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New Year’s Eve Guide 2019

Let’s leave this decade all the way behind in style. There are no shortage of things to do on New Year’s Eve, and we even included a couple New Year’s Day events in case you survive.
Kyle Dills Band at Mac’s
What: Country four-piece The Kyle Dills Band, nicknamed “the best little band in the Carolinas,” rings in the new year in the land of beer, bikes and BBQ.
More: Free; 9 p.m.; Mac’s Speed Shop, 2511 South Blvd.
4th Annual Seaboard New Year’s Eve Party
What: The biggest New Year’s party in Matthews features a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a commemorative glass.
More: Free; 9 p.m.; Seaboard Brewing, Tap Room & Wine Bar, 213 N. Trade St., Matthews
Lenny Boy New Year’s Eve Party
What: Lenny Boy’s starting things early with live music from Thirsty Horses at 5 and Aarodynamics at 10. Plus, a photo booth, balloon drop and food and drink specials.
More: Free; 2 p.m.; Lenny Boy Brewing Co., 3000 S. Tryon St.
New Year’s Eve Bash with Michael Tracy Band
What: You don’t have to be in Charlotte to see some good Charlotte-based rock music from Michael Tracy and the crew.
More: Free; 9 p.m.; Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Howl at the Moon Charlotte
What: A variety of packages includes Just Dance for $40, which includes guaranteed entry with no line, two house drinks and a champagne toast.
More: $40-$115; 9 p.m.; Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St.
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Rooftop210
What: The uppermost Epicentre bar will feature hors d’oeuvres early in the evening with a view of the city from heated, clear-top tents.
More: $70 and up; 9 p.m.; Rooftop 210, 210 E. Trade St.
NYE w/ Sinners & Saints, Pullover, LXS Ortiz, DJ Party Dad
What: A legendary local lineup to end the decade with all the right vibes.
More: $5; 8 p.m.; Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.
New Year’s Eve Party w/ Jupiter Coyote
What: Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, The Radiators and Kansas just to name a few.
More: $25; 8 p.m.; Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Hornets vs. Celtics
What: This isn’t a New Year’s party per se, more a way to cry into our beers while we look back on what we lost in 2019 — namely, Kemba Walker.
More: $18 and up; 3 p.m.; Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St.
The Biggest ‘90s Party Ever
What: Dress in ’90s attire as we roll into the ’20s with COLORS Worldwide, you might just win the costume contest. DJ Glory spins.
More: $30; 8:30 p.m.; Underground, 820 Hamilton St.
Hippie Sabotage
What: Brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer were ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, so if you don’t know them now, you will soon.
More: $31-$42; 9 p.m.; The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
New Year’s Eve with the Charlotte Symphony
What: Experience an evening of exquisite music, topped off with George Gershwin’s vibrant “Rhapsody in Blue,” which captures the soul of the Roaring Twenties with a cocktail of jazz, ragtime, and classical.
More: $109-$231; 9 p.m.; Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
New Year’s Eve with Matt Rife
What: Formerly one of the hosts of MTV’s TRL reboot, Matt Rife is currently in the final rounds of NBC’s comedy competition show Bring The Funny. Laugh your way out of 2019 with dessert packages available.
More: $25-$37, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
New Year’s Eve Sleepover
What: All these parties have toasts, but none of them have apple cider toasts on horseback at midnight, plus riding games throughout the night, dinner, snacks, breakfast and more.
More: $75; 6 p.m.; Lenux Stables, 10610 Kerns Road, Huntersville; email info@lenuxstables.com
New Year’s Eve Around the World
What: General admission includes one drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, dessert station and midnight champagne toast, plus music from DJ Soden.
More: $75; 9 p.m.; Nuvole Rooftop Twenty Two, 220 E. Trade St., Suite 2200
Sparkle & Glow New Year’s Eve
What: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with this early, family-friendly event featuring crafts and activities for kids, and all that Holidays at the Garden has to offer.
