There are many opportunities in Orlando to celebrate the coming New Year. This listing will help local music fans sort out where they can ring in the New Year while enjoying some live local music as well.
These events run the gamut from FREE admission to pricey table reservation shows and even one pick your own cover charge event. Some of the events feature original music from the artists; other shows feature local bands performing a variety of popular cover songs. All of the listed events are for Tuesday night, December 31.
The Haven - 6700 Aloma Ave.
Maniacal Mojo presents live music from Orlando bands Familiar Sin, Auditory ARMory, Earthfall and Madeline Sonya for this special show. There will be musicians switching it up as they perform with each other during special sets performing with full bands as well as acoustically. This is a pick your own cover charge event, with a minimum of $1. There will also be prizes and band giveaways throughout the night as well as a free champagne toast at midnight. The night kicks off at 8 p.m.
The Social - 54 North Orange Ave.
Live music from Orlando’s Savi Fernandez Band, Ancient Sun and DJ Dizzle Phunk for this special 21+ show. Tickets are $10 at the door. The doors open at 9 p.m.
The Peacock Room - 1321 North Mills Ave.
Live music from Orlando singer/songwriter Drew Yardis and friends from 10:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge.
Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave.
Enjoy live music from Orlando bands The Groove Orient and RJ Harman and Company while ringing in the New Year.
West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford)
Live music from Orlando bands SugarFreeMusic and Thomas Wynn and the Believers with Florida bands Neil Alday & Further South and Dave Lareau & The Copper Pots for this show. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. The doors open at 8 p.m.
Wills Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave.
Live music from Orlando bands The Legendary JCs and Paddington Ambush for this special show. There is a $10 cover charge that includes a midnight champagne toast.
Orlando Brewing - 1301 Atlanta Ave.
The New Year's Eve party starts at 3 p.m. The Voodoo Kitchen Food Truck will be there and there will be live music from Orlando band Redwax starting at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge for this event.
Uncle Lou’s - 1016 N. Mills Ave.
Live music from Orlando bands Cat Bastards, Warm Like Winter and Blast Femur for this all ages show. The doors open at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge for this event.
The Animal House (private residence) - 10724 Harkwood Blvd.
Live music from Swimm, Fay Roy and Reefs for this special show. There is a $5 cover charge.
BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. (Pointe Orlando)
RundgrenRadio.com is presenting live music from internationally known artists Todd Rundgren and Pat Travers. Limited supply general admission tickets are $150 and reserved table seating tickets are $225.00 - $250.00.
The Red Lion Pub - 3784 Howell Branch Road
RPR presents Twisted New Year's Eve with Orlando bands Chasing Jonah and Circa for this 18+ show. This FREE event includes live music and other entertainment as well as a home-cooked meal, but donations are appreciated. The live music starts at 7:30 p.m.
The O Zone Sports Bar - 1648 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. (Longwood)
Live music from Orlando’s The Bloody Jug Band at 9:30 p.m. for this 21+ celebration.
Maxine’s on Shine - 337 N. Shine Ave.
Music fans can enjoy a mixed set of covers and original songs from Orlando’s Maxx Von Shadow for this event. Tickets are $50 with an optional wine pairing for $25 more.
Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland)
Live music from Orlando’s Jazztastings Quartet starting at 9 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge that includes party favors and a midnight champagne toast.
Wing Shack Orlando - 4650 East Michigan St.
The New Year’s Eve Bash featuring live music from Orlando band Groove Therapy kicks off at 9 p.m.
Post Time Lounge - 2500 U.S. 17 (Longwood)
Music fans have two choices for the evening, either choose dinner and the show/party for a price of $50 each or just attend the party with live music from 9 p.m. for $30 which includes a midnight buffet and party favors. Call ahead to reserve a table for this special evening. Live music from Orlando band Skin Deep starting at 9:30 p.m.
Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave.
Live music from Orlando’s 13th Floor Band at 8:30 p.m. There will be a champagne toast at midnight and there is no cover charge for this event.
Have fun, stay safe and enjoy some live local music.