Our live music showcase kicks off at 8 p.m. on the Countdown Stage located on Upper Wacker Drive that will be hosted by fan favorite and Chicago Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison. Club and concert veteran DJ Sye Young will be setting the tone, spinning tracks all evening long to keep the energy level high and the crowd warm.
Just after 11p.m. NBC 5 and Telemundo will introduce the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Midwest to an audience in 40 affiliate markets across the country. The 90-minute live broadcast will feature musical performances, a look back at 2016, a very special New Year’s toast, a dazzling countdown featuring our iconic Chicago Star rising 360 feet into the night sky, and an epic fireworks display. Musical artists will include Sir the Baptist and Saint Motel.