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Midnight Specials for The New Year

[whitespace] The Boneshakers
Boneshakin' New Year's: The Boneshakers ring in the
new year at Moe's Alley.

It's time to party like it's 1999--New Year's Eve is upon us

December 30

New Year's Eve Eve
A rock & roll evening that kicks the new year off early. Music by the Joe Sharino Band, a balloon drop and more. Dec 30, 8:30pm. $18/$15. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz 831.423.2053.

December 31

A Big American New Year's Eve
Sandy Shore Productions hosts an end-of-the-year party with music by Taj Mahal, Mumbo Gumbo and Pete Belasco, food, champagne and a balloon drop. Dec 31, 8pm. $99. Embassy Suites Monterey Bay, Monterey 831.649.1223.

A bluesy New Year's Eve. Dec 31, 9:30pm. $17/$15. Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 831.479.1854.

Don McCaslin/Ralston Brown
Smooth jazz plus food, dancing and more. Dec 31, 9pm. Severino's, 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos 831.688.8987.

Extra Large
A rockin' dance party. Dec 31, 9:30pm. $5. Crow's Nest, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Santa Cruz 831.476.4560.

The Firebirds
Champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, rock & roll and free ride home to those living in the San Lorenzo Valley. Dec 31, 9pm. $5. Henfling's Tavern, 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond 831.335.1642.

First Night Monterey
The annual celebration fetures music, opera, dance and theater from people such as I Cantori di Carmel, Alisa Fineman, Tocara and the Asylum Street Spankers. Dec 31, 2pm-midnight. $10/$6/free (children under 5). Downtown Monterey 831.373.4778.

First Night Santa Cruz
The fifth-annual drug- and alcohol-free family event features music, dance, theater and more. Dec 31, 3pm-midnight. 831.425.7277.

Gil Cadilli Band
Jump blues. Dec 31, 9:30pm. Café Rio, Rio Del Mar beach, Rio Del Mar 831.688.8917.

Greg Kihn Band
Plus Storman Norman & the Cyclones and Netwerk Electric. 21 and over. Dec 31, 9pm. $21/$19. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 831.423.1336.

Jewel's Blues
A dance party with Champagne toast, party favors and more. Dec 31, 9:30pm. Fog Bank, 211 Esplanade, Capitola 831.462.1881.

KUSP New Years
KUSP-FM (88.9) hosts a jazzy New Year's Eve with broadcasts from Toronto, Chicago and Oakland featuring performances by Cyrus Chestnut, Jane Bunnett, Diana Krall and Kurt Elling. 9pm-1am.

New Year's Eve
A dinner and dancing party featuring party favors, music by Sha-Boom and Robin Anderson Big Band, a gourmet dinner and balloon drop. Dec 31, 7:30pm-1:30am. $79. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz 831.423.2053.

New Year's Eve Party
A party with the Reactors, party favors and bubbly. Dec 31, 7pm. No cover. Don Quixote, 6275 Hwy 9, Felton 831.335.2800.

Dec 31, 9:30pm. Zelda's on the Beach, 203 Esplanade, Capitola Village 408.475.4900.

A samba New Year's Eve. Dec 31, 9:30pm. Costa Brava, 1222 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 831.425.7871.

The Blackouts
Dec 31, 9pm. Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Hwy 9, Brookdale 408.338.7633.

Rock & roll. Dec 31, 9pm. No cover. Mediterranean, 265 Center St, Aptos 831.688.7004.

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From the December 24-30, 1998 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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