Christmas is a week away, so it's not too early to think about ringing in the new year. One of the biggest New Year's events in Salt Lake City is EVE SLC, a the three-day celebration December 29, 30 and 31. EVE includes a wide range of concerts, dance parties, art exhibits, film screenings, comedy shows and family programming throughout downtown.
"EVE is more than just a party - it's an expression of optimism, creativity and community," said Jason Mathis, executive director for the Downtown Alliance. "EVE is unique to Utah. It was created to build on our Olympic legacy, as we celebrate the dawning of a healthier and happier new year. It is designed to break down barriers, build relationships and celebrate our shared humanity. No matter who you are, you are welcomed at EVE."
EVE organizers emphasized live music in planning the festival this year, bringing in national music acts !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Blind Pilot, Nick Waterhouse, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, all at the Gallivan Center. Local music acts will appear at the Gallivan Center and Temple Square.
EVE venues include the Gallivan Center, The Gateway, Discovery Gateway, Clark Planetarium, Temple Square, The Leonardo, UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art), Off Broadway Theatre and Broadway Centre Cinemas.
Over 30,000 people are expected to attend the three-day festival. Passes are $15, available at Harmons Grocery stores, The Gateway Concierge and at EVEslc.com.
New for 2013 is an EVE VIP experience which includes priority viewing of live music on the Upstairs at Gallivan balcony, as well as an elevated viewing platform for the midnight fireworks show on New Years Eve. VIP Admission also includes premium exhibits, such as ice-skating at Gallivan Center, "DaVinci, the Genius" at The Leonardo and IMAX movies at Clark Planetarium. The VIP Experience is $40.
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