New Orleans will be the first city to host the Central Time zone Countdown in “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.”
This year marks the 45th annual production for the popular New Year countdown production. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” will air live beginning at 7 p.m. Central Time.
New Orleans will be featured in live segments, along with New York City and Los Angeles. In New Orleans, there will be live performances and reports coordinated with the 11th Allstate Fan Fest, which will be held near the Jax Brewery. Additionally, New Orlean’s annual New Year’s celebration, which showcases a fleur-de-lis countdown drop on top of Jax Brewery, will be featured live on the show.
“Known for its vibrant culture and deep musical roots, New Orleans is the ideal choice to host our first-ever Central Time Zone countdown,” said Mike Mahan, president of Dick Clark Productions, in a prepared statement. “We are excited to expand our tradition of ringing in the New Year to the ‘Big Easy.’”
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 will air for over 5 hours, featuring live segments from New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York City.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu was elated to hear New Orleans was chosen for the Central Time zone countdown.
“New Orleans is a great match for ‘Dick Clark's New Year’s Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a prepared statement. “We know how to celebrate, and we offer the world one of the most authentic cultural experiences anywhere! We are proud to help our country bring in the New Year.”