There are so many different ways to ring in the New Year, especially if you live in the Big Apple. If you have being in a crowd of thousands of people for the ball drop on your bucket list, there’s always that option available. If you are more of a low-key person, you should have your choice of apartment parties or maybe even just kick it at your place with a few close friends. If you like to get out, you have hundreds and hundreds of bars to choose from. There are also a few concerts around the city that would make for a great night out. Here are a few concert options for New Year’s Eve in New York City.
Brazilian Girls at Rough Trade
Chris Botti at Blue Note
Gov’t Mule at Beacon Theatre
John Digweed at Output
Kamasi Washington at Brooklyn Bowl
Macy Gray at Iridium
Phish at Madison Square Garden
Snarky Puppy at Irving Plaza
The Lone Bellow at Bowery Ballroom
This list has a wide range of performers from many different genres. If you can get your hands on Phish tickets, you would be taking part of a New Year’s Eve tradition, as the band has played every year for the past decade besides 2014. Gov’t Mule is always a fun night out, as they cover music from the Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead. Snarky Puppy may give you the best time, as their 40-person jazz/funk band is a guaranteed good time. The band has collaborated with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Franklin, and David Crosby, so who knows who might show up.