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Live Entertainment for New Year’s Eve in Washington DC

Concerts and Theatrical Performances Kick Off 2014

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Enjoy an evening of live entertainment while you ring in the New Year in the Washington DC area. Here’s the schedule of musical performances and live theater for December 31, 2013.

Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600. Attend a performance of A Jazz New Year's Eve with NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli as they pay homage to Nat King Cole, whose smoky, smooth vocals spawned a long string of solid hits starting with "Straighten Up And Fly Right."  Celebrate the New Year at Ray, Motown, and Beyond and enjoy vocalist Ellis Hall performing hits like "Hit the Road Jack," "You Don't Know Me," and "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," conducted by Steven Reineke with the National Symphony Orchestra. Festive dancing and a countdown to 2014 will follow performances in the Grand Foyer. Tickets: $50-95.

Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC (202) 337-4141. New Year's Eve with legendary Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander. There are two shows on New Year's Eve. The first show is at 8 p.m. and costs $100 per person. Price includes a three-course dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages, tax and tip. The second show is at 10 p.m. and costs $150 per person. Price includes a three-course dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages and champagne by the glass, plus hats, noisemakers, tax and tip.

The Hamilton
600 14th Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 787-1000. Enjoy a concert by Dr. John with Wanda Jackson. Admission is $104-114 and includes a gumbo dinner and champagne toast at midnight. Show starts at 9:15 p.m. Dr. John is a Grammy-award winning musician from New Orleans. Wanda Jackson is known and respected as “The Queen of Rockabilly."

Howard Theatre
620 T Street NWWashington, DC. ReSOULution NYE featuring Musiq Soulchild performing a full concert and the After Party with DJ Slink, Spicoli, Mista Selecta, and Mane Squeeze. Live show with Musiq Soulchild is from 9pm-12:30am and the after party goes from 12:30am-4am. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. General admission (standing room only) $55,Theater seating $85, Floor Tables $85.

New Year's Bash at the Harbour
Nick’s Riverside Grill, 3050 K Street NW Washington DC  (202) 342-3535. The New Year's Eve party will feature a top shelf open bar, live entertainment by the Josh Burgess Band and DJ Dunstan; hors d'oeuvres; heated party tents for the outside bars and more.  Tickets:  $90.

Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW Washington, DC. (202) 333-7700. Georgetown’s newest entertainment venue will celebrate New Year’s Eve with performances by The Gladstones, Human Country Jukebox, and The Shedkickers. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m. This event is 21 and over. Tickets: $45-60.

9:30 Club
815 V St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 265-0930. Celebrate New Years Eve with a performance and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Tickets: $75.

Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-7960. New Year's Eve Ball. Peaches O’Dell and her orchestra on the Mainstage and DJ Dredd & Grapluva on the Backstage. Admission: $25 Both Floors, Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

The Fillmore Silver Spring
8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD (301) 960-9999. Slightly Stoopid. This show is for all ages and is standing room only. Admission is $49.50.

Maryland Live! Casino
Arundel Mills, Maryland. Rock the night away at an all-inclusive bash a with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast. Attend a concert at Rams Head Live (details to be announced). Celebrate the arrival of 2014 in different exotic locales with themed entertainment and prize drawings from Moscow to Athens, Paris, London, and a grand finale in New Orleans.

Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA (703) 549-7500. New Year's Eve with The Seldom Scene, The Stray Birds and Donna Ulisse. Performance at 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50

The State Theatre
220 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA (703) 237-0300. The Legwarmers - 80s Tribute Band. Ages 21+ only. There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $50.

DC Blues Society
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. American Legion Post 268, 11225 Fern Street, Wheaton MD. Ring in the New Year with the region’s Soul-Blues legends, The Hardway Connection.  The party includes a traditional Southern style dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and exceptionally reasonable cash bar. Seating is limited.  Tickets: $35 in advance ($30 for DCBS members) and $40 at the door ($35 for DCBS members).  

Bethesda Blues & Jazz and Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. New Year’s Eve Party with Harold Blue Notes (R & B). The evening includes a four-course dinner with dessert, wine, drinks, a champagne toast, noise makers, balloons, and party hats. Tickets: $150.


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