Rock, blues maven Elle King will headline Columbia’s Famously Hot New Year’s party

Elle King will perform live at S.C.’s largest New Year’s Eve party, the free Famously Hot New Year celebration in downtown Columbia,. on Dec. 31. She is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and banjoist famous for her hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s,” and internationally renowned for her unique sound encompassing rock, soul, blues and country.

Since #FHNY is on a Sunday night this year, we’re encouraging visitors to make a long weekend of it!

American alternative Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots, slides into a coveted spot on the Famously Hot New Year lineup along with local hip-hop musician FatRat Da Czar. Nappy Roots is best known for their hit singles “Po’ Folks,” “Awnaw,” “Roun’ The Globe” and “Good Day.” FatRat Da Czar is lauded, “Columbia’s very own hip-hop titan” by

S.C.’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, Famously Hot New Year, boasts a free, full-length outdoor concert headlined by a internationally renowned band, a midnight countdown to the new year and the biggest NYE fireworks display in the Carolinas. Stay tuned for updates on Famously Hot New Year from our team.

Tens of thousands of guests enjoy the vibrant, free Famously Hot New Year event each year, on Main Street in front of the historic S.C. State House, featuring beer, wine, bubbly and local food vendors in a friendly, festive environment amid downtown Columbia, S.C.’s walkable nightlife, dining, shopping and entertainment districts. Plan your #FHNY weekend at