Spafford announce New Year's Eve 2020 - two outdoor performances

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Arizona based progressive rock band Spafford has announced “Spafford New Year’s Eve 2020” - a two night New Year’s Eve concert experience that will include an epic three-set performance on Dec the 31st. The shows will take place at the Marquee Backyard at the Marquee Theatre, a brand new socially distanced concert venue outside of the Marquee Theatre. Tickets will be available on Friday, November 20 at 10 am MT via

To comply with local social distancing protocols, patrons will be seated in pods.

“2009-2010 NYE was the first “billed” Spafford show. So this is our 11th birthday. We haven’t ever missed playing on NYE and we damn sure aren’t missing this year. Despite the ups and downs of 2020 let’s end this year on a high note. We want to bring people music and joy in the safest way possible to celebrate the end of a crazy year and send prosperity to the years ahead.”  

- Spafford

Earlier this year Spafford played one of the country’s first drive-in concerts. Their performance garnered attention from PBS Newshour, Good Morning America, Billboard, USA Today, Variety, and Rolling Stone. 


Spafford are known for their astonishing improvisational ability and off-the-cuff extended jams, Spafford paints a picture in real-time each night with a musical palette known only to each other. It’s a private language comprised of both their talent as musicians as well as their formidable catalog of influences, spanning 90’s alt-rock radio hits to Steely Dan and The Crystal Method. Each and every Spafford show is a sonic pilgrimage, the journey of a team of musicians so in tune with each other that a single note communicates intent and purpose. Spafford is amongst the most creative and hard-traveling bands on the contemporary jam scene, performing countless sold-out headline dates along with high profile festival sets at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Firefly Music Festival, and many others.