Band: Good Riddance 2016!
Date: Dec. 29-31 at 9 p.m. nightly
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: Visit venue website for more info.

From shocking deaths to social and political unrest, many have declared 2016 an emotionally intense year. The Merry Widow concurs, and knows it will take more than one night of New Year’s Eve festivities to sweep away memories of all of the year’s negative events. Good Riddance 2016! will be a three-day affair dedicated to welcoming what will hopefully be a better new year.

The first night will feature support from Nappie Award-winning punk outfit The Handsome Scoundrels. The Azalea City will also be represented by the two-man power rock of Glass War. Wolf-Face will complete the first night’s lineup. The crowd can expect catchy punk tunes performed by a group of guys dressed as Michael J. Fox’s character from the film “Teen Wolf.”

Night two will feature a headlining set from local punk legends C.C. USA. Black Titan’s blackened sludge metal will enhance this sonic cocktail. Mobile’s Scraepers Papers’ crusty underground rock and the sounds of Cyster Sister will complete the lineup.

Good Riddance! will reach its climax on the final night. This New Year’s Eve party will welcome Underhill Family Orchestra, a group currently working on its first release on Skate Mountain Records. Finally, with a lineup boasting members of El Cantador, Bunch will inject its new-school alternative rock to the mix.