New Year’s Eve Grand Foyer Party
Tuesday, December 31 at 10:00 PM to Wednesday, January 1 at 12:30 AM
Grand Foyer, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC
Ring in the new year (and a new decade) at the Kennedy Center New Year’s Eve Party in the Grand Foyer. Admission to this event is FREE with your ticket to a December 31 evening paid Kennedy Center event (New Year’s Eve at the Kennedy Center: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Come From Away, My Fair Lady, A Jazz New Year’s Eve) or with your receipt from a December 31 dinner at the Roof Terrace Restaurant. The night is packed with festive dancing to performances by Brianna Thomas and Zach Cutler and the D.C. Soul Allstars, plus champagne bars, photo booth, a countdown to midnight, a big balloon drop, and more!
Heralded by the Wall Street Journal as the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of the new generation, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alum Brianna Thomas dazzles audiences with arrangements of old favorites and original compositions. She performs at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage and again at 10:30 p.m. Wear your dance shoes to join Zach Cutler and the D.C. Soul Allstars for sets at 9:45 & 11:30 p.m. Cutler is known around D.C. for his Trifling Tuesday and Misbehavin Monday musical jams, and will inspire you to groove with your favorite people into the New Year.