OV Recommends: 4 music venues to spend New Years Eve

austin new years eve

Planning on swimming through people on 6th Street until something sparks your interest? Although that might work, here’s our recommendations for making NYE kick ass.

Weed through the cluster of events and focus on these four venues.

Swan Dive

Swan Dive is hosting a tempting line up including Henry + The Invisibles, DJ Chicken George, Grace Park from The Deer and Interrobang Brass.

The venue is offering a photo booth, door prizes, a balloon drop and a midnight countdown toast. Grab some of your favorite people and get tickets here.

Big Freedia’s NYE Party

The Mohawk Austin opens their doors at 6 p.m. on New Year’s to kick off one hell of a night. Artists include Big Freedia, BoomBaptist, Sharkweek and for the after party, Minor Mishap Marching Band.

The night will feature “AZZ EVERYWHERE” as well as a balloon drop at midnight and a complimentary champagne toast. Tickets are on sale here.

New Year’s Eve at The Vibe Haus

Hosted by Human Influence, The Vibe Haus will open doors at 8 p.m. Offering fresh, local talent. Champagne toast included with your midnight kiss. Tickets can be found here.


Golden Dawn Arkestra is hosting this free event at Auditorium Shores in the heart of downtown Austin. The evening starts at 7 p.m. featuring live music by Grupo Fantasma, Carolyn Wonderland, The Statesboro Revue, Big Cat, Vallejo, KP & The Boom Boom, Shawn Nelson and Kalu James. More information on the event here.