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New Year’s Eve at Georgia Reese’s

December 31, 2015 Leave a comment


“CIROC the New Year” at Regions Bank Tower, Dec. 31, 2015

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New Year’s Eve Options in Downtown Indianapolis

December 9, 2015 Leave a comment
Hyatt Regency Hotel

The balloons are ready to drop at the New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hyatt Regency, Dec. 31, 2015.

By Amanda Dorman
Downtown Indy, Inc.

Forget hosting a New Year’s Eve get-together this year. These Downtown parties, events and specials offer everything from exciting daytime sports matchups to classy top-shelf parties in the sky. To view all these events online, visit:

*Family-friendly option

Be safe – don’t drink and drive. Plan your transit to and from your Downtown NYE destination ahead of time. For more information on Downtown parking visit: For information on Downtown bus routes

Downtown Indy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration brought to you by The Indiana Union Construction Industry, Georgia Street

Headliner Kap Slap will bring his electrifying EDM (electronic dance music) craze to Downtown. At 11:59 p.m., when in most cities the traditional ball drop takes place, a suspended IndyCar hoisted high above the crowd will descend to a collective countdown amidst fanfare and fireworks at midnight. Warm up inside the Hoosier Lottery Countdown Pavilion inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, plus enjoy full bars and food trucks all night. A new element this year will include the opportunity for one lucky person to race away just seconds after midnight in a street-legal IndyCar ushering in the march to the 100th Running of the famed Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016.

Entertainment throughout the night includes:
8 p.m.: Dave and Whitney

9 p.m.: Izzy and the Rubbaband

9:30 p.m.: Corey Cox (inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

10:30 p.m.: Kap Slap


Make an entire Downtown outing on New Year’s Eve! Attend the Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks game on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. then head right over to Downtown Indy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration on Georgia Street.

CIROC the New Year, Regions Bank Tower
Party in the sky from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. and enjoy a 360-degree view of Downtown. This rooftop event features an all-inclusive top-shelf bar with light appetizers, a champagne toast and a special midnight presentation. Music provided by DJs Indiana Jones, DJ Gabby Love, DJ Lockstar, DJ Hugh Jeffner and DJ gNo.

*New Year’s Eve with ComedySportz, The Athenaeum Theatre

Celebrate with the most unique comedy show around! There are two celebrations – the first from 7:30 – 9 p.m. and the second from 10:30 p.m. – midnight (ends with a countdown to midnight) – and two live improve matches where ComedySportz players battle each other for a prize.

$20; $18 students and seniors

*Countdown to Noon, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
At The Children’s Museum annual New Year’s bash, families can experience the excitement of a countdown to the New Year at a reasonable hour. Head to the Museum between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and celebrate the final day of 2015 with activities, music and Water Clock countdowns at noon and 1 p.m. Receive hats and other festive favors for the big moment.

$21.50, $18.50 youth 2-17; $20.50 seniors 60 and older

Family New Year’s Eve, Indiana State Museum
Enjoy face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music at the Indiana State Museum from 6 – 9 p.m. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. allows the little ones to celebrate in style.

$13 non-members; $7 members

Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve Party
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with live music from DJ T-Bone and a dinner buffet with prime rib, shrimp cocktail, roasted potatoes, green beans and more. VIP tickets include a hotel room, dinner buffet and champagne toast.

$15; $50 – $215 VIP

New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon, Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon offers three different packages: Champagne Supernova Package ($90) includes reserved seating and dinner from 6 – 8 p.m. The Big Shot Package ($75) includes reserved seating on the rail and dinner from 6 – 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and do not include dinner.

$25 – $90
New Year’s Eve Party with Zanna Doo, The Rathskeller
Enjoy a hors d’oeuvre buffet and midnight champagne toast while rocking out to Zanna Doo. Doors open at 6 p.m., the opening act performs at 7 p.m. and Zanna Doo performs at 9 p.m.

$50 in advance; $55 at the door
New Year’s Eve Date Night, Chef JJ’s
Enjoy fresh, local food prepared by Chef JJ’s culinary team. Tickets include a five course dinner, beer and wine tasters and a sweet treat to take home. Book an overnight stay Downtown after dinner: Chef JJ’s is partnering with the Omni Severin Hotel to offer discounted room rates.


New Year’s Eve Limo Bus Crawl, various locations
Party in style on a limo bus with My Drink On! Tickets for this Crawl include no cover, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, specials and limo transportation.

$15 before 12/19; $22.50 after 12/19
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, Union Station
This New Year’s Eve party takes over three ballrooms at Union Station, each with their own theme and entertainment. Enjoy live bands in the Grand Hall, acoustic singers and songwriters in the Iron Horse Lounge and a club-style DJ party in the Illinois Street Ballroom. Plus, there will be photo opportunities, magicians, psychics and face painters.

$50 general admission; $99 VIP

New Year’s Eve at Adobo Grill
Before you head out for the night’s festivities, celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Tequila Dinner Featuring Tequila Patron at Adobo Grill at 6:30 p.m.


