The Downtown Tempe Authority is pleased to announce that country singer-songwriter sensation Chase Rice will rock the main stage and get the crowd pumping at this year’s annual ‘NYE Block Party on Mill Avenue.’ Rice, who opened for Kenny Chesney on The Big Revival Tour this year and is currently headlining his own JD and Jesus Tour, will perform several of his hits and fan favorites as part of the entertainment included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket for this year’s festivities.
Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound. His most recent album, Ignite the Night, was released on Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. With two Top 5 hits already under his belt with the Platinum lead single “Ready Set Roll” (which Rice co-wrote) and second single, “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” he is currently working on new music for a forthcoming album.
With something for everybody, the Downtown Tempe Authority invites the community to ring in the New Year on historic Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe with food, drinks, music, fireworks and a confetti blast at midnight. The festivities take place from 7pm on December 31st, 2015, ending at 2am on January 1st, 2016. To ensure a safe time is had by all, Valley Metro Light Rail is running FREE service beginning at 7pm until the end of standard service for the night. With the Light Rail stop at 3rd Street and Mill Avenue adjacent to the one of the entrances to the festivities, attendees’ trips to and from the NYE Block Party will be both safe and convenient.
Unlike previous years, this year’s NYE Block Party on Mill Avenue features the district’s own merchants; spilling into the streets for an unforgettable party with two stages, dueling pianos, DJs, an epic photo opp, food trucks and more. The festival zone will extend out of the merchants’ establishments and into Mill Avenue with over 18 bars, restaurants and shops extending their footprint into the thoroughfare for a massive street celebration. General admission tickets are only $10.00 per person this year which grants access to the main street party, with additional VIP experiences sold separately. The main stage located at 5th and Mill will host DJs throughout the evening, as well as live entertainment and performances including the crowd-wowing Chase Rice.
“I’m looking for people who are looking to have the best night of their entire life,” Rice says of his raucous, get-down-or-get-out live ragers. “If you aren’t here to party, I’m gonna make you party!”
Another addition this year will be food trucks including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Wandering Donkey, Grilled Addiction and more; peppered throughout the festival, which have proven popular with the event’s target audiences of the 21+ crowd. For a complete list of tickets, VIP packages, need-to-know information, and transportation options, please visit: http://blockpartyonmill.com