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Top 2014 New Year’s Eve Concerts In Houston

December 12, 2013 6:00 AM

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Don’t spend another New Year’s Eve watching the Times Square ball drop from your TV set at home. Get out there to one of Houston’s many concerts that will be held on New Year’s Eve to herald in 2014. Whether you like indie rock, classical or anything in between, there is a concert for you to go to this year.

Free Press Houston New Year’s Eve
Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
www.fphnye.com

Not all of the New Year’s Eve parties are for families or traditionalists. For a little wilder event, go to Free Press Houston’s New Year’s Eve party at Sam Houston Park in downtown. This party and concert is strictly for the 18-and-up crowd, and the $40 general admission tickets sell out quickly. The concert lineup includes acts like George Clinton, Girl Talk and Big Freedia, among others. Be ready for a night of fun because you will be dancing the night away at this concert event with a party atmosphere.

Related:Best New Year’s Eve Parties In Houston

Ars Lyrica Venetian Carnival
Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St #300
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 315-2400
www.arslyricahouston.org

Ars Lyrica is at it again, bringing the sounds of the Baroque period to your New Year’s Eve. You can watch as soprano singers, flautists, violinists and other artists serenade you this New Year’s Eve with Baroque music from Venice. After the concert, you can also attend the holiday gathering at the adjacent Sarofim Hall in the Hobby Center while wearing your Venetian carnival mask. A separate ticket is required to attend the gala. Tickets for the concert range from $35 to $55 and the gala costs $75 per person.

New Year’s Eve Houston
Discovery Green
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 400-7336
www.newyearsevelive.com

The biggest bash this New Year’s Eve in Houston is also the best priced – it’s free. At Discovery Green, you can rock away the night with a national concert act that has yet to be named, but last year, KC and the Sunshine Band performed at the event. You can also listen to dueling Djs and other musical acts at this party while you finish off the night with a fireworks display at midnight. Families with small children can still enjoy a New Year’s concert because the national act is family friendly and there is a children’s confetti drop at 9 p.m.

Related: Best Local Rock Bands In Houston

Houston Symphony
The Centrum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 440-4850
www.cypresscreekface.org
For the last 12 years, the Houston Symphony has traveled to the northwest side of town to The Centrum in Spring to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a concert. The songs it will perform this year have not yet been announced, but audience favorites like selections from Porter, Bernstein and Copland have been played alongside Wagner, Glinka and other composers’ works. The tickets for this show start at $35 and go up to $65.

Dosey Doe Music Cafe New Year’s Party With The Level One Band
Dosey Doe Music Cafe
463 FM 1488 Road
Conroe, TX 77384
(936) 271-2171
www.doseydoescoffeeshop.com
The Dosey Doe Music Cafe is one of the tiny treasures of live music the area to the north of Houston has hiding. This venue features numerous live acts in a laid-back country atmosphere, and this New Year’s Eve, you can watch a concert with The Level One Band and enjoy dinner at the venue for only $98 per person. Be ready for some fun with The Level One Band, which is a party band that features an eclectic mix of Motown, disco, pop, classic rock, jazz and classic soul music.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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