Gayville Hall will celebrate New Year’s

Gayville Hall will celebrate New Year's The Public Domain Tune Band, composed of the Poker Alice Band's Nick Schwebach, Owen DeJong and Larry Rohrer, all of rural Wakonda, will join John and Susan McNeill of Springfield and Vermillion piano player Matthew Williams at New Year's Eve concerts at 8 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

The music hall is "going all out" to greet 2003, according to proprietor Judi Sharples. "We're having a supper buffet before the first concert, then a traditional oyster stew before the jam session. There will be tables and booths in the art gallery and the music hall. The music is really going to be hot. It should be a great night," said Sharples.

The main concert is from 8 to 10 p.m. and gives each of the musical acts a chance to "do their thing." A small dance floor will be available at the side of the bandstand.

The second concert at 11 p.m. is an "End of '02" jam session that will feature the McNeills, Schwebach and DeJong and company performing some classic tunes from Gayville Hall's tribute show to Hank Williams and as many other American standards, dance tunes, and originals as they can fit into 75 minutes. The show will end about 12:15 a.m.

The supper buffet, served from 6 to 7:45 p.m., includes baked fish, roast beef, vegetable alfredo, salad and dessert for $7.50.

The New Year's oyster stew, served from 10 to 11 p.m., comes with cheese and crackers and a selection of desserts for $4.50.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $10 at the door, or $12.50 for an advance reserved seat. Call 605-257-2859. The jam session costs $5 at the door.

A discount ticket for the entire evening, including reserved concert seating and food, is $25.

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