Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion, Alma’s Only Bar
Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion will play the New Year’s Eve bash at Alma’s Only Bar. Pride’s show is an upbeat form of blues, funk and roots reggae that keeps a crowd on their feet and dancing from beginning to end. Spirit-filled lyrics leave concertgoers uplifted, energized, enlightened and inspired. Pride has shared the stage with artists such as The Wailers, Black Uhuru, Yellowman, Culture and The String Cheese Incident, and Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion were the first reggae act to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. The show has a $10 cover and starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.almasonlybar.com.
New Year’s Eve in the Mountains, Arapahoe Basin
Ring in 2014 with a special dinner by chef Christopher Rybak in a beautiful mountain setting. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with New York at 10 p.m. with a glass of champagne and party favors. This is a lift-serviced only event. Guests are not permitted to snowshoe before or after dinner. Cost is $95, plus tax. Call (888) ARAPAHOE.
New Year’s Eve in Breckenridge, Peaks 8 and 9
The Torch Light Parade will take place on Peak 9 at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve fireworks will be launched from the mountain between Peak 8 and 9. This provides a better view from town of this beautiful fireworks display, which uses the Ten Mile Range as a backdrop. And with clear skies, these fireworks can be seen in most locations in downtown Breckenridge. Visit www.breckenridge.com for more information.
Josh Galvin live acoustic, 10 Mile Station, Breckenridge
Breckenridge singer-songwriter and recording artist Josh Galvin will be performing his original songs and eclectic cover tunes at the Starlight Dinner at 10 Mile Station Restaurant on Peak 9. You will be whisked up to 10 Mile Station by sleigh to partake in a gourmet dinner on the mountain and under the stars from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.breckenridge.com for more information.
NYE Rail Jam and Torchlight Parade, Copper Mountain
From 5 to 7 p.m., check out the NYE Rail Jam or grab a good seat by the bonfire for the torchlight parade, fire dancers and the first of two fireworks shows. Free live music from 3:30 to 6 p.m. with John Truscelli and then with Lefty Lucy from 8 p.m. to midnight. At 10 p.m., ring in the New Year with the second mountain-side fireworks show and specials throughout the resort. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit www.coppercolorado.com.
A New York New Year’s Eve, Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Dillon
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Summit County on Times Square time. Celebrate 2014 with a special performance, dancing, drinks and more but follow the New York clock. Visit www.lakedillontheatre.org.
Something Underground 2013 NYE Party, Dillon Dam Brewery
A special dinner menu starts off the night at Dillon Dam Brewery, followed at 9:30 p.m. by Something Underground, a band that plays roots rock featuring brotherly harmonies, creative arrangements and a high-energy show. Party favors and free glass of champagne at midnight. Visit www.dambrewery.com.
Jaden Carlson Band and Genetics, The Barkley Ballroom
Jaden Carlson Band and Genetics will play a free New Year’s Eve show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Carlson is a guitar prodigy who has been compared to Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix. Carlson has played on big stages like Red Rocks and Telluride but has chosen The Barkley Ballroom as the best venue to play an intimate New Year’s Eve show that will be filmed for a live DVD coming out in 2014. Look for special guests from bands such as Toots and the Maytals, Mofro and Derek Trucks Band. Celebrate 2014 with a free champagne toast at midnight. The Fort Collins funk band Genetics opens the free show at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Ultimate ’80s New Year’s Eve Party, Warren Station Center for the Arts, River Run Village, Keystone
Flash back to the days of MTV and mullets for The Ultimate ’80s New Year’s Eve Party starring radical cover band “New Sensation” at Warren Station at Keystone. You might be used to hearing string bands on New Year’s Eve in Warren Station, but this time around, the venue is shaking things up in Summit County on the biggest night of the year. The ballroom will be a mega dance party filled with big hair, free neon party favors, slap bracelets and glow necklaces, while supplies last. Guests are invited to dress to the nines or show off their best and worst ’80s prom attire for a chance to win nostalgic prizes and lift tickets. There is plenty of champagne and even a complimentary Gondola Photo Booth to capture your last, cheesy moments of 2013. Purchase tickets online at www.warrenstation.com for $11 per person in advance. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music kicks off at 9:30.
New Year’s Eve at Keystone Resort
In Lakeside Village, there will be cookie decorating and a puppet show at the Adventure Center from 5 to 7 p.m., fireworks at 7:30 p.m. and live music at The Bighorn Bistro & Bar at midnight. In River Run Village, there will be a Torch Light Parade at 7 p.m., followed by The Ultimate ’80s New Year’s Eve starring New Sensation at 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 9). Visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.
Swerve, Snake River Saloon
Swerve will play back-to-back shows on Monday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.