Two of the largest promotion companies in the region have joined forces to create a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that hasn’t been seen in over a decade in Duluth.
New Year’s by the Lake will be presented Tuesday, December 31st at four venues including the Greysolon Ballroom, Moorish Room, Black Water Lounge and the Norshor Theater in downtown Duluth.
“We’re excited to be part of a team doing this epic event for the region” said Tracy Lundeen, President of Lundeen Productions and co-promoter of the event. New Years by the Lake is a collective effort with the Lundeen and Twin Ports Entertainment teams working with the Black Woods Group and Norshor. This event is long overdue and will give people that have been staying home since the big St Mary’s-DECC event discontinued in 2008 a place to go on New Year’s Eve where they can dress up and bring in the new year in style and have some incredible fun” he added.
New Year’s by the Lake will begin with an elegant dinner (gluten free and vegan options will be available) in either the Greysolon Ballroom or the Moorish Room with live dinner music provided by Tom Cawcutt and Ricky Lee Biggs respectively followed by a full blown music production titled "A Tribute to the Eagles" featuring the band Seven Bridges Road. After the show, the evening will just be getting started as the Greysolon Ballroom will be converted into a dance hall featuring the high energy country and rock & roll sounds of the Whiskey Trail Band. In addition, Laura Velvet & the Bookhouse Boys will wow the audience in the Moorish Room with sultry tunes from torch singers of the 1960s as well as dance hits of quintessential Motown girl groups and the Black Water Lounge will feature DJ Cory Bonneville from Sounds Unlimited playing the greatest dance hits from the 50’s to today-this dance party will rival the best!
There will be balloon drops, apps, a champagne toast and party favors at midnight in all three rooms as well as a photo booth. Specially priced room packages are available at the Sheraton Hotel located just across the avenue. All elements of New Years by the Lake are indoors and completely accessible via the skywalk system.
DINNER & A SHOW: GREYSOLON BALLROOM (West Wing Lounge is adjacent) & MOORISH ROOM
5:30pm-6:15pm - Doors open with a Social Hour in the West Wing Lounge at Greysolon & at the Bar Area in the Moorish Room.
6:15pm-8pm - A four-course dinner will be served in both the Greysolon Ballroom and the Moorish Room (whichever one you selected). In the Greysolon Ballroom, live music will be provided by Rickie Lee Biggs during dinner, and in the Moorish Room, Tom Cawcutt will provide the live dinner music. Then, starting around 8PM, guests will then be escorted to the NorShor Theater for the show.
"A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES": NORSHOR THEATER
8:30pm-9:30pm – Sixty minutes of the very best music from one of the very best bands ever- The Eagles! Seven Bridges Road, a five piece band, will perform as many hits as they can and will definitely leave you wanting for more!
PARTY IN THE PLAZA AT 3 VENUES!: GREYSOLON BALLROOM / MOORISH ROOM / BLACKWATER LOUNGE
- DANCE NIGHTCLUB WITH LIVE DJ: BLACK WATER LOUNGE (Will re-open for one night only – it will NOT be open to the general public!)
Sounds Unlimited's premiere DJ Cory Bonneville will be playing all the hits of yesterday and today, creating a nightclub scene you would come to expect in Miami’s South Beach or downtown Manhattan!
- WHISKEY TRAIL BAND @ GREYSOLON BALLROOM
Featuring the high energy country & country rock sounds of the area’s hottest bands... The Whiskey Trail Band! They have opened for such acts as Alabama, Justin Moore, Eric Pasley, Parmalee and many more! Late night appetizers will be provided as well as a Champagne Toast, and Party Favors.
- LAURA VELVET AND THE BOOKHOUSE BOYS: MOORISH ROOM
Featuring the sexy sounds of Laura Velvet & The Bookhouse Boys! This Twin Ports Music collective brings forward a rush of retro attitude with the swinging sounds of martinis and mystery...
BALLOON DROP: BALLROOM & MOORISH ROOM
Midnight - Ring in the New Year with the New Year's by the Lake balloon drop! Something special will happen in the Black Water lounge at midnight!