The Pier’s NYE Weekend Show Locator!

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 12:40 pm
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Wow, another year gone already! It is that time of year again to close out the last 12 months and get ready to bring on the next 12. Some of us like to do that with a quiet fun night enjoying friends and family but most of us will be heading out to party. Check out this edition of The Pier’s NYE Weekend Show Locator to help decide where to go to keep the party going throughout the long holiday weekend.

New Year’s weekend always gets the shows pumped back up after the winter show slowdown and this year is definitely no exception. Thursday night is jam-packed with countless shows and New Year’s Eve celebrations all around the country. Festivities will be taking place just about everywhere whether you’re on the West Coast for the Aggro New Years Eve Bash and Slightly Stoopid’s NYE Party; or the East Coast for Panda NYE , Light Up Amelia’s NYE Shrimp Drop, and First Night Pittsburgh; or the MidWest for Iowa’s NYE Extravaganza.

The West Coast will be getting irie this weekend with two fun shows. In SoCal, The Aggrolites will be hosting their annual Aggro New Years Eve Bash with The Inciters and The Steady 45s on the Eastside with the unique atmosphere of Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Or, head up Highway 101 to the City by the Bay for Slightly Stoopid’s New Year’s Party. Slightly Stoopid will be performing at 86-year-old The Warfield Theatre with special guests Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (KDTU). As Stoopid’s unofficial 8th band member, expect lots of collaboration with Karl Denson during both bands sets. While Stoopid has the rest of the weekend off, KDTU will be continuing the Fantastic Fall Tour to the East Coast. Fans can catch KDTU at the Phunkin’ Phish after-show at Irving Plaza on Friday followed by the Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday.

The East Coast will not be left out this weekend though. First Night Pittsburgh will be taking to the streets of Pittsburgh. Spawning 14-blocks of the Cultural District, festivities will be inside theaters, galleries, unique spaces, and along city streets. The Wailers performance may compete for highlight of the night (of course competing against the Ball Drop Countdown) despite the chilly forecast. For a warmer event, check out Light Amelia’s NYE Shrimp Drop with Zach Deputy at the downtown waterfront of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Lastly, East Coasters can prepare for Friday’s KDTU and Phish shows with Panda NYE in New York. The Historic German House in Rochester will be the stage for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and extended family with special guests Danielle Ponder The Tomorrow People and Funknut. There will be plenty to do all day and night before and after the event with Three Heads Brewing hosting a beer tasting before the show, an acoustic jam following the show, and a later night party following that.

Get out have fun lots of fun this long weekend but please be safe and don’t drink and drive!

Remember to come by here every single Thursday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31st

Aggro New Years Eve Bash featuring The Aggrolites, The Inciters, and The Steady 45s
@ Alex’s Bar. Long Beach, CA

B-Side Players
@ Moe’s Alley. Santa Cruz, CA

Dirty Heads
@ The Piazza at Schmidts. Philadelphia, PA

Fat Freddy’s Drop
@ McEwan Park. Lower Hutt, New Zealand (Bays The Album Tour)

Fear Nuttin Band with more
@ Pearl Street. Northampton, MA

First Night Pittsburgh featuring The Wailers
@ Highmark Stage. Pittsburgh, PA

John Brown’s Body with 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Selector JBo
@ The Sinclair. Cambridge, MA

Katchafire with Sons Of Zion, The Black Seeds, Kora, and Ladi 6
@ Riwaka Hotel. Motueka, New Zealand

Light Up Amelia’s NYE Shrimp Drop featuring Zach Deputy
@ Downtown Waterfront. Fernandina Beach, FL *7pm

Nahko and Medicine for the People with Dustin Thomas, Max Ribner, and Tim Snider
@ McDonald Theatre. Eugene, OR (Winter Tour)

NYE Extravaganza! featuring Jon Wayne and the Pain with Mumford’s and Doctor Murdock
@ DG’s Tap House. Ames, IA

New Years Eve Party featuring Slightly Stoopid with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
@ The Warfield Theatre. San Francisco, CA

Panda NYE featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Tomorrow People, and more
@ The Historic German House. Rochester, NY

Passafire with Lullwater
@ Barrelhouse South. Savannah, GA

SOJA with Collie Buddz and Etana
@ Jannus Live. St Petersburg, FL (New Year 2016 Tour)

Spiritual Rez
@ Tight Lines. Morehead City, NC

Sun-Dried Vibes with Of Good Nature and Lovely Budz
@ The Rabbit Hole. Charlotte, NC

Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser Blak Soil Band
@ Ayva Center. Houston, TX

The 36OLY NYE Massive featuring Ethan Tucker
@ The Heritage Room. Olympia, WA

The Bastard Suns
@ Sports Page. Satellite Beach, FL (New Years Tour)

The Movement
@ The Hull Bay Hideaway. St Thomas, VI

The Supervillains
@ West End Trading Company. Sanford, FL

Zach Deputy
@ The Green Turtle Tavern. Fernandina Beach, FL *9pm

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st

Phunkin’ Phish After-Show featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
@ Irving Plaza. New York, NY (Fantastic Fall Tour / Phish Concert After-Show)

Nahko and Medicine for the People with The Routine
@ Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA (Winter Tour)

SOJA with Collie Buddz and Etana
@ Florida Theatre. Jacksonville, FL (New Year 2016 Tour)

The Bastard Suns
@ Cunningham’s. Vero Beach, FL (New Years Tour)

Zach Deputy
@ Stratton Mountain Resort. Stratton Mountain, VT

Saturday, January 2nd

Jon Wayne and the Pain with Mumford’s and Doctor Murdock
@ Zorbaz. Detroit Lakes, MN

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
@ Ardmore Music Hall. Ardmore, PA (Fantastic Fall Tour)

Katchafire with Sons Of Zion, The Black Seeds, Kora, and Ladi 6
@ Butlers Reef. Taranaki, New Zealand

Nahko and Medicine for the People with HIRIE
@ Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA (Winter Tour)

Seedless with Arise Roots, Thrive and Ital Vibes
@ House of Blues. Anaheim, CA

SOJA with Collie Buddz and Etana
@ Riverfront Park. Cocoa, FL (New Year 2016 Tour)

Spiritual Rez
@ Gypsy Sallys. Washington, DC

The Bastard Suns
@ Swampgrass Willys. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (New Years Tour)

The Movement
@ The Dog House. St Thomas, VI

Zach Deputy with Roots of Creation
@ Toad’s Place. New Haven, CT

Sunday, January 3rd

SF 49ers Pre-Game Concert featuring Iration
@ Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara, CA (2015 Gameday Concert Series)

SOJA with Collie Buddz and Etana
@ Revolution Live. Fort Lauderdale, FL (New Year 2016 Tour)

The Movement
@ The Hull Bay Hideaway. St Thomas, VI



-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to before Tuesday of each week to make our weekly Thursday publish!

Show Locator Article By: Eric Schoep


Check out the weekend’s posters…

Aggro New Years Eve

B Side Players

Dirty Heads

Ethan Tucker

Fat Freddy's Drop Bays The Album Tour

Fear Nuttin Band

First Night Pittsburg


John Brown's Body


Light Up Amelia's NYE Shrimp Drop

Nahko Winter Tour

New Years Party featuring Slightly Stoopid

Panda NYE



Spiritual Rez

Sun-Dried Vibes

Tarrus Riley

The Bastard Suns New Years Tour

The Black Seeds

The Movement

The Supervillains

Zach Deputy

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Fantastic Fall Tour

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