TUNE IN TO “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2021” TONIGHT
LIVE ON ABC AT 8 PM ET/PT
Jennifer Lopez to Headline from Times Square, With Can’t-Miss Performances from Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus and More
President-Elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to Appear in Last Interview of the Year
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WHAT: This year marks the 49th annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” the most-watched New Year’s Eve celebration nationwide, which features iconic performances of the year’s biggest songs and celebrates the year’s very best in music. America’s go-to New Year’s tradition sets the stage to ring in 2021 with more than five and a half hours of dynamic performances airing until 2 A.M. EST and gives viewers a look at New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.
WHO: Ryan Seacrest returns for his 16th year as host and will be joined by Lucy Hale and Billy Porter in Times Square. Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities, returning to the show for her fourth year, and Big Freedia will host the 5th annual Central Time Zone Countdown from New Orleans.
President-Elect Joe Biden and future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will speak exclusively with host Ryan Seacrest for their last interview of the year, bringing a special message of hope, unity and best wishes for the year ahead.
Jennifer Lopez will headline the event from Times Square, performing minutes before the iconic ball drop, with additional performances by Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen and Machine Gun Kelly. Los Angeles performers include 24KGoldn feat. Iann Dior, Brandy, Doja Cat, Ella Mai, En Vogue, Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, Lewis Capaldi, Maluma, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Nelly, Noah Cyrus and Saweetie.
Country artist Jessie James Decker will return as Powerball correspondent for the second year. Decker will provide live updates throughout the evening, checking in with five randomly selected finalists across the country, before revealing the POWERBALL First Millionaire of the YearSM just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2021.
Special messages for the new year from Taylor Swift, BTS, Sean Penn, David Dobrik, Jimmy Kimmel, Matt James (The Bachelor), and more!
WHEN: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021” airs Thursday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
“Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. This is a broadcast event closed to the public. All guidelines set forth by national, state and local health officials will continue to be closely followed and implemented during the production along with additional safety measures to be instated by dick clark productions.
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dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is part of MRC Live & Alternative, a division of diversified global entertainment company MRC. For additional information, visit http://
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December 31, 2020 7:30pm ET by Dick Clark Productions