Cleveland is a city not known for an eventful public New Year’s Eve celebration. The amazing and talented group at Ohio Homecoming
is looking to change that as they host Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve 2013 -- Electric Ice!
“This event will be like nothing Ohio has ever seen before!” promises Lauren Welch, PR co-lead of the event. “With more than 15 food trucks from around the Northeast Ohio area, guest will have the opportunity to indulge in food from their favorite eateries, while hearing live performances throughout the evening, including popular electronic dance music group, Krewella.”
The festivities kick off on Public Square at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31. The dynamic event is free to all and will include everything from food trucks, a beer garden, live ice sculpting, fireworks and live entertainment. There will, of course, be a countdown to midnight to usher in the New Year.
“When we were brainstorming our next big idea to engage and impact Clevelanders, we thought about the big New Year’s events in other markets and were shocked that no one had attempted this type of event in Cleveland since 1999,” shares Alonzo Mitchell, Ohio Homecoming Managing Partner. “We’re thrilled to pioneer this celebration with the support of the city, county and our partners to bring something fresh and exciting to downtown that will help keep people in Cleveland on New Year’s.”
To add even more excitement, Cleveland-native Drew Carey will play a big role in the event as well.
“Cleveland is home and I can’t imagine a better place to spend the
New Year,” Drew Carey stated in a release. “When I heard what the Ohio Homecoming Group was planning, and that they wanted me to be part of it, my response was ‘Hell yeah!’ So I’m happy to layer-up and party on Public Square with my fellow Clevelanders.”
Carey will have the honor of delivering the countdown to all in attendance at Public Square and watching on television. CBS Channel 19 will broadcast live from the event from 10:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
“Landing Drew Carey to be part of Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve is a major win for us,” continues Mitchell. “We’ve always wanted to work with Drew because of what he’s done to shine a light on Cleveland with his success in entertainment, so this is the perfect collaboration for what we’re trying to do with this celebration.”