A Guide to New Year’s Eve Concerts in New York City

The days on the calendar are getting fewer as another year comes to a close. That means it’s time to celebrate. If you like great tunes and live performances, you can say farewell to 2015 with a musical bang during a vacation to the Big Apple. Here are some New Year’s Eve concerts sure to be music to your ears.

Black Taxi and Mr. Brownstone—8:30 pm & 1:15 am
If you’re looking for a rocking New Year’s Eve celebration, the temperature will be rising inside Mercury Lounge with two separate shows. Black Taxi promises to be raw, gritty and raucous. Mr. Brownstone will deliver debauchery inspired by Guns N’ Roses. Expect the Jack Daniels to be flowing.

Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10023
212.260.4700

Jack-U-ConcertJack Ü at Madison Square Garden—8 pm
Get ready for a double dose of gnarly as Skrillex and Diplo team up to perform as Jack Ü. Expect this supercharged duo to serve up high doses of electronic music and lay down thumping beats during their farewell to 2015. Anyone planning to attend this concert should wear something flashy and neon.

Madison Square Garden
4 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
212.465.6741

Gov’t Mule at Beacon Theater—9 pm
Yes, it has been more than two decades. And Gov’t Mule is still jamming out southern-rock tunes with plenty of bluesy flavor. This band began as an offshoot of the Allman Brothers Band—and continues to amass legions of loyal constituents. Their New Year’s Eve bash will include deep cuts and iconic cover tunes.

Beacon Theater
2124 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
212.465.6500

elton-john-concertElton John at Barclays Center—9 pm
For the first time in his nearly five-decade career, Sir Elton John is playing a New Year’s Eve gig in New York City. Join the rocket man and tiny dancers for a night of incredible live music filled with all the hit songs. When this concert is over, 2015 will go out like a candle in the wind.

Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
917.618.6700

Erasure at Terminal 5—8:30 pm

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke are larger than life synth-pop performers. Catch the English duo play tracks from their latest album, The Violet Flame, during an unforgettable New Year’s Eve concert. Their rhythmic hum will be accompanied by opening acts Alex English and Book of Love.

Terminal 5
610 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
212.260.4700

disclosure-concertDisclosure at Pier 94—8 pm
Electro music brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence will be performing side-by-side on the fringes of Hell’s Kitchen. This event promises to be a retro-inspired house party sure to leave your ears ringing in the New Year. The full Disclosure concert includes Claude VonStroke, Dusky, Ten Walls, Kyle Hall and Isaac Tichauer.

Pier 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
646.778.3211

Dee Dee Bridgewater at Iridium Jazz Club—7 pm & 10 pm
Join Dee Dee Bridgewater for a jazzy New Year’s Eve celebration that includes two shows. The first set at 7 pm is just a concert. The latter includes an intimate concert, three-course dinner, champagne toast and police escort to watch the ball drop in Times Square.

Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
212.582.2121

The Dictators NYC at The Bowery Electric—8 pm
The Dictators NYC will slam 2015 to the ground with a powerful punk rock set. Led by infamous frontman Dick Manitoba, fans can expect a lively and energetic performance sure to tear down the walls just in time to usher in the New Year. Special guests include Dirty Fences, Hector’s Pets and the Waldos.

The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
212.228.0228