UPDATE NYE as of December 17, 2016

Some more clubs have been added.  Not all blues but clubs that often carry blues.  Best to check for cover, times, reservations and the like.

41 Bridge Street

A Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party
Saturday December 31, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

41 Bridge Street invites you to ring in 2017 the 1920s way! Our Great Gatsby themed New Years Eve Party has everything you’re looking for in a NYE celebration…a sumptuous Four Course Dinner (see Menu below), an OPEN BAR until Midnight, Music by “Eight to the Bar,” a lavish Dance Floor, Passed Hor d’Oeuvres, a Dessert Table, and last but certainly not least, a Champagne Toast at Midnight! 1920s/30s Dress Encouraged!!

Infinity Hall Hartford

The greatest soul, horn band in the world makes returns to Infinity Hall Hartford on the best party night of the year, New Year’s Eve! No matter who you are, where you live, or your taste in music, Tower Of Power will find you – and once that happens, it’s all over. Tower Of Power is one of those rare bands who can claim to be the real deal, 100 proof, aged-to-perfection, ground zero Soul. So grab your friends and ring in the New Year right with a ‘souled-out’ night in Hartford’s new premier destination for music and dining.
Schedule: 4:00 PM Bistro opens – Holiday Prix-Fixe menu for $59/person ++
5:00PM – Doors to the Music Hall open
5:30PM – Brian Dunne
7:00PM – 8:30PM – Tower Of Power
*Champagne Toast during the show!

Second Show
Schedule: 9PM – Doors open to the Music Hall
9:30PM – Brian Dunne
11PM – 12:30PM – Tower Of Power
*Champagne Toast at Midnight.

Infinity Hall Norfolk

Kick off 2017 with the amazing Kal David, Lauri Bono and the Real Deal. As the former lead singer/lead guitarist of the Fabulous Rhinestones, lead guitarist of John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and Etta James’ Band, Kal is considered by many to be the finest blues singer/guitarist on the planet. Local legends, The Joint Chiefs warm up what promises to be New Year’s Eve to remember!!
7:00PM – Doors open to the Music Hall for seating/mezz dining
9:00PM – 10:30PM – The Joint Chiefs
11PM – 12:30AM – Kal David, Lauri Bono & The Real Deal
12:00AM – Champagne toast

Black Eyed Sally’s BBQ & Blues

Saturday, December 31, 2016…9:30 PM…Black Eyed Sally’s BBQ & Blues, Hartford, CT It’s New Year’s Eve at Hartford’s ‘Home Of The Blues’! Join the celebration! The Mighty Soul Drivers will be helping you start your New Year off with a night chock-full of rockin’ Soul dance numbers, down-in-the-alley testifying and some funky Blues. Black Eyed Sally’s is located at 350 Asylum Street in downtown Hartford. Call 860-278-7427 for info, reservations or directions.

Hungry Tiger

NEW YEARS CELEBRATION Featuring Supergreen Big Band and Rhythmic Circus Bigger Band — Rock meets Jam Band == Music from 9:30 – 2am We stay open until 3AM and we serve an amazing Breakfast Buffet @ 12:15 right after we welcome in the New Year 2 Bands great fun, Drink and Beer specials and Big Breakfast all for a ridiculous low price.

Maple Tree – New Years Eve Party

Tipping Chair


Cafe Nine

Great Gatsby New Years Eve 2017 Burlesque Cabaret at Cafe Nine
Ring in 2017 with New Haven’s longest running burlesque cabaret!! Lipgloss Crisis is throwing a Great Gatsby themed celebration featuring acts and performers right out of 20’s. Dot Mitzvah will hosting, joined by some of New England’s finest performers bringing you burlesque, magic, sideshow, cabaret, games and much more! We welcome you to come dressed in your finest 20’s attire ready to flap your way into the New Year.
(There will be costume prizes!).
More Performers TBA
Complimentary hor d’oeuvres & champagne toast at midnight!
Saturday December 31
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
Get your tickets today- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1378972

Host- Dot Mitzvah
Vivienne LaFlamme
Vanil LaFrappe
Adam Parisi
Lipgloss Crisis

Palace Theater at Stafford Springs

Max Creek’s New Year’s Eve Show

After 43 years of playing music in various places all over the country, Max Creek is not only surviving as a musical entity, we are in fact thriving. We are excited about our music, about our fans, about life as a band, and playing music with each other remains as fresh, interesting and enlivening as it’s ever been.

