Tallahassee may Change New Year Location

Tallahassee could possibly be changing the way its residents bring in the New Year. The annual celebration that attracts big-name artist to South Adams Street could possibly be moved to Cascade Park.

The Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority will vote on whether to make the switch to the amphitheater, Jay Revell, the executive director of TDIA said.

“I’m excited, every year I bring in the New Year here in Tallahassee and I have so much fun,” said Ashley Small a second-year Criminal Justice student from Kansas City, Kan. “I think it’s nice that there are big things happening here and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

The change is more cost effective for TDIA, they won’t have to spend as much money on closing roads, and setting up stages downtown.

The event will allow more local acts to perform instead of the more popular acts like last years Chubby Checker, allowing local bands to broaden their fan base, while still giving Tallahassee residents the same fun-filled experiences.

If the change is approved, festivities will begin at 8 p.m. with music and food vendors, alcohol service will end at 11:30 p.m.

“I’ve been in Tallahassee for more than 20 years and every year I enjoy our New Year festivities, there’s always something new and fun happening and it’s a family event so I know that I can bring my kids and they’ll enjoy themselves also,”  Anthony Hill,  a Leon County resident said.

Revell has been approved by the city to have local acts perform and says that the performers will abide by the noise-level guidelines.