"NY's Biggest New Year's Party
North of Times Square"
IT'S BACK! 
NEW NAME = MORE FUN
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 Saratoga's famed

>>>  FIRST NIGHT  <<<
returns with a new name:

THE 
 SARATOGA 
NEW YEAR'S FEST  

New Year's Eve
Day: Kids & Family
Nightfall: Fireworks
Night: The Venue Crawl


(GA=All-Venues)
(VIP: +Meal, Seats, Parking, more)


New Year's Day
The 5K Road Run
Gospel Brunch
Fun Day Activities


LocationS
Downtown Venues
Saratoga Springs, NY
Dates & Times
SATURDAY
December 31, 2022
1:00 PM - Midnight+

+
SUNDAY
January 1, 2023
11AM - 6:00 PM



PRICING

$25: All-Access 
$20: @ Advance
(Limited)

$100 VIP Package
(Limited)
$75   VIP @ Advance!
(Very Limited)

KIDS: Free (< 16)

$ TBD:  5K Entry
NEW YEAR'S EVE
A STROLL FEST !
* A Wide Variety * 
* Dozens of Acts *
* Venues @ Downtown *
* GA = Entry to All *

* $25 / $20Adv *
* Food & Drink at Many *

 * Single-Show: $5/$10 *
* VIP Packages
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* Reserved Seats: +$10 * 

BUY EARLY:  Save $ + Avoid Shutouts

CHECK BACK AS WE KEEP ADDING ACTS

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HEADLINER
Cowboy Junkies
​​​​TORONTO, ON
Alt-Country / Slo-Blues
CANADIAN LEGENDS
18 Studio/5 Live Albums
Juno Awards: 2x
Canadian Hall of Fame
Original Members
In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there is an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise -- and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that defined the late 80's. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than two million copies.

"The Trinity Session is in the great tradition of albums that establish a mood and sustain it so that it seems like one continuously unfolding song. The mood in this instance is hypnotic and introspective – an intense, melancholic longing that blends the elemental emotions of country music and the blues with the poetic world-weariness of the Velvet Underground." Rolling Stone

With Cowboy Junkies’ most recent album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener awake. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded
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“Over 30 years into their career, Cowboy Junkies are in peak form, adding another inspired, alluring album to their repertoire
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Associated Press

“Impressed; as vital as anything they've done.”
NPR 

“... these songs have hooks, melodies and especially arrangements that grab listeners, sucking them in.
American Songwriter

“Margo Timmins is, quite simply, the best singer in the lifespan of whatever we might choose to call this genre of music.”

Americana Highways

Photo by Heather Pollock
FEATURED GUESTS
THE SAMPLES
DENVER, CO
Indie / Alternative - rock

A visit to any random 1990's college campus would no doubt yield the sounds of the Samples flowing thru the air. There lies the reason they are credited as the founding act of the so-called Dorm Rock genre of that era.

Their early reggae-meets-Dead, FM-friendly sound drew comparisons to The Police. But by their second album No Room, the Samples were staking their own ground as a leading act in the emerging indie- and alt-rock movements -- and in the process helping launch the still-thriving Colorado music scene.

Thirty years, a dozen albums and hundreds of shows later, Sean Kelly leads the Samples into the City Center Ballroom as part of the Fest's featured headline show.
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO
SEATTLE, WA
Old-School jazz -Funk

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio delivers the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 60's organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & the M.G.’s and then sprinkles-in Motown, Stax, blues, and cosmic Jimi-style guitar. It’s a stewing, brewing concoction

The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, dynamo Jimmy James on guitar who eases through Steve Cropper-style chankinh, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing and slinky Grant Green style jazz. Acclaimed NW drummer Julian MacDonogh recently joined the DLO3 party.

We might be looking at a big dance party ringing-in the year.
THE DEAD ZONE
DEADGRASS and FRIENDS
HUDSON VALLEY, NY
Garica-Isnpired Acoustic & Electric

Grammy-winner C Lanzbom leads his popular cast of the lower-Hudson's crack players into the Fest's DEAD ZONE room for a night of  creative interpretations of songs made famous by the Dead, JGB, Old and in the Way and other cosmic cowboys.
DEAD BAND - TBA
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A Grateful Tribute

Stay Tuned
A COUNTRY MUSIC PARTY
Kevin Richards
Country kickers
Line Dance lessons and and practice by the 518 's Mr Country, Kevin Richards.

Two sessions, before and after the first band: Grit N Whiskey. So you will have a live act with which to put your new skills to work!
Jenny Grace Band
rising country star
Nashville's Jenny Grace embodies a similar country persona to the country bad asses of the last century, having grown up lower middle class with a rebel soul, Mama definitely tried.

Right out of the gate with her hit song Driving With the Top Down, followed up with a British CMA nomination and a string of 'Show Stealing' support dates, Jenny Grace and her sharp bandmates are charted on a course to being the Country Music's Next Big Thing.
Grit-N-Whiskey
Country Covers
The long-running and popular Grit-N-Whiskey will start the party with selections from their deep playlist of the modern country hits which you love to dance to.

  North Country Music Awards 2017 Winner.       .
rock room
the CELTIC ROCK PUB

THE blues joint

ska & reggae

local focus
Quiet Room

rOOTS hang

bluest grass
Covers party

A DANCE FLURRY TAKEOVER: TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC
more, more!
We are still adding VENUES, GENRES & PERFORMERS.
Yes: even MORE fun is coming.
Keep checking here thru the Summer & Fall.

KIDS & FAMILY Attractions
(Saturday & Sunday Afternoons = Coming Soon)
 NEW YEAR'S DAY
A NEW YEAR FUN DAY!
Activities All Over Town
CONTESTS
DARTS - BRIDGE - POKER - CORNHOLE
TRIVIA - PING PONG - CHESS
FEATS of STRENGTH
CASH & PRIZE REWARDS!
DETAILS AND SCHEDULE COMING SOON
(Kids/Family Fun, Too!)
SUNDAY:  FIRST DAY 5K
CASH & PRIZE REWARDS!
DETAILS, SCHEDULE & ENTRY:COMING SOON
 Join Us December 31 
Buy Tix Early + SAVE
Some = Limited Qty
Map:  TBA
Schedule:  TBA

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