A new destination New Year’s event destination dubbed Rising Up To Paradise: New Year’s Eve On Kauai is gearing up for its inaugural voyage. The celebration is set to take place on December 31st at the Crazy Rooster Ranch on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai, HI—which also happens to be the longtime home of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. The one-night event will feature newly formed supergroup The Big Swell, which includes Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, Robin Sylvester, Steve Kimock, and Wally Ingram.
Nugs.tv will webcast The Big Swell’s upcoming NYE set, which will air on a tape-delayed basis on January 1st at 8 p.m. (EST) here.
In addition to The Big Swell’s very first headlining appearance, Rising Up To Paradise guests will be treated to performances by The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, Taj Mahal, and local band Island Grass, plus a late-night set hosted by DJ Logic.
Proceeds from Rising Up To Paradise will benefit two nonprofit organizations close to the hearts of the event’s performers, The Hanalei Initiative and Earthjustice. The Hanalei Initiative was formed to identify and solve the immediate and long-term community and environmental needs of Hanalei and Kauai’s North Shore. Their main areas of focus are water quality, transportation and the maintenance and beautification of community spaces. Earthjustice, the nation’s largest nonprofit environmental law organization, leverages their expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. To secure a flourishing world, their fleet of 130+ lawyers defend the wild and promote healthy communities, clean energy and more—because the earth needs a good lawyer.