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

Third Eye Blind    11:00pm - 12:30am 
Nearly 20 years after scoring their first hit with their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life”, Third Eye Blind continues to build upon that success with five studio albums, numerous awards and accolades, and multiple chart topping singles. As one of the most popular bands of the late 90’s and 2000’s, they’ve developed a reputation for putting on amazing shows throughout the world. Having played the Downtown Countdown twice previously, Third Eye Blind is has proven they’ll make this New Year’s Eve one to never forget!
Delta Rae   9:30pm - 10:30pm 
It's been a good couple years for the relentlessly hard working six piece rock band from Durham, NC. Delta Rae's debut album, Carry The Fire, came out to high praise last summer. They've been profiled everywhere from NPR to Time to Forbes and Rolling Stone proclaimed that "if Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae." VH1 hand selected them for their "You Oughta Know" Artist Of The Month program. They performed not once, but twice on both The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and Conan. Live is where Delta Rae truly flourish. They've sold out venues from coast to coast, opened for heroes like Lyle Lovett and even shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama, when they performed during a Democratic rally at UNC Chapel Hill. They played pretty much every festival under the sun, including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Voodoo.
DJ Urban Cowboy  In Between Sets
DJ Urban Cowboy hails from the DC suburb of Burtonsville, MD. He began his career in high school, performing at small local events, school dances and quickly made a name for himself as one of DC's leading party DJs! Following high school, he began building his name in many of the DC Metro venues including Tequila Beach Nightclub, Fur Nightclub, Midtown, and even worked with Hot 99.5FM. You can currently find him performing a month residency at Rocky Gap Casino in Cumberland, MD and at venues all over the east coast! Cowboy is a 4th appearance Downtown Countdown veteran, having performed in both DC & Baltimore! Downtown Countdown is definitely one of his favorite parties of the year and this year he plans to really TURN UP!
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 '15

DJ Dirty Elbows   9:00PM - 2:00AM
DJ Jaime Ferreira, aka DJ Dirty Elbows will be rocking Club '15 all night long! The Columbia Ballroom will once again be transformed into a full fledged nightclub with more moving lights than a concert! DJ Dirty Elbows spins the hottest beats each week on The Kane Show's Weekend Rollout, and he'll be bringing that same hype and energy to keep the dance floor rocking into 2015!

CRYSTAL BALLROOM - COMEDY LOUNGE & LIVE KARAOKE

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

Elahe Izadi

Elahe is a Washington, DC-based stand-up comic. She’s performed at venues throughout the area, including the DC Improv, Magooby’s Joke House, State Theatre, and her parents’ kitchen. She’s also a past performer of the Women in Comedy Festival and Bentzen Ball, and has hosted for the likes of Michael Che and Hari Kondabolu. Elahe is also a journalist who regularly appears on MSNBC.

David Tveite

David Tveite is a comedian who currently resides in Washington, DC. He has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA, and the Seattle International Comedy Competition, in which he was a semifinalist in 2011. David and his live podcast, "Sadness Town," have been featured in Washington Post and the Washington City Paper.

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.

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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Sean Joyce

Sean Joyce is the founder of Underground Comedy. He independently produces and hosts six of Washington D.C.’s best weekly comedy shows. He has been performing stand-up comedy in the D.C. area for years at venues like the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, DC Improv Lounge, Howard Theatre, and State Theatre. He has performed with comedians like Tommy Johnagin, Brody Stevens, and Tony Woods.

SBrightest Young Things says, “Sean Joyce’s laid-back style is an excellent way to ease yourself into the stand-up world. Comforting and confident, Joyce and others from Underground Comedy DC are doing a service for the comics and audience members of the District."

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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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