New Year’s Eve 2015 Events: A Southeast Road Trip

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 and 27th, 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.

lights all night daily artist lineup 2014 pic

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!!!!

News Team assemble gif NYE

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, DallasK 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.

Bassnectar NYE Nashville 2014



Laidback Luke 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.

Related:Your NYC New Year’s Eve EDM Guide to Ring In 2015

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!

Alex Zimmerman

Alex Zimmerman

Music has always been a passion of mine, being the kid trying to find the latest music to listen to. In college, I was exposed to Emalkay's "When I Look At You" and EDM quickly became my favorite genre. I hope to show people through writing what EDM has done to me and hope I can help people discover the beauty that is EDM.
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