New Years Eve Celebrations on Beale Street
New Year's Eve on Beale Street Featuring B.B. King's Blues Band & Tito Jackson
Corner of Fourth St. & Beale St.
FREE Concert Starting at 8:45 pm - December 31, 2017
It's the biggest party of the year! Say good-bye to 2017 and ring in 2018 with live music, dancing, fireworks, great food and drinks and thousands of your closest friends! Beale Street’s big New Year’s Eve Celebration will be even more spectacular this year due to the addition of some serious star-power with headliner B.B. King’s Blues Band featuring pop music icon Tito Jackson. Together, superstar Tito Jackson and the B.B. King’s Blues Band will continue the mighty legacies of B.B. King and the Jackson 5 in an NYE set that will have music-lovers from around the planet vying for a spot on historic Beale Street this December 31.
For over half a century, B.B. King and B.B. King’s Blues Band defined a genre, averaging over 250 sold-out shows per year. Combine that heritage with the inspired genius of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Tito Jackson and you get a powerful must-see musical act that will be shared with Memphis audiences first.
The NYE concert, which is free and open to all 21 years old and older, is part of a night-long celebration of Memphis music, including sets from multiple Memphis performers and a big fireworks finale. All bands will play at the corner of Fourth Street and Beale, and the event will be broadcast live via the street’s social media channels.
Learn more at BealeStreet.com
December 31, 2017, Lineup details:
Beale Street will be open from 11:00 am.
8:45 pm – The Fabulous Exclusive Soul Review Band
10:35 pm - Karma
11:00 pm – B.B. King’s Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson
11:59 pm – Countdown to 2018
12:00 am - Fireworks
Beale Street is 21+ after dark and individual establishments may enforce a 21+ entry at their discretion during other times.
10th Annual Hard Rock Guitar Drop
Starting at 5pm - December 31, 2017
General Admission: $35, VIP tickets start at $150
The Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, home of the 10th Annual Hard Rock Guitar Drop for NYE is one of best parties in Memphis and rocks all of Beale Street!
This event is 10 years strong, bringing all of Beale together to celebrate the New Year with hours of live music all culminating at the stroke of Midnight when a 10 ft. tall D'Angelico Guitar is dropped from the Sky to Ring in the New Year!
A variety of ticket opportunities are available with live music inside and outside of the cafe. Click here to purchase tickets.
NYE at B.B. King's Blues Club
143 Beale Street
Seating begins at 7pm. Dinner will be served between 7 pm – 10 pm.
Ring in the New Year at BB King’s Blues Club on the world-famous Beale Street! Enjoy dinner, live music, and dancing all night long!
$80 per person + tax & gratuity
Includes reserved seating in the mezzanine, three-Course prix-fixe dinner, party favors, champagne toast and live music! Seating begins at 7pm. Dinner will be served between 7 pm – 10 pm.
$20 General Admission (In advance)
$25 General Admission (Day of at the door)
Tickets on sale now at the BB King’s Blues Club Retail Store. For more information call 901.524.5464.
2018 NYE Party at the Tin Roof
315 Beale Street
Dec 31, 2017 9:00 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
Live music by the Mad Hatters and DJ String Bean spinning in the Green Room. Champagne toast, party favors & more! Entry will be $30 at the door based on space & availability and includes full venue access to the live music side and the DJ in the Green Room.
Hate standing in line and want to get in ASAP? Purchase onE of the limited Fast Passes for $50 which includes entry and the ability to skip the line from 9 PM-Midnight!
Daisyland presents NYE BLACKOUT 2018 feat. BT
New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale
Dec. 31, 2017 - Doors at 9pm til 5am. Lights out at midnight.
Featuring music by BT
plus Tree, Defcon Engaged, Scotty B, FreeWill, Brian Hamilton and N8 as special guests!
18 and up only
Tickets: $20 – $100. VIP Packages available from $50 to $100.
Click here to purchase tickets
New Years Eve Celebrations at The Peabody
Peabody New Year's Eve Party
Peabody Hotel (149 Union Ave)
From 8pm to 2am - December 31, 2017
Ring in 2018 at the "South's Grand Hotel"! The Peabody New Year's Eve Party is one of the biggest and best parties in Memphis. This year's high-energy party includes performances by Garry Goin Group (G3), Seeing Red, and DJ Epic. The party will be hosted throughout the Grand Lobby and Mezzanine of the hotel with the bands playing in the Continental Ballroom. In addition, the Rene Koopman Trio will perform sophisticated classics in the Corner Bar.
General Admission: $40 online pre-sale, $50 at the door
VIP Pass: $150, Includes access to Party & Stella Artois VIP lounge, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and Stella Artois, Valet Parking (Limited Availability)
Party guests must be 21 and older
New Year's Eve Package:
The Peabody New Year's Eve Package includes one night's accommodations, plus admission to the Peabody New Year's Eve Party. *
*One Party ticket per registered hotel guest
*Party guests must be 21 or older
Visit the Special Offers page for more information or to book this package.
More NYE Events Throughout Downtown
New Year’s Eve 2017 at Bleu Restaurant & Lounge
221 South B.B. King Blvd.
December 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Surf & Turf Dinner Special - $55/person
New Year’s Eve Party - $35/person
Includes Champagne Toast, Party Favors, & Complimentary Valet Parking
- Please valet park through the Westin Hotel so we may validate your parking.
- Make your reservations by calling 901-334-5950 or make a reservation online.
