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Portland Maine New Years Eve 2011

Portland Maine New Years is always filled with plenty to do for everyone. Below we have compiled a list of events with summaries for you to help plan your day / night to ring in the New Year 2012. Enjoy and be safe!

Music Related New Years Shows

Port City Music Hall - Reggae New Years Eve party with Mighty Mystic, Royal Hammer, Soul Rebel Project, and DJ Queendem!  Limited VIP packages available, email for details - GA & VIP tix are on sale now!

State Theatre - WCLZ presents MOE. Doors open 8pm. Show 9pm. Admission $50 (Note there is a show on December 30 as well, admission $35.)

Empire Dine & Dance - The Mallett Brothers Band - All Ages 8pm Show.

Big Easy - Katy Gaga

Clubs / Dance Events

51 Wharf, Oasis, and ForePlay - According to, 51 Wharf in the heart of Portland's Old Port will host a "Fire & Ice Party" with the festivities getting under way at 8pm.  An exclusive Red Bull Party from 8pm-9pm will kick things off early and various ticket prices (from $15-$85/person) enable you to certain access and amenities throughout the evening, as well as access across other venues like Oasis and Fore Play, both close by. For further details on ticket information please visit

Rack's Sports Bar & Grille - 272 St. John Street, Portland will host Portland, Maine's only All Night New Years Eve Party December 31, 2011.  This 21+ event will begin at 9PM and last until 5AM. Yes, that's right 5AM. Please note that doors will close at 2AM and the bar will close at 2AM). According to their flyer, Bone Fish states that "you need to be here by 2 a.m. to dance & play pool after hours until 5a.m".  The event will feature "some damn fine DJ's dropping Electronic Dance music" including: Elusid, Nocturnal, Psydways, RahJahh, Silverchild, Skittlez, V1rus, CheRos, & Don Dami. There will be drink specials, pool & some surprises!! For more information on this event, please visit their Facebook Fan Page - Bone Fish Presents Portland's Only All Night New Years Party

Portland Pirates Hockey Game

On New Years Eve the Portland Pirates will once again celebrate the entrance into a new year with their 17th annual Kid's New Year's Celebration. Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Portland and on Saturday, December 31, 2011, Bud Light will sponsor the promotional event as the Pirates take to the ice against the Worcester Sharks. TheNew Years Eve game is usually a sell out, as their is a fireworks display at the conclusion of the game that is deemed "New England's largest indoor fireworks display. Remember, the game will have an earlier 5:30pm start time. For ticket information please visit

Bob Marley Holiday Comedy Shows

From December 29th through December 31st, Comedian Bob Marley will be performing at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. The shows have become an annual tradition here in Portland and they are sure to sell out. If you have not seen one of his comedy shows before, you're in for a treat!  Go to for tickets and more information.

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Comment balloon 1 commentJeff Mateja • December 17 2011 10:13PM


Bob Marley? Really? I'll be darned! :)

Stop by... :)

Love and light.... and happy holidays,


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