Counting down to 2019. 

Editor's Note: Ghost River Brewing will be closed on New Year's Eve. It will be open on New Year's Day for its New Year, New You, Not Today event from noon to 8 p.m. An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information.

You survived the holidays without cracking under the pressure — or stabbing your unruly uncle who won't stop bringing up politics at the dinner table. No, I do not want to hear just one more thing about "Pizza-Gate," Uncle Rob. And you made it through the rest of 2018. That alone is cause for celebration, and your trusty Flyer calendar editor (that's me) is here to help guide you through the last night of the year. Without further ado, here's our guide to New Year's events in and around Memphis.

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Starting at 10 p.m., the entire street is given over to a holiday celebration, with live music, dancing, fireworks, and food and drinks. The street-wide party, open to all 21 years old and older, is part of a night-long celebration with a big fireworks finale. Beale (526-0117)

Hard Rock Cafe

The folks at Hard Rock bring on the bright lights, flapper fashion, giggle water, and all that jazz at their Roaring '20s Party, with a 10-foot-tall guitar dropped at midnight. $35-$125. 126 Beale (529-0007) Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk

Celebrate the new year with this concert featuring Jerry Lee Lewis. Seating for the show is at 7 p.m., the Killer plays at 11 p.m. $150-$325. 310 Beale (300-6788)

New Daisy Theatre

Daisyland presents the fourth annual New Year's Eve Blackout!, featuring DJs Z-Dougie, Oh Losha, Finn, Defcon Engaged, and more. Doors at 9 p.m. $12-$25. 330 Beale (525-8981)

Tin Roof

Glow Co, Max Victory, and Desire perform. Fast passes and booth rentals are available. 315 Beale (527-9911)


Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

The Lookout at the Pyramid offers the chance to spend the holiday at the pinnacle of style at the top of the Pyramid, with a four-course meal, live music, and complimentary toast at midnight. Reservations required: (800) 225-6343 to reserve your spot. $125. 1 Bass Pro Drive (291-8200)

Loflin Yard

The evening's festivities include bonfires, s'mores, drink specials, and more. 7 W. Carolina (524-0104)

The Peabody Hotel

This year's high-energy party includes performances by Garry Goin Group, Seeing Red, and DJ Epic. The party will be hosted throughout the Grand Lobby and Mezzanine of the "South's Grand Hotel," with the bands playing in the Continental Ballroom. The Rene Koopman Trio will perform classics in the Corner Bar. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 149 Union (529-4000)


Ballet Memphis

The Phoenix Club presents the Suit and Sequins party at Ballet Memphis' elegant digs in Overton Square. General admission includes an open wine and beer bar, late night hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight. $75-$150. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 2144 Madison (737-7322)

Beauty Shop

A celebration with a four-course dinner and live music by Gary Johns & His Mini-Orchestra. 966 Cooper (272-7111)

Black Lodge

From its new location on N. Cleveland, Black Lodge presents a party with music by a resurrected Dead Soldiers, an album release and music by Ben Abney & the Hurts, with Lipstick Stains, Shamefinger, and 1,000 Lights. "We're all excited to get to play together again," says Dead Soldiers guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Aviotti of the band's reunion show. "Our hiatus continues indefinitely after this, but as we've said before, we're not done. We all have projects in the works. It probably won't be [Dead Soldiers'] last show ever, but what if it is?" $10. 9 p.m. 405 N. Cleveland

Blue Monkey

The Smiths/Morrissey tribute group Louder Than Bombs performs. 2012 Madison (272-2583)

Celtic Crossing

Cooper-Young's neighborhood bar is setting up tents to accommodate the crowd. The celebration includes music from a live band and a DJ, a champagne toast at midnight, a prix-fixe menu, and more. $10. 903 Cooper (274-5151)

Hattiloo Theatre

The FunkSoul New Year's Eve party is a full night of mini-concerts and comedy in Hattiloo's theater-turned-dance hall. An on-site bistro will offer an à la carte menu designed by some of Memphis' finest chefs. $150. 37 Cooper (525-0009)


Get an early dose of strange and unusual by starting the year off with performances by Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Jack Oblivian, and Three Brained Robot. Will it rock? Oh, yes. Will Quintron break out the Weather Warlock act? There's only one way to know for sure. $20. 412-414 N. Cleveland (278-8663)

Lafayette's Music Room

Pearl and Almost Famous perform. The event features reserved seating "Vegas style," with hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, and party favors. $80. 2119 Madison (207-5097)

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Minglewood Hall

Friends for Life presents Pink Champagne, a high-energy New Year's Eve dance party. "We're performing on stage with these giant champagne glasses I've constructed," says Dara Garbuzinksi of Sock It to Me Burlesque. With performances by DJ A.D., Goldie Dee & Friends, the boys of Ballet Memphis, the aerialists of QCG Productions, and the aforementioned burlesque beauties of Sock It to Me Productions. $20-$60. 1555 Madison (312-6058)

Playhouse on the Square

The Germantown Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity hosts its first-annual Nupe Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $50. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 66 Cooper (725-0776)


Midtown's backyard is celebrating with live music from Porch Pigs and Walrus, champagne, and a photobooth. 2166 Central (504-4342)

Rec Room

Live music from PXLS and a complimentary champagne toast. 3000 Broad (209-1137)

Second Line

Celebrate with a patio party, live DJ, a buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight. $30. 2144 Monroe (590-2829)

Young Avenue Deli

The Deli invites Memphians to celebrate in comfort with a pajama party sponsored by Wiseacre Brewing and Sipsmith Gin, with a champagne toast at midnight. 2119 Young Avenue (278-0034)


Guest House at Graceland

The VIP Celebration includes a dinner buffet for two, dancing with live music from Party Plane, a cash bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. The grounds will still be decked out for the holidays, Christmas at Graceland-style. $125. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard (443-3000)


Gold Club

Free champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 777 N. White Station (682-4615)

Old Whitten Tavern

Live music by Bob and Susie Salley, with a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 2465 Whitten Road (375-1965)

West Memphis

Southland Gaming & Racing

With a $25,000 Cash Ring in the New Year Hot Seat, and five winners will receive $2,019 at 11:30 p.m.. 1550 N. Ingram (800-467-6182)

Tunica, MS

Horseshoe Casino

Includes overnight accommodations and a $50 spa credit. 1021 Casino Center Drive (800-303-7463)

Hollywood Casino Thumpdaddy and Roxy Love perform. 1150 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard (800-871-0711)

Tunica Roadhouse

Silk and Sir Charles Jones perform. 1170 Casino Center (800-745-3000)

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