Countdown Seaside! New Year’s Celebration Dec. 31

December 10, 2011

Headliners Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers will hit the stage at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Countdown Seaside! Celebration.

Location: Seaside
Time: 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Join your friends and family to welcome 2012 on New Year’s Eve with the 3rd Annual Countdown SEASIDE on Saturday, Dec. 31st. The Seaside Merchants invite everyone out for Countdown Seaside! A New Year’s Eve Celebration, a family-friendly party featuring live entertainment, kid’s art projects, street performers and an amazing fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Festivities for this fabulous family event begin at 7 p.m. and last until 12 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Spectators will enjoy a night of music ranging from fresh Americana Rock ‘n Roll to folk and roots. The celebration kicks off in the Amphitheater with a performance by Kyle Lamonica at 7 p.m., followed by The David Mayfield Parade taking the stage at 8:15 p.m. and headliners Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at 10 p.m. Finally, welcome 2012 with a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.

Seaside wants to ensure that everyone, including the little ones, has plenty to do. Abrakadoodle will be on hand from 7 – 11 p.m. offering unique art projects for our New Year’s Celebration. These projects will be free and include making celebratory noisemakers and even a time capsule where families will be able to place New Year’s wishes and resolutions! Seaside will also have face painters on hand to get both the young and young-at-heart in the festive spirit.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are a folk-rock / roots-rock band from western Massachusetts who’ve released nine albums since 2000, counting their first five self-released discs. They got signed to major-label Universal in 2004, did one album for them, but then left and have released their last two discs on the respected independent Vanguard label.

Grammy-nominated musician and producer David Mayfield, of The David Mayfield Parade, is a force of nature on stage. His energy and out and out enthusiasm for performing are evident at every show whether it’s with Cadillac Sky, The Avett Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield or his own band, The David Mayfield Parade. Mayfield’s songwriting “feels as classic as {his}…wardrobe” says Paste Magazine.

Kyle LaMonica is an acoustic rock singer songwriter originally from Niceville, FL. Kyle has been performing as a solo musician around the region for many years and has built a large following throughout the Gulf Coast. Expect to hear a very dynamic vocal and great acoustic guitar riffs rooted in the timeless genres of Americana, singer/songwriter and folk music when you listen to Kyle’s live show. Kyle plays a set very similar in feel to that of such artists as Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and David Gray.