For more than 20 years, the Black Cat New Year’s Eve Ball has been the best night out of the year. With two floors of non-stop music in four distinct spaces, from big band classics to current dance hits – all for less than $30 – it’s no wonder this night sells out every year.
Peaches O’Dell and her Orchestra will be performing throughout the night on our Mainstage. Peaches’ shows offer an intriguing mix of the world’s greatest swing dance music – Hollywood’s greatest hits, Latin goodies including rhumbas and tangos, hot-cha-cha from the late 1920s, dreamy romantic fare from the 1930s-40s, and a few humdingers of the 1950s. And because it’s New Year’s Eve, there will be more than a few surprises thrown in: chances to be a guest conductor, prizes for best red lipstick, slow dancing, and much more. To keep the music and dancing going all night, lounge act Tony Anthony and his Malvivants will provide entertainment between Peaches’ sets.
Of course the Red Room Bar and Food For Thought Café will also be open, giving you a chance to play a game of pinball or grab a bite to eat away from the dancefloor. With no dress code, our NYE party lets you get as dressed up or as dressed down as you like, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere that caters to all ages. Two floors of non-stop music, games, food, and fun for under $30 make the Black Cat New Year’s Eve Ball a classic – and one of the best deals in town.
This event is 21+.
METRO: The Black Cat is about a 6 minute walk from the U Street Metro Station (along the Green and Yellow lines). Metro is usually open longer on New Year’s Eve. This info will be updated when Metro announces their schedule.