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Austin Social Scene is pleased to present its
17th annual New Year's Eve Gala

at the dazzling
Crown Plaza Hotel
6121 N. Interstate Highway 35 at Highway 290  
Sunday, December 31, 2007



Austin Social Scene’s Annual New Year’s Eve Gala
has earned a reputation as one of the most unique party experiences in the nation.For 17 years, Austin’s professional singles, couples and groups have come together to celebrate the New Year with style and elegance, long past the stroke of midnight.

This year, Austin's only nonstop, all-night New Year's Eve party will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 6121 North IH-35 at 290 East.

For guests with hotel packages, the evening begins at 7pm with a complimentary preparty at the hotel with an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres.  During the preparty, attending guests will be given early entrance to the Main Ballroom so they may secure themselves the best seats in the house.

The Gala will begin at 8pm and the party will kick off immediately with live music and cash bars conveniently located throughout the hotel offering premium liquor, imported and domestic beer, champagne and fine wines from around the world.



A striking blend of swaggering rock grooves, potent guitar work, Latin percussion and soulful lyrics has made VALLEJO one of the most popular bands to hail from Austin. The band has won numerous awards including Best Rock Band two years in a row at the Austin Music Awards. VALLEJO has also had their songs featured in several TV shows such as WB’s Roswell, MTV’s Road Rules and UPN’s American Top Model.


Founded in 1996 and widely regarded as one of the most versatile bands around, the group keeps the dance floor packed from start to finish with everything from swing to retro to classic rock to country. Two distinct male vocalists compliment a terrific female vocalist to form a versatile and formidable vocal lineup. For a non-stop dancing and the most professional overall presentation around.....The Newsboyz deliver!

In the Lobby Ballroom will be two of the coolest bands Texas has to offer, Taboo and The Daddios



Known for being Austin's best funk and soul band. However, every once in a while they will surprise you with a rock tune. This group of five excellent musicians and vocalists has a high-energy style that definitely will keep you on the dance floor all night long. We promise that the minute you hear them start playing the famous blues song, “At Last,” that you won’t be able to stop from swaying to the music.

 The Daddios

Considered Austin’s finest dance band. We consider them the best in Texas and beyond. Veterans of the Texas music scene for more than a quarter of a century, these astounding musicians will take you on a time trip through music history with their classic rock, pop, oldies and country western music. They will bring a smile to your face and will drive you to the dance floor in droves.

.After the Gala ends, the hotel atmosphere really heats up. This year, all guests of the Gala are invited to continue the festivities into the wee hours at any of the legendary after-parties hosted by guests throughout the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


The Gala/Crowne Plaza Package

The cost of The Gala/Crowne Plaza Package is $269.00 plus tax. The package includes your accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and admission for two to the preparty, the Gala and the after-parties. However, the earlier that you make reservations, the more money you will save on the package. If you book prior to December 21, the cost will be $219 plus tax, a savings of more than $30. Be sure to book your reservations early because as usual, the hotel definitely will sell out


Gala Tickets

If you are only purchasing tickets, and not the hotel package, the cost is $40 per person until December 25th, and $50 thereafter and at the door the night of the Gala. Single tickets provide admission for one to the Gala, and access to the after-parties at the hotel


You can purchase your gala tickets / hotel packages through Austin Social Scene by calling 512-331-7890.

Hotel Package includes 2 Gala Tickets
Price: $237.07 Tax included

Gala Event Tickets
 Price: $40 each

Hotel packages also are available by contacting the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 512-323-5466, 800-980-6429.  Their fax number is 512-453-1945.  Their address is 6121 N. IH-35, Austin, Texas 78752.  

To purchase Gala Tickets only (not the hotel/Gala package), you can also contact Star Tickets at , (512) 469-7469 or visit any Star Ticket outlet.

For more information, contact Austin Social Scene at or call (512) 331-7890.



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