Have a New Year's rockin' Eve with Lil Jon, the Commodores, Jon Secada and more
Want to ring in 2010 with some live music? Try one of these special New Year's Eve concerts taking place around Tampa Bay:
New Year’s Eve Party Choice: Three parties under one roof. Choice one is a black tie optional “Intimate Evening with Jon Secada” with dinner (7:30 p.m.). Choice two is a “dress to impress” party with buffet dinner and live music by the Commodores (7:30 p.m.). The final choice is a casual night of “Dancing on the Water at the Tiki” with live music by Stormbringer and hors d’oeuvres. Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. $150 (choice of Jon Secada or Commodores with admission to Tiki Bar); $50 Tiki Bar only (no dinner). (727) 367-4511. tiytc.com/edwardspresents.htm.
WMNF’s Tribute to 1979: Party like it’s 1979, as listener-supported station WMNF will close out the year with one last tribute concert. Florida bands will moonlight as artists like Blondie (Sons of Hippies), AC/DC (Captain Obvious and the Duh! Patrol), Tom Petty (Ted Lukas and the Misled), the Cars (Talk To Mark) and many more. Jeremy Gloff will count down to midnight dressed as Stevie Nicks. 7 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $35 at the door. (813) 238-8001.
Crowbar’s Rockin’ New Years Eve 4: Ring in 2010 with GreyMarket, XOXO (above) and Peter Baldwin, plus DJs Mega, Blenda and Colonic. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $5 ages 18 and up only. (813) 247-6838.
AJA’s New Year’s Eve 2010: If Lil Jon’s braids don’t grab your attention, then the grill or the bejeweled pimp chalice might. Lil Jon, will host and throw down a DJ set at this gathering in the Channelside District. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Aja, 290 S Meridian Ave., Tampa. $50 general admission; table service from $850-$2,500. (813) 781-6335. ajachannelside.com.
New Year’s Eve Concert and Celebration: A party with music by the Platters, Drifters, Ralph Allocco and Second Wind and P.J. Leary and the Las Vegas Sounds with dinner, dancing, party favors, champagne toast and hot breakfast. 6 p.m. Ballroom at Red Rose Inn, 2011 N Wheeler St., Plant City. $249 per couple. (813) 752-3141.
Project 2010 at Fly Bar: Featuring Geri X and Mighty Mongo, plus DJs Soft Rock Renegades. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight and you can see fireworks from the rooftop. 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fly Bar, 1202 N Franklin St., Tampa. No cover and drink specials include $2 shots, $3 drafts and $5 any mixed drink. (813) 275-5000.
Swampy New Year’s Eve at Yeoman’s Road Pub: With Swamp Logic. $10 cover includes Cajun cuisine buffet, champagne toast, beads and more. 9 p.m. Yeoman’s Road Pub, 236 E Davis Blvd., Tampa.
The Black Honkeys: This show, sure to include funk junkie originals like Let Me Into Your Party and a fan-favorite cover of Everyday People, marks the Black Honkeys’ 10th anniversary and will be themed “2010 Space Odyssey.” 9 p.m. The Chic a Boom Room, 319 Main St., Dunedin. $25. (727) 736-0206.
New Year’s Eve with The Temptations and The Four Tops: Groove to the sounds of The Temptations and The Four Tops and hang out for the streetwide celebration with live entertainment and DJs in CityWalk’s hottest clubs. Includes all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine and the midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando. $129.99 plus tax per person. (407) 224-2691. citywalkorlando.com.