Another year has come and gone with 2017 on its way out and 2018, and whatever it may bring, 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 Boston has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, from indie favorites to pop-culture icons. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.
Dec. 30 and 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Sinclair - 52 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Many musicians are taking advantage of New Year's Eve falling on a weekend this year, and indie band Deer Tick is no exception. For their celebrations, they'll take to The Sinclair in nearby Cambridge for a pair of shows on Dec 30 and 31. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS. The band is currently on the road in support of new albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 & 2, which present fans with two distinctly different styles--acoustic and straightforward rock.
Dec. 31 @ 9:30 p.m.
Great Scott - 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, MA 02134
Blue Man Group
Dec. 31 @ 11 a.m., 2, 5, and 8 p.m.
Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
Enjoy an evening with the iconic Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, their longtime Boston home--in addition to a Las Vegas edition. Tickets are on sale now, and with four shows, on New Year's Eve, you have plenty of chances to see them live and plenty of time to hit a party or even another concert. Ticket prices range from $76 to $180.
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02215
You can always count on the House of Blues for live music. For New Year's, the venue will host band Stick Figures, as well as openers John Brown's Body and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $45.
Dec. 31 @ 7 and 10 p.m.
City Winery - 80 Beverly St. at One Canal, Boston, MA 02114
Ring in the New Year with two shows from Los Lobos at City Winery. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $45 to $70 and depending on the show. The early-show tickets include dessert, while the late-show tickets include a midnight toast.