The 12 Best New Year's Eve Concerts In Dallas: $20 to $200
Dallas, if you want to ring in 2014 with some good live music, look no further. We have compiled comprehensive guides to all of the city's best New Year's Eve shows, for every different kind of music fan's budget. Today, we bring you the best offerings with cover charges a little more than the shows we told you about on Friday, but less than $200. And yes, you can spend more than $200 on NYE. We'll tell you how later in the week, in case you are Mark Cuban or prone to terrible decision-making.
New Years Eve with Jack Ingram: Acoustic Motel
Kessler Theater, $20-$190 - 8:30pm
Hailing from The Woodlands, Texas- SMU alum and country singer/songwriter Jack Ingram will stop into The Kessler for an intimate performance. With his strong local ties, Ingram is a treasured favorite to many Dallas country fans. Of the many ticket packages available, suite rental sold out a couple of weeks back. Expect a big turnout for this one.
New Years Eve Ball at Sons Of Hermann Hall
Sons of Hermann Hall, $25-$35
If you'd like to ring in the new year dancing cheek to cheek, Sons of Hermann Hall is the place to be. Presented by The Rhythm Room, the night will kick off at 7pm with $15 barbeque plates at the door while supplies last. Before the bands start up, a dance lesson will run until 8:30pm, when The Singapore Slingers take the stage. Headlining the night and playing through the countdown is Matt Tolentino and His Swing Wing.
Lizard Lounge, $30-$50
For years, hardcore house music fans and EDM heads have been spending their New Years Eve at Lizard Lounge. This year will likely be no different, with their booking of college aged progressive house wunderkind, 3LAU. This is going to be another go-hard or go home kind of experience, as the show runs from 9pm to 4am. If you can hang, VIP is very reasonably priced at $50. Considering how long it will run, it's definitely worth a table.
PANOPTIKON's Annual NYE Masquerade Party
Experimental synthpop is a huge part of the Dallas music scene, and true fans go to DJ Lord Byron's PANOPTIKON parties for their fix. Alongside Son of Sam, Byron promises a music format that covers the genre across the board. According to the duo, attendees can expect to hear "Everything from Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Ladytron, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more!". A complimentary champagne toast will be provided at midnight, and a nearby Holiday Inn is offering 20 discounted rooms for guests of PANOPTIKON. Obviously, this is what you call a win-win-win.
Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, Quaker City Nighthawks, and The Roomsounds
Granada Theater, $24-$80
With the holiday, comes yet another treasured Dallas tradition. For six years now, Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights have booked their New Years Eve gig at Lower Greenville's historic Granada Theater. What better way to spend the beginning of 2014 then basking in some good old fashion Southern-tinged rock and roll?
The Live Oak, $30
Are you looking for a little more get down for your get down this New Years Eve? The Live Oak in Fort Worth may just have the cure to what ails you. The Austin-based funk/soul/pop fusion group will do more than suffice for the grown & sexy crowd. Don't forget your dancing shoes. The doors open early at 7pm.