No Plans? No Problem! New Year's Eve 2013 In Jacksonville
Looking for somewhere to be this New Year's Eve? Look no further because we've got some options for having a good time and getting home safely.
Jacksonville's own JJ Grey & Mofro will play a full set to open for country-rock legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Gregg Allman at the Florida Theatre tomorrow night. The concert was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the best New Year's Eve concerts in the country. You can get ticketing information at FloridaTheatre.com.
If you're looking to "go crazy" — 1904 Music Hall will host funk band The Fritz for two sets, including a tribute to Prince. S.P.O.R.E., Vlad the Inhaler, and DJ Chef Rocc round out two stages of music. The ticket also includes a champagne toast. You can get more info on Facebook.
The Contemporaries young professionals club of MOCA Jacksonville will be throwing their fifth New Year's Eve bash. This year's event 333NYE: Pop! will channel Pop Art and 60's glamor with dancing, eating, drinking, and gambling at what the museum is describing as their biggest New Year's event ever. Visit MOCAJacksonville.com for ticketing information.
Across the river, River City Brewing Company has a couple of options. The restaurant is offering a five course dinner with champagne and lounge admission and they have also teamed up with JacksonvilleScene.com for an open bar and hors d'oeuvres option. It's a prime location to see fireworks at midnight.
In Arlington, the Jazzland Cafe will be in full swing with their Jazz Extravaganza featuring Nat Adderley Jr., Longineu Parsons, and John Betsch. More info at JazzlandCafe.com.
If you'd rather stick to shtick, The Comedy Zone at the Ramada Mandarin has two shows, a 6:30 p.m. dinner show and a late set at 9 p.m. Both include dancing, party favors, a champagne toast, and of course comedy from Tim Statum and Karen Mills. Tickets and more info are at ComedyZone.com.
For getting around town, AAA's "Tow To Go" program will be in effect. You can call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246 for a confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location from a AAA tow truck, which will pull your car home too.
The service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members and offered based on the availability of trucks and technicians.
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