More: $8-$15; 5-9 p.m.; Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Prairie Garden by Craig Neil McCausland at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Rockin’ into the 20s
What: Spend the afternoon rocking with Revelry Soul from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or go at night for dueling DJs Ricky SPinz and Jump Cut, a champagne toast, buffet, balloon drop, all that shit.
More: $40 and up; 8 p.m.; Tin Roof, 220 E. Trade St.
Come As You Are NYE Bash
What: Always a great kick-back atmosphere with a DJ, an ice luge, and a midnight toast with those insufferably cute mini Miller High Life bottles.
More: Free; 9 p.m.; Hattie’s Tap & Tavern, 2918 The Plaza; hattiescharlotte.com
Painting with a Twist: Party Llama
What: A family-friendly event for earlier in the day, alcohol-free (it’s the morning anyway, alkie), and just a good chance to paint a llama.
More: $25 per canvas; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Painting with a Twist, 4724 Sharon Road, Suite J
GC and the Cuban Cowboys
What: Teacher and Latin jazz artist Gino Castillo has showcased his talents internationally, and now he’s back in Charlotte with his lowcountry band.
More: $40; 10 p.m.; Middle C Jazz, 300 S. Brevard St.
Charlie Wilson: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
What: Charlie Wilson, aka Uncle Charlie, is known for his time as front man of the Gap Band, and has 13 Grammy nominations under his belt.
More: $81 and up; 7 p.m.; Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
NYE 2020 The Grown Edition
What: Grown energy all night with hip-hop legend DJ “Fatman Scoop” performing live.
More: $50 and up; 9 p.m.; Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.
NYE 2020
What: Drink specials, a dance floor “and so much more,” according to the promo. We hope so.
More: Free; 8 p.m.; Corkscrew on 5th, 412 W. 5th St.
The Largest New Year’s Eve Party in Charlotte
What: We can’t confirm or endorse the claim made in the title, but we do know there is $1,200 in cash giveaways and live music from Out of the Blue.
More: $12; 7 p.m.; Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd.
New Year’s Eve Party
What: This dive bar is a buried gem of northwest Charlotte. Play some pool, listen to the DJ and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight.
More: Free; 10 p.m.; The Fat Parrots, 5416 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road
New Year’s At Noon
What: Never leave your elders out of a guide. The 55-years-old-and-up crowd will celebrate the last day of the year with lunch, music, games and fanfare.
More: Free; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road
Hindsight 2020 New Year’s Eve Party
What: Bring your dancing shoes and fabulous attire — decade-themed costumes encouraged — as Single Barrel welcomes 2020 with a spectacular drag show.
More: $30; 8 p.m.; Single Barrel Room, 1221 The Plaza
End of a Decade
What: This nail boutique transforms into a lounge with an open bar, go-go dancers, a video DJ streaming from Chicago for some reason and lots more.
More: $100 and up; 8:30 p.m.; Cachet Nail Boutique, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 160
New Year’s Eve 2020 @ Tequila House
What: There’s not a ton of specifics in the description for this one but we assume there will be plenty of tequila.
More: $20 and up; 9 p.m.; Tequila House Night Club, 116 W. 5th St.
Laid-Back New Year’s Eve
What: Keep things lowkey with with live music, food trucks, special beer releases, Bubs seltzer and no dress code.
More: Free; 4-11 p.m.; Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St.
New Year’s Eve Trail Race
What: Set your resolutions, turn on your headlamp and hit the trails just before the ball drops so you can be the only one who immediately feels good about yourself next year.
More: $32-$42; 11:45 p.m.; U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Crawl ‘Til the Ball Falls
What: This Uptown crawl begins at The Local and hits spots like Rí Rá and Mortimers Cafe and Pub.
More: $15-$45; 6 p.m.; The Local, 105 E. 5th St.
New Year’s Celebration
What: An intimate gathering of just 70 guests with heavy hors d’ oeuvres, two drink tickets and a champagne toast at midnight.
More: $72; 8 p.m.; The Artisan’s Palate, 1218-A E. 36th St.
NYE w/ Paint Fumes, Toward Space, Wine Pride, Probably Will
What: It’s an indie rock, power pop, house music festival of great acts to end the year.
