Billy Porter to host 4th annual Central Time Zone countdown
dick clark productions and ABC announced multi-Platinum-selling artists Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” live from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl.
As previously announced, Billy Porter will host the Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the countdown, plus stunning fleur-de-lis drop at midnight to ring in the New Year.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec.31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.
In addition to Porter hosting live in New Orleans, Seacrest will continue his reign as host of the primetime festivities for his 15th year and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, joined by newly announced co-host Lucy Hale. Ciara will once again ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, which will feature performances from Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED.
Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” during this year’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” Decker will provide live updates from the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” party throughout ABC’s live telecast. The big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight.
YouTube is the presenting sponsor of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”
The complete lineup Tuesday, Dec. 31, on ABC:
For more information, visit www.newyearsrockineve.com.