The Kennedy Center


New Year's Eve Grand Foyer Party featuring Vintage#18 and Mark G. Meadows & The Movement

Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:00 PM


Welcome 2018 with music and dancing from two local bands known for their high-energy mixes of jazz, soul, R&B, and blues. Commemorate the night with social photo booths, champagne and other drinks for purchase, and a big balloon countdown to midnight. Read more for free admission details. 


Grand Foyer

Run Time

Approx. 2-1/2 hours


Welcome 2018 with music and dancing at our Grand Foyer Party, one of D.C.'s most popular annual traditions! From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., fantastic bands Vintage#18 and Mark G. Meadows & The Movement will keep you moving and grooving with their unique mixes of high-energy jazz, soul, R&B, and blues. There will be fun social photo booths to commemorate the night, as well a big balloon countdown to midnight. And of course, plenty of champagne and other festive party drinks will be available for purchase at the Grand Foyer bars. Start 2018 right with this classy and memorable event!

Admission is free when you show your December 31 ticket for any of the following performances from that evening:
- 7:30 p.m. show of An American in Paris
- 8 p.m. show of Twist Your Dickens
8 p..m. show of The Illusionists
- 7 or 9 p.m. shows of Dee Dee Bridgerwater
Showing a December 31 dining receipt from our Roof Terrace Restaurant also gives you free admission. 
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