Crescent City Countdown Club
For immediate Release
DATE: December 20, 2018
CONTACT: Debra L. Bresler
The Traditional New Year’s Eve French Quarter Fireworks Show to Welcome 2019!
The Crescent City Countdown Club (CCCC) will once again produce the traditional NOLA New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks display to welcome the new year. The fireworks display is sponsored by New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Chevron, Allstate Sugar Bowl, The Berger Company, French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and New Orleans & Company, with other dedicated community sponsors. The fireworks show is FREE and can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Riverwalk to Crescent Park at the French Market.
For the very first seconds of 2019, fireworks will light up the dark sky above the Mighty Mississippi River in Downtown New Orleans. Choreographed to a sound track of New Orleans’ own Fats Domino classics, along with the fight songs of Allstate Sugar Bowl contenders, the University of Georgia and the University of Texas, an intense barrage of fireworks in every color of the rainbow will burst from heights of 100 feet to 800 feet. Multiple Nautical Special Effects will be launched from the barge out onto the river where they will float momentarily and launch colorful pyrotechnics into the air and create thunderous noise. A powerful Grand Finale will bring this pyrotechnic production to a dramatic and memorable close as 2019 begins.
The CCCC, through J & M Displays, will provide an iPhone and Android app that will allow anyone who downloads the app to hear the show music in real time in sync to the fireworks. Go to CrescentCityCountdown.com and scan the QR code.
With an amplified production value and additional pyrotechnics, theatrical lighting, and projection effects, Solomon Group is excited to once again produce the historic fleur-delis drop atop JAX Brewery on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
Come down to the French Quarter for the Allstate Fan Fest, which is free to the public and open from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, and on Monday, December 31, from noon to midnight through the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks show over the Mississippi. The Texas pep rally begins at 1:00 p.m. The New Year’s Eve MardiGras-style parade begins at 2:00 p.m. The Georgia pep rally will be held at 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss performances by Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris! Fan Fest is located at Jackson Square in the Jax Brewery parking lot off Decatur Street (418 Decatur Street). For more information, visit AllstateSugarBowl.org.
The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization officially formed in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans’ traditional New Year’s Eve festivities in the French Quarter. “We are grateful to all of our sponsors who support us each year to produce this treasured New Year’s Eve tradition,” says CCCC Secretary/Treasurer Adrienne Thomas. “Our grassroots efforts have truly bloomed into an internationally recognized event.”
For more information, log on to CrescentCityCountdown.com or call (985) 630-4604.
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