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5th Annual Yorktown Countdown

Bring in the New Year with Charleston's largest annual New Year's Eve celebration! On Saturday, December 31st, 2016, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, the venue will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration.

This exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party 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 MVP, a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. Inspired by many legendary Motown groups, headlining group the New South Players combine their 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 & entertain listeners with music that stands the test of time. Case and point, once you experience them, you will know why they are called MVP.
Next up is Stereotype, a multiracial, high energy, party rocking group group of entertainers from Augusta, GA. With influences including James Brown to Bruno Mars and Rihanna to Stevie Wonder, the band shares a unique variation of melodies taking listeners on a time-travelling roller-coaster ride of a ride. Similarly speaking, Loose Chain is one of the South’s newest and upcoming 6-piece groups, which is sure to keep the dance floor packed and the crowd fully entertained. Finally, dj performances by Sparkbox, Kevbo, and MIMR, plus Clark Keagy on saxophone and Seth G on violin will create the high-energy icing on the cake as guests will be able to enjoy every remaining genre from the past 5 decades.

First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets go on sale October 15th and will offer guests a variety of options aboard the ship. First Aboard tickets will start at $100 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 $150 per person and will 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, premium entertainment, big-screen ball drop, and much more.

This event is for patrons 21 years and older.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website provided.


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Aboard the USS Yorktown
40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant




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