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Mavado, Dukagjini Mega Party, HLB New Year's Eve and More Set for Highline Ballroom, Now thru Dec 31

Mavado, Dukagjini Mega Party, HLB New Year's Eve and More Set for Highline Ballroom, Now thru Dec 31

The Highline Ballroom has announced its upcoming shows, now through December 31, 2012, featuring: DJ Norie / Power 105.1 Presents...Mavado; End of Semester Bash with DJ Camilo + Heavyness & Flow; Fusicology's Christmas Spectacular featuring Vivian Green; Dukagjini Mega Party; A$AP Twelvyy & Friends, Chase N Cashe; Almost Queen, A Tribute to Queen (Early); CEG Presents: A PHISH After-Party featuring Marco Benevento (Late); Cro-Mags & Sheer Terror, Rude Awakening, Brian Slug, Born Annoying (Early); CEG Presents: A PHISH After-Party featuring Dead Sessions w/ The Vermont Allstars (Late); and HLB New Year's Eve. Details below.

Highline Ballroom is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb, online at or at the Highline Box Office from noon until doors close at 866-468-7619.

The Highline Ballroom is a full-scale restaurant, with a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer. The venue serves a full menu at all of its concerts. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; Highline Ballroom does not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. The Ballroom cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all shows is available at the bar.

For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit or call 212-414-4314.


December 20, 2012
DJ Norie/Power 105.1 Presents

Event Details:

Tickets: $22.00 ADV., $30 DOS / Show moved from B.B. King Blues Club. All Ticketmaster purchases will be honored

Concert starts @ 11:30PM, Doors open @ 10:30PM

Dinner menu available / GA Standing / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

Known to the world as Mavado or more recently "The Gully God", the singer behind the eerie wails of "Anywayyy!" and "Gangsta for life!" which have dominated the airwaves was born David Constantine Brooks on November 30, 1981 in the micro-ghetto community "Cassava Piece" within Kingston, Jamaica. Before getting his break in the music business, Brooks worked as a barber and his two main influences on the direction of his young life were his grandmother and the music of Bounty Killer. "To tell the truth" he explains, "it was me grandmother that first really bring me in the studio, 'cause she bring me in the church to sing. She always tell me to sing for her and that really give Mavado the courage to get to love music." But if the sweet sounds of gospel provided the motivation, it was the gruff voice of Bounty Killer that proved to be the more powerful influence. "As a youth, Sanchez and Wayne Wonder were really my two singers, Sanchez have the voice of an angel. But me and my friend always say 'Yo, Killer is the wickedest!' So long as it's Killer, it's just my song, trust me!"

December 21, 2012
End of Semester Bash
DJ Camilo+ Heavyness & Flow

Event Details:

Tickets: $15.00

Concert starts @ 10:00PM, Doors open @ 9:00PM, 18+

DJ Camilo: International Club King. Heavy Hitter. Host of the #1 show at 2 PM in the #1 radio market in the United States. In 2001, he caught the eye of DJ Enuff, who not only was the Notorious B.I.G.'s former DJ but also worked at the most famous hip-hop radio station in America: New York's Hot 97. Along with the late DJ Threat, Enuff invited Camilo to join their new DJ crew- The Heavy Hitters.

Heavyness & Flow: Heavyness has made his mark in his hometown NYC. He's made numerous appearances at some of its most notable venues including Webster Hall, Providence, Marquee, LQ, Empire Hotel , Nikki Midtown and RM55, to name a few. His versatility and ability to play multiple musical genres has launched him into a unique class of DJ's.

December 23, 2012
Fusicology's Christmas Spectacular featuring Vivian Green

This show has been moved from 10/8. Tickets purchased for 10/8 will be honored at tonight's show.

Event Details:

Tickets $26 ADV., $30 DOS

Concert starts @ 7:30PM. Doors open @ 6:00PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission seating / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Vivian Green has been making music for most of her life. Growing up in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, she received early training as a classical pianist and vocalist, and gained experience performing locally in jazz clubs and at weddings. She recorded demos of her own compositions through her teen years, and received her first professional songwriting credit when Boyz II Men recorded her "Dear God" on their platinum-selling album Evolution. Green also sang backing vocals for world-renowned soul singer Jill Scott.

December 24, 2012
Dukagjini Mega Party

Event Details:

Tickets $40.00 at the Door

Concert starts @ 10:00 PM. Doors open @ 10:00 PM

General Admission seating / Dress to impress / 18 to enter, 21 to drink

Dukagjini Productions Presents CHRISTMAS PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY!

