Family fun begins at Virginia Beach Town Center’s Fountain Plaza with our LIVE DJ…. from 6 pm until 9:00 pm. Dancing, stilt walkers, jugglers and more festive fun for all ages to ring in the New Year! “Dance Off Contest” for kids under 12! Come on out and show your stuff!
The performing bands are The Movement, The Collection, and the Ries Brothers.
The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid, and John Brown’s Body, they’ve made a name for themselves as reggae shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today, the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist, and guitarist Joshua Swain; bassist Jason Schmidt; drummer Gary Jackson; and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their seventh studio album, Ways Of The World (2019) debuted at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart and remained in the Billboard Reggae Top 10 for more than 40 consecutive weeks. The band’s eighth studio album, Always With Me, was released July 29, 2022 on the band’s R4RE Records imprint. It explores new musical territory while staying true to their champion sound. Featuring collaborations from their influencers-turned-peers, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, and Clinton Fearon, and contemporaries HIRIE and Soom T, for The Movement, the only path is forward, pushing the boundaries and the future of reggae.
Streets for the event will be closing earlier in the day. Columbus Street will be closed from Market Street to Constitution Drive. The Countdown Stage will be assembled there as well as the VIP Tent. Central Park Avenue and Town Center Drive will also have closures. You will still have ample access to the free garage parking.
Parking in Town Center is free. We have several garages and as they fill up for the evening, guests will be routed to the nearest garage with free space.
Overflow parking will be in the Bed Bath & Beyond Parking lot. We have several hotels in the area, including the Westin, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt, Crowne Plaza, Residence Inn, and more.
The restaurants in Town Center will be open New Year’s Eve. They have some great specials and are looking forward to the event. We encourage you to eat in TC before the concert! We suggest reservations!