Chi-Town Rising: Musical Talent and Hosts


Chicago’s largest and most epic New Year’s Eve Celebration, Chi-Town Rising, has announced the lineup of musical talent. This year’s event stage will be home to award-winning talent and it’s all just steps away from our front doors!


The Chi-Town Rising celebration starts at 8:00 PM with musical entertainment from American Indie pop band Saint Motel and Chicago’s award-winning hip-hop artist Sir the Baptist. Chicago music talent and nightlife veteran DJ Sye Young will spin throughout the evening between musical performances. Additionally, you won’t want to miss Jim Cornelison perform his signature song as America’s “anthem singer” on the Countdown Stage.

The largest New Year’s Eve celebration will be broadcast on NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ and Telemundo Chicago / WSNS. Throughout the night, Sheinelle Jones of NBC News’ Weekend TODAY and NBC 5 Chicago’s own Siafa Lewis will serve as the hosts with Kye Martin, Alicia Roman, Marley Kayden and Byron Miranda serving as co-hosts. Penelope Menchaca of Telemundo’s 12 Corazones and Telemundo Chicago’s Maria Elena Ponticiello return as host talent for Telemundo Chicago, accompanied by Maricela Vazquez, Lily Fragoso, Veronica Cruz and David Miranda as co-hosts.

For exclusive access to Chi-Town Rising’s premium South Viewing Area, Entertainment Stage and Rising Star, book your 2017 New Year’s Eve package at Hyatt Regency Chicago. For details on package inclusions and to book your room for New Year’s Eve, click here.


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