December 27, 2012A
bovethebridgestudios Presents
A$AP Twelvyy & Friends
Opening Act(s): Chase N Cashe

Event Details:

Tickets $20 ADV., $25 DOS / Show rescheduled from 11/22 Tickets for the original date will be honored

Concert starts @ 8:00 PM. Doors open @ 7:00 PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission seating / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Just two bars into his introduction to the world on LiveLoveAsap's "Trilla", Twelvyy makes a simple, yet prolific statement "going broke is not an option / always on that cashflow." realizing for many of us, opportunities come far and few between. While getting money is a trait that has become rather cliché for Harlem emcees throughout the years, the go-getter nature is truly exemplified in the most vocal member of the ASAP Mob. In a movement that has quickly gained the support and momentum of millions, success is the only option. To credit Yams, the mastermind behind Harlem's newest trill wave, ASAP is all about accumulating status and power. It's quiet for anything else.

December 28, 2012
A Tribute to Queen
Almost Queen

Event Details:

Tickets $20 ADV., $25 DOS / $40 Adv / $45 Day of Show VIP Reserved Floor Seating Available

Concert starts @ 8:00 PM / Doors open @ 6:00 PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission seating / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic "Queen experience". The band can boast an unbroken string of sold out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the US. The showmanship on stage is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, who have toured with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider, and Angel. Lead singer Joseph Russo, is also a veteran of the Broadway stage, and has performed in several Broadway tours throughout the world. He and the other Almost Queen members Steve Leonard, John Cappadona, and Randy Gregg flex all of their musical chops in proudly presenting to you the penultimate live Queen concert.

December 28, 2012
CEG Presents
A PHISH After-Party featuring Marco Benevento

Event Details:

Tickets $20 ADV., $25 DOS

Concert starts @ 11:59 PM. Doors open @ 11:30 PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that's ever tickled his ear.

December 30, 2012
Rocks Off Presents
Cro-Mags & Sheer Terror
Opening Act(s): Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, Born Annoying

Event Details:

Tickets $20 ADV., $25 DOS

Concert starts @ 5:30 PM. Doors open @ 5:00 PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Before the Cro Mags - the idea of combining metal and hardcore might have gotten you stomped out on a curb outside of CBGB. But nobody was gonna stomp John Joseph - and nobody has been able to keep him down since. The newly reformed and revitalized Cro Mags feature original members John and Mackie - as well as AJ Novello from Leeway and Craig Setari of Sick Of It All.

Sheer Terror are one of NYC's most notorious hardcore punk bands, as well as one of the nations most unlikely cult heroes. Lauded in the world of underground music for their brutal honesty, as well as condemned by the same community for exactly the same reason, SHEER TERROR has delivered some of the most lyrically-poetic, musically punishing, and thematically heartbroken recordings ever known to hardcore

December 30, 2012
CEG Presents:
A PHISH After-Party featuring Dead Sessions
w/ The Vermont Allstars

Event Details:

Tickets $15 ADV. Until 12/21, $20 After 12/21

Concert starts @ 11:59 PM. Doors open @ 11:30 PM

General Admission Standing / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

The music of The Grateful Dead transcends time, age and space. Their high energy, soul touching jams and family like environment was a core part of the counter-culture experience. Over the past 14 years Dead Sessions has grown to become one of the favorite Grateful Dead experiences in the Northeast. Playing since 1998, the collective is known for their authentic but unique renditions of Grateful Dead classics, thick with heartfelt jams that make the most jaded Deadhead rejoice. Dead Sessions is composed of a rotating cast of musicians throughout the country, but the roots of origin are easily traced to the Green Mountain State. With an unmasked joy that pours off the stage and blurs any boundaries with their audience, the Sessions are beloved from both the casual fan to the dedicated Terrapin warrior. Dead Sessions have included members of Trey Anastasio Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grippo Funk Band, Gordon Stone, Doug Perkins, Turkey Bouillon Mafia, Seth Yacovone Band, Liquid Dead and more. Special guests have ranged from your neighbor "down The Farm" to Mike Gordon of Phish.

December 31, 2012
HLB New Year's Eve

Event Details:

Tickets Prices go up as we sell out!

Concert starts @ 9:00 PM. Doors open @ 8:00 PM

Ring in the New Year in true New York style at Highline Ballroom for the annual NYE bash at this gorgeous venue with a four hour premium open bar, scrumptious passed hors d'oeuvres, and a full buffet. DJ Lohrasp "DJ L" Kansara and famed percussionist Ami O will provide the music and keep the crowd rocking all night long, The party will also feature a live streaming of the ball so you don't miss any of the action. All the while keeping with tradition with provided festive party favors and a champagne toast at midnight..

Pictured: Marco Benevento

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