No matter what one might think after this much time playing together, we do not claim to be a well-oiled machine – nor would we want to be. Playing music should not be habitual or automatic – things constantly require attention, thought, work, and jamming together in that respect becomes a new and creative experience every time we climb onstage. We owe that to you, as well as ourselves. We could never expect joy in the hearts of anyone listening if there is not joy in ours in doing what we do. And to not be doing this would be taking away something very essential for us – Playing in Max Creek is like breathing.

We have always considered ourselves to be a “family band” – not only within our own ranks, but also with all of you. Every show is a reunion of sorts, and being together as people becomes part of the experience that is as important as the music that binds us together. 43 years ago we were founded on the premise that anyone that needed a place to be could be here. And out of that came the idea that music can illuminate aspects about the nature of life that can’t be perceived or put forth in any other way. Those two ideals are still alive with us today.

We welcome you as part of our family in any way that you see yourself being. Come on in, pull up a chair at the table, join us for some music and dance, and thanks for being here.

Cambridge Brewhouse

We would love for you to join us for our New Year’s Eve celebration! Bruce Gregori will bring a very special live music show for you to ring in the New Year.
Chef John is working up delicious dinner specials and desserts for your dining enjoyment to provide you the energy so you can really make New Years Eve special in Granby.
Stay close to home and party with your neighbors!
No Tickets No Commitment.
Please do come out early for dinner and stay for the party!
New Year’s Day, the morning after, we have partnered up with Waypoint Spirits so Vichi may serve some very special Bloody Marys! There will be many, many toppings, oysters and shrimp are just a couple, you will have to come on out and see what Vichi comes up with just for you!
Waypoint Spirits is a delicious elixir distilled very close by in Bloomfield, CT.
Contact us at (860)653-2739Visit us on the web here. We are CBH.BEER!


The Duke Robillard Band Bring in the New Year with the Jump’n Blues Party of the Duke Robillard Band



Inn At Mystic/Harbour House Restaurant

Don’t miss our amazing New Year’s Eve dinner and a great party with the Chris Leigh Band! Book now!

The Main Pub Restaurant and Music Club

New Years Eve Party! – 9.00pm
306 Main Street
Manchester, Ct 06040
Celebrating the music of the Ct River Valley with Michael Cleary Band. Proceeds benefit Team Avery.
Five bands in one night…all with a jazz and funk vibe…starts with DizzyFish, then Andrew Biagiarelli…then the Grays …then Cosmos Sunshine and the Butterfly Effect Band…all finished off with Michael Cleary Band…over four hours of music; open seating; bistro tables, cash bar…re-entry bracelets.

Toad’s Place

Party favors, balloon drop, continental breakfast
click below for tickets:

Wolf Den

Boogie Wonder Band at Wolf Den Saturday, December 31st 8 pm & 11 pm
After more than 1,500 shows and 1,750,000 fans, Boogie Wonder Band (aka BWB to their fans) continues to take the world by storm! Over the last ten years, with their outstanding live show, Boogie Wonder Band has built an impressive reputation and huge fan base throughout Japan, China, Europe, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Along the way they shared the stage with Kool & The Gang, J.T. Taylor, The Trammps, KC & The Sunshine Band, War, Gloria Gaynor, Rick James, Chic, Céline Dion and Paul Schaffer.

Shamrock Bar & Grill

New Years Eve with The Zoo

The Stomping Ground

Happy New Year with Hobo Heroes and Rat Ruckus

The Outer Space

Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters New Year’s Eve Special

Doorsat 5—Music at 7 no cover

Bill’s Seafood Restaurant

Four Barrell Billy

The Acoustic

New Year’s Eve with Hayley Jane and the Primates w/ Ed Mann + Johnny Durkin & Friends
Hayley Jane and the Primates are throwing one hell of a party on New Year’s Eve in Bridgeport, Connecticut! During our sets, we will be joined by our friend and longtime Frank Zappa percussionist, Ed Mann!

Also joining us on this epic night – Johnny Durkin & Friends featuring Danny Mayer, Mary Corso, Kris Yunker, and Ed Mann!

Doors at 8 PM. Music starts at 9:30!

Sully’s Pub


About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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