Thousands of Oklahomans Ring in the New Year at Opening Night 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY – An estimated 65,000 revelers enjoyed the beautiful weather to welcome in 2014 at the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Opening Night.

From 7 p.m. until midnight, New Year’s Eve crowds enjoyed nearly 40 performances held at ten different venues around downtown Oklahoma City.

Performers included all types of music from jazz, country, choral, rock and pop music to a master illusionist, clowns, a comedy improv group, strolling performers and a whole lot more.

At the Children’s Area, kids had fun with face painting, clowns, magicians, art projects, music and dancing. They also took part in a scavenger hunt around downtown, unlocking clues for the chance to win special prizes.

“This has been an incredible experience,” said Jorge Hernandez, 2014 Opening Night Co-chair, who served along with co-chair Jennifer Waldrop. “It was great to see all of our hard work and planning come to life. Opening Night is a top-notch event.”

“New Year’s Eve was an absolutely amazing evening,” said Peter Dolese, Executive Director for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. “Perfect weather and exuberant crowds at every location. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Opening Night 2014 was truly a celebration to be remembered for all time!”