Ring in 2011 right in Eagle County
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Still not sure how you’re going to celebrate the New Year? Don’t worry. We’ve done the leg work for you. Here’s a round-up of what bars and restaurants from Vail to Eagle have going on tonight. Champagne toasts? Check. Fireworks? Yep. Swanky all-inclusive bashes? Of course. All-male Lady Gaga cover bands? Yes, there’s that option too. Read on to find out where you should ring in 2011. VAIL Party at CinebistroCinebistro is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash that includes a DJ spinning music in the lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight, a champagne toast at midnight, passed appetizers in the lounge from 9 to 11 p.m. and the choice of late night showing of either “Ocean’s Eleven” or “When Harry Met Sally” (limited seating, first come, first served). Watch the ball drop in New York’s Times Square at midnight on the big screen. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $30. Call 970-476-3344.MTHDS rock SandbarThe MTHDS, led by singer and Vail native Johnny Schleper, will perform at the Sandbar. There’s a $25 cover charge that includes a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available at http://www.sandbarvail.com. Call 970-476-4314 to learn more. DJ Davey Gold at SamanaSamana Lounge in Vail hosts DJ Davey Gold from New York City on New Year’s Eve. Gold likes to take his audience on a seamless journey while playing new music and incorporating music from his past. Towards the end of his sets he can often be seen on the dance floor, mingling and dancing with the same people who came to see him perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music will start at 9 p.m. Tickets for the evening are $100 each and include an open bar from 8:30 to 10 p.m. with imported-cheese platters and gourmet finger sandwiches, a Champagne toast at midnight, and two free drink coupons good anytime at Samana Lounge. Call 970-476-3433 to learn more. Torchlight ski down and fireworksHolidays in Vail, the annual celebration presented by the town of Vail, concludes on New Year’s Eve with a fireworks show and other family-friendly activities.The fun begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. with Vail’s traditional New Year’s Eve torchlight ski down and fireworks show at Golden Peak. The event is free and open to the public. The best place to view the event is from the Golden Peak base area; however, the event can be viewed from many locations throughout Vail Village. Visit http://www.vailgov.com or call 970-477-3699.Family fun in LionsheadThe annual First Night Family Festival will take place in the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead Mall from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The event and is free and open to people of all ages. Attendees can expect disco ice skating and music, children’s arts and crafts, plus entertainment by the Yale Alley Cats, a choral group that will perform several times throughout the evening. The event concludes with a countdown and live showing of the ball drop from Times Square in New York City at 10 p.m. For the latest schedule and additional information, visit http://www.vailgov.com or call the Holidays in Vail office at 970-477-3699. Celebrate at the LionThe Red Lion is celebrating New Year’s with a rowdy evening of live music, champagne toasts and more. Phil Long and friends will take the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and only 300 will be sold. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Call 970-476-7676 to learn more. Ciroc the New YearBol in Solaris in Vail is hosting a Ciroc the New Year party, co-hosted by E Entertainment and Ciroc Vodka. Actress Taryn Manning is hosting the shindig. Tickets are $250 but are currently sold out. Call 970-476-5300.Live music at BearfishBearfish Bar & Grill in West Vail will host a New Year’s Eve party tonight. There’s a $10 cover charge. Bare Bones, featuring George Hilliard and special guest Kevin Heinz, will perform beginning at 9:30 p.m. The late night kitchen will serve pizza and wings until 1 a.m. Call 970-476-7596.DJ Knucklz at Garf’sGarfinkel’s in Lionshead in Vail is hosting a New Year’s Eve party tonight. DJ Knucklz will perform. Tickets are $100 and include all you can eat and drink. The doors open at 9 p.m. Call 970-476-3789.New Year’s gala at The SebastianThe Sebastian will host a New Year’s Eve party good for the entire family. The gala is replete with four-course dinner buffet, music, dancing, champagne toast at the festive ball drop and after-midnight dessert buffet. The package cost is a nightly hotel rate of $734 per night, which also includes admission for two to the party. Children under age 5 are admitted free and each child between 5 and 13 is a one-time charge of $75 extra. Each family with children that books at The Sebastian also gets a complimentary gift certificate to Fuzziwigs Candy Factory in