Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – New Years Eve 2012

Entertainment For New Year's Eve

Monday, December 31, 2012 - by Bob Payne
Bob  Payne
Bob Payne
- photo by B. Manilow

Tonight’ s the night – partiers come out to ring in the new year and have a good time. There is plenty to do in Chattanooga tonight, too. I have listed a few of the places that are having New Year’s Celebrations and have made my picks. Tops on the list for New Year’s Eve is Here Come The Mummies at Track 29, with opening band Milele Roots. For all of you out there that have heard of the boys in bandages, but haven’t seen them – now is the perfect time!

Second on my list would be the annual New Year’s Celebration at Bud’s SportsBar. This is always a good party and Bud Lightning provides the party atmosphere.

The Beaters party at the Choo-Choo is always a good one, with a stellar band and beautiful people. Over at the Doubletree Hotel, the Stratoblasters will kick things off for the evening’s festivities.

Rhythm & Brews has a big party planned, with “That 90’s Show” and the Power Players Show Band.

What ever you decide to do on New Years Eve, do not drink and drive. The police will be out in full force and shouldn’t have to put up with any nonsense. There will be plenty of cabs out tonight, and most bar owners will assist you in getting home safely.

AMERICAN LEGION POST (Ft. Oglethorpe) - Paul Smith and the Sky High Band, 8pm

BART’S LAKESHORE – Whiskey Run, 9pm

BUD’S SPORTS BAR – Bud Lightning

CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO – The Beaters, 8pm

DOUBLETREE HOTEL – The Stratoblasters

ELKS CLUB GRAYSVILEE RD. – Sweet n Lowdown

FOUNDRY, THE – Priscilla & Lil Ricky

HONEST PINT – Machines are People Too and Strung Like a Horse with Shark Week 

HOT SPOT LOUNGE – Black Cat Moon

JACK A’s CHOP SHOP SALOON – “New Year’s Eve Party” with the Greg Roberts Band, 9pm

MEO MIO’S (Chattanooga TN) – Remembering January

RHYTHM & BREWS – “That 90’s Show: New Year’s Eve Edition”

RINGGOLD ACOUSTIC CAFÉ – Queen B & the Well Strung Band

ROCKAMAUGA BAR & GRILL (Rock Spring) – 6 String Suga Daddy

SKYZOO - Leverage

SUGARS (Downtown) – The Pool, 9:30pm

TRACK 29 – Here Come The Mummies, Milele Roots

There is live music in every corner of this great city – tonight, tomorrow and every night! Go out and have a great meal, appetizer, or a drink and have a great time supporting our hard working local musicians. Your support is what keeps music alive in Chattanooga. Without your support, the silence will be deafening.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000 .


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