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11/8/2013 1:45:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
Gallagher coming to Vincennes for New Year's Eve Watermelon Drop
VINCENNES, Ind. - One of America's favorite touring comedians, Gallagher, is kicking-off his "Last Smash" tour on New Year's Eve at the 6th Annual Watermelon Drop in Vincennes, Indiana.

Gallagher will perform at a 5 p.m. (EST) show at Vincennes Lincoln High School's Ader Auditorium.

According to his web site, Gallagher's Last Smash tour "will be his way of saying 'Thank You' to his massive audience who has stood by and supported him throughout his career. From the early days of the Comedy Store and the Tonight Show, through all 14 Showtime specials, and his 3,000 plus shows - you've been with him."

Tickets for the Gallagher show may be reserved by calling 800-595-4TIX (4849) or at:

The Watermelon Drop has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show and featured on Country Living's "7 Wacky Ways to Ring in the New Year."  The editors of the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, Inc., listed the event among its 2011 "Top Ten Quirkiest New Year's Eve Celebrations in America"-a list that also included North Carolina's Possum Drop, Pennsylvania's Bologna Drop, and Alabama's MoonPie Drop.

CNN is sending reporter Gary Tuchman to cover this year's Watermelon Drop that will include live break-a-ways to Vincennes from live coverage from Times Square in New York City. Last year CNN's New Year's Eve coverage attracted 2.3 million views.

The Watermelon Drop, at Vincennes' Riverfront Pavilion, will feature a 500-pound watermelon rise high in the sky as midnight approaches, culminating in 14 Knox County watermelons dropped on a splatform at the stroke of midnight.


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