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A Guide to New Year’s Eve 2022 in Charlotte

Hop right into the Year of the Rabbit

A crowd watches fireworks during Charlotte's official New Year's Eve celebration in Uptown
CLT NYE 2021 (Courtesy of Charlotte Center City Partners)

We’ve made it through another 12 months and most everyone’s already checked out of work until 2023. There’s only one thing left to do. Well, scratch that, there are plenty of things to do. 

All events take place on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2022.

New Year’s Eve Brunch + Bottles
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | HopFly Brewing Co. | Free
Fill up before New Year’s festivities with a hearty brunch from Katsu Kart and the release of two hefty imperial stouts to pair with it: Sins So Sweet Imperial Stout and Killing Moon Imperial Stout.

New Year’s Eve Pregame
11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | Free
Kickoff your NYE celebrations with a mimosa bar with fresh-pressed fruit juices, purees, and unique garnishes to go with $15 champagne bottles all day and free Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the first 200 guests.

New Year’s Eve at Winterfest
5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Carowinds | $33
All the festivities offered at Carowinds Winterfest, but also throw in multiple countdowns through the night and a main countdown at midnight with fireworks. Plus live performances from Night Years and The Parks Brothers.

’70s/’80s/’90s NYE Party
6 p.m. | Rí Rá Charlotte | Free
Two options. One building. Downstairs: The Belfast Beggars acoustic band and Irish New Year countdown to 7 p.m. Upstairs: A DJ plays ’70s/’80s/’90s hits and counts down to midnight with a complimentary champagne toast.

Black Girl Aesthetic Artist Showcase
7-10 p.m. | Midwood International & Cultural Center | $15 and up
In acknowledging Black woman artists and their unique approaches to art, the Black Girl Aesthetic Artist Showcase highlights and celebrates radical emerging female Black arts-and-culture practitioners while generating an internetwork of Black woman artists and curating a space to unite the greater Charlotte community to these artists and their art. Event includes live performances, live art, dinner, drinks, vendors and giveaways.

New Year’s Eve at Coyote Joe’s
7 p.m. | Coyote Joe’s | $12
There shall be $1,200 in prizes, party favors, a champagne toast and Out of the Blue onstage.

Somewhat Risque: A Burlesque Tribute to Nine Inch Nails
7 p.m. | The Milestone Club | $20-$30
Presented by The Flamingo Revue, this show features classic acts that you’ve enjoyed over the years and brand new performances created just for NYE ‘22. 

8 p.m. | Levine Avenue of the Arts | Free
Watch the crown drop at the city of Charlotte’s official celebration, with food trucks, a DJ, holiday activations and local band Mo’ Money.

A member of the Avett Brothers band sings on stage
The Avett Brothers (Photo by InfoAzalea)

The Avett Brothers
8 p.m. | Bojangles Coliseum | $65 and up
The hometown heroes from Concord return for their annual N.C. New Year’s Eve show after performing in a virtual broadcast in 2020 and delaying last year’s show in Greensboro due to COVID concerns. 

Back to the Future Bash 
8 p.m. | Roxbury Nightclub | $30
Uptown Charlotte’s ’80s and ’90s throwback bar includes two levels, multiple dance floors, four bars, a large outdoor patio and a retro arcade. 

Sexy Shiny Sparkly Funky Disco Dance Party
8 p.m. | Starlight on 22nd | Free
Starlight celebrates its first year and the LGBTQ community. Jah Freedom is the DJ, with a prize for flashiest outfit.

New Year’s Oh My Bash
8 p.m. | Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | $20
Live auction, a wrestling show, and drink specials through the night, all of which benefit the Greater Enrichment Program, which provides after-school programming to at-risk youth.

The Jam Cooperative New Year’s Eve Spectacular
8 p.m. | Smokey Joe’s Cafe & Bar | $10
Grateful Dead cover band The Jam Cooperative plays us out of 2022, with some special guests and other festivities planned throughout the evening. Cover includes champagne toast and party favors.

New Year’s Eve at Petra’s
8 p.m. | Petra’s | $7-$10
This genre-defying lineup includes Sinners & Saints, Indigo Jo, Probably Will and Cosmic Collective.

New Year’s Eve Black & Gold Affair
9 p.m. | Vibrations Night Lounge| $40 and up
Dress in your sexiest black-and-gold get-up while 105.3’s DJ HukHer and Olympia D host a live broadcast from the booth.

A couple dances
Su Casa (Courtesy of Jasiatic Anderson)

Su Casa’s NYE Fête
9 p.m. | Studio 229 at Brooklyn Collective | $20
Charlotte’s longest running oasis for the culturally starved, Su Casa, hosts New Year’s Eve with DJ Bloc and Steelwheel playing your favorite Afrobeat, soca, reggae and more. 

9 p.m. | Taboo Lounge | $30
For the first 364 days of the year, we strive to keep our vices in check until, for one night, we let it all hang out and escape to a world of unbridled optimism and excess. 

NYE House Vibrations Takeover
9 p.m. | Black Box Theater | $80 and up
Sugar Society and Disco Donnie present this NYE House Vibrations takeover event featuring Chris Lorenzo and Lucati.

9 p.m. | The Fillmore | $55
Dance your way into the new year with Peekaboo, a dubstep producer best known for launching his own style, known as freeform bass or space bass. That’s what Wikipedia says anyway, we don’t really know.

CBA New Year Party
9:30 p.m. | Thomas Street Tavern | Free
The Charlotte Bluegrass Allstars play through the night with a champagne toast at midnight. 

Deep Fried Disco
10 p.m. | Snug Harbor | $10
Dance into the new year with vibes from your hosts That Guy Smitty and VonFunkHauser with special guests Charles Gatling, Steve Howerton and Oba Shanti.

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