Vail Valley, are you ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve?
Ryan Summerlin December 30, 2012
It’s the quintessential end-of-December question. Where are you celebrating on New Year’s Eve? And it’s OK if you’re not really sure yet. We’re here to help. Here’s the low down on celebrations taking place up and down Eagle Valley. Whether you’re 14 years old or 64 years young, there’s a party with your name on it.
Boulder band Little Friday will entertain the crowd at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail on New Year’s Eve. The group plays classic covers from the ’60s and ’70s to modern rock songs of the past two decades. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover charge is $60 per person and includes two drinks and a champagne toast at midnight. Call 970-949-6393.AvonAgave hosts DJ Psychonaut, who will play a mix of music from hip-hop and rock to dance music. There’s no cover if you arrive before 11 p.m., and its $20 after 11 p.m. Draft beers are $1 from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Call 970-748-8666 to learn more. Cima at the Westin in Avon hosts a Countdown Dance Party with a DJ and a light show from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the ballroom at the Westin. The cover is $30. Call 970-790-5500.Montana’s hosts a Pink Elephant Party starting at 9 p.m. Wild Bill, Nevada Lee and DVJ Ryezen will entertain attendees. Tickets are $10 and include party favors and a bubbly toast. Call 970-949-7019 to learn more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is hosting a New Year’s Eve Soiree from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be a live DJ and dancing, a seafood ice display, a midnight champagne toast, a balloon drop and a full cash bar. Tickets are $99 per person and available at http://bgnye-eorg.eventbrite.com. Call 970-748-6200.
Vail NYE concert with Thievery Corporation at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail. DJ Logic will open the show. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Guests at Vail NYE 2013 can expect to ring in 2013 with a massive balloon drop, confetti storm, midnight champagne toast, party favors and more. Tickets start at $75 and are available at vailnye.com.Samana Lounge in Vail hosts its annual New Year’s Eve party with music by DJ Koncept. Doors open at 9 p.m. Finger foods will be served early. Tickets start at $80 per person and go up to $100 per person. Table/bottle service is available. Admission includes two drink tickets and a champagne toast at midnight. Call Olivia for information about bottle service or to reserve a table at 303-263-9357.The Tap Room in Vail will have a DJ spinning top 40 and dance tunes. Doors open at 8 p.m., and there’s a $50 cover that will get you two drink tickets. The late-night menu will be available. Call 970-479-0500, or visit www.taproomvail.com. The Fitz Lounge at Manor Vail Lodge is hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 ($15 per person for groups of eight or more) and include a champagne toast and midnight balloon drop with party favors and a DJ spinning top-40 and the best “generation beats.” Cocktail attire is preferred. Parking and coat check are included. One hundred tickets are being sold. Call 970-476-4959.At The Red Lion New Year’s Eve party, Phil Long and Friends will perform for attendees. Tickets are available either at the restaurant or by phone for $100 per person. Two hundred tickets will be sold. The ticket price includes a champagne toast and passed appetizers. Call 970-476-7676.Whiskey Jack’s in Vail will host a New Year’s Eve party from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $100 and include drinks. Call 970-476-0360.Four Seasons Resort hosts a Walk on Water New Year’s party. Celebrate New Year’s on a dance floor in a heated tent on top of an outdoor pool. All-inclusive party features DJ Jeff D’Amico, Veuve Cliquot VIP Lounge, sushi bar, dessert station and much more. Luca Bruno will host a fashion show. It’s from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and cost is $250 per person, 21 years of age and older.Larkspur Roaring ’20s-theme New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy a front-row view of the mountainside fireworks at Golden Peak from Larkspur on New Year’s.First seating from 6 to 8 p.m., $225 per adult or $115 per child younger than 12. Discounted bar seating is $175 per adult, $90 per child younger than 12. Second seating is from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., cost is $335 per person or $285 for discounted bar seating. For reservations, call 970-754-8048 or email email@example.com.Shakedown Bar on Bridge Street in Vail will ring in the New Year with My Brother’s Keeper, an all-star funk, rock ‘n’ roll and soul group featuring Scott Rednor on guitar and vocals; Michael Jude and John Michel, of the John Oates Band, on bass, drums and vocals; Rob Eaton Jr. on guitar; Bill McKay (of Leftover Salmon and The Derek Trucks Band) on organ, piano and vocals; and Richie Cannata, who has recorded saxophone on No. 1 hits from musicians such as Billy Joel, Elton John, The Beach Boys and more. The event will sell 180 tickets at $100. The fee includes a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available at shakedownbarvail.com.
Vail Ale House New Year’s party hosts Yamn. Yamn, a popular Denver-based quartet, will celebrate its return to the Rocky Mountains in what’s destined to be a classic evening at the Vail Ale House, ringing in the new year with a full two-set performance. Tickets are available online at bonfirentertainment.com and are $25 in advance or $30 day of show. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show is scheduled to begin at approximately 10 p.m. Call 970-476-4314. Bearfish Bar & Grill hosts its third-annual Fire on the Mountain New Year’s Eve party. Skip Dog & George’s Genuine Tailgate Jammin’ Show is the entertainment for the evening. The band goes on at 10 p.m. There’s no cover charge. Hawaiian shirts are recommended. Call 970-476-7596.
Tavern on the Square hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration with live music by Vail All Stars. There will be a complimentary Veuve Cliquot toast at midnight. The event is 21 and older after 9 p.m. Call 970-754-7704. Garfinkel’s in Vail hosts DJ Knucklz for its New Year’s Eve party. Tickets are $100 and include drafts and well drinks, as well as some liquors. Appetizers will be served until 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 970-476-3789.
The Minturn Saloon will host local favorites The Min’urn Express for its New Year’s Eve party. The band includes Scotty Kabel, Joe Bianchi, Jeff Armistead and Cowboy Brian. All of these musicians are veterans of the valley music scene, having been part of bands such as Little Hercules, Bonfire Dub, the Turntable Review and more. Kabel said the Min’urn Express will play “tasty music that spans the decades.” The band will crank up the music in the bar starting about 9 p.m. The cover charge is $5. Come earlier for dinner. The Minturn Saloon will serve its regular menu at regular pricing. For more information, call 970-827-5954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-town hosts a New Year’s Eve party, where DJ Jah Stone will perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 at the door and include unlimited drinks. Call 970-926-4080.Main St. Grill will have live music by local band Tripleblack, and there’s no cover charge. Call 970-926-2729.Zino’s in Edwards will offer its regular menu and some specials tonight. There will be a DJ and dancing in the lounge area, with plenty of party favors and decorations. There’s no cover charge. Call 970-926-0777 to learn more.
The Back Bowl in Eagle will host DJ ShyGuy for its New Year’s Eve bash. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. There’s no cover charge for music, karaoke and dancing. There’s a free midnight champagne toast and party favors, as well as dinner and drink specials. Bowling is available under the cosmic lights, by reservation. Call 970-328-2695.Old Kentucky Tavern hosts a masquerade ball with a free keg and no cover charge. There’s a champagne toast at midnight, free masks and party favors. Call 970-328-5259.