Come Aboard Charleston’s Largest Annual New Year’s Celebration!
On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013, 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 second annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. Charleston’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party will provide multiple different admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities.
From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of this exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining bands include Sleeping Booty, a 10-piece legendary East Coast party band, who has been bringing audiences to their feet with their outrageous costumes and high energy live performances since 1999. With sounds from the 70’s and 80’s as well as contemporary hits and mainstream Billboard Top 40, Sleeping Booty has become a multi-cultural icon. Bearing trumpets and horns, keyboard and saxophone, several amazing vocalists and more, the group has opened for disco kings KC and the Sunshine Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, The B 52s, Huey Lewis, Earth Wind & Fire, Mother’s Finest, and Chicago.
One of Charleston’s local favorite bands, High Society, will also be performing, followed by Stoplight Observations, (often referred to as simply SLO), a six-piece southern rock inspired band growing in popularity. SLO plays a unique style of Alternative Rock influenced by Indie Rock, Motown, Hip-hop, Folk, Revival, Americana, Garage, and Arena Rock. Catchy melodies, lyrical hooks, and layered harmonies are supported by a tight rhythmic foundation. The group was nominated for the Road to Roo contest, (held by Bonnaroo), of which 1,000 total bands around the country were nominated, but only two were selected to perform at Bonnaroo. SLO won the entire contest. This group has true love for music that can be heard in all of their songs and seen in the sheer number of instruments played. It is this dedication to craft that really sets SLO apart. Finally, dj performances aboard the carrier will include Rehab, Fullhaus and Kilgo as guests enjoy pop, disco, dance, and top billboard hit mixes from the past 5 decades.
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 $99.00 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar and access to the indoor airplane hangar as well as access the outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $149.00 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, top-rated dj performances, large-screen ball drop at midnight, and much more.