Community Event, All Ages
New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations around the world. Join us for our very own unique “Only in Plymouth” experience in downtown Plymouth, WI. Plymouth is nationally known as the “Cheese Capital of the World. Plymouth Arts Center Executive Director, Donna Hahn said, our New Year’s Party, highlighted by the Sartori Big Cheese Drop, is our way of paying tribute to Plymouth’s Cheese Capital history going back to the 1800’s and its thriving cheese industry that exists today. We invite folks of all ages to join us for this fun event!” This annual event, initiated by the Arts Center in 2007, has consistently made the national and regional news and has been on the list of the top 10 things to do on New Year’s Eve. The Plymouth Arts Center and the Sartori Company thank the Plymouth Fire Department, Chief Denis Fellows, and all our volunteers, especially Greg and Deborah Heberlein, for their gracious assistance in helping to make this event possible.
The Plymouth Arts Center will present its 13th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 8:30pm to 12:00am. The highlights of this free, family event include live musical entertainment by Bella Musik and The Honeygoats, and the nationally acclaimed “Sartori Big Cheese Drop” at 10pm. By popular demand.…. the Sartori Big Cheese will be dropped at 10pm instead of midnight to provide a family-friendly celebration. The Sartori Company is donating free cheese gift bags to the first 250 families in attendance. Come early to enjoy the music, warm up at the bonfires from 8:30-10pm, while sipping hot cocoa, and then join in the excitement of the Sartori Big Cheese Drop at 10pm. Bring your noisemakers, hats and good cheer! Music continues inside the Arts Center until 12:00am with a complimentary champagne toast for the adults at midnight. Enjoy a cheese hors d’oeuvres table courtesy of the Sartori Company. In the spirit of Arts Center gatherings, visitors may bring an appetizer or dessert to share. A cash bar will be available. New Year’s Eve in the Cheese Capital of the World is generously sponsored by The Sartori Company of Plymouth, WI.
About the Bands: The Honeygoats formed in September 2016 out of 5 guys’ mutual love of a diverse range of music. From Bill Monroe to Punch Brothers, Waylon Jennings to James Brown, Led Zeppelin to A Tribe Called Quest. There is some inspiring aspect of each of these radically different styles of music. Be it carefully crafted songwriting, blinding solos, belting vocals, an infectious groove, or just raw energy; these are the things that matter to The Honeygoats, and these are the things that The Honeygoats share with every music-lover who shows up to a show. From dive bars to country clubs, there’s no audience too young, old, rich, poor, rugged, wild, or weird for The Honeygoats. ‘Goat On.
Bella Musik is Jamie and Laurie Biermann, a Midwest vocal duo of classic, easy listening, acoustic variety, music. Laurie is a teacher, while Jamie works in sales for a packaging machine manufacturer. Both Laurie and Jamie grew up singing in their respective churches performing for weddings and at other social events. Bob and Marge said, “Bella Musik is so enjoyable to listen to. Jamie and Laurie’s music comforts the soul and warms the heart. Their voices complement each other and Jamie’s skills on the guitar are amazing. We love the 12-string. Laurie’s inner self shines not only when she sings but during banter with Jamie between songs. We LOVE them.”
About the Cheese Capital: The national respect for Plymouth was planted in the fact that the price of cheese in the US was designated at the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange in downtown Plymouth, beginning in 1918. The Cheese Exchange pricing and standards were the platform for cheese pricing until 1956. During these decades Plymouth became known as Cheeseville because of the cheese storage facilities, the processing of cheese and shipping of product throughout the country. Today Plymouth is simply the Cheese Capital of the World with over 15% of the cheese consumed in the US going through the city. About the Plymouth Arts Center: Established in 1993, as a 501c3 non-profit arts organization, the Plymouth Arts Center is Western Sheboygan County’s leading arts destination. Its celebrated Gallery 110 North showcases Wisconsin fine artists in changing exhibits. The Gift Shop features original art created by PAC members. The PAC offers an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, art classes, chartered bus trips, and special events, i.e. Jazz & Blues Crawl, Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Big Cheese Drop!” The PAC also serves an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and special events. Tour/School groups welcome. Gallery admission is free.
The Plymouth Arts Center is located at 520 East Mill Street, downtown, (at the intersection of Eastern, Mill & North. For more information or to request more information about New Year’s Eve or for a schedule of events, please call (920) 892-8409 or visit the PAC website at: www.plymoutharts.org