New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Ring in 2016 with one of three hotel and party packages or general admission tickets from the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. This action-packed night of music and celebration includes several live performances on three stages with The Flying Toasters, My Yellow Rickshaw, Dance Club, Cousin Rodger, Hanover Chase, DJ Helicon, DJ Brian Jackson, Casino Tables and Pyramid of Enlightenment (Palm Readers). The highlight of the night will be a massive midnight balloon drop in the center of the hotel’s magnificent 21-story atrium lobby. The party begins at 8 p.m. and the dress code is dressy casual. VIP tickets include light hors devours, general seating and an upgraded cash bar.

$45- $50; $75 VIP; various hotel packages available

Pat McAfee Presents: A Ridiculous New Year’s Eve, Old National Centre
Get ready for some pure Pat ridiculousness with a full theatre show loaded with surprise guest experiences and laughs. After the show, party in the Egyptian Room and ring in 2016 with music, dancing, a midnight countdown and a toast.

$45 – $200 (tickets include both events)
Hotel specials

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites: Room and Dinner Package

· Overnight accommodations

· Complimentary valet parking

· Champagne toast

· Party favors

· Breakfast for two

· Five course meal for two with Music by The Sax Guy at 120 West Bar & Grill

JW Marriott Indianapolis

· Overnight accommodations

· Complimentary overnight self-parking

· Late check out at 3 p.m.

· Choice of one of three in-room amenities

The Alexander

· Overnight accommodations

· $50 credit in Plat 99

· Prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries

· Brunch for two in Market Table

· Valet parking

· Late check out at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit, or call 317-237-2222.

Get “Happy” on Georgia Street every Thursday, May – August

Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis

Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Downtown Indy, Inc.


Happy Hours on Georgia Street return to the center-block Boardwalk every Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m, May 7 to Aug. 27, 2015.

Listen to Indy’s best live DJs, relax with friends and order appetizers and drinks from the Omni Severin Bar. Grab $5 craft beers and domestics including Blue Moon, Upland & Flat 12 and $6 craft cocktails and wine.

Try a fun, local cocktail: the Georgia Street Mule or Punch, Repeal 75, Picante-Rita and more.

There’s NO cover charge, but all attendees must be 21 and older.

DJs will rotate and include Helicon May 7 & 21; Slater Hogan May 14 and Lockstar May 28.


Center block of Georgia Street


Thursdays, 4:30 – 7 pm, May to August 2015.

Downtown Indy
Supported by: Omni Severin Hotel: Severin Bar, Monarch Beverage Company, Inc., Republic National Distributing Company of Indiana and BMG Event Productions

Georgia Street information can be found on, or call 317-237-2222.

South Bend 150th Birthday Weekend, May 22-24, 2015

South Bend Visitors Guide

South Bend Visitors Guide. Image provided by and used with written permission.

By Lindsey Horner
Visit South Bend Mishawaka

May 22, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of South Bend, Indiana being incorporated as a city. As such, the entire calendar year of 2015 has been, and will continue to be, packed full of special events and programming – known as SB150 – dedicated to celebrating South Bend’s sesquicentennial “birthday.”

The highlight of the yearlong festivities will take place Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24 in downtown South Bend, affectionately called the “SB150 Birthday Weekend.”

“This celebration will be unlike any other in the region and a way to experience the best South Bend has to offer all in one action-packed weekend,” said Aaron Perri, executive director of Downtown SouthBend, Inc.

“In both scope and scale, this is the most ambitious festival South Bend has ever hosted. This one-time event is somewhat like a mashup of your favorite music festival, art fair, food festival, and adventure park…with a basketball tournament and other twists in between.”

Some highlights of the birthday celebrations will include:

• Opening ceremony the evening of Friday, May 22 with the dedication of the new South Bend River Lights, which will become the permanent, lasting component of SB150.

• Live performance by national recording artist Ben Folds on the Main Stage, accompanied by the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

• Taste of South Bend – a stretch of Jefferson Blvd. will be dedicated to the best of South Bend’s cuisine with nearly 50 food vendors offering up their specialties.

• Kid’s Activity Zone with bounce houses, face painting and more.

• Adventure Park offering the second-longest zip line in the state over the St. Joseph River, ropes course, whitewater rafting, Zumba and more.

• The Gus Macker basketball tournament will be taking over part of Howard Park.

• Artisan Alley featuring all art mediums being displayed and created.

• High flying helicopter and hot air balloon rides.

• Memory Lane outdoor exhibit offering a visual tour of South Bend’s 150-year-long history.

• An ice rink turned go kart track.

• Huge fireworks displays lighting up all of downtown South Bend.

“This sesquicentennial celebration is going to be one that people will be talking about for long after the weekend is over,” says Rob DeCleene, executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka.

“We invite visitors from every corner to come enjoy this very special time in South Bend, and to be a part of what is sure to be a history-making bash with the people that call South Bend home.”

Tickets for the Ben Folds performance can be purchased through the box office of the Morris Performing Arts Center in person, or online here:

Many programs and events will be offered free of charge, while select offerings and activities will require a nominal fee to be enjoyed.

For more information, visit And be sure to request your 2015 South Bend/Mishawaka Visitors Guide (pictured) at