New Year's Eve events

Friday, December 26, 2008
ELIZABETH DODD ~ edodd@semissourian.com
The Level will be playing at River City Music Festival.

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery

Ring in the new year with a mystery. The St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway leaving from Jackson will provide a fun and entertaining ride and game. They'll serve up dinner, make you solve the mystery, then pass out hats and New Year's Toys and head out to cheer in the new year with fireworks. Dinner at the depot starts at 8 p.m. Train leaves at 11 p.m. and returns at 12:30 a.m. For reservations, e-mail CherJxMO@aol.com. Cost is $50.

New Year's Eve Dance

Dance the night away and the new year in with the Knights of Columbus at the KC hall in Scott City, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Parents without Partners New Year's Eve Dance

CHUCK WU ~ cwu@semissourian.com
Mike Renick Band.

Parents without Partners will host a New Year's Eve dance at the Scott City VFW hall 1408 Main St. in Scott City to bring in the new year with fun and friends. Music will be by Larry Miller. Cost is $5. Dance begins at 8 p.m. and goes to 12:30 a.m. Call 335-0797 for more information or e-mail capesemopwp@yahoo.com.

New Year's Eve Party with the Mike Renick Band

The Mike Renick Band will play a relaxed show at the River City Yacht Club at Port Cape Girardeau. Usually, the restaurant does an upscale, couples thing, but this year, they're living it up with a $10 cover, light hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and party supplies. The Renick Band will play crowd favorites and songs from their new Album, "Lucky One." Their college rock tunes always fill the dance floor. Doors open at 8 p.m., music begins at 9:30 p.m.

Bottom Feeders Blues Band

The St. Louis blues band Bottom Feeders Blues Band plays in Cape enough to be confused with a local band. We don't mind, though. Their dirty blues always make for a good time. They'll play a New Year's party at Thirsty's for a $3 cover. Party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 2009.

AARON EISENHAUER ~ aeisenhauer@semissourian.com
John D. Hale performs at the Loudest Show on Dirt on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Flickerwood Arena.

John D. Hale Band

John D. will bring his band and their homegrown country rock to Club Moxy for New Year's. This group is a blend of country, rock and bluegrass, which gives its music a definite Americana feel. Hale has tried to steer away from writing mainstream country music, and he has developed his own style of honest country. Club Moxy, 9 p.m.

New Year's Eve Party with Oh for Audio

One of the younger bands on the Cape Scene, these five are quick-risers with infectious vocals and perfectly complementing guitar licks worthy of their own spotlight. See them see in the new year at Buckner Brewing Co., 9 p.m. If you want to take a break, take to the basement where Ragsdales will have a live DJ for your dancing pleasure.

The Level

AARON EISENHAUER ~ aeisenhauer@semissourian.com
Ivas John performs at the Water Street Lounge on Friday, August 30, 2007.

These Cape Girardeau reggae rockers have a funbeat show with words you can sing along with. They cite 311, OAR and Reel Big Fish as real big influences. They'll rock Rude Dog Pub at 9 p.m.

New Year's Eve Party with Ivas John Band

Jimmi's Restaurant & Bar has closed in their porch to keep you warm or grab a spot in the sleek bar or dining area to ring in the new year with ringing guitar as Ivas and friends play blues like few can. Starts at 8 p.m. Reservations recommended, 803-0800.

New Year's Eve Party with Bone Kings

They got party favors, the Bone Kings and free rides to and from the bar so you party worry-free. The Bone Kings are parts of bands of ole and covers bands like Poison, Tantric, Buckcherry and more. Party at Schock's Pub, 9 p.m.

KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com
New Years hats and accessories.

New Year's Eve Gala

The savvy minds behind Ray's of Kelso are throwing a holiday bash with class. Enjoy Chateaubriand and lobster, Pat Schwent's Saxy Jazz & Motown six-peice band in an upscale atmosphere with party favors, champange and merriment from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Plaza Conference Center. More information and tickets available at www.raysofkelso.com.

New Year's movie deals

All movies starting at or after 9 p.m. will include refillable popcorn and soda, and a goodie bag of New Year's supplies like hats, horns, bubbles and more. Tickets will be $14.50 for everything. Each film is timed to end just before midnight, when movie-goers can gather in the theater lobby to welcome in the new year.

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