New Year’s Guide 

Your go-to guide for events in and around Memphis.

Beale Street

The biggest New Year's Eve party in Memphis, New Year's Eve on Beale will ring in the new year with drinks, food, music, dancing, and fireworks. This year's musical acts include the Fabulous Exclusive Soul Revue Band and Karma, with headliners B.B. King's Blues Band and pop icon Tito Jackson. Together, the two headliners will continue the legacies of B.B. King and the Jackson 5. The event is 21-plus, free to attend, and will also be live-streamed for those who would like to watch from the comfort of their own homes.

Music begins at 8:45 p.m. Free. Beale (526-0117)

Hard Rock Cafe

It's the 10th annual guitar drop at Hard Rock Cafe, where a 10-ft.-tall D'Angelico guitar drops 100 feet at the start of the new year. Enjoy musical guests Common Rarity, Carlos Ecos Band, Mandy Vixen Trio, ShotGunBillys, DJ Debonair, and American Idol winner Caleb Johnson, among others, and Good Day Memphis weather and traffic anchor Chelsea Chandler will emcee the event.

5 p.m. Tickets: General admission: $35; Platinum VIP: $150 single/$250 couples; Gold VIP: $400 per table. 126 Beale (529-0007)

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Peabody Hotel

This bash will feature local music acts Seeing Red, Garry Goin Group, and DJ Epic. VIP packages include free hors d'oeuvres and unlimited Champagne and Budweiser.

8 p.m. General admission: $40; VIP: $150. 149 Union (529-4000)

New Daisy Theatre

New Daisy Theatre throws its third annual New Year's Eve Blackout with special musical guests BT, Tree, Defcon Engaged, Scotty B, FreeWill, Brian Hamilton, and N8. This is the perfect outing for night owls — the show goes on until 5 a.m.

9 p.m. General admission: $20-$30; Silver Couples package: $50; Gold package: $75; Platinum package: $100. 330 Beale (525-8981)

Rum Boogie Cafe

FreeWorld begins the New Year playing at Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale.

8 p.m.-12 a.m. 182 Beale (528.0150)

Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk

Exclusive concert with Jerry Lee Lewis, along with opener Jason James.

7 p.m. Gallery seats: $125; Front row seats: $225; after the 25th, tickets increase by $25. 310 Beale

Ghost River Brewing Co.

Ghost River celebrates its 10 year anniversary of its first brewing of South Main Pale Ale — and to celebrate, they are giving away free 4-ounce pours. Flying Sobies Hen House Food Truck will be camped out for Sunday brunch.

12-8 p.m. 827 S Main St. (661-4976)

B.B. King's Blues Club

Join B.B. King's for a night of live music, dinner, and dancing.

Dinner served 7-10 p.m. General admission: $20 in advance or $25 at the door; VIP: $80 - Includes a reserved table in the mezzanine, three-course dinner, party favors, and Champagne toast. 143 Beale St. (524-5464)

Loflin Yard

A fun evening full of music, with two sets by Southern Avenue, with Stax Academy Alumni Band opening, and Pressure World DJ Crew spinning funk/soul/R&B tunes in between sets.

10 p.m. General admission: $20; VIP: $75 - Includes reserved seating, dinner with Southern Avenue, and signed merchandise. 7 W. Carolina Ave. (290-1140)

Bleu Restaurant

Partake in a $55 surf n' turf dinner and/or the New Year's Eve party ($35), which includes a Champagne toast, party favors, and complimentary valet.

6 p.m.-midnight. 221 South B.B. King Boulevard. (334-5950)

Memphis Sounds Lounge

Memphis Sounds Lounge is closing, and they're going out with a bang! This event will feature musical guest William Davenport. Tickets include free Champagne toast, food, and party favors.

7 p.m.-2 a.m. $20/person or $35/couple. 22 N. Third St. (590-4049)

Blind Bear

Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m., and beginning at 8 p.m., Rusty Pieces and Blackwater Trio perform.

Dinner: $35/person or $60/couple; music cover charge $18. 119 S Main (417-8435)

The Lookout at Bass Pro Shops

Dine on a five-course meal in the sky while listening to a live band. Afterward, attend the after party for more music and fun.

