Concerts and parties in San Antonio for New Year's Eve 2017

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 San Antonio has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, from rockabilly favorites to tricentennial celebrations. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.

REO SpeedwagonPat BenatarFlaco Jiménez, and Little Joe y La Familia
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Downtown San Antonio

With San Antonio celebrating its 300th birthday this year, officials decided to hold an impressive tricentennial New Year's party and booked '80s rockers REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar, but the decision met some backlash due to the fact that neither truly represents San Antonio. In response, more local musicians have been added to the celebrations, including San Antonio native Flaco Jiménez and Texas musician Little Joe y La Familia. No matter which acts you decide to see, end your evening with fireworks at midnight.

Reverend Horton Heat
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
Sam's Burger Joint - 330 East Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78215

After they close out their Horton's Holiday Hayride Tour on Dec. 23, rockabilly band Reverend Horton Heat will celebrate the New Year at Sam's Burger Joint, with support from Jesse Dayton and Two Tons of Steel. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $100. Get ready for the show with our picks for Reverend Horton Heat's ten best songs. The band will also hit the road in 2018, including two shows at Denver's Bluebird Theater.

The Damn Torpedoes
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Leaky Barrel - 7959 Fredericksburg Rd. #131, San Antonio, TX 78229

Holidays like New Year's are always great opportunities to catch good cover bands, and with the unfortunate passing of Tom Petty earlier this year, tribute band The Damn Torpedoes from Austin is a great way to enjoy the icon's music and honor his legacy as we head into 2018. Check them out at Leaky Barrel.

Michael Alexander
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Boozehounds - 8531 Perrin Beitel Rd., San Antonio, TX 78217

Ring in the New Year with Michael Alexander at Boozehounds, plus free food, party favors, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Admission is just $5, making it a fun and affordable way to celebrate.

Kevin Fowler
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Cowboy Dancehall - 3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78218

Enjoy a New Year's dance party with Texas musician Kevin Fowler at Cowboy Dancehall. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $15 to $35.