saturday December 31
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic
Liberty Bowl Stadium, noon (tickets, 795-9095)
Make plans to attend this annual New Year's Day football game. This year, it's Tulsa versus Fresno State.
Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Dog Hair, and The Jon Felix Trio
The Peabody (1-800-PEABODY),
8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Plan this party around hotel packages ranging from a $35 entry fee to $750 for a two-night New Year's vacation. Sunday brunch is served the next day.
Death Du Jour Dinner Theater's Mystery Ballroom Blitz
Draper's, 6110 Macon Rd. (377-0143), 8 p.m.-midnight. $50
Enjoy an interactive theater experience featuring dinner, entertainment, and celebration.
Mr. Del featuring Frayser Boy, The Raleigh Symphony, The Sophomore Rising, Eat Lead Traci, and This Side of Summer
Skatepark of Memphis (737-8448) 6:30 p.m. $10
A diverse bill and an early start time make this an interesting show to check out.
The Brinson at 341 Madison (524-0104), $10 advance, $15
New Year's Eve Reggae Love Party with live music, open mic, and spoken word poetry. BYOB.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Cannon Center (454-6774), 8 p.m. $75
A night of light classics and pop favorites with guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Then dance in the New Year with Joyce Cobb and her band.
New Daisy Theatre (525-8979), 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15
Memphis + Egypt = Metal New Year!!!
saturday December 31Amy and The Tramps
Boscos Squared (432-2222), 10 p.m. $10
Local faves and complimentary champagne make a perfect pair.
The Preacher's Kids, The Joint Chiefs, Loose Diamonds, and
Hi-Tone (278-8663), 9 p.m. $7
This is the party for those who like to listen loud and stay out late.
Augustine, Noise Choir, Vending Machine, and Antique Curtains
Young Avenue Deli (278-0034). 9 p.m. $7
A stellar line-up of local rockers will keep you company all night long.
Uptown Saturday Night Comedy and Ricky Strickland
Isaac Hayes Club (529-9222), 10 p.m., $20
Enjoy New Year's comedy and music downtown at Peabody Place.
Angel Sluts, Six String Jets, The Shitfits
Murphy's (726-4193), $5
Free party favors and a complimentary champagne toast.