We're counting down the best New Year's Eve parties in Atlanta as we prepare our locals and visitors to turn up for 2019. So, raise a glass as we say Bye Felicia to 2018 and How You Doin 2019!?
- Widespread Panic | The Fox Theatre
The funk rock jam band returns to the ATL for a three-night concert, or, in other words, "Christmas Round Two" for local spreadheads.
- The Roots | The Coca-Cola Roxy
The legendary Roots crew heads down from their nightly gig at "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" for a rockin' New Year's Eve party. Afterward, head over to The Battery Atlanta's NYE LIVE! or the Omni's NYE Bash.
- Umphrey's McGee | The Tabernacle
Not one, but two jam bands will be in the ATL providing NYE entertainment. Go downtown to catch the famous band before it starts its Wax On, Wax Off national tour.
- ASO's New Year's Eve Celebration | Atlanta Symphony Hall
The city's Grammy Award-winning orchestra rings in the new year with a program of orchestral pops favorites, featuring trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and vocalist Francine Reed.
LATE NIGHT PARTIES
1. Sips Under the Sea: Black & White New Year’s Celebration| Georgia Aquarium
Highlight: To raise funds for its many conservation programs, the world's largest aquarium hosts guests donned in black and white cocktail attire as they discover the attraction's many aquatic wildlife areas.
2. Atlanta NYElectric New Year’s Eve Countdown| Westin Peachtree Plaza
Highlight: Located 73 stories above the streets of Downtown, this poppin' NYE party features an open bar with top ATL DJs and complimentary party favors.
3. Downtown Countdown| The Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree St.
Highlight: Claiming to be Atlanta's "biggest, most talked-about NYE mega-party," the glamorous large event venue will feature "an exhilarating night full of entertainment and topnotch party luxuries like a premium open bar, gourmet food menu and a midnight champagne toast."
4. Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve | City Winery
Highlight: Located in Ponce City Market, the popular music venue will feature "all-inclusive party with premium buffet, liquor, beer and great wine options + Live music and DJ!"
5. New Beers Eve| Front Page News & Tijuana Garage, L5P
Highlight: Get weird in Little Five Points for Atlanta Beer Festivals' annual NYE party, which offers more than 40 beer options.
6. The Rum Punch Brunch: Midnight Brunch - NYE | The Sound Table
Highlight: A popular nightlife destination, Edgewood Avenue will be filled with NYE celebrations. Head over to The Sound Table for live music by Space2, live DJs, hors d'oeuvres, exotic food, Rumosa (rum punch + champagne) and party favors.
7. New Years Eve with Yacht Rock Revue | Park Tavern
Highlight: This party literally has it all. Open bar, check. Hors d'oeuvres, check. Sushi, check. A midnight champagne toast, check. S'mores, check. '70s' and '80s' rock cover band The Yacht Rock Revue, check. And a midnight breakfast buffet including Krispy Kreme doughnuts -- double check.
8. STK Atlanta NYE Ball| STK Atlanta
Highlight: Not only was this the same restaurant where NeNe Leakes' ("Real Housewives of Atlanta," "Glee," "Fashion Police" and more) husband hosted a surprise birthday party for our city's ultimate shade queen, but the Midtown restaurant is also throwing a New Year's Eve extravaganza suitable for the ultimate ATL diva.
Check out more Atlanta NYE parties as events are added each week.
T.J. Jackson is a digital marketing specialist at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.