More: $5; 10 p.m.; Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.
New Year’s Eve Spectacular
What: Here’s another “roaring into the ’20s” party, but this one will presumably have more desserts and hookah.
More: $250-$500; 5 p.m.; Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St.
New Year’s Party @ Caswell Station
What: There’s a DJ downstairs, but the real inviting part of this ticket is the open bar and the 1 a.m. breakfast buffet.
More: $60; 7 p.m.; Caswell Station, 366 N. Caswell Road; caswellstation.com/
New Year’s Eve, En Noir CLT 2020
What: Why would you not go to a club called 321 for a holiday built around a countdown? Presented by DJ Kato, DJ Atomix & Paul Prince.
More: $25 and up; 9 p.m.; 321 Bar & Lounge, 321 N. Caldwell St.
NYE 2020 with Jinal Pandya
What: The beautiful Miss India finalist and actress Jinal Pandya on visits for an all-inclusive event featuring music by DJ Money.
More: $79 and up; 9 p.m.; Dakshin Indian Grill, 16640 Hawfield Way, Suite 103
New Year’s Eve Pregame Party
What: Unknown can be your first stop among many, featuring a DJ, food specials, drink specials and games.
More: Free; 5-10 p.m.; The Unknown Brewing Company, 1327 S. Mint St.; unknownbrewing.com
A Pinhouse Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Event
What: This party includes $1 beer, wine and prosecco, and of course, duckpin bowling.
More: $50; 8 p.m.; Pinhouse, 2306 Central Ave.
Phil Lee and the Mannish Boys
What: The Mannish Boys were inspired by ‘60s American garage rock, early ‘60s R&B and the vibrant music scene of early ‘60’s London. Sixties, got it?
More: Free; 9 p.m.; The Tipsy Burro Saloon & Cantina, 2711 Monroe Road
2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration
What: Ultra Entertainment presents a party featuring DJ WillDC and we’re not really sure what else.
More: Free-$10; 10 p.m.; Rosemont Bar, 1714 South Blvd.
2nd Annual Hoppin’ New Year’s Eve Party
What: A ticket gets you $1 pints of beer from 62 taps or six-ounce bottles of wine or prosecco, plus appetizers, a DJ, party favors, champagne toast and a photo booth.
More: $60, 8 p.m.; Hoppin’, 1402 Winnifred St.
New Year’s Eve 2020: Roaring 20’s Party
What: It’s another Roaring ‘20s party. That’s literally all we know.
More: $30 and up; 8 p.m.; Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St., #A-208
Seoul Food NYE Masquerade Party
What: Dress in your best cocktail attire and wear a show-stopping mask to indulge in buffet-style food, an open bar, a photo booth and two DJs.
More: $100, 8 p.m.; Seoul Food Meat Company, 1400 S. Church St.
NYE 2020: 1 Price. 2 Venues. 1 Giant Party
What: Hop between two N.C. Music Factory venues for great beer, a buffet, free karaoke, party favors and a champagne toast.
More: $75; 9 p.m.; VBGB Beer Hall & Garden and 8.2.0. Pizzeria & Bar, 820 Hamilton St.; vbgbuptown.com
Confetti Reign 2020 NYE
What: The first two floors feature different hip-hop eras and styles, while the third includes a champagne lux loft with hors d’oeuvres, bottomless champagne and a bird’s eye view of the dance floor.
More: Free-$300; 9 p.m.; Brooklyn Nightclub and Lounge, 225 N. Caldwell St.
Dance into the New Year
What: Created for dancers by dancers, it’s simple, they just want to ring in the new year dancing and surrounded by their people.
More: $20; 10 p.m.; Rumbao Latin Dance Company, 2424 N. Davidson St.
New Year’s Eve 2020 at 204 North
What: Three three-course dinner seatings on the hour beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a DJ dance party at 10 p.m.
More: $10 and up; 6 p.m.; 204 North Kitchen & Cocktails, 204 N. Tryon St.
NYE “Party of the Decades”
What: Dress to impress, meaning no sandals, hats or hoodies you fucking bums.
