One of the biggest live music nights of the year is upon us: The last night of the year, specifically. If you want to end the year right, you may as well go big! Here is a list of some pricey parties that promise to end 2014 with a lavish bang. Here are our picks for the best shows over $50 this NYE.
Where: Ogden Theatre When: 12/31 9 p.m. Price: $50-$75
This is a party hosted by BoomBox, an electronic duo known for funky house and psychedelic sounds. If you want to dance to electronic beats, this is the way to go.Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven
Where:The Soiled Dove Underground When: 12/31 9 p.m. Price: $45-$75
Enjoy some alternative music in the intimate and elegant setting that is the Soiled Dove. Camper Van Beethoven combines elements of ska, pop, pun, and alternative country. Cracker borders on grunge and is best known for its early '90s songs. If you want to channel your inner '90s child for New Year's Eve, this is a classy way to do so.The String Cheese Incident
Where: 1STBANK Center, Broomfield When: 12/29-12/31 8 p.m. Price: $49.50-$79.50 a night/3-day $168-$192
If you want to ring in the New Years jam-band style, this is just the show for you. The light shows, acrobats and other surprises promise to impress.White Rose Gala
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver When: 12/31 9 pm. Price: $79-$2500
The theme of this party is the roaring twenties. A 10-piece band will be playing classic twenties music. The perfect party if you like dressing up and want to feel like you are time traveling to the past, while celebrating moving forward into the future.Denver's Grandest New Year's Eve Party
Where: Grand Hyatt Denver When: 12/31 8 p.m. Price: $149
Go grand at the Grand Hyatt Denver. There will be four areas of entertainment, a dinner buffet, and an open bar. Some ticket packages include hotel rooms, so you don't have to worry about cabbing it home!Huey Lewis & The News
Where: Belly Up Aspen, Aspen When: 12/30-12/31 9 p.m. Price: $350-$870
Huey Lewis and the News will be playing for two nights in Aspen, one being on New Year's Eve. It's $350 for the holiday eve. If you want to get nostalgic for a night, and dance the year away to '80s classics like "I Want a New Drug," this is perfect.Metropolitan Lounge Glow Party
Where: Metropolitan Lounge When: 12/31 9 p.m. Price: $50 - $100
This party is all you can drink. There will be two DJs and three levels of different parties. If you want an open bar and the option to change rooms and music genres throughout the night, this is perfect.A New Year's Eve Tribute to Pink Floyd
Where: Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden When: 12/31 7 p.m. Price: $50
Ring in the new year like a crazy diamond. Selections from the Wall, Wish You Were Here, and Dark Side of the Moon, will be played live and complete at this playhouse venue.Resolution Center 2015
Where: McNichols Building When: 12/31 9 p.m. Price: $79-89
This party claims to be the largest open-bar New Year's Eve party. There are three levels of countdown, a massive balloon drop, and confetti. There is also views of Downtown Denver, and fireworks will be visible from the venue. Every kind of music from EDM to hip hop to rock and roll will be played. It will be hosted by Channel 2 anchor Chris Parente. There is also promises for a surprise celebrity guests and professional athlete appearances.Decadence NYE
Where: Colorado Convention Center Price: $65-$100/2-day pass $140-$185/VIP $135-$165 When: 12/30 - 12/31 6:30 p.m.
Decadence is just as it sounds. The two day event is the most well-known New Year's Eve party, and it has a reputation to keep up. There will be diamond-clad décor, art installations and performers along with a world-class lineup of EDM artists.
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