CNY’s 2017 guide to New Year’s Eve


New Year’s Eve is a time to get together and celebrate the New Year with friends and family. Central New York has plenty to offer for this year’s festivities. There is something for everyone, so make your plans now and enjoy celebrating the New Year. And, if you had too much to drink and need a ride home, please call, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s at 1-800-LAW-1010 or 1-800-529-1010 for a free cab ride home.


Sunday, Dec. 31

Max Scialdone Band – 9 p.m., Daikers, 161 Daikers Circle, Old Forge
Hot Kogan  – 9 p.m., Boondock’s Restaurant & Bar. Champagne toast at midnight
The YardCats – 8:30 p.m., Oneida American Legion, 398 N Main St., Oneida. Free
Johnny Rawls & The Love Machine – 9 p.m., Dinosaur BBQ, 246 W Willow St., Syracuse
1/2 Fast Eddie & The Rusty Nutts – 3 p.m., The Hotel Solsville, 7243 Valley Road, Madison
Cathie Timian – 2 p.m., Woodland Farm Brewery, 6002 Trenton Road, Utica
Sophistafunk and Skunk City – 10 p.m., Funk ‘n Waffles, 307 S Clinton St., Syracuse
Grit N Grace – 9 p.m., Vernon Downs Casino, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon
No Regrets, No Resolutions – Maplewood Suites Extended Stay, 400 7th North St., Liverpool. Under the Gun in the Banquet Room at 9 p.m. and Scars & Stripes in the Bar at 9 p.m. $399 plus tax includes entertainment, overnight stay for 2, dinner buffet, open bar, breakfast and more. Information and reservations, call 315-451-1511
Dance Party – 9:30 p.m., Trexx, 323 N Clinton St., Syracuse
Ashley Cox and Fondu – 10 p.m., The Stoop Kitchen, 311 W Fayette St., Syracuse
Twiddle – 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany.  Information/tickets:
The Old Main – 8 p.m., Nail Creek Pub & Brewery, 720 Varick St., Utica. Must purchase a ticket to enter. Information:
Masquerade Ball – 9 p.m., Trackside Restaurant / Union Station, 321 Main St., Utica. Music by Easy Money Big Band
Dubonnet and Endless Circle – 9 p.m., Jak’s Bar & Grill, 7336 Trenton Road, Barneveld. $30 includes open bar, champagne toast and breakfast
Remedy – 9 p.m., Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza, 640 Varick St., Utica
Masquerade Party – 9 p.m., Sunset Grill, 1319 Main St., Sylvan Beach. Live music, costume contest & more
Vinyl New Year – 8 p.m., DA Bentley’s, 812 Charlotte St., Utica. Line-Up: Phigment, Manny & Marcola
Turning Stone Resort & Casino / Exit 33, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona
The Gig: Gridley Paige, Simple Props, 3 Inch Fury & DJ Bill T
Tin Rooster: Jake Dodds, Big Sky Country & DVDJ Biggie
Lava Nightclub: Jessica Who, Tony Martinez & Chris Reiners
Turquoise Tiger: Last Left, Madame ZZ & Her Gentlemen
Atrium: DJ Big Poppa
Giant Panda with Easy Star All-Stars & Saplings – 7 p.m., Anthology, 336 East Ave., Rochester. Tickets:
The Dovetones – 8 p.m., Gerber’s Tavern, 16 Liberty St., Utica
Alpha2 (Alpha Sentori) – 9 p.m., Silverado Inn, 132 Marginal Road, Herkimer
Tompkins Drive – 9:30 p.m., The Stockyard Public House, 754 Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers
New Year’s Eve Pre Game – 7 p.m., Mohawk Valley Winery, 706 Varick St., Utica. Flip Cup, Jumbo Jenga, and Prosecco Pong. Join the tournament for $10; all game drinks are included. Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate. Complimentary snacks, wine cakes and wine slushies. No door charge for non-participants. To register, call 315-790-7659 by Dec. 30
Family New Year’s Eve Celebration – 5 p.m., Dave & Buster’s, 10335 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse. Information:
New Year’s Eve Party – 6 p.m., Wanna Play Café, 15 Auert Ave., Utica. Information:
The Ramblin’ Brooks – 5 p.m., Colgate Inn, 1 Payne St., Hamilton. Information:
The Jess Novak Band – 9 p.m., Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits, 411 Tower St., Waterville. Tickets/Information:
Cathie Timian & Kevin Hughes – 7 p.m., Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro, 4914 State Route 365, Verona
Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime – 8 p.m., Upstate Concert Hall, 1208 Route 146 St. 2, Clifton Park. Tickets:
Gary Johnson – 8:30 p.m., Creekside Inn, 3960 Sconondoa Road, Oneida
The Bootleggers’ Ball & The Roaring 20’s – 4:30 p.m., Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Information/tickets:
Mossback Mule Band – 8 p.m., Nicole’s of Camden, 9501 Sate Route 13, Camden
Noon Year’s Eve – 10:30 a.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Entertainment, a dance party and New Year’s celebration that keeps bed-time in mind – complete with a countdown and sparkling juice toast at noon. The first 500 children will receive a goody bag (courtesy of Brophy Services) with treats and a noisemaker for the ball drop. Free for members and with zoo admission. Schedule at
Blackcreek Band with Eric Ashley – 9 p.m., Oriskany American Legion, 7908 State Route 69, Oriskany
Vinny Saj Country Band – 9 p.m., Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub, 35 E. Main St., Amsterdam
Frank Diskin – 7:30 p.m., Crazy Williez Brewery, 546 Silver St., Ilion


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