Downtown Fayetteville is getting back into the New Year’s Eve game, as the Cool Spring Downtown District announced a Festival Park fireworks and music event featuring four legendary musical acts. “Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. until after midnight, starting on Dec. 31, 2021.
“Distinguished guests and children of all ages… step right up! The Cool Spring Downtown District and the City of Fayetteville is proud to announce the inaugural event, ‘Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular’. Inspired by the novel, NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern, the family friendly event will be bringing the magic of a traveling circus to Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville on New Year’s Eve,” Cool Spring Downtown District said in a release.
The event will feature carnival-like performers, as well as food trucks and a 90s dance party, featuring Rob Base, Coolio, C+C Music Factory, and All-4-One. The four musical acts were huge in the 90s hip-hop and R&B genres (see the bios below).
“The Cool Spring District is facilitating the event on behalf of the City of Fayetteville,” the release said. “Organizers are planning for the Night Circus to be a reoccurring New Year’s Eve Celebration for the city and be a popular event for the region.”
Rob Base is a rapper who rose to fame with the platinum hit, “It Takes Two” along with fellow artist, DJ E-Z Rock. Their style crossed genres and became popular in the dance clubs as well as R&B radio stations. Other hits include “DJ Interview” and “Get on the Dance Floor”.
Coolio, a Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist, is known for his hits “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage”. “Gangsta’s Paradise” was featured in the movie “Dangerous Minds” and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance as well as being nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year in 1996.
C + C Music Factory:
C + C Music Factory is well known for their 90’s platinum hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” which has become an arena anthem across the nation. Other hits include “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll) and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”. By 1994, the group had earned 4 American Music Awards.
The Grammy Award winning quartet, All-4-One, has been entertaining audiences with their ballads, “I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”, “So Much In Love”, “I Turn To You”, “These Arms”, and “Beautiful As You”. Their platinum hit, “I Swear” has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century and the biggest selling single of 1994.