Changes for Big Lick Downtown Countdown this NYE

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Big Lick Downtown Countdown in Roanoke on New Year's Eve is going to look a bit different this year.

The event will not be at Market Square but on Franklin Road and Jefferson Street.

There will be a star projected to go up at the Anthem building during the countdown to midnight.

The star that was built for the event last year will be on stage.

The event will have food trucks, performances from bands, and outdoor heating. A portion of proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network.

"The key word is big big big," says JD Sutphin, Big Lick Entertainment. "We have way more space than we've ever had before. The first two years we've done this we've sold out and unfortunately had to turn away from so many people."

So far 500 tickets have been sold from all over Virginia and neighboring states like North Carolina.

Tickets start at $15 and you can purchase them here.