What Are You Doing New Years? Here Are A Few Local Ideas….

By KPass | Live Music

Dec 31

Whether you are going out to party or staying in, there are several options for enjoyment in Wayne County.

The InConcert Series At The 4th Floor Blues Club- New Years Party

will offer live music and entertainment at the 4th Floor Blues Club tonight.  Featured musicians are: Gil Puckett as well as the Jonny Hazard Band.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, tickets are 25.00 each which includes a buffet and champaigne toast.  Proceeds for this event help to support 12 non-profits in Wayne County.  Tickets can be purchased at Joe’s Pizza, Little Sheba’s, Wayne County Tourism or any of the non-profits supported by the InConcert Series.

New Year’s Eve At The Holiday Inn- Update: Cancelled (see details)

Moment’s Notice, a local jazz group favorite, will play live this evening at the new HolidayInn.  From 6-9 a prime rib buffet will be served and from 9-12 p.m. will be an open bar.  There will also be a champaigne toast at midnight.  For reservations you can call: 765-488-1975.  ***This event has been cancelled due to a low number of reservations.  However, they will be serving a regular meal from 6-11 p.m. and people are welcome to come and stay the night – no reservations needed for the dinner.  Live music will not be available.

Ring In The New Year With a ’60s bash at the VFW Kirk Little Post

Feel free to dress in your favorite ’60s attire as you ring in the new year at the VFW.  Please bring a finger food to share.  Closing at 1:00 a.m.  Call the VFW for more details.

New Year’s Eve Bowling Parties At 40 Bowl

Tonight you can reserve a lane for your family from 6- 8 p.m. with a 59.99 package which includes 2 pizzas, refillable soft drinks, 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and more.  Must call ahead or go in to reserve your spot. Arrival time is 5:30 p.m.

Later, the older crowd can enjoy a late night bowling party starting at 9:00 p.m.  Reservations are not needed but will be on a first come basis.  Cost is per person. 

Staying In Tonight?:  Joe’s Pizza Has A Dish For Your Party

Joe’s will be closing at 3:00 p.m. today, but will have dishes available for your party at home.  Offerings include their signature Calzones, Roscoe’s Rescue, pizzas & more!  Call in or drive by for some yummy additions to your party tonight.


Visit any of your locally owned cafes and restaurants to pick up dishes for your party while buying local and supporting our shop owners. 

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve! 


About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.