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Tickets On Sale Now for the 5th Annual Yorktown Countdown

Chris Hauff Dec 02, 2016

Charleston, SC October, 19th 2016 — On Saturday, December 31st, 2016, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual guests exploring a famed decommissioned warship. Instead, it will be transformed into the fifth annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration.


This exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities. From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits.



Headlining acts include MVP, a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. Inspired by many legendary Motown groups, headlining group the New South Players combine their superb choreography, funky beats and fantastic vocals into one great show. From The Temptations to Marvin Gaye to Kool & the Gang, from dance-ready numbers to slow moving grooves, this group continues to amaze & entertain listeners with music that stands the test of time. Case and point, once you experience them, you will know why they are called MVP.

Next up is Stereotype, a multiracial, high energy, party rocking group group of entertainers from Augusta, GA. With influences including James Brown to Bruno Mars and Rihanna to Stevie Wonder, the band shares a unique variation of melodies taking listeners on a time-travelling roller-coaster ride of a ride. Similarly speaking, Loose Chain is one of the South’s newest and upcoming 6-piece groups, which is sure to keep the dance floor packed and the crowd fully entertained. Finally, dj performances by Sparkbox, Kevbo, and MIMR, plus Clark Keagy on saxophone and Seth G on violin will create the high-energy icing on the cake as guests will be able to enjoy every remaining genre from the past 5 decades.


First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets go on sale October 15th and will offer guests a variety of options aboard the ship. First Aboard tickets will start at $100 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar, light hors d’oeuvres, and access to the indoor airplane hangar as well as access the outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $150 per person and will give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, premium entertainment, big-screen ball drop, and much more.

For more information, please visit www.YorktownCountdown.com. This event is for patrons 21 years and older.



The USS Yorktown was built during World War II for the United States Navy. She has participated in various wars, earning numerous battle stars and awards. In 1970 she was decommissioned and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is now a National Historic Landmark.

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2 thoughts on “Tickets On Sale Now for the 5th Annual Yorktown Countdown

  1. Mike Havert says:

    Is the Yorktown open for tours, etc. on Sunday, January 1, 2017??
    Thanks, Mike Havert

    1. Molly Hamilton says:

      Yes! The only day our museum (and the USS Yorktown) is fully closed is on Christmas Day. We are open every other day of the year, but we do close early on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve (at 3:30 p.m.). We look forward to having you come visit us soon!

      Molly Hamilton
      Public Information & Media Relations

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