Despite the lack of crowd, Times Square will still push through with this upcoming New Year’s Eve Ball with plenty of music and performances.
Organizers will be using technology to their advantage by having a combination of television and streaming because the show must go on!
Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment will be co-organizers of the New Year’s Eve event. They also announced that singer-songwriter Andra Day will be headlining the event live, commercial-free and with a TV pool feed.
Andra Day will be performing her Grammy Award-nominated single “Rise Up,” as well as “Forever Mine.” She will also be continuing the New Year’s Eve tradition of singing John Lennon’s Imagine just before the Ball Drop Celebration as every one counts the final seconds before the new year.
The co-organizers of the event has announced the lineup which includes Gloria Gaynor, Pitbull, Anitta, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, Machine Gun Kelly, The Waffle Crew, and USO Show Troupe, as well as special activities and appearances that will happen throughout the evening.
The live commercial-free webcast will begin at 6:00 PM ET covering the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square, and will last for six hours.
The owner of One Times Square, home of the iconic Ball Drop Celebration has created a virtual New Year’s Eve experience. Everyone can start the festivities today and enter a cyber world of Times Square filled with exciting fames, awesome music, and beautiful art.
Times Square 2021 LIVE performances on the Planet Fitness and Countdown Stages:
- Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
- Billy Porter performs on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
- Cyndi Lauper performs on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
- Jimmie Allen performs on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
- Machine Gun Kelly performs on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
- Anittaperforms on Univision’s, “¡Feliz 2021!”
- Pitbullperforms on Univision’s, “¡Feliz 2021!”
- Andra Day performsher hit songs “Rise Up” and “Forever Mine,” as well as John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before the Ball Drop at midnight
- Gloria Gaynor performs her hit songs “I Will Survive,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and “Joy Comes In The Morning.”
- The Waffle Crew presented by Planet Fitness provides an amazing dance performance
- The USO Show Troupe performs “Empire State of Mind,” “Stars And Stripes” and “A Military Salute” to honor our Armed Forces
How to Watch
The Times Square 2021 Webcast will begin at 6 PM ET on December 31, 2020 and end at 12:15 a.m. ET on January 1, 2021. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2021, and TimesSquareBall.net.