New Saratoga venue opening New Year's Eve
About 100 lucky guests had the opportunity to check out the new hall, located at the former club Mine, right on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Its new owner, Tommy, who also owns The Comedy Works, said the Wednesday night show was a test run for the business.
Headlined by major act Airborne Toxic Event, the night was a success. The band played a free and intimate acoustic set, including their hits and some new tunes, and the crowd seemed to enjoy the new hangout.
The owner, who is responsible for music of the area's major music events like Tulip Festival and the Alive at Five series in Albany, said that this new endeavor is a music venue with a bar inside, not a bar with live entertainment. Some big acts are set to hit the Newberry Music Hall stage in 2015.
Newberry Music Hall will be open again for New Year's Eve for a launch party and Soul-a-Toga event featuring Garland Nelson and The Band. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages before 10 p.m., then $10 to get in after for 21 and older.
For the new year the hall will be open six days a week, with different attractions each evening.
For more information visit newberrymusichall.com or like Newberry Music Hall on Facebook.