New Orleans New Year’s Eve Celebrations

NEW ORLEANS – Here’s an overview of New Year’s Eve activities in the city:

Downtown fireworks – Spectators along the east and west banks of the Mississippi River near downtown New Orleans will be able to see the 9 p.m fireworks display, which will feature a soundtrack of songs by Trombone Shorty, Big Chief, the Meters and and Dr. John plus a grand finale that will be set to U2’s “The Saints Are Coming.”

New Orleans East fireworks – Start time: 8:30 p.m. The mayor and a few city councilmembers will be on hand for the second annual New Year’s Eve celebration and fireworks display from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Daughters of Charity Clinic at 5630 Read Blvd.

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Fleur de Lis drop – At midnight, partygoers will watch the New Orleans’ version of the Times Square ball drop when the the annual countdown to the new year takes place atop the Jax Brewery at 600 Decatur St. in the French Quarter.

Free New Year’s Eve concert – Cheryl Crow performs at 8:30 p.m. on a stage outside Jax Brewery. Usher’s show will start at 10:30 p.m. Both performances will be featured on the national TV broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”

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