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Party Liberation Front hosts 13th annual New Years party: ‘Decemberween’

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Photo: Elizabeth Swider

RICHMOND, Va. — For the 13th year in a row, Richmond’s infamous performance art and live music collective ‘Party Liberation Front’ is gearing up to throw their New Year’s Eve bash; ‘Decemberween.’

Described as “Halloween in December,” the event draws in more than 700 party-goers for an evening of live music, fire performances, immersive art installations and libations to ring in the new year.

Following a tradition established in 2015, the event will take place in Diversity Richmond’s 10,000 square feet indoor event space and feature an outdoor area for the ‘PLF Pyro Circus,’ a dazzling display of fire performers from Richmond and across the East Coast.

Marked by wild costumes, over-the-top art carts and sculptures, three sound areas, and immersive environments, Decemberween is a party serving as an ode to Richmond’s thriving artistic community.

Richmond’s infamous Goatocado food truck will be serving up snacks for party-goers in need of extra stamina while sponsors Belle Isle Moonshine and Hardywood will serve up drinks for 21-and-up guests (although the event is open to anyone 18 and up.)

Photo: Elizabeth Swider

Event proceeds benefit the Party Liberation Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit, established to “nurture the creative community in Richmond, VA and beyond by funding and facilitating art creation, art and performance education, and free public events.”  Currently, the Party Liberation Foundation organizes the long running First Friday fire show at Gallery 5.

This year’s event will feature performances by a variety of live bands and DJs including:

Live Music
The Embalmers
Toxic Moxie

DJs
Alicia Roxx
Beat Kitty
DJ Danny Baltimore
Illexxandra
La Liaison
Michael NightTime
Oh No, It’s Jo
Psynatra
DJ Red Spinach
Reinhold
T-Rav
Vermilion Bird
Vital Signs
Yogamuffin

Special sets
Akasha / Chad Wick
Maestro / Dj GON

In addition to event entry, each ticket purchased includes a drink ticket for a midnight toast pour as well as free photo booth print outs and a raffle ticket to win a prize basket including $500 of gifts.

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