More: $75-$120; $9; Wine Loft at South End, 2201 South Blvd.
2020 NYE Bash
What: Music, dancing, balloon drops and more. What do they think this is, St. Patrick’s Day?
More: $65 and up; 8 p.m.; Tyber Creek Pub, 1933 South Blvd.
Louie’s Roaring ‘20s Party
What: Formal attire is not required, but 1920’s attire encouraged.
More: Free and up; 8 p.m.; Bar Louie, 8760 JM Keynes Drive
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Tilt on Trade
What: A DJ dance party, a champagne toast and party favors. This one starts earlier than usual, so get tilted.
More: $10; 4 p.m.; Tilt on Trade, 127 W. Trade St.
3rd Annual Retro New Year’s Eve
What: Follow the call of the disco ball with music from DJ R WONZ playing hits from the disco era to yesterday.
More: $15 and up; 9 p.m.; Queen Park Social, 4125 Yancey Road
Annual Upscale New Year’s Eve Party
What: It’s located right behind Morris Costumes, but you have to dress to impress. What a tease.
More: $20-$30; 10 p.m.; Yendi’s Events, 4300 Monroe Road, Suite B
Celebrate NYE Big Ben Pub Style
What: The Spongetones kick off a night of live music with an acoustic set at 5 p.m., with a British New Year celebration at 7 p.m., followed by the real one.
More: Free; 5 p.m.; Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, 2000 South Blvd., Suite 530
Vida Carnival
What: Vida is ringing in the new year with Carnival-themed performances, a DJ, party favors, drink specials and more.
More: $20 and up; 9 p.m.; Vida Vida, 210 E. Trade St.
The Summit Does New Year’s
What: The Summit’s doing a Mount Hollywood theme, and apparently there’s a guy next door named Dave that you can get your attire from.
More: $20; 8 p.m.; The Summit Beer Shop, 122 S. Main St., Mount Holly
Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve Dinner
What: Kick off New Year’s Eve with a four-course dinner that includes cocktail pairings and a glass of champagne with dessert.
More: $150; 5:30-8 p.m.; Dot Dot Dot, 4237 Park Road, Unit B
New Year’s Eve at Inishmore
What: This limited-seating event includes an open bar, scratch-made hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, specialty cocktail selection, live entertainment and a chance at big prizes.
More: $60; 9 p.m.; Inishmore, 1315 East Blvd.
La Revo New Year’s Eve 2020
What: Besos at midnight. Baliando con todos. High-End Latino Experiences at its finest, in one of our favorite eateries in Charlotte.
More: $5; 10 p.m.; La Revolucion Tacos, Mexicology, and Good Times, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
New Year’s Eve 2020
What: Southern Style Band will be in the house and they’re bringing some friends, plus an open bar with unlimited beer, wine and cider.
More: $60; 9 p.m.; Ghostface Brewing, 225 S. Broad St., Mooresville
New Year’s Eve
What: A casual New Year’s Eve with party favors, a photo booth and $3 goblets all day.
More: Free; 2 p.m.; Pilot Brewing, 1331 Central Ave.
New Year’s Eve Bash
What: DJ BBQ Sauce will be spinning at this party. Why would you ever turn down a chance to see DJ BBQ Sauce?
More: $10; 9 p.m.; Carolina Ale House, 201 S. College St., #100
Bears & Booze: NYE at the Shed
What: Bears, booze and banging beats with DJ Majick Mike.
More: $10; 9 p.m.; The Woodshed Bar, 3935 Queen City Drive
Hogmanay/Scottish New Year
What: It’s the “First Footin’” for those who party too hard at one of the above-listed parties or just want to start the year off with a walk around the farm and a stone soup blessing, whatever the hell that is.
More: Free; Jan. 1, 10 a.m.; Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
New Year’s Day 5K
What: Get 2020 off to a running start. Oh God we even rolled our eyes at ourselves with that one.
More: $35; Jan. 1, 10 a.m.; J.W. Clay Boulevard light rail station

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