New Year's Eve: The Beat Goes On!

Show Overview

New Year's Eve Celebration returns to Montpelier!

The Beat Goes On!!

coordinated by Shidaa Projects and Lost Nation Theater



We hope you will consider donating what you can in support of this fantastic concert. 
and the entire day. Sponsorships did not cover the costs incurred to bring this celebration to you! 

A citywide, festival of music, performance, and fun family activities showcasing the character of Montpelier by featuring artists that have made this community their home for many decades. Free for the community! (Donations appreciated)

Sponsored in part by Montpelier Alive, National Life Group & 802 Cars.  

Ring in the New Year throughout the day in different venues throughout the community with family friendly activities and music by groups like the Sara Grace Band, Arthur Zorn, The Steppes.

In the evening - celebrate with a special performance by Shidaa Projects and Lost Nation Theater.

For this special performance, Shidaa Dance and Drum Troupe will introduce its special guest dancer and choreographer, Samuel Maama Marquaye from Ghana, supported by our own Artistic Director Jordan Mensah; locally acclaimed Guinean balafonist Ousmane Camara, based in Warren; master drummer Seny Daffe of Jeh Kulu; Stuart Paton, from Burlington Taiko, and other drum and dance enthusiasts from the community celebrating New Year’s Eve through dance drumming. Lost Nation Theater artists include Kathleen Keenan and Shanda Williams among others. Be prepared for uplifting rhythms and good energy this New Year’s Eve!

Sunday, December 31st, 2023
starting at Noon!

All Events Free! (tho Donations deeply appreciated!)

Masks are strongly encouraged.

Sadly, the elevator (knocked out of commission by the flood) in our home within Montpelier City Hall will not be able to be replaced in time for the show - but we will be live-streaming for those who aren't able to be with us in person since we cannot provide wheelchair/walker access during this emergency situation. Please call us (802-229-0492) or email for more details.

A Special Event

Production Team

Buzz Info

We are so grateful to our additional partners:

Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Christ Church

The Unitarian Church

the Savoy Theater

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