New Year’s Eve 2021: Concerts and Music Events to Watch

From Times Square to your couch, here's what to tune into as we ring in 2022

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Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, photo by Vijat Mohindra/NBC

    With lots of New Year’s Eve concerts and events dropping like flies thanks to our new enemy, the Omicron variant of COVID-19, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending the evening at home with a very limited number of vaccinated, boosted, and negative-tested companions. But don’t fear: There’s still some New Year’s gatherings you can attend remotely — not on Zoom — that’ll still make ringing in 2022 fun.

    From Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson’s sure-to-be-wild shindig to Phish’s livestreamed sets, there’s plenty to watch from the comfort of your couch this year.

    Ready the snacks and check out Consequence‘s guide for the top music events to watch from home this New Year’s Eve below.

    Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve


    First off, the most famed New Year’s Eve event of all: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve returns to ABC and Times Square this year. As usual, Ryan Seacrest will host, with assistance from Liza Koshy, Billy Porter, and Ciara. Performers include Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, and more, and you can stream it at

    Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson

    Meanwhile, NBC will air Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson. It’ll begin airing at 10:30 p.m. ET on December 31st, with performances from Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong, Saweetie, Jack Harlow, 24kGoldn, and more.

    CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live

    Katy Perry, Patti LaBelle, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LuPone, William Shatner, Amanda Gorman, Leslie Jordan, David Arquette, and Cheri Oteri will perform on CNN’s answer to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota, and Dulce Sloan will host the festivities. Perry will beam in from her new Las Vegas Residency PLAY at Resorts World in Las Vegas.

    TikTok New Year’s Eve

    There’s plenty of New Year’s fun coming to the small screen, too. From 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. ET on December 31st, TikTok will host a livestreamed event featuring sets from Charlie Puth, Kali Uchis and Rico Nasty. Popular TikTok comedian @averagefashionblogger will host the event.


    After postponing their planned residency at Madison Square Garden, Phish will be playing three full sets without an audience from the Ninth Cube. Fans can livestream the show for free on the band’s YouTube channel or at, and it will also be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Phish Radio.

    The String Cheese Incident


    The String Cheese Incident will be streaming three nights in a row — December 30th and 31st and January 1st — from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Watch it via


    Galactic are keeping the New Year’s festivities in their New Orleans hometown with a performance at their own Tipitina’s night club. Watch it at

    St. Paul and the Broken Bones

    St. Paul and the Broken Bones are streaming a set from Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl on December 31st, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET. Tickets are $15, and you can buy yours here.



    Goose are livestreaming their concerts at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre on December 30th and 31st for free via their YouTube channel.

    The Disco Biscuits

    The Disco Biscuits are streaming sets from The Fillmore Philadelphia on December 30th and 31st. Grab a one-night ticket for $18 or a two-night ticket for $36 here.

    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

    Catch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong‘s two-night run in Asheville, North Carolina, when the funk band livestreams both sets on their YouTube channel.

    New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash

    Tune in on CBS and Paramount+ from 8:00 p.m. to 1. a.m. ET to see performances from Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Cole Swindell, Ingrid Andress, Breland, Chris Janson, Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, and King Calaway. Performances will take place across Nashville, including at rooftop bars and the Bicentennial Mall, ending with the city’s midnight music-note drop.



    Rock-jazz fusion group Papadosio are livestreaming two sets from Columbus’ Bluestone on the 30th and 31st, starting at 11:00 p.m. ET. They’re free to watch, and you can RSVP via their Bandcamp.

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