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Party on the Plaza: Alex Maryol to headline New Year’s Eve festivities in Santa Fe

There will be biscochitos.

Oh, and some hot chocolate.

Let’s not forget music by Alex Maryol

These are all parts of Santa Fe’s New Year’s Eve on the Plaza beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

The event is free and open to the public.

Maryol will perform an hourlong set during the event.

“I’m playing a solo acoustic set,” he says. “So it will be different from any of the other sets with my band.”

Maryol is a staple in the New Mexico music scene. The New Mexico native has spent the majority of the year playing gigs.

When he’s not traveling to places like Nashville, Tenn. or Denver, he can be found performing one or two shows a night in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

With the craft brewery scene booming in both locations, the breweries have offered new spaces for local musicians to perform.

“I like the breweries, and they all tend to have live music,” he says. “The breweries have become our social meeting places. I do enjoy playing those venues, because each has a nice atmosphere. It lends itself well to music. It’s not too loud.”

Maryol has also wrapped up work on his next album.

Over the summer, he held a crowdfunding campaign to help produce the album.

“I was successful with it,” he says of the project. “I am going to deliver the album to the backers this coming year. I’ve also been writing and working on some new music for another album. I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately.”

In addition to the show in Santa Fe, Maryol will perform at 6 tonight at Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St., Santa Fe.

He then has a show at 6 p.m. at Seared, 119 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque.