SPACE is very excited to announce a special three-night New Year’s Eve run with iconic American songwriter Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 on December 29, 30 and 31, welcomed by 93XRT. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 9, 2016, at 10 a.m. Below you will find ticket links for each show, along with detailed information on seating and pricing, as well as some options for dining and lodging.
Tickets for December 29 | Tickets for December 30 | Tickets for December 31
The shows on Dec 29 and 30 will have Table Seating, GA Seating, and Standing Room options. The show on Dec 31 is meant to be more of a party and will have only 25 Premium VIP Table Seats and the rest of the venue will be standing room.
December 29 & 30 at 8pm
-Standing Room: $40
-GA Seated: $70
-Table Seating: $90
-Front Row Table Seating: $110
-Meet & Greet Upgrade: $75
Dec 31 at 10pm
-Side Stage Table VIP Seating: $250 (includes signed poster, meet & greet, 3 drink tickets, concierge assistance with hotel and dinner reservations)
-GA Standing Room: $85
*All 12/31 tickets include a champagne toast at midnight
Our attached restaurant Union will be accepting limited dinner reservations on Dec 31. Reservations are not accepted on Dec 29 & 30.
Evanston has a number of hotels within walking distance of the venue.
Hyatt House Evanston
1515 Chicago Ave
1710 Orrington Ave
Holiday Inn Evanston
1501 Sherman Ave
Happy New Year, folks! SPACE’s New Year’s Eve shows with The Milk Carton Kids are sold out, but another great option for ringing in the New Year is First Night Evanston, with performances by Regina Carter, Corky Siegel and more. Go to firstnightevanston.net for more info.
We’re excited for the inaugural Lagunitas Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 2. We’ll be showing The Royal Tenebaums at 7 p.m. and Fargo at 9:15 p.m. There will be Lagunitas IPA on draft and free popcorn. Don’t forget to RSVP here.
On Saturday, Jan. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., SPACE is hosting a special FREE concert by the singers of the Etc. Music School Choir in Evanston and the Nairobi Girls Chorale from Kenya. Come and hear both traditional African and American folk songs, as well as African gospel and American rock arrangements by these two talented, multi-faceted groups of young artists. More info is posted here.
More great shows are coming up in the New Year. Get your tickets now before the shows are sold out!
One of Evanston’s favorite sons, Ezra Furman, on Jan. 4
SPACE Interns present Sons of the West and Max Simmons on Jan. 7
January Dance Party with Expo 76 and Total Horn Pros on Jan. 16
Former Miles Davis collaborator and keyboardist Robert Irving III on Jan. 18
Indie-rock group Knox Hamilton with August Hotel on Jan. 21
Louisiana zydeco master Terrance Simien on Jan. 23
A night of blues with Paul Cebar and Lurrie Bell on Jan. 24
Gypsy guitarist Alfonso Ponticelli on Jan. 25
Pop-rock singer-songwriter Gabe Dixon on Jan. 28
L.A. Americana-swing outfit Dustbowl Revival on Jan. 29
Only 15 tickets remain for The Milk Carton Kids at SPACE on New Year’s Eve. We’re happy to announce that all ticketholders for either of the SPACE New Year’s Eve shows can now take their tickets to any of the First Night Evanston venue and gain free admission.
For those not able to join us at SPACE, the good folks at First Night Evanston have made a special offer to our email list of a 10% discount on early bird admission to SPACE customers using the code “SPACE” when you purchase from Eventbrite.
Back by popular demand, First Night Evanston will showcase nearly 40 musical performances for its annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, including musical guests, a poetry slam, barn dancing, and a wide array of children’s programming.
The lineup features acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort, Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues, Chèvere (featuring the Grammy winning harmonica wizard Howard Levy), the acclaimed chamber music ensemble The Rembrandt Chamber Players, poetry from the Poets of Rhino and Slam Poetry master Marc Smith and many more
While the entire New Year’s Eve program is a family affair, First Night Evanston will provide several children’s workshops and activities in the afternoon such as crafts, storytelling, music and even a flea circus.
This year’s celebration features evening events for teens, including a battle of the teen bands (with $500 in prizes) and appearances by the Underage Sugar Addicts, a teen improve group.
The event takes place on December 31, 2014 from 2 p.m. to midnight. Evanston’s Raymond Park, located on Chicago Avenue between Grove and Lake streets, will serve as the celebration’s main home. Performances will be located in multiple indoor venues, all within a two-block radius of the park.
Tickets are available at firstnightevanston2014.eventbrite.com.