Stressing over New Year’s Eve plans? We’ve got you covered with our guide to concerts, events, restaurant specials, and more happening around the city on Dec. 31.
For A True Birmingham New Year’s Eve
8 p.m.- 12:15 a.m.
BirmingJam is new to the city this year and features an illuminated steel cage ball drop, followed by fireworks. Leading up to the Midnight Finale, the event will air the college football playoffs on the field’s jumbotron and throwing two different parties at once. A black-tie affair for those aged 21 and up will be held upstairs, and a more casual family friendly atmosphere in the stadium will have food trucks and games.
Get Down Downtown
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
1st and 2nd Ave North
The Roof at Redmont New Year’s Eve Celebration
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Redmont Hotel
Join The Roof at Redmont for their first New Year’s Celebration. Enjoy views of the city’s skyline while waiting to ring in the new year with a DJ. Tickets include small bites, a dessert bar, and champagne.
For the Music Lovers
A New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration
Ring in 2017 with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The event will feature waltzes, operatic selections, and a glass of bubbly with conductor Chris Confessore and vocalist Lisa Vroman. This a longtime ASO tradition.
Anderson East With Special Guest Dylan LeBlanc
The Lyric Theatre
Anderson East will be joined by the talented Dylan LeBlanc this New Years Eve at The Lyric Theatre. East learned to sing and play guitar at 11 years old while his mother played piano in the church. After spending much of his time touring and engineering records, he was discovered by Dave Cobb at Nashville’s Bluebird Café. Since then, he has become a nationally known and beloved musician.
BMR & WorkPlay Presents:
Throwback NYE feat. Neon Electric plus More Live Entertainment
9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Be a part of the most exciting New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham featuring Neon Electric playing music from the 80’s and 90’s. There will be giveaways throughout the night and one lucky guest will win tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Atlanta.
For Those Ready To Dance
Bassnectar NYE 360°
The BJCC Legacy Arena
Last year, the BJCC was a barrier-smashing brainstormer, and BassNectar returns to take it up another notch in the pursuit of unlimited heights and infinite depths with special guests Gramatik, Joker and The Librarian.
TOTAL A$$ET$ a New Years Eve Celebration!
TOTAL A$$ET$, a Birmingham-based, nine-piece “band of bankers,” performs music from the 1950s through the 1980s. Since 1989, the band has performed for numerous corporate, civic, and private functions from Alabama to West Virginia. Its extensive repertoire of classic songs, energetic stage show, and audience interaction attract audiences of all ages. Admission price includes one drink ticket, a champagne toast at midnight, and a late night snack.
Roz’s House Party
Blake Wimberly and Andrea Paschal press play on the hippest, undergroundest dance tracks you’ve never heard. So come and sweat in a haze of fog, lasers, house, and techno. Don’t ask for Drake or Kanye, cause this dog digs house music.
For the Kids
Noon Year’s Eve
The McWane Science Center
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year a few hours early at McWane’s first ever Noon Year’s Eve Celebration. Those who attend can see a science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as they count down to 2017 with a sparkling juice toast and a special surprise to welcome in the “noon” year.
For the Foodies
Several restaurants are boasting special menus for the evening. Find them through the links below.