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[CHOICE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS AROUND THE TRIAD]

Upcoming shows you should check out

THE GARAGE

110 W. 7th Street, Winston-Salem

The Genuine have promised that this New Year’s Eve show is going to be spectacular for more reasons than just the music. We are not sure what that means, but it will most likely be a spectacular experience complete with a balloon drop, new merchandise specific for this show, and of course, drinks to ring in the new year. The show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets ranging from $8-$10.

THE BLIND TIGER

1819 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro

The Mantras might be the next big thing in the jam scene of music, which encompasses some of the greatest musicians of our time. The movement, much like the abstract expressionists of the mid-19th century, is an umbrella-genre that covers many different facets of music. For the Mantras, the term “jam” is applied as liberally as possible in each song: Following one instrument will take you on a winding path of melodic highs and lows, but stepping back and soaking in the entire six-piece outfit’s music will allow for a structurally perfect sonic image. There will be a champagne toast at midnight along with party favors, and the doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door day of the show.

TURNTABLE

209 W. Main Street, Jamestown

Channing and Quinn are Turntable’s artist in residence, and the duo will be headlining the night following what is claimed to be the “BIGGEST EVENT OF THE CENTURY” honoring 100 years since the construction of the Frazier House. Whether or not that is true will determine everyone’s memory on January 1, but either way, an open mic event with a headlining act is not something we recommend you miss. We couldn’t find ticket information, but if it costs anything you can get tickets at the door. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the first act on the open mic slated to start at 8 p.m.

ZIGGY’S 170 W. 9th Street, Winston-Salem Ziggy’s pretty much covered all the bases when planning the New Year’s Eve celebration for this year. In the main room, everyone’s favorite cover/tribute/party band, The Plaids, will be headlining. There is also mention of a vintage burlesque show in the Rock House Tavern, which falls right in line with the party that is planned in the same spot. Tickets for the Plaids in the main room are $15 in advance and will be $20 day of the show. There are VIP and suite options available, if you really want to make the night special. Ziggy’s will also provide complimentary champagne and party favors for the big balloon drop, as well as giving away $1500 in cash and prizes when the big bang goes down.

GREENE STREET CLUB

1213 N. Greene Street, Greensboro

Greene Street is pretty notorious for throwing big parties, whether it be rock, metal, or just some good hip-hop, but on New Year’s Eve, it will be all dance party. There are three floors of partiers with two DJs manning the wheels of steel, and of course, the champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets for the night are available at www.greenestreetclub.com.

HAM’S DOWNTOWN

324 S. Elm’s Street, Greensboro

The Radio Narks claim to fame is being a live karaoke band, but they’ve pretty much gone one step further into the world of cover bands. For New Year’s Eve, you’ll be sure to hear some of the best songs of the year (we hope!) as played by two shredding guitars. Ham’s may not be the go-to spot for you party clubbers, but on New Year’s Eve it will be the place to rock out.

STATUS NIGHT CLUB

411 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem

Clubs and New Year’s Eve go together like, well, anything that goes together really well. There’s something about being in the middle of the dance floor with that special someone – whom you either just met or brought along – and locking lips as the confetti falls and the noisemakers sound off. Status Night Club is promising a big money drop at midnight, and the emcees for the evening have promised a CO2 cannon to blast around for the night. Doors open at 9 p.m., and ladies with a “little short dress” are in for free until 11 p.m.

FINNIGAN’S WAKE

620 Trade Street, Winston-Salem

DJ Hek Yeh is Winston-Salem’s resident DJ, which means he pretty much takes over when he gets put on the decks. Whether you’re looking for hip-hop, top 40, EDM, or everything in the weird genre-bending world of music in between those three huge umbrella titles, he’ll drop it and it’ll be hot. New Year’s Eve will certainly be no exception. Finnigan’s isn’t so much a dance club as it is a restaurant and bar with so many beers on tap it’s an accomplishment to try them all – either way, it will be a party place when the drinks are pouring and Hek Yea is dropping the beats. !

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