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Celebrate New Year's with DU

Davenport University is sponsoring the main stage at this year’s New Year’s Eve Party in downtown Grand Rapids. Last year more than 30,000 people attended the event consisting of live music and the official ball dropping at midnight. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 31.

Radio stations 105.3 HOT FM and 96.9 WLAV FM will be heavily promoting the event as well as Davenport as the main stage sponsor. A “text to win” contest will also be held where listeners can text the radio station for the opportunity to meet the band before their performance.

This year’s event includes live music by several well-known artists and wraps up with the official ball drop at midnight. The artists performing during the New Year’s Eve party include Downtown Fiction, The Ready Set, DJ Curtin Avison & DJ Justin King and The Romantics. Between sets, DU students (and Pounce Panther!) will be throwing DU t-shirts into the crowd, some of which will be signed by the evening’s performers.

Schedule of Events:
6:30 p.m. 105.3 HOT-FM West Michigan Band Contest Winner (check back for details)
7:15 p.m. Downtown Fiction
8:15 p.m. The Ready Set
9:30 p.m. DJ Curtis Avison & DJ Justin Kung
10:45 p.m. The Romantics
Midnight New Year's Eve Ball Drop powered by Consumers Energy
12:02 a.m. Encore performance by The Romantics