New Year’s Eve Concert Guide

No New Year’s plans? No problem! Ring in 2018 by catching one of these major concerts happening across the country on New Year’s Eve.

Maroon 5 – Adam Levine and company are spending New Year’s weekend in Las Vegas, performing back-to-back nights at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. This marks their final gig before embarking on their Red Pill Blues tour with Julia Michaels next spring, and you “Don’t Wanna Know” how fast tickets are going, so get yours before it’s too late. giphy

Bruno Mars – Born showman Bruno Mars takes his talent to the entertainment capital of the world for a New Year’s Eve performance at the Park Theater in Las Vegas. Mars had one of his best year’s on record in 2017 between selling out arenas on his ongoing 24K Magic World Tour, scoring a multi-Platinum No. 1 hit with “That’s What I Like” and winning seven American Music Awards. He’ll enter 2018 with six Grammy nominations and plenty of overseas shows scheduled on the 24K Magic tour. This is one New Year’s Eve party you won’t want to miss! giphy

Demi Lovato & Kygo – Pop songstress Demi Lovato teams up with Norweigan producer Kygo for a special one-night-only event at LIV at Fontainebleau in Miami. Each were radio mainstays this year with earworms that became Top 10 hits in the U.S. (the take-no-prisoners anthem “Sorry Not Sorry” for Lovato and the Selena Gomez collaboration “It Ain’t Me” for Kygo). They’ll put on one of the most high-energy gigs in the final hours of 2017, with the show beginning at 9 p.m. giphy

Phish – Plenty will flock to New York City to celebrate New Years in Times Square, but for those wishing to escape the chaos while still enjoying the city, Phish has the answer. The rockers will finish their four-night stint at Madison Square Garden with a fun-filled New Year’s Eve show, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be their final performance for the time being, though guitarist Trey Anastasio is prepping for a solo tour in 2018. phish-tickets-1200x628

Billy Joel – The Piano Man takes a break from his residency at Madison Square Garden to perform a New Year’s Eve show in Florida at the BB&T Center. Joel’s shows never disappoint, and given that he is notorious for playing upwards of 2.5 hours every concert, so it’s safe to say he’ll ring in the New Year with the crowd with a concert start-time of 9:30 p.m. Billy-Joel-MSG-New-York-2016-July-Billboard-1548

Jimmy Buffett – There will be a Parrothead-filled party in Nashville on New Year’s Eve when Jimmy Buffett takes the stage at Bridgestone Arena. Locals wishing to escape the cold winter weather will especially enjoy the Buffett concert experience, which thrives on a laid-back, island-inspired mentality that will transport you to the blissful paradise of Margaritaville.

Kid Rock – Kid Rock’s Greatest Show on Earth Tour doesn’t officially kick off until mid-January, but he’s giving folks in Kansas City a special preview of what’s to come with a special New Year’s Eve gig at the Sprint Center. The outspoken rocker made headlines this year with a rumored Senate run that turned out to be nothing more than a publicity stunt for his latest album Sweet Southern Sugar, and we can’t wait to see what kind of hijinks he’ll pull in 2018. giphy

The Avett Brothers – Like Kid Rock, The Avett Brothers are also set to launch their new tour in mid-January, but not before giving a NYE performance in their home state of North Carolina. The folk group will take over Raleigh’s PNC Arena in their final show of 2017, which promises to be a must-see for fans.