The music has always started at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, but the jockeying for a seat in the intimate Haley’s Lounge has been beginning earlier every year. After last year, organizers ordered up a change in venue. This year the levee will move from the bar to the convention centre, beginning at 4 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 1
Chunk of Funk will be joined by Rain over Saint Ambrose, The Rockabillys, Lead Mule, The Influence and The Rhetorics.
The hotel is offering a full menu until 10 p.m.
Organizer Kim Anderson, of The Chunk of Funk, says the event falls under the mandate of Minor Music and provides a performance opportunity for both up and coming and established local bands.
Plus, she adds, enjoying music is a great way to start a new year.
Anderson said, “This is an opportunity for musicians and the community to celebrate local music by rocking out the old year and rolling in the new – together.”
Tickets are available at Rodd Grand Hotel and at Doolys. Tickets are $3 for youth (under 19 must be accompanied by an adult) and $7 for adults.