We wanted to share with you an important update about the location of the New Year’s Encore Eve event and the health protocol that is being added to the event in light of the significant spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in our region. After consulting with local health officials from the City of Appleton and our largest local hospital and healthcare provider, ThedaCare, about the availability of hospital beds and the rise of this new variant, we believe it is the responsible thing to do to move the location of the event from the Red Lion Hotel to Gibson Community Music Hall, where stronger protocol is in place that requires vaccination status or proof of negative test within 72 hours of the event. This will be the safest alternative, currently, for protecting artists and attendees alike, as well as staff and volunteers working the event.
Our health care officials were clear in their discussions with us that ICU hospital beds are at or near capacity. Having a smaller event where protocols are in place was endorsed by these providers and also has the support of the Red Lion Hotel as well. We have made this change of venue in full collaboration with the hotel and with the support of our valued local health officials and providers, who point out that the peak of this variant’s surge is likely to arrive between Christmas and New Year’s and into the first half of January. Each of the performing artists, as well as our sound/production crew, is in agreement with the move and each remains committed to a great show at Gibson.
Please note that all of the “New Year’s Encore” features as originally planned and announced will continue over at Gibson – champagne toast, chocolate and coffee station, prize wheel, Auld Lang Syne march and sing-along, and more! The show will continue as scheduled from 8 p.m. to just after midnight (with one final encore/celebration song after midnight to close the show). The Phillip-Michael Scales Band along with Kyle Megna & The Brass Monsoons and Tae & the Neighborly are all set to play and they’ll all sound awesome in ringing in the new year at Gibson.
The half-price admission for Music-Makers still applies, and if you’re a Music-Maker, double check your email for your promo code. Additionally, if you already purchased tickets for the show, you should have also received a separate email about the venue change.
The team at Gibson also wanted us to pass along to you that pricing for the evening for beverages and specialty drinks will not be raised simply because it’s New Year’s Eve…they will continue to offer their typical affordable pricing for beers, cocktails and spirits.
Quick Event Information
What: Mile of Music Presents: New Year’s Encore Eve
Who: Phillip-Michael Scales (Host and Performing Artist), Kyle Megna & The Brass Monsoons (Performing Artist) and Tae & The Neighborly (Performing Artist)
Where: New Location – Gibson Community Music Hall (211 W. College Ave, Appleton)
When: December 31, 2021 into 2022! The show begins at 8:00pm, and will end with an ‘Auld Lang Syne’ sing-along with the bands at midnight!
Cost: $30 (General Admission), $15 (Music-Makers with code – sent via email)
Other: As a reminder, Gibson Community Music Hall is requiring proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or proof of negative test within 72 hours of the start of any event for fans, artists and staff.
Cheers to 2022!