TheLocalQ.com will be ringing in 2013 with good music and food at One Restaurant, 600 Hampshire in downtown Quincy, during "NYE 2013: The New Year's Eve Party Everyone's Talking About."
The event will be the third in 2012 hosted by TheLocalQ.com, an all-entertainment website serving Quincy and surrounding communities.
Featured bands are local favorites the Cheeseburgers and the HipNecks from Columbia, Mo., which have a growing regional following.
The Cheeseburgers open the evening, with music beginning about 8 p.m. after a plated dinner. The classic rock band is based in Quincy. It features Rodney Hart on guitar, bass and vocals; Eric McCaughey on guitar and vocals; Burt Shackleton on vocals, keyboards, guitars and saxophones; Jeff VanKanegan on bass, harmonica and vocals; and Kirk Gribler on drums.
The HipNecks are a five-piece Americana/rock/alt country band that calls their sound "absolutely twangy, good old-fashioned American rock 'n' roll." Their sound has been called both "jambalaya and country fried jam," according to their website, www.thehipnecks.com.
Band members are Pat Kay on banjo, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Zach Harrison on guitar and vocal; Bryan Kay on bass and vocals; Molly Healey on fiddle, cello and vocals and Danny Carroll on drums, vocals, "sinks, trash cans and other household items."
The HipNecks were one of the acts at the inaugural TheLocalQ.com Music Fest in 2011, held at the QU-Stadium football field and parking lot. They also played in Quincy earlier this year at the annual Firefighters Local 63 Country Music Show concert at Morrison Theater inside Quincy Junior High School.
"The Cheeseburgers are that great fun party, cover-type music that provides a great time," said Tom Van Ness, event emcee and general sales manager of The Quincy Herald-Whig and TheLocalQ.com. "The HipNecks are just a blast to watch perform live. They bring it every time they step on stage with multiple instruments at a level rarely seen. The reception from Quincy every time they come through has been fun to watch grow.
"If you love dancing, your legs are going to be sore that next day; you won't be able to sit still."
The music at NYE 2013 will end at about 2 a.m. New Year's Day.
There are two ticket packages available for purchase -- the all-inclusive package, on sale now, and general admission tickets, available on the day of the event.
All-inclusive tickets are available in pairs for $60 each and include an appetizer station, three drink tickets, a plated dinner, dessert bar, champagne at midnight, late-night appetizers and a reserved table for the entire evening.
General admission tickets are $25 each. General admission entry starts at 9:30 p.m. and comes with champagne at midnight, late-night appetizers and two drink tickets. General admission tickets do not guarantee seating.
Tickets are available for purchase at One Restaurant and Bar. Purchasers must show an ID at the time of purchase and when entering the party. A limited number of tickets are available at each level.
NYE 2013 sponsors are One Restaurant and Bar, Coors Light, Rhino's Energy drink, Cardinal Sin Vodka, Shottenkirk Chevrolet, Crawdad's Classic, and Second String Music.
"I'm really excited to be partnering again with our sponsors and One Restaurant to have another great event," Van Ness said. "It will be full of great food, great friends, awesome music from two great bands, so there isn't much more needed."
More information is available through TheLocalQ.com's mobile rewards club by texting "NYE" to the phone number 28214, on TheLocalQ.com's website, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/calendar#!/events/ 445458468845214/, or by checking out ads in The Herald-Whig.