Christmas is upon us and the New Year is right around the corner. As we enjoy family time, exchanging gifts, and having what is sure to be one of the best dinners of the year, the raver family in the Southeast has plenty of choices of how to ring in the New Year. From two day festivals with more than a dozen acts to a single show with one artist, there is an event for everyone. Since I’m from Dallas, I’m going to start off in Texas and work my way east, ending with Florida. Let’s get this party started.
Hosting the most events this time of year, Dallas seems to be the Southeast city to go to this holiday season. Starting with Lights All Night
on December 26th
, Dallas will host big name artists including Skrillex, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren
, Disclosure, Chromeo, DJ Snake, Zeds Dead
and others in this two day festival. Although this may be the weekend before the New Year, this event is the premier event in the Southeast. Tickets start at $85 for 1 day passes and are available on their website
. Tickets sold out last year and with just a few days to go, you best get your tickets soon.
If Dallas is too far north for you, don’t worry because Headhunterz, Seven Lions
and Botnek will bring winter to Pharr, Texas in this year’s Winter Fantasy
. If you are a fan of fast beats and heavy bass, this event is for you. Winter Fantasy drops December 26th
and if you aren't sure where Pharr is, its way “Pharr” south, just north of the Mexico border.
For all the trance lovers out there, head to Austin December 27th
and listen to Lane 8
bring some Anjunabeats to Kingdom. This show marks the 100th
show at Kingdom this year and it is sure to be quite a spectacle as the location boasts high-tech sounds and light shows.
Don’t worry West Texas fans, you aren’t being left out. Diplo
will be making a stop December 29th
in El Paso at Buchanan’s Event Center. Make sure to prep the abs and quads as the twerk team is sure to be in attendance at this event. Twerk team… ASSEMBLE!!!!
If you don’t want to mess with the thousands of people at Big D NYE this year, don’t worry, both the Lizard Lounge and Southside Music Hall (SISU) are hosting amazing events on December 31st
. If you want bass in your face, you might want to stop by the Lizard Lounge on New Year’s Eve as Doctor P
will blow out every speaker in the building. If trap isn’t your thing and wondering if dubstep is dead (trust me, it’s not) the lounge is the place to go.
SISU will be featuring Electric Circus
with LoudPvck and Dotcom
ready to trap things up. If you need some music to get down too, this is your choice.
As always, New Orleans will provide great entertainment to everyone this holiday season. Starting off December 26th
will rock out Republic Live to provide the state of Louisiana something to rave to the day after Christmas. If anyone will be in New Orleans for New Year's, head back down to Republic Live to get your groove on as The Glitch Mob
will jazz their way into 2015. This should be on the list as The Glitch Mob is known to put on quite the show. If you haven't seen TGM, check it out!
If you are in the Midwest this year and in need of some big room house to ring 2015 in, look no further than St. Louis as Vicetone
will be rocking out Ameristar Casino and Resort this New Year's Eve in Aurora.
Nashville must have been really good this year as they have the opportunity to see Bassnectar
live for their New Year's Eve party. Joining Madison Square Garden, Bassnectar will be bringing the 360° tour to Bridgestone Arena for the 4th
year of #NYE360. Sadly, tickets are already sold out for the event, just like last year, so good luck finding them. This is still going to be an amazing event that might even rival ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden.
is kicking off the New Year celebration in Miami as he will be returning to Club Space December 27th
. The Nervo
twins will be spending New Year's at Fontainebleau Miami Beach joined by TheWeeknd. What a party this is sure to be.
For New year's Eve, Club Space will host Loco Dice in the morning and Markus Schulz
during the night this year. In true Miami fashion, the lists doesn't end there. Martin Solveig will be at W South Beach that night as wll. With this many events, Florida is a great location to spend New Year’s.
Where Will You Spend Your New Year?
While the Southeast may be hosting some of the best events this holiday season, in my opinion, don’t forget to check out other areas of the United States. With SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe, Resolution in Seattle, Lights All Night in Dallas and countless events around the country, no matter where you live, something will be going on New Year's Eve close to you.
Check out Only The Beat's other NYE event roundup posts and make sure to ring in the New Year with your favorite friends. We look forward to closing out a successful 2014 and beginning an amazing 2015.
Wishing Everyone Happy Holiday's and a Safe New Year!