With the end of 2015 quickly approaching, the time has come to make plans to ring in the New Year. Below you will find a list of festive New Year’s Eve events that is as varied as our readers. Central Oregon certainly has something for everyone this New Year’s, no matter if you’re on a budget, looking to splurge, love rock ’n’ roll, or opera. Happy 2016!
Astro Lounge > Masquerade Party
No one knows what the New Year will bring, so why not add more mystery to the occasion and don a mask while dancing the night away to DJ Codi Carroll. 10 pm. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $5, mask included.
The Belfry > Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
If you like dancing and magic, then this is the NYE party for you. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will charm you with their jazzy New Orleans-inspired tunes. Groove into the New Year—we just can't promise that you'll want to stop. 9:30 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main Street, Sisters. $25 adv., $30 doors.
Broken Top Bottle Shop > New Year's Eve Eastcoast Countdown
Honey Don't and Trailer 31 are joining forces once again for a great night of acoustic mayhem. Trailer 31 starts at 6 pm, Honey Don't hits the stage at 7:30 pm. Then at 9 pm the New Year's Eastcoast countdown strikes midnight and the bands will join together for a final band smash set. 6-10 pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln. No cover.
The Capitol > Larry and His Flask
Hometown rockers Larry and His Flask mix punk rock and traditional roots to create something all their own. A New Year's Eve celebration that is bound to get more than a little wild! 10 pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave. $15-$20.
Checkers Pub > The Edge
Local rock 'n' roll band to celebrate the New Year and a first year of business with Checkers' new owner. 9 pm. Checkers Pub, 329 SW Sixth St., Redmond. No cover.
COCC > Operetta Die Fledermaus in English
A champagne-drenched, hilarious operetta by Johann Strauss about the revenge of the bat. A star-studded cast includes MET Opera baritone David Malis as the instigator. A unique way to celebrate the New Year! 7-9:30 pm. Pinckney Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Way. $25-$40.
Eagle Crest > Bobby Lindstrom
An evening of rock favorites, soulful blues, and sweet originals, Bobby and Ed Sharlet will entertain the crowd with harmonica, whistling, and harmonies. 8:30 pm. Niblick and Greenes at Eagle Crest, 7535 Falcon Crest Dr.
EBar Grill > The Silver Foxes
Ring in 2016 with a four-piece country rock and blues band, The Silver Foxes. 9 pm. EBar Grill, 314 Fifth St., Redmond. No cover.
Fat Tuesdays Cajun and Blues > Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue dance band will rock and party with you all on New Years Eve. Live music, champagne at midnight, and party favors. 9 pm. Fat Tuesdays Cajun and Blues, 61276 S Hwy 97. $10.
Hardtails Bar & Grill > Tommy Hogan
Guitarist and singer-songwriter will rock Hardtails this New Year's Eve with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 9 pm. Hardtails Bar & Grill, 175 Larch St., Sisters. No cover.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards > New Year's Eve at the Vineyard
Ring in the New Year the winery way with live music and a sit-down dinner from a guest chef, plus wine pairings. 7 pm. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terreboone. $125.
McMenamins Old St. Francis > New Year's Eve Celebration
Old St. Francis knows how to end the year right, with great music on two different stages. Tubaluba captures the spirit of New Orleans with jambalaya brass rock in Father Luke's Room, while local hip-hop artist MOsley WOtta celebrates in the theater. 9 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis, 700 NW Bond St. $10.
M&J Tavern > Blackflowers Blacksun
New Year's Eve house rocking party with Blackflowers Blacksun. 9:30 pm. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.
Northside Bar & Grill > Around the Bend
A New Year's Eve celebration with rock 'n' roll band, Around the Bend, playing rock from the '80s till now, with a champagne toast at midnight. 8:30 pm. Northside Bar & Grill, 62860 Boyd Acres Rd. $5.
Silver Moon Brewing > Triple Lineup NYE Bash
Silver Moon is throwing down this New Year's Eve with three local bands! Hear Third Seven, Cosmonautical, and Bravey Don. This party will be part of their no cover concert series, which means you can get down for free! 9 pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.
Sunriver Resort > New Year's Eve Dinner & Party
Start the evening off right with a five-course plated holiday menu, then dance the night away. The party includes a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, entertainment, and more. 5 pm & 8 pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. $75 dinner & party, $50 party only.
Velvet > Joseph Balsamo
Central Oregon local Joseph Balsamo weaves old country with blues, and folk to create a unique blend of music. A man of many genres, Balsamo is also the front man of Boxcar Stringband, a rock 'n' roll trio. 9 pm. Velvet, 805 NW Wall St. No cover.
Volcanic Theatre Pub > NCAA College Football Playoffs
On the HD 16-foot cinema screen. Comfy sofas, recliners, four tops, and bar tops. Pizza provided while supplies last. Capital One Orange Bowl with (4) Oklahoma Sooners vs (1) Clemson Tigers at 1 pm. Goodyear Cotton Bowl with (3) Michigan State Spartans vs (2) Alabama Crimson Tide) at 5 pm. 1 pm & 5 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. Free.