Sun, December 31, 2017
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2017-12-31 7:00 pm
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance With Stardust Big Band at Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa
In accordance with a decades-long tradition, on 31 December 2017 the distinguished Stardust Big Band (directed by percussionist Bill Halbrook, emceed by vocalist Shirley Chauvin) will perform (8:30 pm - 12:30 am) for the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance (black tie optional) in the Crystal Ballroom of the iconic Arlington Hotel (Hot Springs National Park). Doors open at 7 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m. Reservations ($175 per person) must be made in advance with the venue, which includes free admission for two (along with complimentary wine and fruit basket upon arrival as well as breakfast each morning with complimentary tickets to New Year's Day Breakfast Buffet) in its special standard-room rates for two ($500 plus tax for one night, $615 plus tax for two nights). Each reservation for the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance includes a five-course gourmet dinner (with wine), two before/after dinner drinks, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, tax, gratuity, and free access to the less formal Festival Party (8:30 pm - 1 am) featuring the band White Chocolate in the Conference Center. Also included is the Black-eyed Pea Reception (open to guests at both events) which begins at midnight in the Magnolia Room. Photos and music samples for the band can be found at stardustband.net. Info and a local map for the venue (arlingtonhotel.com) are provided via a link at the top of this Jazz Near You entry, which can be shared via e-mail/other social media.
Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa, 239 Central Avenue