Ring in the New Year with Downtown Countdown

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) It’s time to ring in the New Year! JD Sutphin, from Big Lick Entertainment, stopped by WDBJ7 Sunday Morning to talk with Caitlin Francis ahead of their big New Year’s Eve event, Downtown Countdown.

It’s back for the 5th year, and they’ll be in the Roanoke Market Square Plaza, plus the historic City Market Building, Center In the Square and Penthouse Rooftop at Center.

For the fifth year, they’re celebrating with five bands, including Uptown, who will be performing a tribute to Prince, Adam Rutledge, Superhold, The Low Low Chariot, and Hott Sauce.

There are VIP tickets available, where dinner is served, along with cocktails and craft beer, and revelers will be treated to dueling pianos.

Of course, the Roanoke Star projection will rise at midnight!

This is a family friendly event, and they’re providing heaters outside due to extremely cold temperatures.

Proceeds from this event benefit LEAP for Local Food.

Tickets are still available at Center in the Square's box office, online at www.biglickentertainment.com or call 540.224.1200.