Jim Porters Good Time Emporium (2345 Lexington Rd., Louisville) – New Year’s Eve Blowout: $20. Event features four live bands throughout the night: Cosmo & The Counts, Lindsay Lane & Axis, The Flying Martinis, and Bluestown. $20 ticket package includes party favors, midnight balloon drop, and champagne toast. Hotel packages at Best Western are also available.
Seelbach Hilton (500 Fourth Street, Louisville) - Retro New Year's Eve Party Hosted by 102.3 The MAX: $159 and up. Live DJ playing music from a different decade every hour up to midnight. Packages starting at $159 a couple include buffet dinner, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. Throw in overnight accommodations for an additional $160.
Phoenix Hill Tavern (644 Baxter Ave., Louisville) - The Last Blast: $20. The Hill gives you six bands starting at 8:00 p.m and playing throughout the night this New Year’s Eve: The American Dream, Kirby’s Dreamland, Sponge, King Sonic, Wax Factory, and Centerfold. Admission also includes party favors, midnight balloon drop and champagne toast, and live countdown from New York’s Times Square.
Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville) - WFPK’s New Year’s Eve Latin Dance Party at Headliners: $10-12. WFPK DJ’s Woodrow on the Radio and Matt Anthony will broadcast live from Headliners beginning at 9:00 p.m. At 10:30 p.m., and playing until midnight, the band Cosa Seria takes center stage. Cosa Seria fuses Salsa with Timba and other contemporary Latin rhythms. The $10 advance ticket ($12 at the door) also includes photos from photoboothphotos.com, dance lessons from the Me Salsa es su Salsa Dance Company when the doors open at 8:00 p.m., and a balloon drop at midnight. This is an 18 and over show.
Also, check out our write ups of New Year's Eve at Zazoo's with the Broken Spurs and the Bad Reeds and Tink's Pub, Louisville's only lesbian bar, which is closing on New Year's Eve.