However you’d like to celebrate the New Year, you’ll find plenty of memorable entertainment throughout Evansville.
Our media partner, The Evansville Courier & Press has put together a list of choices for those looking to ring in the New Year in traditional fashion with music and dancing — as well as many family-friendly events.
Here are a few suggestions for celebrating 2019.
- The Thunderbolts and Chemo Buddies will host New Year’s Eve at the Ford Center. Stay for the annual fireworks display after the show. The Thunderbolts will play Birmingham.
- For those looking to dance, Deb Turner is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Holiday Inn Evansville Airport at 9:00 p.m.
- For families, don’t forget Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights at Garvin Park. January 1 will be your last chance to enjoy the lights this year. The first 31 vehicles will receive two free Thunderbolts tickets for the January 4 game against the Quad City Storm.
- Starting at 9:00 p.m., the local band The Pits will be providing live music during a Black & White Masquerade Ball at Bokeh Lounge
- For those looking to celebrate with their family a little earlier in the day, take the kids to “Happy Noon Year’s” at The Children’s Museum of Evansville. That takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- There’s a New Year’s Eve Dance at Germania Maennerchor. Happy hour starts at 6:00 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Entertainment by The Jimmies starts at 8:30.
- The New Frontier Restaurant and Bar is holding a Music Bingo at 7:00 P.M.
- Tropicana will ring in the New Year from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a buffet featuring carved prime rib from The Kitchen Buffet. The Devonshires and The Hootz will perform at 421 starting at 7:00 p.m.
- During New Year’s Eve at Cambridge Golf Course, the Cambridge Golf Club will be serving hors d’oeuvres, prime rib and grilled chicken. Entertainment will be provided by B&C Entertainment.
- Evansville ESports is hosting Sleepless Night, starting at 5:00 p.m. The event is an all-nighter that features all games Esports hosts, plus any console or PC games that players would like to bring in to play. Participants must be 17 or older to attend.
- Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha is offering a New Year’s Eve Retreat. Starting at 6:00 p.m., participants can begin their New Year with a period of extended practice. Mary MacGregor will lead with dharma talks as well as walking and sitting meditation.
- PG will present their final show, which they’re calling “a Goth/Witchhouse/GhostTrap/Darkwave affair.” The show starts at 8:00 p.m., and will be free, but donations are accepted.
For more detailed descriptions of the above, as well as many other events, click here.
(This story was originally published on December 31, 2018)