PICS: Your Guide to the Best NYE Shows

Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in 2017 right with these shows lighting up San Diego on Dec. 30-31 -- including the Lafayette's Psychedelic Masquerade, Moving Units at Blonde, the Donkeys at Soda Bar and more!

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NYE is only two days away! Moving Units top off a newly announced New Year's bash at Blonde Bar on Dec. 31, featuring the Lulls.
Soda Bar always pops off with a rad show on New Year’s Eve, and this year is no exception: One of our local faves, the Donkeys, rings in 2017 along with a performance by Extra Classic. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 at
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The Lafayette Hotel banks big on local music with “On with the Show: Psychedelic Masquerade” hosted by the Redwoods Records label and featuring more than 10 San Diego bands like Oh Spirit, the Schizophonics Soul Revue (pictured), the Verigolds and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range between $60-$125.
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G-Eazy headlines Town and Country Resort & Hotel's Infinity Eve party along with Dada Life, Dillon Francis and more on Dec. 30-31!
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One of the biggest NYE parties San Diego sees each year is the annual three-day OMFG! NYE shindig that LED Presents throws at Valley View Casino Center on Dec. 29-31. This year’s lineup features Adventure Club, Bro Safari, DJ Snake, Anna Lunoe (pictured), Grandtheft, Jack Beats, Kill Paris, and more. Shows are 18-plus, start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $195.
Experience a two-day extravaganza dubbed Infinity New Year’s Eve 2017 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center on Dec. 30 and 31 (9 p.m.-3 a.m.) with Dada Life, Dillon Francis (pictured), Flux Pavilion, Lumberjvck, G-Eazy, and much more. Tickets range between $39-$139. More info at
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Cash’d Out brings Johnny Cash back to life at the Casbah on Dec. 31, with help from the Sleepwalkers. What a way to ring in the new year! Show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 at
The 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra will get you swingin’ right up to 11 p.m. at the Belly Up (that’s when the show ends). Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $135 each or $237 for reserved seating (available at
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Little Italy's Music Box gets into the NYE swing of things with Justin Martin, presented by FNGRS CRSSD. The Dec. 31 show starts at 10 p.m., and tickets range from $45-$65 at
Rebelution, the Simpkin Project, the Oles and DJ Mackle tackle the Observatory North Park on Dec. 31. Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $49.50 at
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The fifth annual Black & White New Year’s Party takes over the Renaissance (formerly the W San Diego hotel) downtown. Live DJ sets by four of San Diego’s top DJs and a four-hour premium open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Get more info at
NYE gets Ghastly at Bassmnt on Dec. 31. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20 each (available at
The Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala returns again to the Hilton Bayfront Hotel on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. The all-inclusive (buffet, fully stocked bars, 10 different club zones) features Sam Blacky, La Croix, Caroline D’Amore, and more to be announced. Tickets available at for $89.99-$220.
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You can find Ocean Beach staple Brothers Gow at Winston’s on Dec. 31. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., tickets are $15 in advance at
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The fifth annual Moonlight San Diego New Year’s Eve Cruise boards the California Spirit Yacht with two Top 40 DJs on two dance floors and an open bar all cruise long (9 p.m.-1 a.m.). Get more info at (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Fluxx will be ringing in 2017 in style with a big-name DJ to be announced. Early-bird tickets are available at now.
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station goes big for NYE with a DJ, live music throughout the gardens and restaurant, drink specials and more. The event runs from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. and tickets are available for $125 at
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If your plan is to get wild before NYE, head to House of Blues San Diego on Dec. 29-30 for hometown boys Tribal Theory and their all-ages, two-night stand downtown. Tickets range from $15-30 at Doors are at 7 p.m.
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LA surf/pop/punk group Cherry Glazerr and Slow Hollows take the all-ages Irenic on a joyride on Dec. 30. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 at
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Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Fanny and the Atta Boys, and the Bedbreakers go back in time with some old school rockabilly, folk, country, and blues at the Casbah on Dec. 30. Tickets are $15 (at and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
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The Merrow gets in on the pre-NYE festivities on Friday, Dec. 30 with local alt-country bands the Broken Stems and the Lowland Drifters. Tickets are only $5 and the show starts at 9 p.m.
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