We know you’re already thinking about New Year’s Eve. Why not ring in the world’s partying-est holiday in Memphis? The city that rocks year round rocks hardest on New Year’s Eve, when landmarks, attractions and local-favorite bars invite everybody in for a party. Get a jumpstart on your planning by reading up on these annual traditions, then keep checking back here for more updates on parties and admission info.
Note that most New Year's Eve events are 21-and-up.
New Year's Eve on Beale Street
From bar crawls to karaoke to late-night dance parties and, of course, tons of live music, Beale Street is lively year round, but especially on New Year's Eve. There isn't another New Year's Eve experience quite like it, as tens of thousands of people gather in the iconic street's bars and restaurants to rock in the new year. Be sure to keep track of the giant disco ball as it ascends its 50-foot tower as it gets closer to midnight. Count down to 2023 with fireworks, confetti, live DJs and more on Beale.
Before you go, consider getting the Beale Street Fast Pass. This $100 pass includes cover charges for multiple Beale Street clubs and bars.
Note: Beale Street will be 21-and-up beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Party at the Peabody
The Peabody has held a solid place in Memphis’ social scene for decades (check back in summer for info on the hotel’s sultry rooftop parties). On New Year’s Eve, the lobby and mezzanine will fill with revelers dancing to live sets from Southbound, Seeing Red and DJ Epic. Tickets purchased before Dec. 30 are $65 or $75 at the door. VIP tickets are $250 and include access to the VIP lounge, party favors, an appetizer buffet, champagne and valet parking. Get your tickets today and extend your party into 2023 by booking a room at the "South's Grand Hotel."
Celebrate at Hernando's Hideaway
RSVP to ring in the new year at Hernando's Hideaway. Celebrate at this local-favorite honky tonk with rock and country pianist Jason D. Williams. Order your favorite drink to go along with mouthwatering bar fare, like patty melts, BBQ nachos and more, as you count down to midnight.
Spend New Year's Eve at Neil's Music Room
This off-the-beaten-path neighborhood bar in East Memphis is celebrating New Year's with the Memphis Funk-N-Horns Party and Dance Band. Entry is $50 per person and includes a fifth of champagne to toast at midnight and a free breakfast at 12:30 a.m.
Don't mIss Emotions False New Year's Eve Bash at Hi Tone
Hi Tone Cafe is set to rock in the new year with Emotions False Records' New Year's Eve Bash. Tickets are just $20 to see a lineup of punk, emo and alt-rock bands, including Symptoms, Benadriil, Moonmane, TY Yellow, Lipstick Stains and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.
Note that you must be 18 or older for admittance into shows at the Hi Tone.
Ring in 2023 at Lafayette's Music Room
Get your tickets to the new year's celebration at Lafayette's Music Room. Formerly Known As will take the stage at 6 p.m., with Twin Soul to follow at 10 p.m. The event will feature Vegas-style seating with passed appetizers, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Beck & Call
Dress to the nines and celebrate New Year's Eve at Beck & Call. Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis' rooftop bar offers unrivaled views of the mighty Mississippi River and Downtown Memphis. Expect craft cocktails, small plates and dancing to live beats from DJ CodeRed. At Midnight, enjoy a champagne toast to 2023. Get your tickets.