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New Year's Eve events scheduled throughout Tri-State

Dec. 28, 2008 @ 12:02 PM

From music to comedy to games, the Tri-State has it covered this New Year’s Eve.

Here's a look at just a few of the parties cranking up around the area for the holiday.

Holiday Carrolling

Bud Carroll and the Southern Souls will bring their searing Southern-rock sounds to the V Club's annual New Year’s celebration, which kicks off at 8 p.m. The Yetti and Fletchers Grove will open. Tickets are $10. Go online at www.myspace.com/wvvclub.

Some genuine jam at Shamrock’s

Shamrock's Pub, 2050 3rd Ave., leaves the light on New Year's Eve for The Redbloods and the Ashland-based Genuine Junk Band. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The YPC, hey you know me

The YPC, the Young Professionals Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, presents its third annual New Year’s Eve event, Mardi Gras Spectacular, with a live band, games, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Ticket price is $75 at the door. For more information, e-mail Christina Saad at csaad4@gmail.com.

Laughing in the new year

The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant at Pullman Square will have a special New Year’s Eve show, featuring the Tennessee Tramp at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. Show starts at 10 p.m. and ticket price includes party favors, a cheese, fruit and cracker platter per couple and a champagne toast at midnight. Seating is first-come, first-seat. For tickets, call 304-781-1000 or visit www.wvfunnybone.com. Show only tickets are $25; dinner and reserved seating are $50.

A red velvet-covered superstar

Mackie Robertson and the crew at Club Echo, 1318 4th Ave., crank up the voltage on some indie rock with an eclectic triple-shot of live music on New Year’s Eve. The Red Velvet and Sarasota will play, with doors opening at 7 p.m. DJ Charlie Brown Superstar also will spin all night.

Pulling into the Plaza

The Pullman Plaza Hotel, 1003 Third Ave., teams up with one of the Tri-State's most popular DJs, J.B. Miller, to ring in the new year from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Grande Ballroom. Party includes light appetizers, champagne toast and two drink tickets. Advance tickets are $30 single and $55 couples or $35 and $65 at the door.
Room packages starts at $139. Call 304-525-1001.

Two hours from midnight, 33 miles to Huntington

The country-popped contemporary Christian unit 33 Miles, from Franklin, Tenn., pulls into Christ Temple Church, 2400 Johnstown Road, for a 10 p.m. concert on New Year's Eve.
Call 304-522-7421 for more information.

Extra cheese, extra homegrown hardcore

Mason County metal masters, Bobaflex, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Cardos, 27 W. 2nd St., in Chillicothe, Ohio. Tickets are $20. Go online at www.ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster locations.

Good night, and good luck

Charleston, home to the family-friendly arts explosion called FestivALL Charleston in summer, hosts a Good Night event at 6 p.m. Wednesday with city trolleys looping folks around to see hundreds of performers at venues throughout the city. Call 304-345-1500. Good Night is free and open to the public.

A buckeye bash

The Whiskey River Saloon, located inside The Grandview Hotel, U.S. 52, South Point, gets the party going with a DJ, ball drop and champagne toasts. Cost is $25 per couple; $15 per person.

Incoming -- Fr8ght Train

J.K. Spence and Fr8ght Train, a new country rock unit made up of many veteran Tri-State players will be rocking the American Legion, Post #16, 461 6th Ave., Huntington, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve. Cover is $20 singles, or $30 couples. Reservations are required.
Call 304-523-9471.

Babylon on

Club Babylon, located on Fourth Avenue where the old Cobalt used to be, celebrates in style with a New Year's Eve celebration that features a $1,000 cash drop, free appetizers from the Blackhawk Grille, free champagne toast and much more. DJ Phil is spinning the '80s downstairs and DJ IllSpin is upstairs. Admission is $20.
Go online at www.clubbabylon.net.