Ghost River's 10 Year Party
827 S. Main Street
December 31, 2017 at 12 PM - 8 PM
Celebrate Ghost River's 10 year anniversary on New Year's Eve! On December 31st, 2007, Ghost River brewed its FIRST beer. It was called South Main Pale Ale. 10 years later, they're going to brew that beer again - just for you.
- They're only open from 12-8pm to make for a perfect pregame spot.
- Toast to the London New Year at 6pm. A free 4oz pour of South Main Pale Ale to all of those in attendance. #LondonCalling
- Enjoy Flying Sobies Hen House Food Truck on site for brunch, as we do every Sunday. They'll have their classic fried/smoked Cornish game hens, waffles, and fries.
- There will be some old swag around the taproom as a throwback to our old logo - cypress tree lovers unite!
- They'll have some new swag as well. Carabiner mugs, bottle openers, t-shirts, and more.
- Sunday Evening Slowdown will continue from 5-7:30pm with host Tiffany Harmon & Crockett Hall. This is also a weekly event, but this week we're bringing back our old songwriter night host Crockett.
Southern Avenue at Loflin Yard
7 W Carolina Ave
December 31, 2017 at 6 PM - 2 AM
Say goodbye to 2017 and start 2018 off right with Southern Avenue at Loflin Yard. Also featuring the STAX Academy Alumni Band, and special guest DJ's spinning classic Memphis Music/Funk/R&B all night long!
Doors @ 7pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Tickets @ $20 - includes champagne toast at midnight
Click here to purchase tickets
VIP tickets @ $75 include:
- Pre-show meet and greet with the band
- Dinner at 6PM with members of Southern Avenue.
- Specialty cocktail including champagne toast at midnight
- Your choice of a Southern Avenue CD, LP or T-Shirt (LP & CD can be signed personally to you!)
Brunch and Dinner at The Majestic Grille
145 S. Main Street
Dec. 31, 2017
NYE Brunch @ 10AM-2PM
Enjoy the regular menu at regular prices and a few of your favorite specials! Reservations highly recommended. Call 901-522-8555 or click here to book. Parties of 5 or more must reserve via telephone.
NYE Dinner @ 5pm - until
Enjoy our regular dinner menu at regular prices! Some of your favorite appetizer and entree specials will be available. Live music begins around 8pm. Join Majestic for dinner prior to your holiday party or arrive later to ring in the new year! Reservations required. Call 901-522-8555 to book. Online reservations are not accepted.
NYE Dinner at Paulette's
50 Harbor Town Square
Dec. 31, 2017 - 5pm to Midnight
Enjoy a four course meal with a perfect view of the sunset in Harbor Town. Dinners range from $70 - $90 plus tax and gratuity.
NYE Dinner at Tug's Casual Grill
51 Harbor Town Square
Endulge in Tug's FULL MENU and SPECIALS available New Year's Eve. Open 8 a.m. - the NEW YEAR! Call 901-260-3344 for reservations.
NYE Dinner at Terrace at the River Inn
50 Harbor Town Square
Ring in the New Year with a perfect view in the city! Special menu 4pm - midnight. NO COVER! Click here to view the menu. Call 901-260-3366 to make reservations.
Catherine & Mary's NYE Dinner and Celebration
272 S. Main Street
They will be bringing in 2018 with a four course, preset menu at $75 per person, by reservation only. Save your spot early-this night will book fast! Call 901.254.8600 for reservations & more information.
2nd Annual Homeless New Years Eve Day Party and Assistance Drive
Brinson's Downtown Chicken Lounge, 341 Madison Ave.
December 31, 2017 at 11 AM - 3 PM
This New Year’s Eve, take the opportunity to give homeless some much needed assistance and show them that we all look forward to better things for 2018! Enjoy live music, free BBQ and socializing. Brinson's is asking for giving with time, foo, and assistance. Find out more on how you can help by viewing the Facebook Event.
2018 New Years Celebration With Mr. William Davenport Live!
December 31 at 7 PM - 2 AM
Memphis Sounds Lounge, 22 North Third Street
Memphis Sounds Lounge Downtown Will Be Closing Our Doors With A Bang! This is a party for the ages! Live Entertainment Will Be Provided By Mr. William Davenport! Annual Champagne Toast, Free Food & Party Favors! Tickets are $20 for 1 and $35 for a Couple. See the Facebook Event for advance tickets.
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
The Lookout at Bass Pro had a fantastic NYE event in 2016. Nothing has been announced yet, but you can follow them on Facebook for the most up-to-date event postings if there is another party slated for 2017.
Annual Liberty Bowl Parade & Pep Rally
2017 Liberty Bowl Parade on December 29th @ 3 p.m.
2017 Bash on Beale Pep Rally on December 29th @ 4:30 p.m. in Handy Park
Cheer on your team at the official parade and pep rally for the 59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl! Liberty Bowl Parade will march down Beale Street, featuring both competing college teams full marching bands! Parade will also consist of high school bands from across the country, cars, dance groups, national beauty pageant winners and more!
More bars to celebrate NYE
Downtown's bar scene is a fantastic way to bring in 2018! Follow these bars for their plans for 2018:
Belle Tavern, Blind Bear Speakeasy, Club 152, Earnestine and Hazel's, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Green Beetle, High Cotton Brewing, Huey's Downtown, Kooky Canuck, Local Gastropub, Max's Sports Bar, Old Dominick Distillery, Purple Haze Nightclub, Silly Goose, The Brass Door Irish Pub, The Dirty Crow Inn, The Vault on G.E. Patterson, and The View at Residence Inn.
Photography by James Wessels Photography