New Year’s Eve 2008-2009 Concert Guide


The Heavy Pets, Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale ($14.99)

JJ Grey & MOFRO, Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach ($35)

Doobie Brothers, Universal City Walk Plaza Stage – Orlando

Sister Hazel, Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg ($39.99)


Of Montreal, 40 Watt – Athens ($15)

Perpetual Groove, Georgia Theatre – Athens ($35)

Band Of Horses, Variety Playhouse – Atlanta ($28.50)

Colonel Bruce with Blueground Undergrass, Smith’s Old Bar – Atlanta

Cracker, Hyatt Regency – Atlanta ($109 “and up”)

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Fox Theatre – Atlanta ($35-45)

Sound Tribe Sector 9 with Pnuma Trio, The Tabernacle – Atlanta ($67.50)


Soulive, Paradise Rock Club – Boston ($40)

Badfish with Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse, Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge ($40)

Assemby Of Dust with The Brew, Pearl Street Nightclub – Northampton ($30)

Martin Sexton, Calvin Theater – Northampton ($25-45)


Dark Star Orchestra, Rams Head Live – Baltimore ($59)

The Bridge with Rebirth Brass Band, Sheraton City Center Ballroom – Baltimore ($89)

Wu-Tang Clan featuring Method Man, Rza, Gza, Ghostface, Raekwon, Masta Killa, U-God, Cappadonna & Inspecta Deck, Sonar – Baltimore


The Macpodz, Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo ($8)

Blind Melon, Hyatt Regency – Dearborn

New Jersey

U-Melt with Buzz Universe, Lemon Juice and a late night set from The Point, The Stone Pony – Asbury Park ($20)

The Goo Goo Dolls, House Of Blues – Atlantic City ($52-67)

Mike Doughty, Maxwell’s – Hoboken ($30)

Little Feat, Montclair High School (First Night) – Montclair

Yo La Tengo with The Feelies – Wellmont Theater, Montclair ($33)

New York

Chuck Berry, B.B. King’s – NYC ($120-160)

Gov’t Mule, Hammerstein Ballroom – NYC ($50-99.50)

Mingus Big Band, Jazz Standard – NYC ($195)

My Morning Jacket, Madison Square Garden – NYC ($49.50)

The Bad Plus, Village Vanguard – NYC ($125)

The Disco Biscuits, Nokia Theatre – NYC ($69)

The Benevent/Russo Duo with Surprise Me Mr. Davis LATE NIGHT (non-midnight show) – B.B. King’s, NYC ($25)

Tiesto, Roseland Ballroom – NYC ($150-300)

Chris Botti, The Blue Note – NYC ($95-175)

North Carolina

Donna The Buffalo, Orange Peel – Asheville ($30)

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Grey Eagle – Asheville ($30)


Rusted Root with Backyard Tire Fire, House of Blues – Cleveland ($37-49.50)

ekoostik hookah, Newport Music Hall – Columbus ($40)


Gregg Allman, Keswick Theatre – Glenside ($49.50-$59.50)

The Machine, Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe ($20-34)

Gogol Bordello, Electric Factory – Philadelphia ($38)

They Might Be Giants, Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia ($30)

New Riders of The Purpe Sage, The Silo – Reading

Brothers Past, The Note – West Chester ($35)

Rhode Island

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Lupo’s – Providence ($30-40)

South Carolina

Outformation, The Pour House – Charleston ($20)

Keller Williams, Shoreline Ballroom – Hilton Head Island ($25)


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Barbacoa, Higher Ground – South Burlington ($45)


GWAR, The National – Richmond ($20)



The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soul Kitchen – Mobile (TBD)


Future Rock with Daedalus and Dark Party, Abbey Pub – Chicago ($25-75)

Holy Fuck, Subterranean – Chicago ($30)

Justice DJ Set with SO ME, Congress Theater – Chicago ($60-200)

Umphrey’s McGee with Buddy Guy, Joshua Redman, Koko Taylor, and Stanley Jordan (Guests will be appearing over the 3-night stand), Auditorium Theatre -Chicago ($63-73)


Gin Blossoms, Grand Prairie Hotel – Hutchinson


Galactic with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tipitina’s Uptown – New Orleans ($55)

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with Papa Grows Funk, Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans ($60-70)


The Big Wu with God Johnson, Trocaderos – Minneapolis ($15-30)

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Treasure Island Resort and Casino – Red Wing ($40-70)


The Flaming Lips, Cox Convention Center Arena – Oklahoma City ($20)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Blank Slate – Tulsa


Jim Lauderdale, Bijou Theatre – Knoxville

Del McCoury Band, Ryman Auditorium – Nashville ($29.50-$49.50)

Lynyrd Skynyrd with Trace Adkins, Sommet Center – Nashville ($47-247.50)


Mama Digdown’s Brass Band with Steez & Baghdad Scuba Review, The Majestic – Madison

CAKE, Riverside Theater – Milwaukee ($45-75)



Styx, Tempe Beach Park – Tempe

Los Lobos, Rialto Theatre – Tuscon ($46-81)


Lotus with Pretty Lights, Fox Theatre – Boulder ($40)

Rose Hill Drive, Boulder Theatre – Boulder ($30)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ogden Theatre – Denver ($59.50)

Flogging Molly, The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver ($40)

Hot Buttered Rum, The Oriental Theater – Denver ($20)

Melvin Seals & JGB with Steve Kimock & Eric McFadden, Owsley’s Golden Road – Denver ($30)

Widespread Panic with Yonder Mountain String Band, Pepsi Center – Denver ($61)

Los Lonely Boys, Sky Ute Casino – Ignacio



Neil Diamond, Save Mart Center – Fresno ($37.75-125)

B.B. King, Warnors Center for Performing – Fresno ($50-105)

Stone Temple Pilots, Club Nokia – Los Angeles

Roy Hargrove Big Band, Yoshi’s – Oakland ($100)

Thievery Corporation with Bassnectar, The Mutaytor, BLVD, more, Concourse Exhibition Center – San Francisco ($70-125)

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with Greyboy Allstars, The Warfield – San Francisco ($79-89)

Les Claypool with Zappa Plays Zappa, War Memorial Opera House – San Francisco ($69-125)

Tea Leaf Green, Mezzanine – San Francisco ($30-75)

The Radiators, Cade du Nord – San Francisco ($100)

ALO, The Independent – San Francisco ($85)

Phil Lesh & Friends with Ratdog, Jackie Greene Band, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco ($65)

Marshall Tucker Band, The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano ($65)

The Wailers, The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood ($76.50)


Bette Midler, Caesars Palace – Las Vegas ($86.36-227.27)

Kid Rock, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas ($128.50-253.50)

Sha Na Na, Cannery Casino – Las Vegas


EOTO, Wonder Ballroom – Portland ($48-100)

Railroad Earth, Aladdin Theater – Portland OR ($55)


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights

Garaj Mahal, The Capitol Theater – Olympia

Devotchka, Showbox at the Market – Seattle ($35)

Ghostland Observatory, WaMu Theatre – Seattle ($35)

Presidents Of The United States of America, Paramount Theatre – Seattle ($50)

Where will you be? What did we miss? Let us know below. . .

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23 Responses

  1. Wonder if Trey will play? I currently have tix to MMJ at MSG. Let me know if any of your crew will be going. We’ll have to throw down at a pre-party.

  2. Just leaving Hawaii for LA right now, saw that Foreigner is playing the Waikiki Sheraton on NYE.

    What, no love for Foreigner?

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