Wyandotte Rockin’ New Years Eve
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December 312021
Downtown Wyandotte, Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI, + Google Map

Presented By Community Choice Credit Union:
Wyandotte Rockin’ New Years Eve
Featuring Art Alaxakis

Rockin’ NYE returns to Wyandotte with Art Alaxakis of EVERCLEAR!

Community Choice Credit Union presents Rockin’ NYE 2022! After a year hiatus, the festival is back with national acts, two stages and a new location within downtown. Art Alexakis of EVERCLEAR will be headlining the festival and sharing the stage with SPONGE, EVA UNDER FIRE, Sarah Sherrard and The Sugar Ham Band and Category 5!

Art Alexakis—best-known as the singer-guitarist and sole songwriter behind the iconic alt-rock outfit EVERCLEAR. Alexakis has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows – with signature hits “Father of Mine,” ”Wonderful,” “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”

Also, joining them on stage is SPONGE! Vin Dombroski, front man of Sponge, and Alexakis are no strangers to each other; as SPONGE has toured with EVERCLEAR on the SUMMERLAND TOUR in 2013 and 2016. Sponge has gained widespread notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata. Their hits are still played on mainstream rock stations around the country including “Plowed”, “Molly” (16 Candles Down the Drain) “Wax Ecstatic” and “Have You Seen Mary”.

EVA UNDER FIRE say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more true for this rock band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers all from the Downriver Area, have earned their reputation as rocks most exciting up and coming band. They are coming home for New Year’s Eve after being on tour this summer and fall with other well-known rockers, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet and 10 years.

The festival is moving off Biddle Avenue to the corner of 1st & Elm Streets to create a “Celebration
Square”. The new area will feature a massive heated tent, double the size of the years prior, for
an indoor concert. There will also be an outdoor stage with two ball drops, games, fire-pits, food
trucks and so much more!

The event’s main attraction is the one of a kind New Year’s Eve ball, with color changing and chasing LED lights. The evening will culminate with a Time Square style ball drop at 8pm for families and again at the stroke of midnight. Community Choice Credit Union will host FREE kids activities from 6pm – 8pm inside a heated tent, separate from the concert tent.  Activities including; face painting, crafts, photo booth and games. All outdoor areas are free to attend from 6pm – 12:30am. All ages in the outdoor area.

Tickets are required for the heated concert tent. You must be 21+ to attend the indoor concert.

Want to make your New Year’s Eve extra special? Enjoy an intimate and acoustic dinner with Art Alexakis or Sponge at Whiskeys on the Water (2903 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte, MI) .

There are two seatings:
ART ALEXAKIS of EVERCLEAR: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm seating: Dinner will be served between 6:00pm
and 7:00pm All guests must clear the upstairs event by 8:00pm for next seating.
Intimate and Acoustic dinner with SPONGE: 8:30pm – 10:30pm seating: Dinner will be served
between 8:30pm and 9:30 pm

VIP TICKET HOLDERS WILL RECEIVE:
Buffett Dinner @ Whiskeys on the Water
Garden salad
Entree: salmon and spring chicken
Sides: mashed potatoes, fettuccine alfredo, vegetable and dinner rolls
One drink: Miller Lite, Makers Mark, Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail, or soda.
Pre-show acoustic performance sessions are held at Whiskeys on the Water. Tickets do not
include entry into the concert tent. Must be 21 years or older and present ID at check in. Tickets
must be purchased in advance at wwwRockinNYE.com.

ABOUT THE BANDS:
ART ALEXAKIS OF EVERCLEAR
Some 27 years into his career as a recording artist, Art Alexakis—best-known as the singerguitarist and sole songwriter behind the iconic alt-rock outfit Everclear. Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination for So Much For The Afterglow. The band remains active today; most recently issuing Black is the New Black in 2015 and touring extensively. In recent years, Alexakis also created and performs as part of the annual Summerland Tour, which features a package bill of popular ’90s alt rock bands. Everclear’s signature hits include “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”

SPONGE
Has gained widespread notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata. Their hits are still played on mainstream rock stations around the country including “Plowed”, “Molly” (16 Candles Down the Drain) “Wax Ecstatic” and “Have You Seen Mary”.

EVA UNDER FIRE
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more true for this rock band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers from the downriver area, the artists behind EVA UNDER FIRE have earned their reputation as rocks most exciting up and coming band. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct, emotive, high-energy musical style.

HISTORY OF ROCKIN’ NYE
Vin Dombroski, frontman of Sponge, is a Detroit native that wandered into Wyandotte in Fall of 2016. He saw the potential of hosting a yearly New Year’s Eve event. He partnered with 360 Event Productions and together they approached the City of Wyandotte about hosting a large scale New Year’s Eve event on Biddle Ave! The City of Wyandotte, the late Mayor Joe Peterson and the Wyandotte DDA were in full support to bring this new and exciting event to Wyandotte. The first year over 10,000 people gathered in the streets to celebrate! Sponge actively performs around the US. While on the road, Vinnie reaches out to fellow rockers and invites them to perform at Rockin’ NYE. Prior guests included Wally Palmer of The Romantics, Brett Scallions of Fuel and now Art Alexakis of Everclear will ring in 2022.