Dec. 10, 2020 (Columbia, S.C.) — Arrested Development — the two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop and funk group — will perform a free virtual concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s virtual party of the year, on Dec. 31, 2020. Tune in and learn more at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.
Famously Hot New Year is bringing together friends, neighbors and guests from near and far virtually. This year’s celebration will be filled with fresh new performances by past Famously Hot New Year artists like Sister Hazel, toasts from celebrities with South Carolina roots, a virtual headlining performance by hip-hop icons Arrested Development, and a special appearance by Hootie & the Blowfish.
“Even though one of South Carolina’s favorite traditions may look a little different this year, we’re excited to support our neighbors and celebrate 10 years of bringing communities together,” says Ben Glenn, Famously Hot New Year board member. “This year’s virtual event will honor a decade of influential talent and local artists while toasting to the year ahead.”
Tune in to the #FHNY 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wherever you are on New Year’s Eve, you can tune in to the Famously Hot New Year virtual celebration on Dec. 31, 2020, from 10:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m. through the following:
Help Harvest Hope Support Those in Need
Famously Hot New Year is partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help turn hunger into hope this holiday season. This year’s virtual celebration will benefit those in need by raising monetary and non-perishable donations.
Harvest Hope is able to provide five meals for every $1 donation. Text FHNY to 44-321 to donate today. For a list of drop-off locations for non-perishable donations, visit www.famouslyhotnewyear.com/help-harvest-hope.
Bring the Party Home with NYE Party Packs
New this year, attendees can bring the party home with free Famously Hot New Year party packs, available at featured locations or accessible online. Party packs include festive party favors and special offers from Richland County businesses. Learn more at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com/party-packs.
Ring in the New Year with Arrested Development
As the first hip-hop group to receive a Grammy Award for Best New Artist (1993), Arrested Development is known for creating positive, socially conscious music that incorporates soul and funk, bringing societal issues to the forefront in an effort to ignite change.
Founded in the late 1980s and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the two-time Grammy-winning group is best known for hit songs including “Tennessee,” “People Everyday,” and “Mr. Wendal.” Group members include Speech (vocals/sampler), JJ Boogie (guitar), Will Montgomery (drums), Fareedah Aleem (dance/vocals), April Allen (vocals/dance) and 1 Love (vocals/sampler).
As cultural champions of empowerment across the planet, Arrested Development is known for its eclectic and vibrant Afrocentric sounds and clothing, and unique blend of rhythms and style. The iconic group continues to release new music, most recently its Don't Fight Your Demons album in September 2020. Find Arrested Development on social media (Instagram: @arresteddevelopment__, Facebook: @OfficialArrestedDevelopment, Twitter: @ADtheBand), and learn more at www.arresteddevelopmentmusic.com.
Famously Hot New Year is a 501c3 nonprofit organization sponsored by: The City of Columbia, Richland County, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Aflac, WLTX, Fox 102.3, The Big DM, Dominion Energy, and other forward-thinking corporate citizens.
About Famously Hot New Year
Although this year’s celebration will be virtual, for the past decade, Famously Hot New Year has grown to become South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, with a free, evening-length concert by a national headliner and the biggest NYE fireworks display in South Carolina, adjacent to the historic S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. Since 2011, Famously Hot New Year has gathered diverse communities to enjoy the free concert and fireworks; regional food vendors; plentiful cash bars with beer, wine and bubbly; a festival atmosphere and more in the Real Southern Hot Spot. Follow @FamouslyHotNYE and #FHNY on social media, and learn more at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.
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