Another year has come and gone with 2017 on its way out and 2018 looming 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? Columbus has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, from popular rock bands to local parties. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.
Dec. 31 @7:30 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Band Clutch brings their Psychic Warfare world tour to Columbus just in time for a New Year's party, along with Devin Townsend and The Obsessed, at Express Live! Tickets are on sale now for $29.50 in advance, $35 day of show.
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
Shadowbox Live - 503 S. Front St., Suite #260, Columbus, OH, 43215
Ring in the New Year at Shadowbox Live with house band BillWho?, plus a dinner banquet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Make your dinner reservations now through the venue's website.
Tree of Snakes
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Ace of Cups - 2619 N High St., Columbus, OH 43202
Celebrate with at Ace of Cups with music from Tree of Snakes, 84 Nash, Washington Beach Bums and The Lindsay, followed by a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are on sale now for just $10, making it a super affordable way to have a great, fun New Year.
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Hollywood Casino - 200 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, OH 43228
You can always count on casinos to throw great New Year's parties, and Columbus is no exception. Check out hip-hop band 17th Floor at Hollywood Casino, as well as a stream of the ball drop in New York. Visit the casino's website for more information on this and all of their other New Year's events, including a buffet, four-course dinner, New Year's Day brunch, and more.
Dec. 31 @ 9:30 p.m.
Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza - 5601 North High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Party with blues singer Teeny Tucker and her seven-piece band at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza in nearby Worthington. Stop in for dinner starting at 4, then stick around for the show at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now for $25, including party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.