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Celebrate Last Night Providence!

Last night EmailDowntown Providence is starting a new tradition on New Year’s Eve! Rhode Island artists have partnered with Aurora, a new arts and cultural venue at 276 Westminster Street, to welcome 2014 with a night of live music and dancing.

From 7 PM to midnight on December 31st, global folk-fusion band The Gnomes will alternate sets with the Mystic Jammers, a reggae band. Outside, multi-media presentations will appear at Grant’s Block, while The Banished Fools and the Extraordinary Rendition Band enliven the streets.

Tickets will be available for $10 at the door. Cash only! Visit Facebook for more details or email with questions.

Earlier in the day, check out the Empire Review at 95 Empire! Starting at 1 PM, see performances by The Manton Avenue Project, Eric Fulford’s Create-A-Comic, Bill Harley and Keith Munslow, plus a dance party with the Extraordinary Rendition Band! Tickets are $5.

For more ways to ring in the new year, visit