What is a Colorado music fan to do this New Year’s Eve? (video)

Yonder Mountain String Band with special guest Jason Carter from the 2012 new year’s run.

Once again there is just so many great options for entertainment this New Year’s Eve that it can leave a jam band fan not knowing which way to turn.  First to kick off was Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater.  They started their new year’s run on Friday with performances at the theater through New Year’s Eve.  It should be noted that their performance at the Theater on Dec. 30th is a benefit for the Colorado Flood victims, good luck getting a ticket, the show has been sold out for weeks.

Another set of long awaited shows is the String Cheese Incident’s 20th anniversary NYE

String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks.

run at the Broomfield’s 1st Bank Center that kicked off last evening.  Tonight will be the second show in the series with the Flaming Lips in support.  From the bands website:  The Flaming Lips will now perform a special set as will Steve Berlin of Los Lobos on 12/29, and Karl Denson & Chris Littlefield (Tiny Universe Horns) will be on hand for both the 28th & 29th. One can only imagine the musical collaborations that will come out of these epic Incidents.  SCI will take a break tomorrow night continue their 20th Anniversary celebration on NYE.  Tickets are still available for tonight.

Here is a video of Kyle Hollingsworth prepping for the Broomfield shows:

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Just take a look at all of the other options for NYE entertainment and see if it does not make your head spin:

December 31, 2013
Umphrey’s McGee, Fillmore, Denver
Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Paramount, Denver
The Sword, Bluebird, Denver
Reverend Horton Heat, Reno Divorce, Old Man Markley, Gothic, Englewood
Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush, Boulder Theater, Boulder
String Cheese Incident, 1stBank Center, Broomfield
The Oh Hellos, Ogden, Denver
Flobots, Marquis Theater, Denver
Hot Soup, Connor O’neills, Boulder
New Orleans Suspects, Quixote’s True Blue, Denver
Jefferson Starship, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride
The Flaming Lips, Belly Up, Aspen
Nina Storey, Soiled Dove Underground, Denver
Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver
Tea Leaf Green, Cervantes Other Side, Denver
The Magic Beans, Stage Stop, Rollinsville
Brother Ali, The Reminders, Fox Theatre, Boulder
Head for the Hills, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins
West Water Outlaws, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango
Euforequestra, 3PAC, Carbondale
Wendy Woo, Next Door, Loveland

So whatever you do, where ever you end up celebrating, have fun and stay safe and remember that the law enforcement will be out in force to help keep everyone safe.  Enjoy.

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