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CYM’s Ultimate LIT List of New Year’s Eve 2017 Happenings

*NYE SCI: The String Cheese Incident is bringing the jams to Broomfield, Colorado’s 1st Bank Center for three cheese-filled nights of aural pleasure December 29th-31st. Also just added to the bill is a Big Gigantic Incident (Um, yes please, Hulaween repeat?!) on Thursday and some Floozies action on Friday. Seven sets of Cheese to ring in 2017? Don’t mind if we do! Tickets available here.

*LETTUCE, TAUK & JAW GEMS, Boston & Portland, Maine: If you’re looking for the funk in the Northeast quadrant of the States for NY, look no further. Our boys Lettuce are bringing a two night run to Boston, MA, and Portland, ME, December 30th and 31st…and guess who they are bringing with them? Instrumental funk rock fusion band TAUK and Portland’s own Jaw Gems, an up and coming drip hop live electronica band of funky goodness (we interviewed them back in August). Sure sounds like a party to us! Score your tickets for Portland here and Boston here.

*STS9 Presents Light Years: Tribe is bringing the jam to Denver for three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium December 29th-31st. One of the most loved jam bands today, STS9 brings people together through the intergalactic and boundless connection of sound waves. Does Denver win NYE? 2017 is already dope AF and it hasn’t even started yet. Get your Tribe tickets here.

*Nahko and Medicine for the People in Denver: Nahko and Medicine for the People bring two nights to Denver’s lovely Ogden Theatre December 30th and 31st. With all the uneasiness and division happening in the world, ring your NYE in with heart and soul mending song, music and movement. With support from Zach Heckendorf Friday and The Flobots Saturday, both nights are going made to remember. Get your tickets here

*Reaction NYE: Reaction NYE is happening in Rosemont, IL, right outside of Chicago December 30th and 31st for two nights of basstastic bearings with a taste of hip hop for 2017. Featuring heavy hitters Flume, Zeds Dead, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, Danny Brown, Mr Carmack and many more, Reaction is definitely the biggest edm party happening in the Chicago area for NYE. Snag your tickets here to be a part of the madness.

*GRiZ’s The Get Down: Grant GRiZ is throwing is very official New Year’s Eve FUNKtion this year and Asheville, North Carolina, is the blessed location for the 1st annual ‘The Get Down’. GRiZ will bring along friends G-JONES, Papadosio and Freddy Todd for what is going to be one funk-filled NYE night. GRiZ fam unite! Tickets are going very quickly, here.

*SNOWTA: Y’ALL! There is a really awesome NYE event happening in Minneapolis at the Convention Center December 31st. Featuring a giant slide (we see you, Snowta!), badass music, skateboarding and more, Snowta is definitely where we would be if we lived in Minnesota for New Year’s. Big Gigantic, Tipper, Waka Flocka Flame AND Infected Mushroom…and those are just the big names? Count us in! Tickets can be purchased here.

*Decadence: Global Dance, AEG and Live Nation bring Decadence NYE to Denver AND Phoenix for NYE this year. For two nights in Denver the 30th and 31st, join Bassnectar, Disclosure, GRiZ, Big Wild, Bob Moses, Chainsmokers, Flume and so many more for electronic music heaven (for real, tho!).  Phoenix’s lineup is just as tasty with Disclosure, Porter Robinson, Chainsmokers, Zedd and more throwing a two night get down for the desert dwellers in Arizona. Tickets: AZ // CO 

*FRUITION’s Hometown Throwdown in Portland, Oregon: If you haven’t made the transition to Fruity Freak yet, the time is now. Join the Folk-rock, Americana, soul, blues band hybrid for not just one, but THREE nights at The Wonder Ballroom. If your weren’t already overly excited about this, the show on the 31st will include special guests Hillstomp and TWO Fruition sets, one of them being a one of a kind “50 Years Later, The Songs of 1967” set. Portland, get ready to dance and sing your beautiful, hipster hearts out. Tickets!

*Pretty Lights NYE: The man Derek Vincent Smith is throwing a helluva two night NYE party in NOLA for New Year’s and he is bringing some of closest friends with him to help celebrate too. December 30th and 31st at the Mardi Gras World Ballroom, the PLFam will get some Manic Focus, Chris Karns, Curren$y & The Soul Rebels, Emancipator, Maddy O’Neal and an extended PL sets to help usher in 2017 in style. This is definitely going to be a NYE to remember no matter where you are, but if you can make it to N.O., get your tickets for this banger now.

*Vote for Dancing: Portland, Oregon, is voting for dancing for a three night (12/30-1/1) celebration to say goodbye to 2016. Daunting a killer musical bill featuring The Polish Ambassador, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Kayla Scintilla with Eveolution, Ayla Nereo, Clozee, Thriftworks and more of the sweetest musical nectar, Vote for Dancing is a vision, a call to action and much more than just a weekend of partying for NYE. If you are in Oregon for New Year’s, this is the place to be. Tickets are being sold here.

*LIGHTS ALL NIGHT: Texas edm lovers rejoice, for LAN graces us with NYE events in Dallas and El Paso this holiday season. Deadmau5, Above & Beyond, Nero, RL Grime and more will be in one of the two cities for one night in El Paso (31st) and two nights in Dallas (30th-31st) Make sure to catch that x&g set at the Dallas event! If you are looking to rave the hardest for NYE this year, get yourself a Lights All Night ticket here.  

*UMPHREY’S MCGEE HOME RUN: Umph’s brings the love back home for a three night Chicago run to say ‘SUH DUDE’ to 2017 with a good ‘ol fashioned UMPH love bang. Joined by The Motet on night two, Umph fans are in for a precious treat this NYE. Happening at two different venues December 29th-31st, get your tickets now to guarantee you are there for the ride.

*WIDESPREAD PANIC in NASHVILLE: WSMFP is coming in hot to Nashville, Tennessee, for a three night run December 29th-31st. Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena, the beloved band has already sold out night one. Get your tickets quick if Widespread is the NYE choice for you!

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