and heart found in all of Angelenos that will bring us into 2022. This year’s celebration follows Grand Park’s tradition of showcasing the best homemade talent and highlighting “forward thinking. artists who embrace different backgrounds and help connect each of us further with each other. Audiences, no matter where they celebrate, can expect optimistic performances and dance floor beats, the hallmarks of any Grand Parks NYELA.”

Viewers can livestream the event on Fuse (check local listings for channels) and Grand Park’s YouTube channel. For information, visit nyela.grandparkla.org and musiccenter.org.

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