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INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM - MAIN STAGE (Bands & Set Times Subject To Change)

KRISTEN & THE NOISE    Midnight - 2:00am 
One of the East Coasts most popular cover bands, Kristen & the Noise will be rocking the Downtown Countdown as the clock strikes midnight! A high-energy party band, and lead vocals of the super talented Kristen Kwolek, make Kristen & the Noise the perfect band to help rock your way into 2014!
THE PAT MCGEE BAND   10:15pm - 11:45pm 
Even after two decades and nine studio albums, Virginia native Pat McGee is still creating great music and making a name for himself with amazing live performances. Having rocked the Downtown Countdown multiple times in the early 2000's, we know Pat McGee will help make it a memorable night to start the new year!
CROWDED STREETS  9:15 - 10:00pm
Hailing from Northern Virginia, Crowded Streets has been consistantly voted the Nation's #1 Dave Matthews tribute band! Crowded Streets has spent the better part of the last decade touring the East Coast and bringing top notch live recreations of one of the top touring acts of the past twenty years, the Dave Matthews Band.
MIDNIGHT COUNTDOWN & BALLOON DROP   Midnight 
Say goodbye to 2013 in style in the Hilton's International Ballroom with the count-down to the New Year with DC's largest balloon drop, and Kristen & the Noise taking the stage as the clock strikes midnight!

COLUMBIA BALLROOM - CLUB '14

MEGAWATT DJ's   9:00PM - 2:00AM
DJ Jon Paul is back! We will once again turn the Columbia Ballroom into a full fledged nightclub with more moving lights than a concert! This year we're adding a Mega-Video Wall on stage, so now you can dance to all of your favorite club and retro music videos! You gotta get up to get down!

CRYSTAL BALLROOM - COMEDY LOUNGE & LIVE KARAOKE

COMEDY LOUNGE   9:00 - 11:00PM
Laugh the night away with multiple hilarious comedians, performing rotating sets!

Matty Litwack

Matty Litwack is a young DC comedian with a strong attention to detail. Matty previously worked as a physicist and draws upon that experience to create an analytical, yet silly style of comedy. Matty has worked at clubs across the country, including the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Funny Bone, Laughing Skull, and Zanies. Additionally, Matty was a semi-finalist in the 2011 TBS/Rooftop National College Comedy Competition.

Gabe Zucker

A native of the DMV area, Gabe Zucker brings an explosive energy to the stage that quickly made him one of the DC comedy scene's top comedians. He has since moved to New York City and is one of the bright new stars of the scene.

Kat Timpf

Kat Timpf has performed standup comedy throughout the country, from California (Melrose Improv, Comedy Store, Flapper) to New York (Gotham Comedy Club, Standup NY, Levity Live) and everywhere in between. She has worked with top international headliners, including Pablo Francisco.

Jamel Johnson

Jamel Johnson is a stand up comic hailing from Woodbridge, VA. Jamel's conversational style and natural ebullience paired with his creative joke writing and sharp wit make him an audience favorite across DC. He is a regular co-host on YMTE's Weekly Podcast, YMTE Live, and has performed at the DC Improv Lounge, Arlington Drafthouse, Jammin' Java, Wonderland Ballroom, and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC.

After seeing a showcase he performed on in NYC, SI's Peter King emphatically stated "Jamel was effin' funny." Check him out on Twitter at @NonProfitComic

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Randy Syphax

Born and raised just outside DC in Silver Spring, MD, Randy naturally grew up a Chicago Bulls fan til Michael Jordan played for The Wizards. Randy now tells jokes through a variety of voices, insight, and charm. And with this unique blend of being the best he's been featured on local tv once. Randy is a regular at Caroline's (NYC), he knows what old people mean with Ginger Ale, and is the only person who likes Louie CK.

Adam Friedland

Adam Friedland is a stand-up/sketch comedian living in Washington DC. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, DC Improv, Hell Yes Festival in New Orleans, and he recently opened for Moshe Kasher, Nick Kroll and Bentzen Ball at the Lincoln Theater in DC. 

Sara Armour

Sara is a stand-up/improv/sketch comedian who resides in the Washington, DC area. She performs regularly in local showcases for producers including Cool Cow Comedy, Stand-Up-Comedy-To-Go, Laughing Buddha Comedy, & The Arlington Drafthouse. When she’s not performing stand-up, she writes and performs for sold out audiences in the two-woman sketch group, Saranuta.

Sara also spent two years performing on Washington Improv Theatre Harold Teams, Ouroborus and King Bee, and has performed in the Del Close Marathon in NYC. She will also be performing at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in February. Check her out at SaraArmour.com

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LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT   11:00PM - Midnight
Lloyd Dobler Effect has been full time touring musicians for almost a decade, having performed in over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of accomplishments: winners of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest that pitted LDE against hundreds of area rock bands and led to several main stage appearances at the Washington DC HFStival; headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours; and being voted one of the top ten best bands on the east coast in a Washington Post reader's poll.
LIVE ACOUSTIC KARAOKE   Midnight - 2:00AM
You are the star! Chris & Phil of Lloyd Dobler Effect will play ANY song that you request, LIVE, and you will be the singer! Lyrics are provided on a computer, and Chris & Phil will back you up with harmony vocals! SING in the New Year with all your friends!

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1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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