By Connor Beach
It’s becoming something of a tradition at The Paramount to ring in the New Year with the sounds of the biggest musical hits from the ’80s.
Once again ‘80s cover band Jessie’s Girl will provide the New Year’s Eve soundtrack at the Huntington village venue, and the party promises to be a good one. Jessie’s Girl always creates a unique atmosphere, engaging fans through costumes, lighting and staging techniques. The goal is to transport the audience back to the ’80s.
The band’s lead singer, former Dix Hills and Cold Spring Harbor native Jenna O’Gara, belts out ‘80s hits from names like Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more.
Jessie’s Girl is used to performing in front of an energized crowd. In addition to regular shows at The Paramount, the band plays over 100 shows a year, including every Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
O’Gara said she enjoys connecting with the fans during live shows.
Jessie’s Girl’s keyboardist and musical director Paul “Sky” Armento said the band members are excited to play next week’s show at The Paramount, especially since it falls on a fun-filled holiday.
“It’s going to be a great New Year’s Eve,” Armento said. “The popularity is what makes it fun.”
Jessie’s Girl has become almost a monthly regular at The Paramount, so they know how to put on a good show for the Huntington audience.
“It’s a super interactive show, and it’s nice because you can build a really good fan base,” O’Gara said.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and carry on into the new year. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve show range from $25-$55, and can be purchased at the box office or online at Paramountny.com.