With a lingering pandemic and strong political division, 2021 has been ... complicated.
So whether you're looking to honor all that was or toast to all that could be come 2022, we've got you covered on how to ring in the new year in what we expect will be a celebratory affair.
Pull out those bell-bottoms and tie dye because Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Road, is throwing a '70s Disco Funk New Year's Eve. The party begins with a dinner of salad, brisket, shrimp, roasted vegetables and dessert at 6 p.m. Then, DJ Clayton Shep will turn up the funky tunes as the year comes to a close. Contests for best dressed, grooviest moves and more will be held throughout the evening. Entry is $10; dinner plus entry goes for $25. A full cash bar will be open all night. For more information, including how to buy tickets, visit the event listing on the Capital Bluffs Facebook page.
Windstone Entertainment Event Center will be ringing in the new year in style with a New Year's Eve party and dinner getting underway at 6 p.m. Dinner consists of chicken cordon bleu, pot roast, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, salad and dessert. The evening will also feature a 50/50 raffle, hors d'oeuvres, a Champagne toast, party favors and dancing to the music of Faded Youth, starting at 8 p.m. Cocktail/semi-formal attire is requested. The party costs $38 to attend, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased at www.windstoneentertainment.com or by calling 573-636-2850. Windstone is located at 2425 Industrial Drive.
Other Jefferson City music opportunities to ring in the new year include:
• Saxophonist Tim Cunningham will be performing at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 610 Bolivar St.
• Spectators, 232 E. High St., which is closing Jan. 1 to rebrand with a new look, is throwing a "Final Call" New Year's Eve Bash with Curtis Davis and DJ Ghoudy.
• Capital Sound will be playing at Chicks TapRoom, 2713 Industrial Drive, to wrap up 2021. A Champagne toast is planned for midnight.
• Astro Katz will play a New Year's Eve party at the Watershed, 9208 Railroad St.
Margaritaville Lake Resort, 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach, is throwing a New Year's Eve party in the resort's Paradise Ballroom. The event runs 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and features continuous live music from Butch Wax and the Hollywoods and the Cherry Pistols. The ballroom package includes one-night deluxe accommodations, party admission for two adults, open bar, a dinner buffet and a midnight toast starting at $375 per couple.
Chicago-based band Twice the Action will headline the New Year's Eve bash at the convention center in The Regalia, 250 Racquet Club Drive in Lake Ozark. The five-piece band is comprised of two lead singers, one male and one female, for a dynamic sound. The evening includes an open bar and buffet; doors open at 8 p.m. with music underway at 8:30 p.m. Admission, which includes the concert, food and drinks, goes for $125 per person or $225 per couple; a table for 10 is available for $1,000. Hotel accommodations must be purchased separately.
Also in Lake Ozark, HK's Restaurant & Bar located in The Lodge of Four Seasons (315 Four Seasons Drive) as well as Camden on the Lake (2359 Bittersweet Road) will be throwing New Year's Eve parties complete with dinner and music. Visit the venue websites for further details.
OTHER AREA TOWNS
Music venue The Blue Note, 17 N. 9th St. in Columbia, is continuing it's New Year's Eve tradition with a Decadance featuring DJ Requiem spinning 100 years of dance music in one night. From jazz and swing to modern dance anthems, video footage from the era will play as the music blasts a new decade every hour. The evening, which is for those 21 and older, begins at 7 p.m.; tickets range from $15-$200. The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall require all attendees to provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event or full vaccination for entry.
Other Mid-Missouri live music events in celebration of the new year include:
• Buddha Blue is playing on New Year's Eve at the Outpost Bar & Grill, 9705 Lookout Trail in Centertown. The bash includes party favors, Champagne and pizza at midnight.
• Cousin McDaniel will be playing rockabilly tunes to ring in the new year, starting at 8 p.m. at Muddy Bottoms Bar & Grill, 206 Fulton Ave. in Mokane. The evening will conclude with a bubbly toast at midnight.
• Nevermind the Scarecrow will headline the New Year's Eve bash at 8 p.m. at BJ's in Linn, 108 The Sq.
• The Hooten Hallers with The Cosmic Riders will perform starting at 8 p.m. at Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave. in Columbia. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test is required.
• In place of the monthly dance, the Southern Boone Senior Center, 406 Douglas Drive in Ashland, will be throwing a party with live music to ring in the new year. It gets underway at 7 p.m.
Know of other New Year's Eve celebrations? Add them to the News Tribune calendar at newstribune.com/go/.