Savannah’s Most Exclusive NYE Celebration at Plant Riverside District: Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala

Savannah’s Most Exclusive NYE Celebration at Plant Riverside District: Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala



Richard C. Kessler Presents Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala at Plant Riverside District. Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will host the city’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring a four-course gourmet dinner curated by Savannah’s top-rated culinary team led by Executive Chef Kyle Lipetzky with special Veuve Clicquot collection pairings. Guests can enjoy rare selections from the Veuve Clicquot collection, including a special Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne toast at midnight.

This exclusive event will be hosted by The Kessler Collection’s Chairman and CEO Richard C. Kessler and will feature a lavish welcome reception, ultra-premium open bar, exquisite passed hors d’oeuvres and stations, a private terrace to view a dazzling fireworks display over the Savannah River, special party favors and more. Menu highlights include Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna with King Crab and Ossetra Caviar, Jurgielewicz Farms Duck with Okinawan sweet potato and Allen Brothers Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin with caramelized leeks and trumpet mushrooms.

Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala will also feature an intimate live performance by internationally acclaimed concert pianist and composer Alexander Peskanov, who has been described by The Washington Post as a “brilliant pianist [who] can create incredible excitement and knows how to please a crowd.” In addition, the 10-piece Daniel LeClaire Band will provide a big band-inspired sound that’s ideal for dancing the night away and ringing in the New Year. LeClaire has been featured on The Book of Mormon national tour and has shared the stage with performers ranging from Betty White and Wayne Newton to Nick Jonas and Amy Poehler.

Named after the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala offers the ultimate NYE experience at Plant Riverside District. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Treutlen House and New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon, Ga. Valet parking is included for attendees. As a special inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration at Plant Riverside, the Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala will include one-night accommodations at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, which can be used through March 2022. Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations now for a luxurious New Year’s Eve Gala and accommodations at the fabulous JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Plant Riverside District – Salzburg Ballroom
400 W. River Street
Savannah, Georgia

Tickets are $750 per person and are available at

  • Poseidon’s New Year’s Eve Gala includes one-night accommodations at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, which can be used through March 2022, with the purchase of two gala tickets. A single gala ticket offers $200 off a one-night stay, which can also be used through March 2022.

The fantastic Entertainment lineup for the evening will include:

Classical World renowned Pianist
Alexander Peskanov

Alexander Peskanov, concert pianist, composer and master teacher, emigrated to the United States in 1973. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Peskanov made his orchestral debut under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich, and has since traveled the world performing, and spreading the great traditions of the Russian Piano School. The author’s series of six books, “The Russian Technical Regimen for the Piano” and video series “In Search of Sound” share all the secrets of Russian piano technique including weight-produced sound, flying finger technique, and a wide range of exercises, practiced by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and other piano giants of the Russian School.

Daniel LeClaire and the Little BIG Band!

Daniel is a Jazz/Pop/Soul Singer Songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles. After opening The Book of Mormon First National Tour with over 1,200 performances. He recorded his first Pop album “high” in LA and since then he has sung with Betty White for her 90th birthday special televised on NBC, performed at the Hollywood Bowl, and most recently sold out Birdland Jazz Club with his concert “Jazz. Soul. Original.” Daniel has shared the stage with world renowned performers such as Mary Tyler Moore, Nick Jonas, John Stamos, All American Rejects, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Wayne Newton and many more. He has performed around the world at venues like the Kennedy Center, Fabulous Fox Theaters and Place Des Arts.

Daniel’s concerts are high energy and low maintenance, they are freeing, fun and all about feeling good! Daniel is now touring his brand new Jazz Standard album “21st Century Standard” internationally at Jazz clubs, amphitheaters, performing arts centers, music festivals, along with orchestras, symphonies, and his big band. Daniel’s concerts are meant to move you and will always leave you wanting more!


Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.


The Kessler Collections portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel’s exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit or call 888.472.6312.