West Michigan: Newsmakers Dec. 30, 2010

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Grand Rapids Press:

WHTSWhere else but downtown Grand Rapids can you ring in the New Year to a rock 'n' roll version of "Auld Lang Syne" by punk-rock/powerpop outfit We The Kings, watch a lighted globe count down the last seconds of 2010 and share some camaraderie with 30,000 others? Citadel Broadcasting's 105.3 Hot-FM New Year's Eve Party downtown quickly has become West Michigan's signature ring-in-the-new year event. The free celebration featuring national entertainment acts kicked off in a recession-occupied 2008 with pop-rock band Plain White T's and country star Darryl Worley, and attracted some 20,000. Last year's event featured alt-country/rock singer Uncle Kracker and Boys Like Girls and about 30,000 attendees. Marcus Bradman, Citadel's director of promotions and events, expects a crowd of similar size for headliners Good Charlotte, as well as pop singer Kaci Battaglia, burgeoning country star Frankie Ballard, punk group Runner Runner and punk-rock/powerpop outfit We The Kings... Good Charlotte headlines Hot New Year's Eve Party in downtown Grand Rapids; 30,000 expected (Thu, 12/30)

 

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