We are thrilled to announce that after working with the fine folks at UWEC, The Blugold Radio Stage of the NYE Gala at The Lismore will now be open to all those who purchase the $10 wristband!
Blugold Radio worked to make this stage inclusive as possible while still watching important matters. Station Manager Scott Morfitt says, “We wanted to ensure that we were able to have as large of a crowd as possible, while still making sure that every band gets paid. Part of ‘supporting the scene’ is paying artists. It’s great we could make this work all around!”
That means in addition to giving you access to the live music and entertainment taking place at The Mousetrap Tavern, The Plus, The Lakely, The Firehouse, and The Stones Throw, you’ll also be able to enjoy the likes of We’re Wolves, LASKA, Jerrika Mighelle, The Jaggernauts, and sloslylove on our stage at The Lismore!
For those looking to stay put and enjoy a more upscale celebration the $55 tickets and $125 tickets are still available (more information on those below!) but for those of you looking exclusively to catch your favorite local band on the Blugold stage on NYE…now you can! Hope to see you there.
Info on ticket packages:
Get tickets now for the first annual New Year’s Eve Gala at The Lismore downtown Eau Claire! Proceeds of the event go to benefiting the Confluence Arts Center.Multiple ticket options available, including a plated dinner option. Book an entire table of 10 or table of 8 and receive $250 off of your total! Contact the UW-Eau Claire Service Center at 715-836-4636 to book your table now!
Single Table Seat: $125
Table of 8: $750
Table of 10: $1,000
Skip the dinner and join us at 9:00pm for live entertainment, inclusive hor dourves, beverages and a champagne toast for only $55!
In addition, limited discounted hotel rooms available at The Lismore for a special event rate. To book a room please utilize one following options:
This NYE is the first that much of the renovations and new developments that have been taking place in downtown Eau Claire are completed and so this New Year’s Eve, to a degree that it never has been able to before, downtown EC is coming together to put on a seriously huge shindig. There’ll be a parade of lights, live entertainment and food and drink specials at most all of the downtown restaurants and venues, and more!
We here at Blugold Radio are very excited to be playing a big part in the festivities taking place specifically at The Lismore!
Here’s just a few of the exciting things happening there: •Live musical performances featuring Belladiva along with local Blugold Radio acts (more on that below!) •Both halls have live music and dancing •Live entertainment •Inclusive magnificent cuisine and beverage choices •Live midnight celebration on Blugold Radio 99.9 FM (yup!) •Champagne toast at midnight
…so yeah, it’s going to be a lot of fun and–as stated above–we’re very excited to be curating our own stage. We will be bringing you FIVE local bands! Five great and very different local groups to help you send off 2016 with some top notch local music.
OH AND WE ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION…the Blugold Radio stage (and ONLY the Blugold Radio stage as far as the Lismore NYE gala goes) will now be open to all Light Up Eau Claire wristband purchasers, which means you can enjoy our all local lineup along with a smörgåsbord of great music happening in other venues throughout downtown. If you want access to both halls of music, the champagne toast, and/or the inclusive dinner, tickets are still available for the $55 and $125 package deals (more information on that below!).
Without further adieu, we are proud to announce that the following bands/artists will be playing the Blugold Radio Stage at the First Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at The Lismore:
Without question one of the biggest earworms in terms of local artists on our airwaves was the chorus of “River” by this band, We’re Wolves. If you haven’t had “I dive, go wading in the water…” stuck in your head at least a few times the past 6 months then you probably haven’t been listening to Blugold Radio nearly as much as you should. This collaborative group combines hip-hop, folk, and indie rock into a unique and catchy package.
Words can’t describe the force of nature that is The Jaggernauts. To quote them, “The Jaggernauts will crush your head with a crowbar!” Though, their crushing is quite pleasant, travelling the gammut that is rock and/or roll.
Formerly of the EC trio QuinnElizabeth with her sisters, Jerrika is now primarily a solo artist whose live shows are an endearing juxtapostion of her powerful, heartfelt folk tunes and her playful, often hilarious banter between songs. She’s just completed her newest album and will no doubt be playing a lot of her latest material at this show!
sloslylove is the moniker of EC’s master producer/beatmaker Feng Meng Vue. Feng has been at the forefront of the growing EC electronic scene and was resultingly and deservedly picked to play this year’s Eaux Claires festival. His music combines spacey, sci-fi atmospherics and synthy 80’s nostalgia with a modern hip-hop sensibility–think along the lines of a sexier, dancier “Stranger Things” soundtrack. Suffice it to say that he’s got just the right kind of vibe for a late night NYE dance party.
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The Drunk Drivers are an absolute Eau Claire treasure. This band has been blasting their catchy, heavy rock tunes all over the Valley and beyond for over 20 years, and you can’t slow ’em down. About twice the age of your average local hard rock band, the Drivers can out-rock almost anyone, and that’s why readers perennially rank them high in this category. Coming in second is The Jaggernauts, a dynamite local rock staple whose latest album — 2014’s Safe — is a local favorite, and it’s frequently among some of our best-selling music at The Local Store. In third place, the no-holds-barred, thrashing tunes of picard — headed up by songwriter Jason Ulwelling — draw tons of fans to their shows who know they’re seeing a group that truly knows how to rock. — Eric Christenson (original article)