New Year's Eve Concerts 2014
New Year's Eve is just a few months away, and what better way to celebrate than with a little live music? Or, a lot. Check below for our growing list of artists looking to ring in 2014 with you.
Slovenian DJ Gramatik - now residing in the BK thus raising the city's talent quotient another notch- has announced a two-night New Year's Eve celebration in Chicago. Gramatik will perform at both the Concord Music Hall and Auditorium Theatre on December 30 and 31, respectively. The performances come on the heels of Gramatik leaving the Pretty Lights Music label and moving to Lowtemp (his own label), where he will release his forthcoming album, The Age of Reason. Click here for more info & tickets.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Colorado jam/bluegrass act Yonder Mountain String Band have just announced a four-night New Year's run at the Boulder Theater in Colorado. From December 27 - 31 the quartet will be joined by an array of soon-to-be-announced guests to help folks ring in the new year. One hundred percent of proceeds for the show on the 30th will go to Colorado flood disaster victims, and the remaining shows will include food/clothing drives. Click here for more info & tickets.
Filed under "things-that-are-not-that-surprising" news, Phish has announced that they will keep with tradition and play their annual New Year's Eve run at Madison Square Garden in New York City. On December 28, 29, 30 and 31, Phish will perform at MSG for their 28th, 29, 30th, and 31st time (it's never coincidence with this band). If you can't wait until December to get your phix, the jam band pioneers have just embarked on a short fall tour. Click here for more info & tickets.
Attention East Coast Big Gigantic fans: after celebrating the last few New Years Eves in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre and Aragon Ballroom, Big G is moving to the Big Apple. Get ready to ring in 2014 with the electronica duo, because they're playing two shows at Roseland Ballroom on December 30 and 31. And, in light of the recent announcement that Roseland Ballroom would be closing in April of 2014, this will actually be the last New Year's Eve celebration the venue sees. Click here for more info & tickets.
The Avett Brothers
Southern rockers The Avett Brothers will continue their NYE tradition by playing a gig in their home-state of North Carolina, this year in Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Support for this show comes from Shovels & Rope, and folks in attendance can expect to hear some tunes off the band's brand-spankin' new album, Magpie & the Dandelion. Click here for more info & tickets.
String Cheese Incident
Continuing the reprisal of one of their most popular traditions, Colorado's own String Cheese Incident has announced a three-show run up to New Year's Eve 2014. Because of the success of their 2011 Winter Carnival and last year's Hometown Throwdown, these latest SCI NYE (so many acronyms) tour dates will once again be at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. As unique as their sound has always been, String Cheese Incident concerts give the band another opportunity to turn fan favorites into a one of a kind experience. Click here for more info & tickets.
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Jamtronica band STS9 will return to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, for this year's NYE party: a venue that they have the honor of playing more than any other artist... ever. The band will blaze through five shows from December 27 to December 31, joined by Lunice, ESKMO, Russ Liquid, Cherub and Project Aspect for varying nights. Click here for more info & tickets.
Aiming to dance your face off this New Year’s Eve? Well, if you’re in the Nashville area, you’re in luck: Bassnectar will be ringing in 2014 at Bridgestone Arena (home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the Country Music Awards). What’s even cooler is that Bassnectar will be playing on a rotating stage, so there really isn’t a bad seat (out of about 20,000) in the house. Providing support for this one-night-only dance fest are Zion I and ill-esha. Click here for more info & tickets.
West Coast funky fusion band Slightly Stoopid has announced a four-night holiday tour leading up to New Year's Eve. Although the band hails from the San Diego area, the 2013 Slightly Stoopid Holiday Tour will be on the East Coast, with shows in New York, New Jersey and the Washington D.C. area. It's been almost 20 years since the then high school band was signed to a record label by Sublime, and in that time they've built a fan base around their unique blend of musical collaborations with the likes of The Roots, Snoop Dogg and Bob Weir. Click here for more info & tickets.