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 2024 with fireworks, confetti, live DJs and more on Beale.
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 bands and DJs, including Seeing Red, Southbound and DJ A.D. Tickets start at $65 per person if you purchase online or $75 at the door.
Ring in 2024 with the Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies are back at FedExForum, ready to take on the Sacramento Kings. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Take in all the high-flying action before taking the victory party to Beale Street for a New Year’s Eve party to remember.
Count Down to Midnight at Mollie Fontaine Lounge
Bar DKDC is hosting Smoke Stack Lightnin’, a can’t-miss lineup of performers at the historic Mollie Fontaine Lounge. Celebrate New Year’s with food, drinks and tunes from Susan Marshall, Marcella Simien and Cyrena Wages.
Drinks & Beats at Central Station
Pair craft cocktails with beats from DJ and record collector Shotgun Shima at Central Station Hotel in the South Main Historic District. The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m.
Celebrate New Year’s with Live Music at Lafayette’s
Head to Lafayette’s Music Room on Overton Square for a night of live music, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a midnight toast. Memphis Soul Remedy will get the festivities started at 6 p.m. before Aquanet takes the stage at 10 p.m. Get your tickets now.
Raise a Glass at Beck & Call
Dress to the nines for a rooftop celebration at Beck & Call. The rooftop lounge atop Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is going all out for the occasion. We’re talking delicious apps and craft cocktails, a photo booth to show off your New Year’s vibes, live music, a champagne toast at midnight and stunning views of the Mississippi River and Downtown Memphis.
More New Year’s Celebrations in Memphis
Every year, Memphis hosts a plethora of fun ways to welcome in the New Year. Check out more ways you can ring in 2024 on the I Love Memphis Blog.