If you are looking to attend a New Years Eve party in Malibu there is good news and bad news. The good news is that you certainly can party it up through the early hours of 2016. The bad news is that it is pretty slim pickings. After reaching out to numerous local restaurants and venues we found plenty of places having special dinners for the evening, however there were only two places where you can party it up for the New Year. Check them out below.
Shwayze’s New Years Eve Party at Casa Escobar (the old Malibu Inn)
Probably the most “Buzzin” (excuse the Shwayze pun) event happening in Malibu is taking place at Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn. If your looking to dance away 2015 with something a little more high energy, we anticipate that this will be that kind of event. This is not the first time Shwayze has hosted a party at the Malibu Inn. In the past, his parties always have kept the dance floor moving and the good energy flowing.
Musician and Malibu local, Shwayze, is hosting a New Years Even celebration at Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn presented by Diamond Lane Entertainment. Other musical entertainment includes Malibu’s own Lenny Goldsmith as well as special surprise guests.
Doors open at 8:30pm and you must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Tickets start at $40 for general admission and there are tables available for sale as well. To purchase tickets click HERE.
Casa Escobar is located at 22969 Pacific Coast Highway, the old Malibu Inn.
Here’s a Quick Bio of Shwayze, courtesy of Diamond Lane Entertainment:
Shwayze’s story of success is considerably short, taking in mind that gut was all he needed to achieve his dream. The rapper who shows his face in the rap scene with his tracks “Buzzin'” as well as “Corona and Lime” did have a personal struggle early in his life that brought him a greater courage in taking his life direction to a better future. He was born Aaron Smith in 1986 in Malibu, California. While the region he grew up in is closely attached to the high lifestyle and the luxury it’s drenched with, Shwayze settled on the less prosperous side of the town. He lived in a trailer park, juggling his time to work at several jobs while helping his grandfather as a handyman. “Everyone else pretty-much got sick of me,” he said, “and the only choice I really had was working for my grandfather, a handyman, as his assistant installing doors and windows, and fixing light bulbs for old ladies…” It was before he did the unthinkable.
While hanging out with his friends at a local club in 2005, Shwayze made his own destiny by accumulating his courage to get on the stage at his own will. Whitestarr … was headlining the live music event that night and its lead singer Cisco Adler was observing from the side of the stage. Shwayze jumped to the stage and started freestyling accompanied by Whitestarr’s drummer Alex Orbison who provided the beat. “I was like, ‘I’m the only black kid in Malibu…’ And the crowd went crazy,” Shwayze recalled. “I looked over to the right and there was Cisco on the side of the stage. That was the first connection we had.” The defining moment was followed by regular meetings between the full-of-energy teenager and Adler.
However, all came with a persistence and struggle too. “I wasn’t the priority at the time,” Shwayze gushed. “I’d sit on the couch and just wait for him to have an opening. I’d sit there and chill, play some piano, pick up the guitar, whatever. Then he’d be like, ‘Wanna make a track?’ I’d say, ‘Hell yeah!’ I was that kid. At first I thought maybe I’m being a little brat, but he’s really down with that. I think he just liked my persistence.” From Adler’s side, Shwayze was more than just a persistent kid. “I knew he had talent and charisma, so we started hanging …
out,” Adler explained. “It takes me a while to get in the studio with someone. Shwayze begged, begged and begged me. Finally, I said, ‘Alright.’ He showed up one day and that was it. We started working together and it was easy.” The result of their creative sessions was more than they could ask for. A bunch of fresh tracks serving as a melting pot of hip-hop rhythms, acoustic guitars and easy-listening melody create a wave of success for both. Shwayze was then signed to Geffen and able to record his self-titled debut. Adler assisted him in the writing of the songs, the production as well as the backing vocals. The first taste of the water, “Buzzin'” entered at #86 on Billboard Hot 100 and climbed up steadily to #46. While the song was still hot on the airplay, another Adler-featuring single “Corona and Lime” took over the success of the first single to peak the same chart at #23. In the hype of his appearance as a new artist, Shwayze signed a deal with MTV to star in the network’s reality show “Buzzin'” that follows him and Adler in the quest of being more and more famous. The show … was premiered on MTV in July 2008.
A new studio album “Let It Beat” is scheduled to be released in U.S. on November 3. Snoop Dogg, The Knux and Tabi Bonney are lined up as featured guests. On how the effort will be different from the previous one, Shwayze said, “The first record was the first time Cisco and I ever did anything together so it was an experiment. It was then Cisco taught me about song structure and about the art of recording. When we got a chance to make the second record our focus was different and we wanted to take it to the next level in all aspects…production wise and lyrically.”
When asked whether he feels the burden to follow the success of the first record, he gushed, “I think excitement and nervousness are similar emotions. We’d been traveling for 8 months straight playing music we created 2 years before. When we finally got a break we wanted nothing more than to make new music! For our fans, but mostly for ourselves. For us it’s about the music, so we handle that and worry about the critics later.”
The Sunset Restaurant
The Sunset Restaurant, located almost directly on the sand of Westward Beach, is hosting a dinner and party to celebrate the new year. They have a pre fixed menu earlier in the evening that you must make reservations for as well as A La Carte Dining available until 7pm in the restaurant and all night in the bar/lounge. However, this is not why we are including them on this list.
We include the Sunset because after the dinner is when the fun starts. Then begins a night of dancing with music from DJ Steve Sharp. The bar and dance floor remain open throughout the evening so bring your dancing shoes and prepare for some fun!
Reservations are required for the dinner, however not to attend the after dinner activities.
We anticipate based on our past experiences that The Sunset will play host to a slightly older crowd than that of the Casa Escobar, just something to keep in mind.
Address is 6800 Westward Beach Road.