JOIN RICK MERCER IN SAYING GOODBYE TO 2020 WITH CBC’S COAST-TO-COAST-TO-COAST NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL

Performances from across the country by Tyler Shaw with Simone Denny, William Prince, Alan Doyle, The Jerry Cans, Brett Kissell, Lights and Felix Cartal, Neon Dreams, Random Recipe and the Maritime Bhangra Dancers kick off at 11 p.m. on December 31

This New Year’s Eve, join CBC and Rick Mercer to (finally) ring in 2021 with a national celebration that Canadians can enjoy from home. CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE – A COUNTDOWN TO 2021 will broadcast on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service on Thursday, December 31 at 11 p.m. in every timezone.

Hosted by Rick Mercer, the all-Canadian lineup includes performances by multi-platinum recording artist Tyler Shaw joined by Simone Denny; alt-pop duo Neon Dreams from Halifax, NS; folk singer-songwriter William Prince from Winnipeg, MB; Alan Doyle and friends from around Newfoundland and Labrador; folk/rock group The Jerry Cans and special guests from Iqaluit, NU; pop icon Lights and producer Felix Cartal performing together in Vancouver, BC; country star Brett Kissel from Flat Lake, AB; hip-hop/electro trio Random Recipe from Montreal, QC; and the Maritime Bhangra Dancers from Halifax, NS.

The annual special will also include a look into some of the intimate celebrations Canadian families are having across the country this year. For more information on CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE – A COUNTDOWN TO 2021, visit cbc.ca/nyecbc.

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