Where will you be Monday at midnight? New Year’s Eve is always a big night for going out on the town and this year promises to be no different.
Here are “Six Picks” for New Year’s Eve happening around Rhode Island. We’ve got events from Westerly to Warren, Woonsocket to Warwick, and a few places in between. Enjoy the party, stay safe and Happy New Year!
Midnight Ball Drop and Concert at Waterplace Park (Providence)
“One Providence” is sponsoring a Ball Drop at midnight at Waterplace Park. There will be music starting around 9PM with a laser show and fireworks at midnight. Bands include Aeromyth, a top Aerosmith tribute band, taking the stage at 11PM. Best of all, it’s free! Details here.
“Review Year’s Eve” at AS220 (Providence)
Ring in the New Year with laughter and dance at AS220. The Empire Revue is the longest-running sketch and variety show in Providence. On New Year’s Eve, they’re presenting “Revue Year’s Eve: Tear the Roof Off,” featuring music from the band Superchief Trio. Enjoy the show and then dance the night away. Click here for details.
The Silks at The Met (Pawtucket)
The Met in Pawtucket has music to rock in 2019 with a pair of great bands that call Rhode Island home. Eric and the Nothing, fresh off their debut album, kick things off around 9PM. Later, ring in the new year with the southern rock sounds of two time Boston Music Award winners The Silks. Details here.
Steve Smith and the Nakeds at the Crown Plaza (Warwick)
The Crown Plaza in Warwick is hosting the party of the year featuring a Rhode Island institution, Steve Smith and the Nakeds. The beloved band, inductees in the RI Music Hall of Fame, always puts on a great show full of high energy rock and soul. Details on dinner and a great show here.
Folkstravaganza at Hope and Main (Warren)
A popular venue for folk and indie sounds, Common Fence Music is putting on a New Years Eve “Folkstravaganza” at Hope and Main. They promise a fun-filled evening of traditional tunes, sea shanties, pub sings, and square dancing hosted by Rhode Island favorites, The Vox Hunters. The band will be joined by the energetic duo Spitzer & Mareva of the Chicago folk collective Old Lazarus’ Harp, and Mystic, CT-based multi-instrumentalist Craig Edwards. Details here.
Themed Events Statewide
Several popular spots have some themed parties that look like a lot of fun. You can head to Watch Hill’s famous Ocean House for a ’70’s Austin Powers party with food and drink inspired by the iconic character. Or try the Roaring 20’s gala in the Ballroom of the Providence G. Finally, you can ring in the new year Gatsby style at Forty-One Degrees in Newport. Check their web sites for further details.
Even more Picks!
Fat City Band at Chans (Woonsocket)
Neal and the Vipers at Courthouse Center (West Kingston)
NYE Dinner & 90’s Dance Party with World Premier Band at Twin River (Lincoln)
The Sound of Newport Dance Band at the Atlantic Resort/Windham Hotel (Newport)