Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 Performers Announced Including Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie

By Micheline Goldstein | Dec 8th, 2016

This year marks the 45th anniversary of America's biggest celebration of the year, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, and the show will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year's Eve 2017 celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 11 years with live reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Global icon Mariah Carey, DNCE, Gloria Estefan with the cast of her Broadway musical "ON YOUR FEET!" and Thomas Rhett will perform for over one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV. 

It's going to be one epic New Year's Rockin' Eve party! Ring in 2017 with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. 

Alessia Cara, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Mike PosnerHailee SteinfeldNiall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande and Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign join the biggest celebration of the year, performing from the Billboard Hollywood Party on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017. Fergie, set to host the event from Los Angeles, will perform two songs leading up to the 2017 countdown. America's biggest celebration of the year will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST, on the ABC Television Network. Additional performers will be announced soon.

From New Orleans, marking the first-ever Central Time Zone countdown from Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, eleven-time multi-platinum artist Jason Derulo and certified double platinum supergroup Panic! at the Disco are slated to perform live on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 from the Allstate® Fan Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana. Award-winning actress Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on Freeform's hit series Pretty Little Liars, will host the live celebration from the Crescent City, providing viewers with exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. 

Music legend Lionel Richie will make a special appearance from his concert in Las Vegas on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017. Richie will be the first performance of 2017, performing his song "All Night Long" immediately following the midnight countdown and Times Square celebration. 

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. 

The complete lineup Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. – Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 - Part 1

10:00 - 11:00 p.m. – Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 - Part 2

11:30 - 1:09 a.m. – Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 - Part 1

1:09 - 2:13 a.m. – Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 - Part 2

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