Arrested Development — the two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop and funk group — will perform a free virtual concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s virtual party of the year December 31. Tune in and learn more at

Famously Hot New Year is bringing together friends, neighbors and guests from near and far virtually. This year’s celebration will be filled with new performances by past Famously Hot New Year artists like Sister Hazel, toasts from celebrities with South Carolina roots, a virtual headlining performance by hip-hop icons Arrested Development, and a special appearance by Hootie & the Blowfish.

“Even though one of South Carolina’s favorite traditions may look a little different this year, we’re excited to support our neighbors and celebrate 10 years of bringing communities together,” says Ben Glenn, Famously Hot New Year board member. “This year’s virtual event will honor a decade of influential talent and local artists while toasting to the year ahead.”
Wherever you are on New Year’s Eve, you can tune in to the Famously Hot New Year virtual celebration on December 31, from 10:30 pm-12:15 am through the following:

• FHNY website:
• FHNY YouTube channel:
• FHNY Facebook page:
• WLTX simulcast from 11:35 pm-12:15 am

Famously Hot New Year is partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help turn hunger into hope this holiday season. This year’s virtual celebration will benefit those in need by raising monetary and non-perishable donations.

Harvest Hope is able to provide five meals for every $1 donation. Text FHNY to 44-321 to donate today. For a list of drop-off locations for non-perishable donations, visit

New this year, attendees can bring the party home with free Famously Hot New Year party packs, available at featured locations or accessible online. Party packs include festive party favors and special offers from Richland County businesses. Learn more at

As the first hip-hop group to receive a Grammy Award for Best New Artist (1993), Arrested Development is known for creating positive, socially conscious music that incorporates soul and funk, bringing societal issues to the forefront in an effort to ignite change.

Founded in the late 1980s and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the two-time Grammy-winning group is best known for hit songs including “Tennessee,” “People Everyday,” and “Mr. Wendal.” Group members include Speech (vocals/sampler), JJ Boogie (guitar), Will Montgomery (drums), Fareedah Aleem (dance/vocals), April Allen (vocals/dance) and 1 Love (vocals/sampler). Learn more at

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