GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Ring in the New Year by tuning into the 50th anniversary of America’s go-to annual holiday tradition celebrating the very best in music. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” kicks off live at 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 31. Join the celebration from home by turning your channels to My ABC WOTV4.  

In preparation for the nationwide event, ABC and MRC Live & Alternative recently announced the performance lineups in Times Square and New Orleans. Will your favorite artists take the stage? Find out by viewing the list below! 

Performances in Times Square: 

  • 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, hip-hop superstar and multihyphenate entertainer LL COOL J will give a spectacular performance of his iconic hits from the NYRE stage. 
  • Pop/R&B superstar Chlöe will wow the Times Square crowd with an unforgettable performance of her chart-topping hit “Have Mercy.” 
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and award-winning rock legends Journey will perform a special collection of notable and celebrated hits. 
  • Multiplatinum international Latin phenom KAROL G will kick off the night’s festivities with a red-hot performance of her fan-favorite hits. 

Performance in New Orleans: 

  • New Orleans co-host Billy Porter delivers his new hit single and a sneak peak of a future classic on the riverboat Louis Armstrong on the mighty Mississippi River in the historic French Quarter. 


Los Angeles Performers 

  • AJR and duo Daisy the Great (“BANG!” “Record Player”) 
  • Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker (“Sk8ter Boi,” “Bite Me”) 
  • Big Boi with singer Sleepy Brown (“The Way You Move,” “Animalz”) 
  • Don Omar (“Danza Kuduro”) with Nio Garcia (“Se Menea”) 
  • French Montana (“FWMGAB,” “Unforgettable”) 
  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (“Can’t Hold Us”) with singer Windser (“Next Year”) 
  • Måneskin (“Beggin’,” “Mamma Mia”) 
  • Mae Muller with Polo G (“Better Days”); Polo G (“Rapstar,” “Smooth Criminal”) 
  • Masked Wolf (“Astronauts in the Ocean,” “Pandemonium”) 
  • OneRepublic (”Counting Stars,” “Run”) 
  • Walker Hayes (“Fancy Like,” “AA”) 

Puerto Rico Performer 

  • Global music star and reggaeton dynamo Daddy Yankee will give a special hometown performance in Puerto Rico. 

Host, Co-Hosts and Correspondent 

  • The L.A. Party festivities will be kicked off by five-time NYRE co-host and multiplatinum selling artist, Ciara, with Club Quarantine’s D-Nice spinning the turntables at the celebration. The star-studded NYRE lineup also includes 17-time host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest in Times Square with first-time co-host Liza Koshy, co-host Billy Porter from New Orleans, and co-host Roselyn Sanchez leading the festivities in Puerto Rico, the inaugural destination for the show’s first Spanish-language countdown, 
  • POWERBALL correspondent Jessie James Decker will announce the “POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year” live from New York just after midnight. 

(Information provided by ABC)