Dinner: $125/person; After Party: $50/person - Includes party favors and Champagne toast. 1 Bass Pro Dr. (291-8040)

Lew's Blue Note Bar and Grill

8 p.m.-1 a.m. 341 Beale St. (577-8387)


LaFayette's Music Room

Join LaFayette's for an evening of music, with a lineup that includes Almost Famous and Pearl.

6 p.m. General Admission: $25; VIP: $80/person or $150/couple - Includes reserved seating, party favors, Champagne toast, and hors d'oeuvres. 2119 Madison (207-5097)

Young Avenue Deli

Local band Spaceface plays, with a colorful and interactive 3D set, 3D glasses, silver space aliens, confetti bursts, lasers, psychedelic photo booths, and more. DJ Witnesse from Lord T and Eloise will be playing funk and soul tunes as well. There will be $2 beer specials, Champagne toast, and the first 100 people to show up will get a free pair of 3D glasses.

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $10. 2119 Young (278-0034)

Children's Museum of Memphis

This masquerade is the first ever New Year's Eve bash in the new Grand Carousel wing. Party band City Mix and a silent disco will provide entertainment, while attendees enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and midnight Champagne toast.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. General Admission: $75 Pre-sale or $90 at the door; VIP: $150 - Includes three-course dinner at 7 p.m. whipped up by a surprise local chef and a fast pass to the bar. 2525 Central Ave. (458-2678)


Hi-Tone presents Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Jack Oblivian, Room Thirteen, and DJ Damp Velour.

10 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20. 412-414 N. Cleveland (278-8663)

Blue Monkey Midtown

Louder Than Bombs covers the Smiths/Morrissey. Champagne toast at midnight.

10 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets: $15/person or $25/couple. 2012 Madison Ave. (272-2583)

The P&H Cafe

Dead Soldiers and HEELS will provide music, while Katrina Coleman will provide laughs. PBR is half-price.

10 p.m. 1532 Madison Ave. (726-0906)

Overton Square

At the Tower Courtyard in Overton Square, the Dantones and DJ Bobby Smith will provide tunes, and former American Idol contestant Alexis Grace will emcee. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, or check out any of the various bars in Overton Square.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 2101 Madison


Marcella & Her Lovers plays at Bar DKDC.

11 p.m. 964 S. Cooper (272-0830)


The Schwag plays three sets of Grateful Dead music.

9 p.m.-3 a.m. Pre-Sale: $12; Door: $15. 1911 Poplar Ave. (244-7904)

South Memphis

Graceland - The Guest House

Live like the King at the New Year's Eve Gala at the Guest House at Graceland. Memphis Jazz Orchestra Band will play tunes from Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and Count Basie. Enjoy a Grand Buffet dinner in the ballroom, and then party with party favors and Champagne toast. To get the full experience, book a King or Queen room, and you will receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne upon arrival.

8 p.m. Dinner and gala: $95; Room, dinner, and gala: $299. 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. (443-3000)

Marlowe's Ribs

Music provided by Probeats DJs. Event is 25-plus.

10 p.m. Pre-sale: $20; At the door: $30. 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. (332-4159)

East Memphis

Neil's Music Room

Party like it's 2018. The Natchez Brothers will play from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and Neil's will start serving breakfast at 12:30 a.m. Instead of Champagne flutes, Neil's will be giving away bottles of Champagne that attendees can either drink on-site or take home.

9 p.m. $25/person or $40/couple. 5727 Quince (682-2300)

Tunica, MS

Hollywood Casino

The Nate Jackson Band plays at the Main Stage.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. 1150 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard, Robinsonville, MS (800-871-0711)


Moonshine Ball presents Ying Yang Twins, and at the Riverstage Bar, Gerald Richardson & Friends plays. Roadhouse has a number of New Year's Eve promotions, including New Year's Eve Cash Drawings ($2,018) and Glow Bright Lights Giveaway for Total Rewards members.

1107 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS (662-363-4900)

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