Tens of Thousands Attended #FHNY: South Carolina’s Free Party of the Year on Dec. 31

En Vogue Headlined Famously Hot New Year in the “Real Southern Hot Spot” Columbia, S.C.

January 1, 2019 (Columbia, S.C.) — Tens of thousands of guests flocked to the streets of downtown Columbia, S.C. for Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s free party of the year, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Leading up to the biggest NYE fireworks show in the state, En Vogue — one of the top 5 highest-selling female American music groups in history — performed a free, full-length concert. Learn more about #FHNY at http://www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.

The evening included a mix of ideal sounds for all types of music-loving event-goers. New Orleans-inspired jazz and brass group Soda City Brass Band supported En Vogue, and Charleston, S.C.’s indie hip-hop group Little Stranger opened the show.

Set next to the historic S.C. State House on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., the celebration featured food from local vendors; beer, wine and bubbly; street merchants and more in a fun, friendly festival environment amid downtown Columbia, S.C.’s vibrant, walkable lifestyle districts.

Famously Hot New Year is a 501c3 nonprofit organization sponsored by the following parties: the City of Columbia; Richland County; BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; Aflac; WLTX; WARQ (Q 93.5 FM) and WWDM (The Big DM - 103.1 FM); Spirit Communications; Pepsi of the Carolinas; and other forward-thinking corporate citizens.

About Famously Hot New Year

Famously Hot New Year is South Carolina’s largest free 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 plan your #FHNY weekend at http://www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.

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