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Say farewell to 2023 with these New Year's Eve shows

Stone Cold Miracle
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Ring in 2024 with a bunch of cool New Year’s Eve events around Ithaca, Cortland, and Groton!

Here’s to another year of great local and regional music in 2024!

Nahko returns to Ithaca this weekend for a pair of shows at Deep Dive.
Nahko returns to Ithaca this weekend for a pair of shows at Deep Dive.

Musical Medicine

Nahko and Medicine for the People return to Ithaca for a pair of shows at Deep Dive. Saturday, Nahko will go solo, and Sunday he’ll ring in the New Year with the help of some of his many musical friends. He recently released his seventh album, “Trenches,” which “reflects more than a thousand days of open-hearted self-excavation, avid learning/unlearning, and radical internal re-calibration.”

“’Trenches’ has something for everybody,” says Nahko. “A range of emotions from anger to accountability and redemption; sorrow and mourning to soaring joy; forgiveness to rejoicing.”

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Deep Dive

Event & Ticket Info Sunday

Chicken Dance

Silo Food Truck will host a "NYE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET" event at Liquid State Brewing Company, featuring live Latin Jazz from Jorge T. Cuevas and the Caribe Jazz All Stars

“SILO is closing out the year (and our season) with all your favorite Silo dishes- and then some! We will also be featuring some items off our catering menu including smoked tomato black beans, BBQ pulled pork and seasonal veg. Buffet opens at 5pm and closes at 9pm. We encourage you to not wait till the last min! (Limited tickets sold at the door). Limited tickets will be sold... last year we sold out, so scoop them up quick! SILO will be closed all of January with a return for mid-February.”

When: 5-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Liquid State Brewing Company

Cost: $30, available online here

Event Info

Rockin’ Revelry

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Upstairs, with music from New Planets, Rose and the Bros, Lil Stupid Ass, and Dirty Gems, with the first-floor bar finally reopening!

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Upstairs

Cost: $32 in advance, available online here; $45 day of show

Event Info

Beats a’Plenty

Microtones returns to Forest City Lodge 180 on West Green Street for its latest event. “We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be ringing in the new year with special guest Cherriel, from Detroit, alongside residents Kamal Naeem and Otodojo.”

When: 8 p.m. Sunday “until late”

Where: Forest City Lodge 180

Cost: $10 advance tickets are available at Angry Mom Records; $20 at the door

Event Info

A Historical Occasion

Siren Styling Events returns to the historic Hotel Groton for New Year’s Eve Black & White Ball and micro-rave, with live music from Cast Iron Cowboys and Motherwort, DJ sets from Hectorworks’ DJ Hill and Lucas M, “burlesque from Lulu Lafemme, comedy, art, and a lil bit of fun madness.”

About the venue: “Built in 1853, Hotel Groton served as a rural Native American crossroads for trading purposes, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and a unique gathering place across the ages. An electric lady named Marion ran it in the 1900s and threw grand parties on a ballroom. It once held Prohibition liquor, delivered via a secret stairwell. Rumor has it someone rode a horse up the stairwell after a dare. It was also called the Corona Hotel in the 70s. This is a special place and we want you to experience its magic.”

About Siren Styling Events: “We are a collective of creators and artists believing in self-expression & empowerment through uniquely curated events. We aim to ignite creativity, connection, play, and host safe spaces for all. We focus on dance parties and multi-experiential design.”

When: opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Hotel Groton

Cost: $35 in advance, available online here; $40 day of show; $15 after 11:30 p.m.

Event Info

Tarot Tales

Ake Gallery and Cortland Comedy will present a New Year’s Event featuring “America's funniest psychic standup comedian, Karen Rontowski.

“Find out what 2024 has in store for you at central New York's premiere art venue, The Ake Gallery. Karen's guests include comedian Abdul Hadi, Baby New Year, and the mysterious and confused Doctor Seventhsense. At 10:37 we drop the ball so you can celebrate New Year's twice and be home before the drunk drivers hit the road.”

When: 8:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: 177 Main St., Cortland

Cost: $20 in advance, available online here; $25 at the door

Event Info

Inn Between

The Argos Inn and Warehouse will host a pair of events on New Year’s Eve, with the Djangoners playing vintage Parisian hot jazz in Bar Argos and SingTrece and Stone Cold Miracle bringing their fiery blend of soul, gospel, funk, and rock to the Warehouse followed by DJ Tuggle, who will spin funk, soul, hiphop, and more from midnight to 2 a.m.

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Argos Inn and Warehouse

Cost: $45 in advance, available online here; $50 day of show

Event Info

Sense of Community

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown will present “Dancin’ Thru The Decades,” its seventh annual New Year’s Eve Community Dance.

“It’s BACK! Come celebrate the holiday by dancing in the New Year and have a front-row seat to downtown Cortland’s New Year’s Celebrations! The evening will have the ULTIMATE DANCE MIX of the greatest tunes from the 60s to today! A family-friendly event – all ages welcome!”

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown

Cost: $10 in advance, available online here; $15 at the door; kids 12 and under free!

Event Info

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Practice at Presents caps a stellar 2023 with a New Year’s Eve blowout featuring local favorites Secret Service Men, Vicious Fishes, Milk Cousin, and Metasequoia. “Get Ready To Ring In The New Year With Some Rock and Roll!”

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Range

Cost: $18 in advance, available online here; $25 day of show

Event Info

More Shows

The Scale House Brewing hosts a “Noon Year’s Eve” party at 12-4 p.m. Sunday

Tom Gath is at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Marc Ryan is at the Cortland Country Club at 4 p.m. Sunday

The Sorters are at Grist Iron Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Sunday

The Foundation of Light will host its annual Burning Bowl Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Marcie Beaton is at the Royal Court at 6 p.m. Sunday

K-House Karaoke Lounge and Suites hosts a New Year’s Eve Pajama Party at 6 p.m. Sunday

The Hotel Ithaca will host “Saturday Night Fever” New Year’s Eve, a disco-themed dance party, at 7 p.m. Sunday

Throw Down Cold is at the Double Down (formerly Punk’s Place) in Candor at 7 p.m. Sunday

M3 is at the Cortland DAV at 7 p.m. Sunday

Chasing Neon is at Average Joe’s Beernasium in Baldwinsville at 8 p.m. Sunday

Sophistafunk rings in 2024 at Funk N’ Waffles in Syracuse, joined by Transient Kicks and Roots Collider at 8:30 p.m. Sunday

Modern Alchemy Game Bar will host Emo New Year's at 9 p.m. Sunday

DJ Awesome Sauce (aka Eliot Rich) spins tunes at Longshots Sports Bar and Grill at 9 p.m.

The Song and Dance in Syracuse hosts “Gimme Gimme Disco: The New Year’s Eve Disco Ball” at 9 p.m. Sunday

Tim Herron is at the Glen Haven at 9 p.m. Sunday


Jim Catalano covers the Finger Lakes music scene for WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca, and its affiliates.