Wondering where to count down the last seconds of 2016? Kiss this year goodbye at any of our top New Year’s Eve party picks! P.S. We know the abundance of options can be overwhelming, so we categorized them just for you 😉

Seeking a spectacle?

New Years Eve w/ Debauche, BIG DEAL Burlesque & More! Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center @ 2525 Burgundy 8:30 PM “Come celebrate New years eve with the crew at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, Debauche, Roxie le Rouge’s Big Deal Burlesque, Belly Dance with Kerry Lynn, Backyard Balkan Brass Band, Andrew Ward and MORE! Free Champagne toast at midnight!” [via Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center]     Galactic + Boyfriend Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon 9 PM About Galactic: “The seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.” [via Galactic] About Boyfriend: “…a stage show that is as much cone-bra, arena-sized Madonna as it is an intimate, hilariously profane psychosexual bedroom drama.” [via Gambit] Living legends and lingerie– ringing in 2017 couldn’t get more colorful than this.  

Rage, drink, and dance ’til you drop

THE THUNDERFUNK REVUE Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret 9 PM Featuring members of Sexual Thunder!, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, and more + all you can drink with a $35 ticket!       F*CK 2016 – A NYE Dance Party Okay Bar @ 1700 Port 10 PM For those who have had a particularly rough year, this is your chance to shake it off ALLL night. The free party, free champagne at midnight, and choice DJs will make life much, much easier.  

Music, music, and more music

Foundation of Funk & Dumpstaphunk Joy Theater @ 1200 Canal 9 PM “Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy.” [via Joy Theater] [caption id="attachment_8662" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Three Keys[/caption] New Year’s Eve feat. Tank & the Bangas Three Keys (Ace Hotel) @ 600 Carondelet 9 PM “There is no better way to bring in a new year than all warm and cozy with NOLA’s Tank and the Bangas. Join us in BANGAVILLE. Fresh off their Afropunk Festival 2016 debut, we are amped to ring in the new year with this soul-rocking krewe of New Orleans favorite bangas. Fave NOLA electro-pop duo Tysson join the bangas and DJ RQ Away for one tremendous intimate evening. We plan to dance all night. Tickets include a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight.” [via Three Keys] NYE: Naughty Professor & Stooges Brass Band Blue Nile @ 532 Frenchmen 9 PM “Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country, now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band’s mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty Professor’s live performances weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation.” [via Naughty Professor]     — Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here.]]>