Award-winning rhythm and blues trio Tony! Toni! Toné! will help usher in the new year during the city’s New Year’s Eve party at Festival Park.
The group will headline the city’s New Year’s Eve party when a Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular returns for a second year, the Cool Spring Downtown District and the city of Fayetteville said in a release.
The group was popular in the late 1980s to the early ‘90’s. It has 14 Billboard-charting R&B singles, including five No. 1 hits, three top 10 pop singles, one gold album, two platinum albums and one double platinum album, and over six million total albums sold, the release said.
Their hits include “Feels Good,’’ “The Blues’’ and “Anniversary.’’ The group includes D’Wayne Wiggins, Timothy Christian Riley and Amar Khalil.
The night also will include carnival attractions such as stilt walkers, fire dancers and roving magicians. There also will be food trucks and live music, the release said.
Local DJs will entertain the crowd before the headliner takes the stage.
At midnight, organizers plan to raise a large multi-colored star. There also will be fireworks, the release said.
The Cool Spring District is facilitating the event on behalf of the city.
Organizations and individuals who are interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Bianca Shoneman, president and CEO of the Cool Spring Downtown District at 910- 223-1089 or Bianca@CoolSpringFay.org.