You Have Several Live Music Options to Ring in the New Year in the Cape Fear

WILMINGTON, NC — If you’re looking to dance your way into the new year with live music, you are in luck. Several of our local venues are planning New Year’s Eve parties (many with champagne toasts too!).

We’ll keep adding to this list, but here’s the rundown so far.

Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Uptown Easy performs at Bluewater Waterfront Grill on New Year’s Eve beginning at 9pm. The party will cost $80 per person and includes complimentary bar bites, a champagne toast and party favors to ring in 2024.

The Palm Room

Eastern Kentucky Space Funk Artist Jeremy Short performs at The Palm Room starting at 10pm on New Year’s Eve.

Here’s a little more about Short and his career:

Short has been touring, singing and playing his guitar for nearly 20 years. Having shared the stage with many notable acts (Tyler Childers, Kingfish, Marcus King, Taj Mahal, Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band), and notched his belt with festivals like Bonnaroo, Floydfest, Mountain Music Festival, Master Musicians Festival, & Healing Appalachia, the future for Short is looking bright.

The Underfront Co. Bar & Lounge

The NYE celebration at Underfront Co. Bar & Lounge will include the Adam Fenton Trio.  Live music begins at 9pm.  There is some free food and a champagne toast at midnight.

Seawitch Cafe & Tiki Bar

Machine Gun performs at the Seawitch Cafe and Tiki Bar New Year’s Eve Bash on December 31st. The event runs from 6pm to 1am.

More details from Seawitch:

MACHINE GUN performance from 8:00 PM – Midnight

DJ Performance from Midnight – 1:00 AM

Heated Tent

Red Carpet Walk-in and Full Venue Décor

Photo Booth

HUGE dance floor

Complimentary Champagne Split

Complimentary New Year’s Party Favors

Duck & Dive

Dubtown Cosmonauts will perform at Duck & Dive on New Year’s Eve at 10pm. A ball drop champagne toast is set for midnight.

Seven Mile Post

Jet 22 Refueled performs at the Seven Mile Post NYE Party on December 31st.  Jet 22 Refueled performs from 7 to 10pm, followed by DJ SBz spinning tunes until 1:30am.

From the website:

Jet 22 Refueled will be playing at Seven Mile Post on Sunday, December 31st from 7-10 PM. This band plays music from Seven Mary Three, Fuel, Jelly Roll, Jason Aldean and more! Let’s get NYE started right!
The Xtra Mile will be open for business and ready to go the extra mile by serving you delicious, high quality pub food. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, spicy, healthy or deep fried; they’ve got you covered!
Must be 21+
$10 cover

The Eagle’s Dare

The Beehive Blondes and Gin Fizz perform at The Eagle’s Dare on New Year’s Eve beginning at 8pm. Tickets run from $35 to $55.

From the website:

Let’s ring in 2024 with 24k gold style with our friends The Beehive Blondes and Gin Fizz. Eagle’s Dare will be decked out in 24k Gold decorations ready to rock the night and 2023 away!
Enjoy small bits and snacks as well as a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight!
Nostalgic song + swing dance set by Live Band Gin Fizz
Solid GOLD retro hits thru the eras
(60’s thru 00’s) curated by Retro DJ Duo The Beehive Blondes
Cocktail attire: Gold standard.
All that glitters is GOLD.
-Prizes for Best Dressed + Best Dancer
Our friend Webo’s Food Truck will be onsite for everyone that gets hungry from all the dancing.

Flytrap Brewing

The NYE party at Flytrap Brewing will feature live music from Will Desmarais from 8:30pm to 12:30am. There’s also a Crofton’s Pretzel Pop-Up and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Bourgie Nights

The Girls and The Great Indoors at Bourgie Nights on New Year’s Eve beginning at 9pm and running until 12:30am. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show.  The show is 21-plus.

From the website:

Come celebrate the New Year w/ The Girls and The Great Indoors

Ticket includes a Champagne of Beers (Miller High Life) Toast at Midnight

Hell’s Kitchen

Hair Trigger performs at the Hell’s Kitchen New Year’s Eve Bash on December 31st from 9pm to 1am.

The Rusty Nail

Mystic River featuring Don Talmadge and Polar Bear perform at The Rusty Nail on New Year’s Eve beginning at 9pm.  No cover.  Featuring Rock, Pop, Country and Blues.

Bourbon Street

Frank Grant & The Feelin perform at Bourbon Street for their New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31st from 9:30pm to 12:30am. Free entry.

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