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-songwriter Matthew Williams at New Year's Eve concerts at 8 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

"We're having a supper buffet before the 8 p.m. concert, then a traditional oyster stew before the 11 p.m. jam session. There will be tables and booths in the art gallery and the music hall. It should be a great night," said Gayville Hall proprietor Judi Sharples.

The main concert is from 8 to 10 p.m. and features each of the acts performing from their established repertoires, ranging from early 20th century songs to more recent original tunes.

The second concert from 11 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., billed as the "End of '02 Jam Session," will feature the McNeills, Schwebach, DeJong and company performing classics from Gayville Hall's tribute show to Hank Williams and as many other American standards, dance tunes, and originals as they can fit in. A small dance floor will be available during both concerts.

A supper buffet, served from 6 to 7:45 p.m., includes baked fish, roast beef, vegetable alfredo, salad and dessert. The New Year's oyster stew, served from 10 to 11 p.m., comes with cheese and crackers and a selection of desserts.

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 605-267-2859. The jam session costs $7.50 for an advance reserved seat or $5 at the door.

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

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