Peach DropUnderground Atlanta has announced the line-up of musical talent for The 21st Annual Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration, which will feature 80s hitmakers Morris Day and the Time as the headliners. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember getting down at the prom to “Jungle Love” or “The Bird” by the Prince proteges.  And, before Morris Day and the Time hit the stage, the crowd will rock out to the sounds of local favorites, Stellate and Ben Deignan, and the incredible Beatles cover band from Nashville, The WannaBeatles.

So, whether your taste lies in the melodies of smooth crooner Ben Deignan or the punk-meets-pop sounds of Stellate, the main stage will have something for everyone.  And, aside from the main stage, action will be happening in Kenny’s Alley all day and night, with local musical acts playing from noon until midnight and the bars and clubs staying open until 4 a.m. The Chick-Fil-A Bowl will be shown on the big screen and the newest Kenny’s Alley addition, Scores Sports Bar & Restaurant, will be open for the festivities.

If jumping around in front of the stage isn’t enough for you, there will be large inflatables set up all day in Lower Fountain’s Plaza, and a bungee experience for you thrill-seekers on Upper Alabama Street.  Vendors will be set up during the day, as well, providing New Year’s Eve “accessories” (hats, horns, etc.), and food.

Atlanta’s future stars will also be performing throughout the day on the Budding Peach Stage, located on Lower Alabama Street at Underground Atlanta.  Be sure to check out the impressive young talent as 2009 comes to an end. www.peachdrop.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.