Concerts in Chicago to Ring in the New Year

If sit-down functions aren't your ideal way of celebrating the New Year, explore these options for getting your groove on this New Year's Eve.

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House of Blues. Alternative rock band Better Than Ezra will play downtown at the famed House of Blues. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are available via Live Nation for $35.
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The Empty Bottle. Join the venue as they team up with Goose Island to celebrate their 25th year. High On Fire will play at the venue two nights on Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets are on sale now at emptybottle.com for $30 and $45, respectively.
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Lincoln Hall. Chicago duo The Hood Internet are an alternative hip-hop group mashing together the best of hip hop's top artists with original material. The group will headline the venue's New Year's Eve event. Tickets are on sale now for $25 online, and will be $30 at the door.
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Schubas Tavern. Diane Coffee will headline Schuba's New Year's Eve show, following performances by Yoko & The Oh Nos and The Voluptuals. Tickets are on sale now for $25.
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Concord Music Hall. The venue will hold the official Umphrey's McGee after part at 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2017. Future Rock will headline the night, following a performance by Thibault. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $20.
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra. "Salute to Vienna" returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for another year. Spend the New Year experiencing the live concert that celebrates the long-standing tradition of the Viennese Neujahrskonzert. The concert takes place in 24 North American cities within the days of the New Year. The Chicago event plays at 2:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve day. Tickets are $27 and are available now online or by calling 312-294-3000.
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Andy's Jazz Club. Celebrate New Year's Eve with The LDB & MC Billa Camp at Andy's Jazz Club. The night is reservation only, and three packages are available for purchase.
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City Winery. Join City Winery Chicago for a concert featuring Lalah Hathaway. Tickets start at $85 and are available for purchase online.
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Reaction NYE. This year's Reaction NYE will transform the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center into an authentic warehouse-style party. Ring in the new year with performances by Zeds Dead, Flume, Gucci Mane and Danny Brown, among others. Tickets are on sale now; general admission tickets begin at $69.
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