Come Aboard Charleston’s Largest Annual New Year’s Celebration
Charleston, SC September 1st, 2017 --- On Sunday, December 31st, 2017, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the sixth annual Yorktown Countdown presented by Vida-Flo Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive event will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities.
From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include Charleston’s premier party band, “The Midnight City,” who will be bearing keys, guitars, bass, drums and several amazing vocalists. The 5-piece super group has made a splash by performing countless major events in and around the Southeast and claiming there is no single style of music they can’t perform.
Next up is “The New South Players,” a four-piece band inspired by many legendary Motown groups that combines superb choreography, funky beats and fantastic vocals into one great show. From The Temptations to Marvin Gaye to Kool & the Gang, from dance-ready numbers to slow moving grooves, this group continues to amaze and entertain listeners with a reputation for style and talent that never goes unnoticed. Finally, DJ performances aboard the carrier by “Kevbo” and “Sparkbox,” as well as Clark Keagy on saxophone will offer the highest energy performances through a range of hits from the 80's and 90's core to present day mainstream favorites.
First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets are available for purchase offering different amenities and access levels aboard the carrier. First Aboard tickets start at $125 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar, light hors d’oeuvres, and access to the indoor airplane hangar as well as access the outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $160 per person and give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, live music headlining performances, large-screen ball drop, and much more.
For more information on how to spend your New Year’s Eve visit www.YorktownCountdown.com.
The USS Yorktown was built during World War II for the United States Navy and has participated in various wars, winning numerous battle stars and awards. In 1970 she was decommissioned and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is now a National Historic Landmark. More information about the venue can be found at: http://www.patriotspoint.org/explore_museum/uss_yorktown/.