Spend New Year's Eve at the historic Union Station with legendary New England jam-band Max Creek, who played their first Hartford NYE show back in 1972. Guitarist Scott Murawski, bassist John Rider and keyboardist Mark Mercier have been playing together since, well, a long time. Riding the energy of a relatively new backline — drummer Bill Carbone and percussionist Jamemurrell Stanley — the Creek train sounds better than ever. It's billed as a masquerade ball, so wear a costume for this one.
Max Creek's Masquerade Ball
Dec. 31, 9 p.m. doors, 8 p.m., $20-$25, Great Hall, 1 Union Station, Hartford, ticketfly.com/event/190669-max-creek-hartford.