The party starts the afternoon of December 31st! Join Chris Jarmin, with 98.1 The Max broadcasting live from the second story patio of Lafayette’s Music Room from 2:00pm – midnight. Madison Avenue will be closed from 9:00pm – 2:00am New Year’s Eve, from Cooper St. to Diana St. including Florence from Trimble Pl. to Madison Ave. Many Overton Square restaurants will be open featuring New Year’s Eve yummy beverages, food and fun until 3am. To keep you hydrated while you travel from stop to stop, enjoy a cold beer from one of the beer vendors on Madison Ave. from 9:00pm – 1:00am. Outside live entertainment features The NUB, all the way from the South side of Union Ave from 10:00pm-midnight. WMC Action News 5 reporter Kontji Anthony will emcee the finale of the event and help countdown to midnight. At exactly midnight, there is a special surprise! In addition to the excitement on the street, there will be plenty of parties within Overton Square bars and restaurants:
- Lafayette’s is offering an exciting New Year’s Eve extravaganza with music and 3 different dining and drink packages. General admission costs $35 and includes champagne toast, party favors, and live entertainment. Midtown Dinner Package and the VIP NYE Dinner Package both reserve a seat at a table with 4 course dinner, champagne toast, party favors, and live entertainment. Musical performances include David Coen at 6:30 pm and American Fiction starting at 10:30 pm. Tickets are available here.
- Babalu Tacos & Tapas – Memphis will have a specialty NYE cocktail made with Blackberry and Thyme simple syrup, Hendricks Gin, and topped with Prosecco and an an edible glitter rim.
- Bar Louie will have live entertainment, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and late night specials.
- Boscos Squared proudly presents the legendary Joyce Cobb at 8:00pm. There is no cover, plus there’s a champagne toast and party favors at midnight. A regular and price fixed dinner menu will be available.
- Local Gastropub Overton Square is going all out with a DJ, complimentary midnight brunch buffet, and champagne toast.
- Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar offers a complimentary champagne toast for all those present for the countdown.
- Schweinehaus is throwing down with their party. There is no cover and there will be party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
- Zebra Lounge Memphis will have a dance party with Austin Carroll on piano from 8pm-2am and as always, there is no cover.