The Gateway and Downtown SLC Presents announce the second annual “Last Hurrah,” presented by Strong Volkswagen, Coors Light and Rockstar Energy Drink. This popular local community celebration is back for its second year. The Last Hurrah is the largest NYE celebration in Utah and is free and open to the public from 8 p.m. – midnight.

The celebration will be held at The Gateway’s Olympic Legacy Plaza with live music on the main stage featuring headliner Band of Annuals, a pop-up 21+ only bar with local distillers and brewers, performers, food trucks and fireworks. THE BLOCKS Stage will feature local bands and performing artists to be announced. (schedule below).

The Gateway has expanded the entertainment, food and beverage offerings with indoor and outdoor venues giving options for the whole family to ring in the new year, including a karaoke lounge and the popular Game Room. Clark Planetarium will be staying open late for Last Hurrah and adding 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows for people to watch. Shows will be discounted to $5 all day and they will be open until 10 p.m. for attendees to warm up and walk through exhibits. 

Last Hurrah 2017 (David Newkirk Photography)
Last Hurrah 2017 (David Newkirk Photography)

“The Gateway is the perfect place to ring in the new year. We’re located in the heart of downtown with easy access to public transit. With our new public art installations, it’s really transformed into a special place.  We host more than 160 community events every year and know how important it is to provide a space for the community to gather. We have some really exceptional things in store for Last Hurrah and can’t wait to celebrate.”

Jacklyn Briggs, marketing director. 

“In Salt Lake City, we host great parties and invite everyone to join in the fun. ‘Last Hurrah’ is a perfect way for all ages to ring in the New Year and to celebrate each other and our great Capital City”


Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski.

“Vestar continues to make meaningful investments in our downtown, through public art initiatives, supporting events and ushering in great new businesses” 

Downtown Alliance executive director, Dee Brewer.

For more information visit lasthurrahslc.com

Main stage schedule-

  • DJ Feral Cat 8 – 10 p.m.
  • Foreign Figures 10 – 10:40 p.m.
  • Headliner: BAND OF ANNUALS 11:00 – 11:50 p.m.
  • Countdown 11:50 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Fireworks Midnight – 12:10 AM

Pop Up Bar schedule-

  • DJ Flash & Flare 8-10 PM
  • Bo York 10 PM – 12:00 AM

THE BLOCKS Stage:

  • To be announced soon

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