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New Year's Eve Concerts and Events 2023: Must-See Live Events This NYE

December 20, 2022 by Madison Marx

New Year’s Eve concerts are a great way to ring in the New Year. If you’re looking for ways to transition from 2022 to 2023, a New Year’s Eve concert can be a fun change of pace from your regular New Year’s Eve party.

Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s in Las Vegas, New York City, Chicago or somewhere else, Vivid Seats has the best New Year’s Eve options for you to consider. 

For New Year’s Eve 2023 there are great concerts and sports across music genres and leagues, and live performances from a wide variety of comics, so all fans of music, sports and comedy should be able to find an exciting event to celebrate the new year.

New Year’s Eve Concerts and Shows 2023 

Adele | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas 

Las Vegas will be the epicenter of New Year’s Eve 2023. Catch Adele when she hits the stage for what’s sure to be a memorable performance. 

Bruno Mars | Dolby Live at Park MGM | Las Vegas 

There will be 24K Magic in the air in Las Vegas to start 2023, as Bruno Mars will be performing a New Year’s Eve concert at Dolby Live at Park MGM. In addition to his New Year’s Eve concert, Mars will also be performing on Dec. 30. 

Jeff Dunham | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh 

Who needs a NYE party when you can opt for a comedy show? One of the funniest comedy acts this year is Jeff Dunham. Ring in the New Year by seeing his hilarious comedy routine at the PPG Paints Arena. 

John Mulaney | The Masonic | San Francisco

Multi-talented comedian John Mulaney brings his From Scratch tour to San Francisco for an iconic New Year’s Eve comedy show. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., which means there will still be plenty of time to make it to a local bar for a midnight toast or watch the ball drop from the comfort of your home. 

Kaskade | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | San Francisco 

EDM fans should look no further than attending Kaskade for a New Year’s Eve concert. Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium checks all the boxes for an excellent way to close out 2022. 

Nikki Glasser | Stiefel Theatre | St. Louis 

Comedian Nikki Glaser is heading back to her hometown of St. Louis for a New Year’s Eve comedy show. A staple of late-night shows, Netflix specials and everything in between, this rising comedian’s show promises laughs all night. 

Parker McCollum | Simmons Bank Arena | North Little Rock 

Parker McCollum is a celebrated live performer. The wildly entertaining country standout is the perfect New Year’s concert choice for country music fans in North Little Rock. 

Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York City 

A New York City New Year’s Eve tradition renewed for 2023: Phish playing at Madison Square Garden. The band’s four-night New Year’s run is a staple for New Year’s in the Big Apple.

The Avett Brothers | Bojangles Coliseum | Charlotte

There’s something especially powerful about seeing a band on its home turf. Throw in a special occasion like New Year’s Eve 2023 and it’s the recipe for an unforgettable concert. That’s the perfect storm that rock fans can enjoy on NYE in Charlotte when Tar Heel Sate natives The Avett Brothers take the stage at Bojangles Coliseum. 

The Killers | Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | Las Vegas 

There’s no doubt that The Killers always bring the energy, but this NYE concert at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is sure to leave fans with lasting memories. 

Widespread Panic | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville 

If you’re celebrating the arrival of 2023 in Nashville, the New Year’s concert to be at is Widespread Panic at Bridgestone Arena. The Georgia natives, comprised of John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks and others, have been likened to Phish, a band known for outstanding New Year’s Eve shows. 

Zedd | Nova SD | San Diego 

With a few Zedd tickets, you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with one of the premier DJs on the scene today. 

New Year’s Eve Sports 2023

If sports are more up your alley, ring in the new year with tickets to a can’t-miss game. From College Football Playoffs to the NHL, there’s plenty of big matchups taking place on New Year’s Eve. 

Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins | TD Garden | Boston 

Start New Year’s Eve off strong by attending the Sabres vs. Bruins game at TD Garden. The Sabres will head to Boston to take on the Bruins, who have not lost in regulation on home ice this season. 

Fiesta Bowl (TCU vs. Michigan) | State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Arizona

Max Duggan and TCU may have fallen short in the Big 12 Championship, but TCU will face Michigan in the 2022 Fiesta Bowl for the chance to advance to the College Football Championship at SoFi Stadium. 

Florida State Seminoles vs. Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball | Cameron Indoor Stadium | Durham, North Carolina

Since Florida State joined the ACC in 1992, Duke has been one of the Seminoles biggest competitors. The FSU men’s basketball team will look to upset No. 14 Duke at home on New Year’s Eve. 

Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball | Rupp Arena | Lexington

Don’t miss one of the most heated rivalries in college basketball on New Year’s Eve. The Louisville Men’s Basketball program will head down the road to Lexington for a showdown against in-state rival Kentucky. 

Music City Bowl (Iowa vs. Kentucky) | Nissan Stadium | Nashville 

Iowa heads to the Music City Bowl at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium to face Kentucky in a rematch of last season’s Citrus Bowl. Whether you’re a Hawkeye or Wildcat, there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than in Music City. 

Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas

Las Vegas also has its fair share of sporting events taking place in the city on New Year’s. Catch the Vegas Golden Knights, the Pacific Division’s best team, face off against the Nashville Predators at the T-Mobile Arena. 

Peach Bowl (Bulldogs vs. Buckeyes) | Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta 

The Georgia Bulldogs and Ohio State Buckeyes are set to face off in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup on New Year’s Eve, where they’ll go head-to-head in the 2022 Peach Bowl. It will be an exciting game for fans of the Bulldogs, as they seek a berth in a second consecutive national championship game. 

Sugar Bowl (Alabama vs. Kansas State) | Caesars Superdome | New Orleans 

Alabama versus Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl on Dec. 31 has it all. Even though the Crimson Tide missed out on a College Football Playoff invitation, they’re all-in for the Sugar Bowl matchup with the Wildcats. It’s the first meeting between the two schools, and both teams are expected to have all their top players available. 

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