Vail and a stuffed animal. Call 970-477-8000 to learn more.McKinney at MezzalunaLocal musician Brendan McKinney is performing at Mezzaluna in Vail starting at 10:30 p.m. There’s no cover charge. Call 970-477-4410.Taylor at the TivoliPianist Taylor Kundolf will perform at the Tivoli Lodge in Vail from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight. The $35 cover charge includes a Champagne toast and appetizers. Call 970-476-5615 to learn more. MINTURNRock trio at Kirby’sKirby Cosmo’s in Minturn is celebrating New Year’s Eve with the rock trio Tripleblack (formerly The Goosh). The band plays classic rock, covering everything from the Rolling Stones to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. The band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There’s no cover and there will be $4 you-call-it drink specials the whole night. Call 970-827-9027 to learn more. NYE at the SaloonThe Minturn Saloon is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight. Guitarist Scotty Kabel of Little Hercules and Min’urn Express acclaim will play a mix of rock and roll, blues, country and more starting at 9 p.m. The cover is $10 at the door and there will be happy hour drink specials starting at 9 p.m. Call 970-827-5954.EAGLE VAILDJ Mo Rockin’ at Paddy’sPaddy’s in Eagle Vail is hosting DJ Mo Rockin’ with T.U.G.G. It’s free to get in if you show up before 9 p.m. and $10 cover after. There’s a free keg at 9:30 p.m. and each attendee that pays the cover charge gets a personal bottle of Champagne. Call 970-949-6093.EDWARDSCongress is in sessionFront Range band The Congress returns to Main St. Grill in Edwards. The band, comprised of Jonathan Meadows, Scott Lane, Damon Scott and Dwight Thompson, blends American rock with Southern R&B to create its sound. The show starts at 10 p.m. There’s no cover charge. Call 970-926-2729 to learn more. Party in your pajamase-town is hosting a New Year’s Eve pajama party. A special guest DJ will perform from 10 p.m. to close. The cover charge is $50 and gets you all you can drink from 9 p.m. to close. Call 970-926-4080 to learn more. AVONHustle to Finnegan’sLocal band Hustle will perform a New Year’s Eve show at Finnegans Wake in Avon. The band will go on around 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door, and includes a free shot at midnight. Call 970-748-4610.Bonfire at AvondaleBonfire Dub will perform at Avondale in Avon tonight at 10:30 p.m. Tickets for just the show are $40 and include a Champagne toast. Or the second dinner seating, which includes a five-course menu, party favors, hats and champagne toast, along with live music and dancing, is $195. For more information, visit http://www.avondalerestaurant.com. Karaoke in the New YearLoaded Joe’s in Avon is singing in the New Year. Karaoke night with Sandman is tonight. Tickets are $50 in advance and $70 at the door and all you can drink form 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Party starts at 8 p.m. Call 970-748-1480 to learn more. DJ’s at AgaveAgave in Avon is hosting three DJ’s tonight, including DJ Wild Bill. There’s no cover charge and attendees can dance the night away. The fun starts at 9:30 p.m. Call 970-748-8666.Rad Bromance at SaltwaterSaltwater Cowboy in Avon is hosting an all-male Lady Gaga cover band called Rad Bromance tonight. DJ DC will also perform. There are cash prizes for the best dressed attendees. The cover is $60 and includes all you can drink. The show starts at 10 p.m. Call 970-949-0609.EAGLE Down the Hatch at Back BowlNew Year’s Eve festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Back Bowl in Eagle tonight. The Back Bowl will ring the New Year in twice: once at 10 p.m. as it strikes on the East Coast, then again at midnight locally. There will be a champagne toast along with party favors. Eagle band Down the Hatch will perform at the Back Bowl in Eagle tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight. In addition, former Las Vegas magician Kevin Barnes will perform tableside magic inside the bowling alley’s cafe and throughout the lanes from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information call 970-328-BOWL or go to http://www.thebackbowl.com.Great Divide Duo at Grand Ave.Grand Avenue Grill in Eagle is celebrating the new year – at East Coast time – with a performance from the Great Divide Duo. Listen to the soulful sounds of Americana rock and roll with musicians John Michel and Michael Jude. Grand Avenue Grill is offering the full dinner menu, specials and no cover charge. The Great Divide Duo has performed with the John Oates Band. The music will get started around 8 p.m. and will go until around 11 p.m. Call 970-328-4002 to learn more. Knuckle Babies at Brush CreekThe Brush Creek Saloon is hosting The Knuckle Babies, a band known for its rock and roll tunes. There’s no cvoer charge. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Call 970-328-7827.
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