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NYE On Beale – December 31, 2023

NYC on Beale

Beale Street can be a party almost any night of the year. It’s the kind of place where you’ll see brides-to-be wearing bachelorette-weekend tiaras; where you can bar-crawl, sing karaoke and dance late-night. Beneath it all is the music (literally—look down while you’re strolling the sidewalk and you’ll notice stars commemorating Memphis music legends). But also, listen: live music streams from clubs, sending the sounds of electric and acoustic blues, rapid-fire rockabilly and searing soul out into the night.

Since Memphis’ musical legacy meets the city’s love of a good time on Beale, you can bet the street’s New Year’s Eve celebration is big. You’ll party with tens of thousands of people, spilling in and out of bars and restaurants onto the wide street. You’ll dance under the stars to live performers, including DJ Tree. Then, ring in the new year with fireworks and confetti cannons as the clock strikes 12.

Note, to join the NYE party on Beale, you’ll need to be at least 21.

The Beale Street Merchants Association is offering a NYE 2023 Fast Pass for $100—this pass lets you bypass the line to get onto the street, skips you to the front of most club lines, and includes the cover charges (usually $20+) at all clubs except Wet Willies and the Hard Rock Cafe. They’re limiting this pass to 100 people so get yours ASAP. You’ll need to pay attention to the pickup info on this page, too. 21 and up only.