Every year for the past few years, Austin’s Grammy Award winners Grupo Fantasma have headlined a New Year’s Eve (NYE) concert. It has become a tradition of sorts and is a no brainer for our Austin Vida NYE pick. They are arguably the best live band in Austin and bring in crowds form all walks of life. The group is once again set to make history as their NYE gig this year is the grand opening of the new Beauty Ballroom.
After 5 years at its current location on 7th St and Red River, The Beauty Bar brand is expanding to a second location , a 700-capacity venue located at 2015 Riverside, on the southeast corner of Royal Crest and Riverside. Beauty Bar founder Paul Devitt and Frank Hendrix from Emo’s are joining forces to bring this exciting new venue to Austin. The Beauty Ballroom will feature state of the art light and sound, a 500-cap dance floor and 200-cap balcony. Finally, the press release from Beauty Bar regarding this show also mentioned a new focus on booking more national and international touring acts while still offering the lounge feel and Beauty Bar aesthetic that Beauty Bar fans are accustomed to. We’re certainly looking forward to it.
Watch Grupo Fantasma perform “Roto Corazon” below.
Austin indie en Español band Maneja Beto and DJ Chorizo Funk open. Advance tickets are available for this show through Front Gate Tickets here. Ages 21+ are welcome. Doors open at 8:00pm. Visit the official event on Facebook here and on Do512 here.