New Year’s Eve: Who’s Playin’ Where?
Ah, New Year’s Eve… what to do?
Do you want a rockin’, rollickin’ “Welcome to 2017” party? Or maybe a grown-up dinner-and-a-show package deal? Or would you prefer an intimate, reflective night out capped off with a toast that says “Farewell and Fuck Off to 2016”?
Either way, Saturday (December 31) is one of those nights-on-the-town where you probably want to do a little advance planning. Fortunately, Nippertown is here with a big ole round-up of Saturday night’s events, and it looks like there’s a mighty wide array of entertainment options to cover all of your particular (or peculiar) Y2K+17 needs.
And, of course, if you just want to stay home at watch the ghosts of Guy Lombardo and Dick Clark usher in the new year on TV – or totally ignore the whole calendar-flippin’ thing altogether – well, as Bobby Brown would say, “That’s your perogative.”
So here’s a list of some New Year’s Eve entertainment suggestions for you. And if there’s something cool that we missed, please let us know in the comment box below:
First Night Saratoga featuring the Figgs, Wild Adriatic, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Darling Valley, the Living Roots Trio, lots more @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. More than 70 regional performing groups playing in 30 venues 6pm-12midnight. $15 in advance; $20 day of.
New Year’s Eve Celebration: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show featuring Joe List, Chris Lamberth and Greg Stone followed by the Joey Thomas Big Band @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $60. UPDATE: This event is officially sold out…
First Night Bethlehem featuring Raisinhead, Andy the Music Man, Skip Parsons Riverboat Jazz Band, Playin’ with Fire, the Mendelssohn Club @ Four Corners, Delmar. With fireworks, ice sculpture, arts & crafts, face painting and a battle of the high school bands. 6:30pm. $15; $5 ages 12-18; FREE children under age 12.
Simi Stone @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Bringing her “Mountain Motown” sound to wrap up the year. With Pearl Aday (yeah, Meat Loaf’s daughter), Scott Ian (yeah, the guy from Anthrax) and Lisa Green (yeah, the co-founder of the Paul Green Acadamey will be performing Genesis’ “Supper’s Ready in its entirety). 9pm. $25 standing room only.
Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers with special guests @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 9pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…