VIP SUPER STAR RED CARPET NIGHT

LUPE FIASCO TO HEADLINE with special guests Empire Strikes Brass and Monotronic

Ring in 2023 at Virginia Beach's premier New Year's Eve event, Last Night on the Town!

Created by the Central Business District Association as the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s Eve event, this is a New Year’s Eve celebration not to be missed!

This is LNOTT’s 9th year in Town Center and we are excited to have another wonderful, free, family-friendly event.
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movement band members with guests

Meet the Artists

The Movement
Chicago-born, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco gained national attention with his 2006 album Food & Liquor, which helped cement a new wave of Chicago rappers in the national conversation. Revisit the album that put Lupe Fiasco on the map, and changed the course of Chicago hip-hop forever.

The independent rapper who parted ways with his former label, Atlantic Records, following the release of 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth, is pegged as one of the most gifted lyricists and visionaries to grace the mic. Rising to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released six acclaimed studio albums; Drogas Light, released in 2017 on his own label, 1st & 15th. These albums have netted 3 platinum singles, 3 RIAA Gold Certifications, 12 Grammy nominations, and one Grammy Award in 2008 for his infectious single, “Daydreamin,” feat Jill Scott.
The Collection
Since emerging in 2016, Monotronic have maintained their status as a ponderous and provocative enigma. Conceived by guitarist/producer Ramsey Elkholy, Monotronic started as a loose collective of NYC-based musicians. The rotating cast of musicians have shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Joe Jackson, Robert Randolph, Elliot Moss, The Spin Doctors, and Dweezil Zappa, to name a few.

The Ries Brothers
Asheville, NC-based Brass/Funk/Rock band Empire Strikes Brass has a lot to say with a big sound. Chock-full of serious groove from a thumping rhythm section highlighted by lush horn arrangements played by a thick horn section, the band’s compositional roots as well as its creative and collaborative soul contribute lots of depth to their original tunes and covers that speak volumes to ESB’s evolution.

Schedule of Events 

Family Friendly Activities @ Fountain Plaza

LIVE DJ - family DJ with light-up dance floor in lower plaza

Roaming Novelty Entertainers - stilt walkers, LED hoop artists, jugglers, & more!

All free and family friendly!

6:00 - 9:00pm
Town Center
Fountain Plaza
Main Stage Hosts

8:00 PM - Monotronic
9:30 PM - Empire Strikes Bass
11:00 PM -
Lupe Fiasco
12:00PM
- Virginia Beach Ball Drop

8:00pm - 12:15am
Countdown Square Stage, Columbus Street
Join us at the Countdown Stage on Columbus Street for a night of fun and live throwback music! 

All Town Center activities and entertainment are free and open to the public with food and adult beverages available for purchase. Please note, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted into the event. Beverage proceeds benefit Virginia Legends Walk.

 For everyone's safety, Event Security may screen persons and search bags of guests that are entering the event. 

Town Center hotels and restaurants will be offering New Year's Eve rates and specials!
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VIP Tickets

Get the VIP treatment and a night to remember at Virginia Beach Town Center’s Superstar Red Carpet Nite VIP Tent!
The VIP party hosted by the Central Business District Association will be held stage side in a heated tent, providing VIP guests with the best views of the festivities!

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VIP Admission Includes:
  • VIP Entertainment balcony with premier viewing of the main stage entertainment and the Virginia Beach Ball Drop celebration
  • Heated VIP Lounge
  • Festive Party Favors
  • Come Dressed to Impress as “Best Dressed couple” and win the crown & special gifts!
    • Superstar Charcuterie / Beer / Wine (included)
    • Beer/Wine (included)
    • Festive Party Favors
    • Photo Booth w/ instant delivery
    • FREE Photo Ops with the bands
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Purchase drink tickets at for *mixed drinks and shots
  • Access to VIP restrooms
Ticket Prices
Tickets
$165 per person
$308 per couple
Get your tickets before the prices go up!
*Event will be held rain or shine. VIP guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are non-refundable.
VIP Sale Live December 1st!
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FAQs

Is there family entertainment in Town Center?
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!
Who are the performing bands?
Monotronic -
Since emerging in 2016, Monotronic have maintained their status as a ponderous and provocative enigma. Conceived by guitarist/producer Ramsey Elkholy, Monotronic started as a loose collective of NYC-based musicians. The rotating cast of musicians have shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Joe Jackson, Robert Randolph, Elliot Moss, The Spin Doctors, and Dweezil Zappa, to name a few.
The Monotronic sound is a combination of electronic music with a wide range of cultural influences, mostly drawn from Elkholy’s time spent in Calcutta studying Indian classical music and his travels throughout Southeast Asia, where he spent nearly two years in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia among the Orang Rimba tribe. He describes Monotronic as “a concept, whereby each instrument can be heard as a continuation of the other and the music sounds as one distinct whole, emanating from a single source”.

Empire Strikes Bass -
Asheville, NC-based Brass/Funk/Rock band Empire Strikes Brass has a lot to say with a big sound. Chock-full of serious groove from a thumping rhythm section highlighted by lush horn arrangements played by a thick horn section, the band’s compositional roots as well as its creative and collaborative soul contribute lots of depth to their original tunes and covers that speak volumes to ESB’s evolution.
Founded in 2012, ESB has grown from a party band of friends playing New Orleans-originated or inspired second-line and funk tunes with elements of rock and jam.
Who is the Headliner?
Lupe Fiasco -
Chicago-born, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco gained national attention with his 2006 album Food & Liquor, which helped cement a new wave of Chicago rappers in the national conversation. Revisit the album that put Lupe Fiasco on the map, and changed the course of Chicago hip-hop forever.
The independent rapper who parted ways with his former label, Atlantic Records, following the release of 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth, is pegged as one of the most gifted lyricists and visionaries to grace the mic. Rising to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released six acclaimed studio albums; Drogas Light, released in 2017 on his own label, 1st & 15th. These albums have netted 3 platinum singles, 3 RIAA Gold Certifications, 12 Grammy nominations, and one Grammy Award in 2008 for his infectious single, “Daydreamin,” feat Jill Scott.
While musical genius and ingenuity are at the forefront of Lupe’s achievements, the artist extends his innovation to projects that aim to foster creative discourse and opportunities in underprivileged and impoverished communities. As the co-founder and co-owner of community initiatives such as, We Are M.U.R.A.L, The Neighborhood Start-Up Fund, Society of Spoken Art, and Studio SV, Lupe Fiasco proves that he is more than just a mouthpiece for change, but a committed facilitator of intellectual community discourse and outreach.
Will there be street closures?
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.
Where can I park?
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.
Will the restaurants be open on New Year's Eve?
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!

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our awesome sponsors for making this night of fun and celebration possible!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? You can learn more about sponsorship opportunities on the Central Business District Association website.

Presenting Sponsors

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