Aspen to live it up on New Year’s Eve
Ryan Summerlin January 1, 2014
On New Year’s Eve, the St. Regis Aspen Resort is hosting a 1920s speakeasy-themed gala with live music performances from Nikki Hill and Curtis Salgado.
General admission is $250 per person, which includes a welcome cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, a midnight dessert, a midnight champagne toast and a cash bar. VIP tickets are available for $500 per person, which includes bottomless champagne, a few gifts from Woody Creek Distillers, a midnight supper and a VIP lounge. The event begins at 9 p.m. in the St. Regis Grand Master Ballroom and ends at 2 a.m.
Roots rock ’n’ roll artist Nikki Hill, of North Carolina, and blues musician Curtis Salgado, of Washington, will play at 10 p.m. and 12:15 a.m., respectively. DJ DC, of Breckenridge, also will be spinning speakeasy mixes throughout the night. Event producer Joe Lang said it will be an evening of music and dance with a blend of blues, swing and hip-hop.
“It’s a great opportunity to dress up and wear Roaring ’20s attire, whether it’s black suits, flapper dresses,” he said.
Lang added that he hopes the speakeasy event will become a tradition at St. Regis on New Year’s Eve.
Below is a recap of other New Year’s Eve events in Aspen. This list is not reflective of every event on tap at Aspen bars and resturants.
12 Days of Aspen
When: 8 p.m. to midnight
Tickets: Free DJ and bonfire
Info: 970-925-1940; www.aspenchamber.org/12days/
The Flaming Lips with Midlake at Belly Up Aspen
When: Doors open at 8 p.m. Event starts at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $275 for general admission; $675 for reserved seating (sold out)
Info: 970-544-9800; www.bellyupaspen.com
The Delta Saints at the Wheeler Opera House
When: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $65 for all seats (includes open bar)
Info: 970-920-5770; www.wheeleroperahouse.com
Sky Hotel Aspen masquerade party
When: 10 p.m. for general admission; 8 p.m. for VIP
Tickets: $275 for general admission; $550 for VIP (sold out); $700 for VVIP booth (sold out)
Highlights: Violinist Bobby Yang, DJ Dylan and DJ Misty. Open bar.
Info: 970-925-6760; www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-sky-masquerade-tickets-9021225729
Element 47 Winter Wonderland party
When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets: $347 ($250 for Element 47 dinner guests)
Highlights: Bottomless Cristal, hors d’oeuvres and four-piece jazz band
Info: 970-920-4600; www.thelittlenell.com
Ute City New Year’s Eve in Aspen
When: 9:45 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Tickets: $135 for general admission
Highlights: Open bar, surprise local DJ and New Year’s Eve party bag.
Info: 970-925-2900; www.utecityrestaurant.com
Cantina New Year’s Eve
When: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Tickets: $95 per person
Highlights: DJ Berkel Beats. Open bar.