Another year has come and gone with 2017 on its way out and 2018 looming ever closer. We still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a close, and New Year's Eve is the perfect time to do it. After all, is there a better way to say goodbye to one year and welcome the next? And Austin has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, from some of Austin's biggest homegrown musicians to local parties. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.
Willie Nelson and Family
Dec. 29, 30, and 31 @ 9 p.m.
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater - 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
Since Austin City Limit's Moody Theater opened in 2011, Austin's own icon Willie Nelson has rung in the New Year there, and 2018 is no exception. Celebrate another year with Nelson and family, once again playing three shows on Dec. 29, 30 and 31. All three will feature Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Particle Kid, but on New Year's Eve, fans will also be treated to Blackberry Smoke and a visit from Father Time Texas and Baby New Year. Tickets are on sale now, including multiple package deals. Fans can also catch Nelson live in 2018, as he recently announced a small string of dates in February.
Doyle Bramhall II
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Antone's - 305 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78701
Ring in the New Year with local musician Doyle Bramhall II at Antone's New Year's Blowout, also featuring Emily Gimble, Lou Ann Barton and DJ Mahealani, plus a complimentary breakfast taco bar. Tickets are on sale now for $75.
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Stubb's Indoors - 801 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
Celebrate with the aptly named Nightowls, with support from Kev Bev and The Woodland Creatures. Tickets are on sale now for $70 in advance, $80 day of show.
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
Emo's Austin - 2015 E. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78741
Party with Chromeo, who will play a DJ set with Harry Paradise at Emo's Austin. Tickets are on sale now for $59.50 and include a complimentary champagne toast.
Austin's New Year
Dec. 31 @ 2 p.m.
Vic Mathias Shores
Enjoy an afternoon of music-filled, family-friendly fun with Austin's New Year, featuring headliners Brownout and Ian Moore Band plus more music spread over three stages. Patrons can also enjoy food trucks, art, fireworks, and more. Best of all, the whole event is free.