Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

Updated: Dec. 31, 2019 at 3:05 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - This year, Salt-N-Pepa will headline the Famously Hot New Year celebration in downtown Columbia.

The legendary Grammy-award winning group is known for their Billboard chart-topping singles ”Shoop” and “Whatta Man.” They were instrumental in paving the way for female artists in hip-hop.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and three groups will perform before Salt-N-Pepa takes the stage at 10:30 p.m.

The celebration, now in its ninth year, will also feature The High Divers and Columbia’s own Cottontown Soul Society.

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SNEAK PEEK: Today live in studio — check out Cottontown Soul Society, Columbia’s own that will be opening for Salt N Pepa on NYE at Famously Hot New Year! Don't miss them at 7:30 p.m.! Here's a little taste to get you excited!

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Following the concert, there will be a countdown to midnight and fireworks to ring in the New Year.

Alcohol sales end at 12:30 a.m. and gates close at 1 a.m.

Famously Hot New Year is a free event. For information on parking, free transportation, street closures and other FAQs, click or tap here.

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