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New Year’s Funkin’ Eve


December 31, 2019

3 hours

$49 – $75


Wheelchair Accessible

Tuesday, December 31 at 10pm

The FringeArts annual New Year’s Eve party returns with a live set by ILL DOOTS, Philly’s favorite funk-driven, hip-hop-influenced, jazz-trained, Barrymore-winning tribe of musical misfits, who will keep you dancing well into 2020. We’ll also have music by DJ MATPAT who will keep the beats spinning all night. Plus outdoor fire pits, Polaroid keepsakes, all the balloons you can handle, a cash bar, and more!

Coat check available, cash only. This party is 21+ only.

$49 Advance General
$65 Advance VIP*
$55 Walk Up General
$75 Walk Up VIP if available
$2 FringeACCESS

*Your VIP ticket includes a glass of champagne, coat check, a complimentary Polaroid keepsake, and assorted NYE party favors!

Photo by Kate Raines

Make a night of it, and enjoy a prix fixe dinner at La Peg beforehand. Reservations available via OpenTable. All reservations on New Year’s Eve will include a ticket to the New Year’s Funkin’ Eve party.

Located on the Delaware River Waterfront, New Year’s Funkin’ Eve offers amazing views of the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront!

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We encourage using public transportation or ride-sharing platforms on New Year’s Eve. Parking can also be validated for a discounted rate at Old City Parkominium at 231 N 2nd St. More information available here.

Feature Photo by Johanna Austin /

Happy Hour on the Fringe

On this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, we sat down with Anthony Martinez-Briggs of ILL DOOTS to talk about how ILL DOOTS was formed, their musical influences and inspirations and New Year’s Funkin’ Eve! Listen in on your favorite podcasting app or read the transcript on the FringeArts Blog.

About the Artists

New Year's eve band ILL DOOTS members Jordan McCree, Andrew Nittoli, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Scott Ziegler, Latasha Morris

Photo by Kate Raines

ILL DOOTS is a Philly based artist collective, known for being a band that not only makes quality music but creates experiences that feed the audience’s mind, body, and soul. Founded in 2009, ILL DOOTS jam session origins have since spawned over 8 studio projects and a raging live beast of a band featuring: an emcee, singer, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and a host of frequent collaborators.

ILL DOOTS members’ diverse range of backgrounds and their shared musical consciousness shine through their exhilarating mix of hip hop elements with funk, jazz, rock & soul. Over the years, their live shows have become ever more engaging and theatrical, giving audiences unforgettable experiences of community, catharsis, and raw energy.

As artists, ILL DOOTS are also known for their cross-medium collaborations; working with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds remains a constant source of inspiration and is a staple of the ILL DOOTS brand. A brand which is defined by ILL; an acronym for “I Love Living/I Love Learning” and the mantra that encapsulates the band’s message to the world: value life and the lessons it gives you.

Follow @illdoots on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music available to stream on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and more.



Started at the age of thirteen with a crate of his big brother’s records, Mat was introduced to an eclectic mix of music that has influenced his take on House Music. Releasing on a range of different labels including Derrick Carter’s Persnickety All Stars, he has gained support from DJs such as Kerri Chandler (dropping “Everybody Rise” on his “Essential Mix – Live from Lovebox”), Laurent Garnier, Black Madonna, Maya Jane Coles & Dubfire among others. Between continuing his 5 year running party CLUB CONGRESS, fronting his nu label CLUBBY BOY & growing LIBERTY CLUB, a loft inspired function with Rich Medina, 2020 is looking to be an exciting year for the American producer.

Music available to stream on Soundcloud by CLUBBY BOY or DJ MATPAT.


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