’90s showstoppers En Vogue to headline the Famously Hot New Year

En Vogue, the iconic ’90s vocal group and one of the top 5 highest-selling female American music groups in history, will perform a free, full-length concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest free New Year’s Eve celebration, in downtown Columbia, SC on Dec. 31, 2018.

The concert will be followed by a midnight countdown and the biggest NYE fireworks display in the state. New Orleans-inspired jazz and brass group Soda City Brass Band will support, and Charleston, SC’s indie hip-hop group Little Stranger will open the show.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring together community members and visitors alike for such a wonderful, time-honored event,” says Hamilton Grant, co-chair of Famously Hot New Year. “The talent this year is exceptional, and I am confident that this year will be one to beat.”

En Vogue Live on NYE at Famously Hot New Year in Columbia, S.C.
S.C.’s Largest Free NYE Celebration
Date: Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
Location: Main at Gervais in downtown Columbia, S.C.
Price: Free

South Carolina’s free party of the year, Famously Hot New Year brings thousands of visitors to the Columbia, S.C. region to enjoy a free concert with a national headliner, a midnight countdown and the biggest NYE fireworks display in South Carolina.

Set next to historic S.C. State House on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., the celebration features 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. The event is in the midst of plentiful parking, hotels, restaurants, and shops for those planning a visit to celebrate New Year’s Eve in South Carolina’s capital city.

Past national acts have included Elle King and Nappy Roots (2017); Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Sister Hazel (2016); Ms. Lauryn Hill (2015); The O’Jays and Misterwives (2014); Kool and the Gang and Z.Z. Ward (2013); The Wallflowers, Atlantic Starr and Biz Markie (2012) and George Clinton (2011).

What started in 2011 as a NYE street concert and fireworks show has grown into a major statewide celebration, set amid the capital city’s charming, historic downtown dining and shopping districts, with multiple hotels within blocks of the festivities. Plan your #FHNY weekend at http://www.famouslyhotnewyear.com.