Lone Star NYE

‘Lone Star NYE' Rang in 2021 With Music and Fireworks From Reunion Tower

'Lone Star NYE' streamed live

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NBC 5 Katy Blakey and KARK’s D.J. William hosted 'Lone Star NYE' from NBC 5 and Nexstar Thursday night from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and streaming live on NBCDFW.com.

The New Year’s Eve program, featured the Eli Young Band, singer Ryan Berg from NBC’s “The Voice” and the traditional Dallas’ Reunion Tower fireworks spectacular.

The pandemic forces the Eli Young Band off the road in 2020, but they’ll take the stage to entertain millions for ‘Lone Star NYE.’ NBC 5’s Katy Blakey talked to the band that got it start at the University of North Texas.

As in years past, “Lone Star NYE 2021” included the “Over the Top NYE” live fireworks spectacular presented by Hunt Realty Investments and Reunion Tower with NBC 5 and Nexstar Inc. serving as official media sponsors.

Amazing fireworks from Reunion Tower in Dallas lit up the North Texas sky to ring in 2021.

The remarkable, nonstop, 10-minute fireworks illuminates the Dallas city skyline, although low clouds and mist obscured the panoramic fireworks which includes more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects fired from 560 feet above ground atop Reunion Tower. The tower itself, meanwhile, was covered with 259 LED lights that will display thousands of unique designs and patterns during the show.

“'Lone Star NYE 2021' provides a sense of tradition and excitement, especially after many unexpected disruptions to celebrations throughout this past year,” said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 President and General Manager. “Viewers will experience a special local countdown to ring in 2021 on New Year’s Eve, safely from their homes. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Reunion Tower and Nexstar.”

On Monday, fireworks crews from Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc. loaded box after box onto the outside deck of Reunion Tower in Dallas.

“Bringing people together during the holidays is something that we always look forward to, and Nexstar is very pleased to continue its partnership with NBC 5 for the fourth consecutive year of 'Lone Star NYE 2021' and the' Over the Top NYE' fireworks spectacular,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar Inc.’s President of Broadcasting. “Nexstar is focused on delivering exclusive local programming that informs, entertains, and enriches the daily lives of our viewers. We are, once again, proud to share this New Year’s Eve tradition with our audiences throughout Texas and the millions of viewers in the surrounding states throughout the Southeast and Southwest.”

'Lone Star NYE' aired in North Texas on NBC 5, and in an additional 12 Texas markets, as well as five Central time zone states including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

KXAS-TV (NBC)Dallas-Fort Worth, TXNBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
KRBC-TV (NBC)Abilene-Sweetwater, TXMission
KAMR-TV (NBC)Amarillo, TXNexstar
KXAN-TV (NBC)Austin, TXNexstar
KTSM-TV (ABC)El Paso, TXNexstar
KVEO-TV (NBC)Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TXNexstar
KIAH-TV (CW)Houston, TXNexstar
KLBK-TV (CBS)Lubbock, TXNexstar
KMID-TV (ABC)Odessa-Midland, TXNexstar
KSAN-TV (NBC)San Angelo, TXMission
KETK-TV (NBC)Tyler-Longview, TXNexstar
KWKT-TV (FOX)Waco-Temple-Bryan, TXNexstar
KFDX-TV (NBC)Wichita Falls, TX – Lawton, OKNexstar
KAUT-TV (IND)Oklahoma City, OKNexstar
KNWA-TV (NBC)Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, ARNexstar
KARK-TV (NBC)Little Rock-Pine Bluff, ARNexstar
MTKA-TV (CW)Topeka, KSVaughan Media
KSNW-TV (NBC)Wichita-Hutchinson, KSNexstar
WBRL-TV (CW)Baton Rouge, LANexstar
KLFY-TV (CBS)Lafayette, LANexstar
KTAL-TV (NBC)Shreveport, LANexstar
KTVE-TV (NBC)Monroe, LA-El Dorado, ARMission
KSNF-TV (NBC)Joplin, MO – Pittsburg, KSNexstar
KOZL-TV (MyNet)Springfield, MONexstar
Note: Please check local listings for additional information

The production on NBC 5 was sponsored by North Texas Hyundai Dealers.

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