Evansville offering a variety of entertainment to ring in the New Year

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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.

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(This story was originally published on December 31, 2018)

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