The 13 Best New Years Eve Concerts in Dallas: $20 or Less
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 up to or under $20. Who says you have to spend a ton to have a little fun on the biggest nightlife occasion of the year?
Starparty, Lil Slim and The Gemstones
Are you going to be in Denton? Do you want to be slightly tripped out while enjoying a nice Flaming Lips or Daft Punk cover? Look no further, Hailey's is where you want to be this New Years Eve. Electro-pop outfit STARPARTY puts on an engaging live show including masquerading band members, violin solos, and psychedelic visual projections. It's safe to assume they've got something theatrical planned for the occasion.
AV The Great, Fab Deuce, Killa MC
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Free
Chris "AV The Great" Cole is quite the renaissance man. Aside from his work as an on-air personality at K104.5FM, he is easily the most celebrated rapper in Denton. While the North Texas college town has always had a thriving music scene, it's hip hop crowd has been fledgling (at best) in recent years. With much credit to Cole's advocacy, it's grown exponentially in the last year. Along with Fab Deuce Crew and Killa MC, this free show will have bottle service available, as well as a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Big D NYE
Victory Park, Free
Dallas' official city-wide New Years Eve celebration hits Victory Park for the seventh year running. Serving in both quality and quantity, the Central Time Zone's largest NYE party brings a diverse and entertaining lineup to the table. Performers include San Antonio's Fifty Dollar Dynasty, Houston's The Tontons, Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance, North Carolina's Delta Rae, and our very own DJ Ro Parrish.
New Years Eve Mardi Gras Blowout
Twilite Lounge, Free
For this little shindig at Deep Ellum's very own slice of NOLA, guests are encouraged to dress in Mardi Gras attire. Why wait until Spring? Live jazz will be provided by The David Washburn Sextet. A well curated selection of signature cocktails and craft draft beers will keep the party going until the complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The intimate back patio will make for a romantic midnight kiss under the stars.
Eternal Eden NYE Snow Storm
Eternal Afterhours, $10 -$20
If you're one of those people who just doesn't know when to quit, you're probably already familiar with Eternal Afterhours. This post-countdown party runs from 3am-8am, and features a mostly EDM and trance heavy format. Resident DJs Pierre and Pass The 40 will be joined by Avi, Atg, and special guest WIED. Better get your stamina up, because this party is going to be no joke.
Black Dotz, Street Arabs, Drug Animal, Fogg
The Crown & Harp, $5-$10
Though it sometimes feels like like local musician Wanz Dover has a different side project for each day of the week, we're certainly not complaining any. Dover's post-punk leaning outfit, The Black Dotz, will headline the downstairs stage at Crown & Harp. If taking in some of the city's most intriguing experimental rock and roll acts sounds like your idea of a good time, this is where you're going to want to be.