Today, The String Cheese Incident has announced a number of special guests for their upcoming New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center on December 28th, 29th, and 31st. The Colorado band’s hometown New Year’s celebration will double as a loving celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary, which will extend through 2019. As the band explains in their new announcement,

We’ve enlisted a few familiar faces to join us for our upcoming NYE run! There will be no support acts each night, but we’re thrilled to have several old friends to sit in with us on Friday and Saturday… musicians who we greatly admire that have helped shape our sound over the last 25 years!

On Friday, December 12th, the band will welcome progressive bluegrass pioneer Sam Bush and David Grisman Quintet founding fiddler Darol Anger as special guests. On Saturday, December 29th, pedal steel master Robert Randolph and Dumpstaphunk members Ivan NevilleIan Neville, and Tony Hall will join the band onstage. On the final night of the run, Monday, December 31st, the band will forgo special guest additions and deliver three sets of pure Cheese. Watch an animated video announcing the guests below:

The String Cheese Incident – New Year’s Run 2018 Teaser Video

As The String Cheese Incident noted in their initial New Year’s announcement,

Dearest Cheese Family, … This New Year’s run will be extra special, as it marks a significant milestone in our history as a band. It’s hard to believe it was 25 years ago that we all got together in Crested Butte to play our first gig at the Center For the Arts. As we approach a quarter century of Incidents, we are being flooded with so many amazing memories that we’ve shared with you all. Needless to say, it’s been quite a journey so far!

This New Year’s will be the kick-off event of our 25th Anniversary, and we plan on celebrating with you all the way through 2019! It’s going to be a big year, let’s start it out with a bang! 

This marks the seventh NYE Celebration for the String Cheese Incident since going on hiatus in 2007, and their sixth New Year’s Eve at their home state’s 1STBANK Center. Last year, the band celebrated NYE with a special East Coast celebration at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, the only time they’ve rung in the New Year outside of Colorado since their 2006’s San Francisco run.

For more information on New Year’s run and more String Cheese Incident 25th-anniversary celebrations, head to the band’s website here.