Celebrate the New Year Downtown with the Arts Council Opening night

Posted on: 2:24 pm, December 12, 2013, by , updated on: 09:17am, December 26, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Celebrate the New Year at the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Opening Night!

Opening Night, presented by Devon Energy and Chesapeake Energy, boasts 40 different bands across downtown Oklahoma City, plus much more.

Last year, 50,000 people rang in the New Year under the area’s largest and best fireworks display.

Virtually everyone will find something to enjoy at Opening Night.

Children can create festive art projects and take part in a scavenger hunt around downtown.

Music performers include some of Oklahoma’s best and brightest stars: Paperscissor, Adam & Kizzie, Gregory Jerome, the Al Good Orchestra, Susan Herndon, and more. Revelers can also catch a hypnosis show, OKC Improv group’s comedy show, and master illusionist David Thomas’ award-winning Vegas-style “World of Magic” show. All performances are family-friendly.

The countdown to midnight on the Myriad Gardens’ Great Lawn will begin with entertainment from headliner band Matt Stansberry & the Romance, an upbeat homage to 50’s/60’s pop, soul and blues.

As the midnight hour approaches, revelers will enjoy a special finale countdown complete with the traditional rising of the Opening Night ball and one of the state’s largest fireworks shows.

Festivities kick-off at 7 p.m.