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December 28, 2012

Rocking the new year

TAHLEQUAH — Folks looking to get out and about in Tahlequah on Dec. 31 to mark the end of 2012 have several options that will include spirits, dancing and live music.

Advance tickets for a block party being held in the North End District at The Iguana Cafee and The Branch are currently on sale at either venue for $10. The New Year’s Eve live-music event will present The Purpletraders in an acoustic show starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Iguana Cafee, while the wristband ticket will allow patrons to cross the street in time to hear Randy Crouch & Flying Horse for a 10:30 show at The Branch. The price of admission also includes a taste of midnight bubbly, said local musician and event coordinator Joe Mack.

“Wherever you happen to be standing at midnight, you’ll be able to take part in a champagne toast,” he said. “There are plenty of tickets left, and folks can prepay this week at the Iguana Cafee or The Branch for $10 in advance, and tickets will be $10 at the door, too.”

Interested parties are urged to get their tickets as soon as possible “because it’s going to be a first-come, first-served thing.”

“There’s only so many people we can have in each venue,” said Mack.

Pat Moss and The Big Band with Juke Joint Angels singing back-up will be helping patrons welcome in 2013 with a 9 p.m. show at the former Pepsi-Cola Company now known as Brewdog’s, which is located west of Tahlequah on Bryant Road off of Highway 51. There is a $6 cover charge at the door.

Livin’ Country will perform at the Tahlequah Elks Lodge, which is located on the corner of Park Hill and Murrell Road, for those looking to celebrate the end of the year with a few dance steps. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., while the music will begin around 9. Tickets for this event are selling for $15 for a singles, while couples will get in for $25. There will be a champagne toast, and a “good luck” breakfast will also be served to ring in the new year.

The Tahlequah Senior Citizens Center, 230 E. First St., will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve event that will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. Carl Farinelli and the Hole in the Wall Band will be providing the music, while those in attendance will enjoy a 9 p.m. dinner that will include traditional items like black-eyed peas, fried chicken and various desserts.

Folks planning to stay in can light the sky up when the clock strikes 12, as fireworks may be in order to denote the end of 2012. The pyrotechnic-display items have been on sale since Dec. 15, said fireworks stand worker Page Carnes. Customers have been grabbing stuff that will be satisfy everyone in the group.

“They buy a lot of family packs, but we have a bunch of big finales and confetti poppers that people like, too,” said Page Carnes.  “They like the Firefly [aerial firework]. We have a buy one, get one free [deal] on our family packs, and those seem to sell really good.”

The artillery shells have been leaving the shelf, as well, said Carnes’ younger sister, Tye.

 

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