New Year’s Eve Events & Celebrations

newyears2015The end of the year is a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments, memories and lessons learned, but also a time to celebrate a new year with new resolutions, goals and anticipation for new ventures and journeys in the coming year.   If you are celebrating the New Years in the Bluegrass region, specifically Lexington KY, we have ideas for where to celebrate for a taste of our tradition, our bourbon and our local premier bands.




natashas4Natasha’s Bistro & Bar:  Join us at Natasha’s Bistro for New year’s Eve! We will be celebrating the transition into 2015 in style, with the fantastic sounds of “Special Session”! The party kicks off at 10PM, but come by early for a delicious dinner and drinks, then round out the evening by ringing in the New Year with Special Session! Free Admission.  From: 10pm to the New Year.  Address:  112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507.  View website.


ute-lemperLexington Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Celebration:  Hosting for the first time ever, the Lexington Philharmonic welcomes cabaret and jazz singer Ute Lemper to welcome the New Year. The concert will be like stepping back to the time of Moulin Rouge, the music of Piaff and the music of Gershwin and Weill. For ticket information visit. At the Lexington Opera House, 7:30pm. Purchase tickets.


david-croweComedy Off Broadway featuring comedian David Crowe.  Crowe is a brilliant combination of socially relevant, issue fired intellectualism and physical buffoonery. He takes on topical subjects, historical events and personal experiences using an outrageous animation. The result is a totally original style of brain boning jocularity. David is the only comedian in history to have won both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition.  Also appearing: Marty Pollio and Scott Wilson. Showtimes/Prices: NEW YEAR’S EVE! Wednesday 8:00pm & 10:30pm $25.00. Visit Website.


parlay-socialParlay Social:  Parlay Social is a Prohibition Era throwback to the Speak Easies of old; a destination and gathering place in downtown Lexington. On New Years Even, they will be featuring DeBraun Thomas, a young local blues guitarist with a prowess and depth of musicality well beyond his years. At 249 W Short St Lexington, KY 40507, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  Visit Website.


grand-reserveThe Grand Reserve:  Partial proceeds will be donated to the LexEffect Giving Fund• Join us for the NYE party you won’t want to miss. Signature cocktails, Champagne toast, Passed hors d’oeuvres, Live music from alternating bands and DJ, and so much more! Black & Gold attire suggested, but not required. Tickets include 2 bar beverages, a champagne toast, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. At 903 Manchester Street, from 9:00pm to 2:00am.  Visit website.


azur-restaurantAZUR Restaurant & Patio:  Celebrate AZUR Restaurant & Patio’s 10-year anniversary while ringing in the New Year with a four-course prix fixe dinner Dec. 31. Honoring the Lexington community’s support for the past decade, AZUR will offer an evening to remember featuring live music at 8 p.m. and a midnight.  At 3070 Lakecrest Circle #550, Lexington, KY, from 5:00pm to 12:01am. Visit Website.


als-barAl’s Bar and Beer Garden:  Al’s serves up delicious burgers, quesadillas, pulled pork, and more 7 days week.  Only the finest Kentucky Proud ingredients are used.  On New Years’ Eve they will feature Local hip-hop troupe Tribe Called Lex, led by Sheisty Khrist will play a set of all Beastie Boys, playing tribute to the NYC duo.  At 601 N Limestone, Lexington KY from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.  Visit Website.


cheapside-barCheapside Bar & Grill:  New Years Eve Party Featuring Soul Funkin’ Dangerous and 2Mello at Cheapside Bar & Grill. A fusion of soul, funk, blues, jazz with some hip hop and ear drum pleasing instrumentals, Soul Funkin Dangerous is a successful band born right here in Lexington. 2 Mello is a hip-hop producer and MC from Lexington, KY.  At 131 Cheapside (At the corner of Short and Mill. Within walking distance of Rupp) Lexington, Kentucky, from 5:00pm to 2:30am.  Visit Website.


lobby1University Inn Hotel:  If you are looking for clean, professional and safe accommodations on New Year’s Eve with free high-speed wifi, and walking distance to Downtown Lexington or a short drive to most of the party venues above, check out University Inn Hotel at 1229 South Limestone at Waller Avenue in Lexington KY.   We have added several new amenities including a full-serve fitness center with 24-hour security and a fully-equipped conference room for your events and meetings.  We also offer WIFI, continental breakfast, a stylish and spacious lobby and dining area, and a professional staff to help with all your travel needs. Call us at (859) 278-6625 or visit our website to make reservations.

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