On Monday morning (Dec. 28), ABC announced Big Freedia as host of the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone.
Live from her native New Orleans, the rapper will bring viewers at home along on a cultural exploration of the Big Easy, from its music and arts scene to the colorful locals that make up the city's heart. PJ Morton will deliver a special performance of timeless New Year's anthem "Auld Lang Syne" during the CST broadcast.
"We are beyond excited that Big Freedia and PJ Morton, two of New Orleans' brightest musical lights, will be shining for our city and before the entire world as we ring in the new year. Even though we won't be watching this performance in person, we will be watching from the safety of our homes as 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021' rings in the new year with that special New Orleans flavor," said the city's mayor, LaToya Cantrell, in a statement.