Culmone Percussion – New Years Eve Event 2016

New Years Eve Event 2016

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY! Culmone’s Italian Feast & Jazz Cabaret

Dear Friends,

THANK YOU for joining us for our live performances over the past 15 years to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions in the Saratoga Springs Area!

Because of an overwhelming sold-out response for our first ever New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day events last year, we’ve planned another AMAZING evening of live holiday jazz, romantic dancing, and delicious Italian cuisine for ADULTS ONLY for this New Year’s Eve!

In fact, due to last year’s Valentine’s Day party becoming a little too popular, we have decided to limit reserved table seating to only 120 guests and general admission dance floor perimeter seating (no tables) to only 30 guests—for a total of 150.  This represents 67 fewer guests than last year’s burgeoning Valentine crowd.  (Please See the Floor Plan Diagram and Photos Below)

AS SUCH, THIS EVENT WILL SELL-OUT QUICKLY on a “First Paid, First Reserved” Basis, so Table Reservations & Advanced Purchases Are Strongly Encouraged!

To instantly purchase reservations and reserve seating online via Debit Card, Credit Card, or PaPal (which also includes the option to first set up a PayPal account), please scroll to the bottom of this page or use the Reserve Now button.(EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OVER)

The good news?  More delicious Italian food, tantalizing nonalcoholic beverages, and elbow room on the spacious wall-to-wall wood dance floor for YOU to enjoy all night long into 2016!


image002We are also thrilled to announce that we have just secured a return appearance by the Legendary Wind Instrumentalist, RAY SMITH, who will be musically backed by a five-decade veteran rhythm section comprised of the celebrated Dan Micheli (piano), Carl Ross (bass) & Ken Culmone (drums.)  Together, they will provide the perfect musical backdrop for your New Year’s Eve listening and romantic holiday dancing pleasure.  Here is Ray’s bio… 

As a world-class musician, Ray Smith and his groups have performed in many great international, national, and local jazz festivals.  He performs and records on all wind instruments including Electronic Wind Instruments (EWI) pioneered by Nyle Steiner (who performed with us and was a hit with our 2014 New Year’s Eve party crowd!)  Ray has nearly 200 CD credits resulting from his prolific work in recording studios and has appeared on many national & international film scores, television themes, and advertising jingles.  Ray performs periodically with the Utah Symphony and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  As Director of Jazz Studies at BYU, his jazz big band ‘Synthesis’ has received national and international recognition by winning many famous, internationally-recognized jazz festival competitions.  Smith has received the Woody Herman Award for musical excellence and professionalism. In 1998 he was given the Voice of Jazz Award for the State of Utah; and in 2008, he was recognized by the International Association for Jazz Education as the first Utah Jazz Master, a lifetime achievement award “for profound contributions and virtuoso performance in the field of jazz in Utah.”

Once again, we are pleased to affordably offer the same elegantly romantic (liquor-free & smoke-free) candlelit ambiance at Garden Near the Green Reception & Event Center that made our previous events so popular!



  • DELICIOUS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET of Fresh Hot & Cold Italian Hors d’oeuvres, Village Pizza, Italian Bread, Fresh Vegetables, Italian Pastries & Snacks
  • Trevino’s Fresh Italian Cannoli (Pastry) Personally Assembled to Your Order by Chef Trevino Himself!
  • Bottomless Tantalizing Nonalcoholic Beverages  (Custom Italian Sodas Available By the Glass For a Nominal Extra Charge at Trevino’s Italian Soda Bar)
  • Abundant Slow Dancing to Holiday Songs Made Popular by Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, etc.
  • Personal, Impromptu Ballroom Dance Instruction by the Accomplished Ballroom Dance Couple, Art & Barb McOmber
  • Candid Party Photos by Tim Parker
  • NEW!  More Dance Floor Space and More Limited Audience Size than Before
  • NEW!  Express Entry for Guests with Prepaid Advanced Reservations
  • Free Off-street, Lit Parking Adjacent to Venue
  • Free Coat Check
  • Other Fun Surprises! (…How about the amazing surprise vocal performances by Michelle Sundwall and Karen Hekking at our last two events?!  Weren’t they amazing?!)
  • NEW!  Special Reserved Table Seating (Reserve a Whole Table of 10 Seats or Any Quantity of Available Seats From a Numbered Table — See Floor Plan Diagram Below)

Culmone's Cabaret Floorplan Diagram


WHEN:      New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31st 2015

7:00pm…………………………Doors Open

7:00pm – 9:30pm…………Buffet of Hot & Cold Italian Hors d’oeuvres, Village Pizza & Beverages

8:30pm – 12:30am……….Romantic Dancing to Live Holiday Jazz by Smith, Micheli, Ross & Culmone

8:30pm – 10:00pm……….Italian Pastries Buffet, Fresh Cannoli Bar & Beverages

10:00pm – 12:30am……..Italian Soda Bar, Snacks & Beverages

WHERE:    Garden Near the Green Reception & Event Center, 3700 E Campus Dr #100, Eagle Mountain (3.5 mi West of Saratoga Springs Crossroads — East of Maverick Country Store)

ATTIRE:    Sunday Best, Classy Festive, or Formal … Dress to Impress!

WHO:        Adults Only (If you’re married—bring your spouse.  If you’re single—bring a date, bring a friend, or come alone and meet someone new!)

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: Total of 150 Guests (Reserved Table Seating for 120 Guests (10 Guests Per Round Table) + General Admission Dance Floor Perimeter Seating (No Tables) for 30 Guests)

ADDITIONAL CASH or CHECK DONATIONS will be gratefully accepted in advance, during or after this event to contribute to the establishment and operation of a nonprofit charity that offers such events.

ADDITIONAL IN-KIND DONATIONS OR LABOR to offset event expenses will also be gratefully accepted in advance, during, or after this event.

By now, we hope you are convinced that we are committed to offering you our very best!  This event is open to the public, so PLEASE HELP PROMOTE THIS ROMANTIC LIVE HOLIDAY JAZZ & DANCE EVENT by sharing this with all within your social networks!!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help promote this event (e.g. on a local Facebook page, etc.), please don’t hesitate to contact me.

We look forward to enjoying the evening with you on NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Ken's Signature






Ken Culmone (Drums) BEST Close-up

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