Ginuwine nyeIt’s hard to believe 2013 is on its way out but alas! Here we are, rounding up the coolest parties for you to attend and celebrate the passing 365 days. December 31st is the day for remembering long lost resolutions, cheering on triumphant progress and welcoming in the new year with open arms. Here in Denver where the party never truly stops, some of the hottest shows, concerts and parties are on deck to keep you grooving. From Ginuwine to the biggest two-day EDM show in the city, we’ve got you covered with these highlights.

Ginuwine at City Hall Amphitheatre

The R&B superstar and multi-platinum selling artist is going to bring the sexy to your New Years Eve celebration. Powered by Ciroc, bring in the new year with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. KDJ Above will be providing the sounds for the 3 Deep production.

Wu Year’s Eve at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

The Wu-Tang Clan, arguably the most important group in hip-hop history has reunited on numerous occasions this year. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man will be bringing down the house at Cervantes this New Year’s Eve and you won’t want to miss it. The Clan will be helped by an opening performance by Denver band favorite, The Foodchain.

Decadence NYE at Colorado Convention Center Dec 30th & 31st

This two-day event brings electronic dance music juggernauts like Bassnectar, Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Datsik and Above & Beyond to headline a diverse lineup of popular EDM acts across on two giant stages. Expect state-of-the-art lighting and staging and a massive sound system to fill 600,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center.

PaperbirdPaper Bird at Hi-Dive Dec 31st

Following their show with The Lumineers at Red Rocks last summer, local indie-folk darlings, Paper Bird, will celebrate New Years Eve at Hi-Dive with a special performance. The band has been featured on Daytrotter and NPR, so this this show will be a rare opportunity to see the band play at an intimate venue.

The Reverend Horton Heat at Gothic Theater Dec 30th & Dec 31st

The “godfather of modern rockabilly,” The Reverend Horton Heat, will warm things up at Gothic Theater this NYE for a special two-night run. Country and rock lovers can expect a rollicking time with The Reverend’s high energy performance inside the historical Gothic.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ru Johnson is a writer, arts advocate and brand ambassador living in Denver, Colorado. She is the Head Maven at Roux Black, a creative consulting firm and an avid nail polish enthusiast. When she is not writing stories about arts, culture and hip-hop, she is admiring her manicure and producing highly attended events. Follow her on Twitter: @theperfectRu

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