Concerts and parties in Charlotte for New Year's Eve 2017
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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 Charlotte has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, particularly when it comes to local artists. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.

Countdown with the Bands
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Neighborhood Theater - 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28205

The name says it all--countdown to midnight with not one but four live bands, all from the Charlotte area. The lineup includes rock band Radio Lola, folk-rock band The Menders, The Penitentials, and the aptly named rock band Party Battleship. And best of all, the show is free!

Sol Fusion
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Romare Bearden Park - 300 South Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Ring in the New Year with local band Sol Fusion at Romare Bearden Park with CLT New Year's Eve, presented by Ally, plus food trucks, a DJ, the lighting of the Queen City crown, and fireworks to end the evening. And the best part is it's free.

JJ Grey & Mofro
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Fillmore Charlotte - 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28206

Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with JJ Grey & Mofro, who are ending their fall tour with a string of New Year's shows and a final stop at The Fillmore with support from Tyler Childers. Tickets are on sale now for $42.50.

Sugarshine
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Crown Station - 3629 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205

Celebrate with a night of reggae from Sugarshine, plus guests Lovely Budz and Crown Station frequenters Jah Will, both from Charlotte. It costs just $5 to get in and enjoy the show, making it a quite affordable way to ring in 2018.

Cosmic Gate
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
World Nightclub - 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. B6, Charlotte, NC 28206

Have an out-of-this-world party with German duo Cosmic Gate at World Nightclub. Tickets are on sale now for $25, or $50 for VIP access. Get ready for the show with the duo's new video for "Folded Wings."