While there are some high-priced New Year's Eve events happening next week, we put together a number of concerts and club events priced under $40, including local acts like DeVotchKa, Slim Cessna's Auto Club and the Knew as well as national bands like BoomBox, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Face to Face and the Black Angels. See more of our picks below.
A Soulsonic NYE: City Hall, $20/$25, 9 p.m.
Hip-hop and electro funk pioneer Afrika Bambaataa headlines with DJ Musa opening, and there's a champagne toast at midnight.
A Very Vinyl NYE: Club Vinyl, $10-$25, 9 p.m.
DJ Three and Juan MacLean with with Peter Anthony spin in the main room while DJ Danny spins '90s dance and throwback mixes in the retro room and DJ Peacock spins today's Top 40 and R&B dane cuts on the indoor rooftop.
Sin City New Year's Eve: Tracks, $15+, 9 p.m.
Featuring musical performance by Erika Jayne (newest member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and performance by Adore Delano (of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5), $2,000 cash balloon drop at midnight and champagne toast at midnight.
BoomBox: Ogden Theatre, $27.50-$35, 9 p.m.
The electronic duo returns to Denver to play a two nights at the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, December 30 and New Year's Eve.
Face to Face: Summit Music Hall $20/VIP $100, 8 p.m.
California-based punk band Face to Face, who has been around for more than three decades, headlines this New Year's Eve bash at the Summit Music Hall with openers Boldtype, Poor Me and American Blackout.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, $20-$35, 9 p.m.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns to Cervantes' for its third New Year's Eve run since forming in 2011 while the Black Crowes were on hiatus. CRB, which takes a few cues from the Grateful Dead, plays Wednesday, December 30 and New Year's Eve.
The Black Angels: Gothic Theatre, $25/$30, 9 p.m.
Austin-based psych-rock act the Black Angels, who have played New Year's gigs in the Denver the last few years, headline the Gothic for a two-night stand on Wednesday, December 30 and New Year's Eve. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and Eldren open on December 30 while the Blue Rider and the Dirty Few open on New Year's Eve.
Paper Bird and the Congress: The Oriental Theater, $25, 9 p.m.
Both outstanding local acts, Paper Bird and the Congress will be at the Oriental Theater on Wednesday, December 30 and New Year's Eve.
DeVotchKa, Bluebird Theater, $25-$35, 9 p.m.
While DeVotchKa has played its share of larger venues in the area, like the Fillmore Auditorium and Boulder Theater, there are three chances to catch the band at the more intimate Bluebird Theater on New Year's Eve as well on New Year's Day and January 2.
Itchy-O's New Year's Tryptic: 3 Kings Tavern, $20-$40, 8 p.m.
Itchy-O is expands it fabled NYE show into a three-evening long, divinely inspired experience from December 31 through January 2, and each show of the trilogy will evoke a different theme with distinct performance elements and special guests.
40 Oz. to Freedom, Herman's Hideaway, $14, 7:30 p.m.
Sublime tribute band 40 Oz. to Freedom headline this reggae-themed New Year's Eve party Herman's Hideaway with P-Nuckle, Apex Vibe and Weather Big Storm.
The Slackers: Marquis Theatre, $23/$25, 8 p.m.
New York City's The Slackers headline a ska-centric New Year's Eve with openers the Dendrites, 12 Cents for Marvin and the Denver Vintage Reggae Society.
Slim Cessna's Auto Club: Syntax Physic Opera, $30-$35, 9 p.m.
Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been playing annual New Year's Eve shows around these parts for more than a decade. The band's two-night stand starts on Wednesday, December 30 with Munly & the Lupercalians and DBUK, which features four members of the Auto Club, opens on New Year's Eve.
Barbara Morrison: Dazzle, $25-$30, 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
The remarkable jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison, who has performed with legends like Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Ron Carter and Jimmy Smith, performs at Dazzle for two sets on New Year's Eve and two sets on New Year's Day.
So What! The Club NYE: Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, $20/$30, 8 p.m.
DJ Big Styles, DJ K-Nee and DJ Low Key spinning along with a balloon drop at midnight, champagne toast and a photo booth.
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Naughty New Year's Eve: Lost Lake Lounge. $20/$30, 9 p.m.
Local funk band act Shadehouse headlines tonight with Colfax Speed Queen and Bot-Sould opening.
The Knew: Larimer Lounge, $10-$20, 9 p.m.
Illegal Pete's presents this New Year's Eve show with the Knew headlining and with the Outfit, Rootbeer & Mermentau and DJ TK All Night opening.