Ring in 2015 with concerts, parties and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Whether you want to get dressed to the nines, or just have a good time in your blue jeans, there's something for you to do on New Year's Eve in Metro Detroit. Those looking for any alternative to watching the ball drop on television from your couch can ring in 2015 with concerts, ballroom parties, comedy, dancing and more.


Mike Epps at Fox Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. $59.75-$85.75. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

BOP (Harvey) at Magic Stick Lounge, ska/rock, 8 p.m. $25. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Greensky Bluegrass at Royal Oak Music Theatre, bluegrass, 8 p.m. $30-$35. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Minnesota with Exmag and Dopedelic at Majestic Theatre, electronic, 9 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Murray's Motor City Greasers Ball with Twistin' Tarantulas and the Hi-Views at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, rockabilly, 9 p.m. $10. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jeff Tyzik at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10 p.m. $40-$50. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Motor City New Year's Eve "D" Drop at Campus Martius and Cadillac Square: Live music, food trucks, cash bars, ice skating and wood-burning warming stations. Kids drop is at 6:30 p.m., official drop at 11:59. Fun starts at 4 p.m. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 355-0413.

Downriver Italian American Club: Tribute act show with Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Tom Jones, Donna Summers and Frankie Valli impersonators, plus surf-and-turf dinner, champagne toast and dancing. 6 p.m. $60. 646 Biddle, Wyandotte. (734) 285-4044.

NYE: Rockin' the D at Hard Rock Cafe: Food stations, champagne toast, a 3-D animated midnight show projected on the Compuware Building and more. 8 p.m. $85. 45 Monroe, Detroit. www.nyerockinthed.com.

Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Party at Fowling Warehouse: Enjoy fowling (a mix of bowling and football) with live music from Howling Diablos and Royal Blackbirds, plus DJ Linda Lexy. 8 p.m. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 3901 Christopher, Hamtramck. (313) 264-1288.

Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Dinner, dancing, Vegas area and DJs. Dinner includes salad, seafood and carving stations, plus desserts and late night snacks. Cash bar. 8 p.m. $75, $125 per couple. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Points Farms. (313) 881-7511.

BLAST at Marriott Centerpoint: DJs Godfather, Mike Anthony, Chris Anthony, Matt Aubrey and more plus confetti storm and late night buffet. 8 p.m. $55. 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac. (248) 566-4499.

Motor City Gala at Atheneum Suite Hotel: DJs, dancing, balloon drop, midnight pizza and coneys, VIP tickets include seated dinner package. 9 p.m. $85-$150. 1000 Brush, Detroit. motorcitygala.com.

Resolution Ball at Fillmore Detroit: DJs, live bands, dancing, champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop and confetti storm, late night pizza, sliders and coneys. 9 p.m. $85-$150. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

All Black Bottle Explosion at the Bosco: Heated tent and outdoor patio, viewing of ball drop, party favors, midnight champagne toast, strolling hors d'oeuvres and DJs. 9 p.m. 22930 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 918-3269 or (313) 903-0099.

Hollywood in the D at MGM Grand Detroit's V Nightclub: DJs Hush, Chris B and Captn20 with red carpet walk and celebrity guests. 10 p.m. $50 and up. 1777 Third St., Detroit. (313) 465-1650.

'80s Party at Punch Bowl Social: Put on your best '80s party clothes and dance the night away to a DJ in this 24,000-square-foot complex with restaurant, bowling alley, ping pong, shuffleboard and more. 10 p.m. No cover. 1331 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 749-9738.


Rayse Biggs at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 5 and 9 p.m. $40. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

Third Coast Kings with Ian Finkelstein Trio at Cliff Bell's, 6 p.m. $25 cover after 10:30 p.m. Four-course dinner available 6-10 p.m. for $60. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

T-Money Green RoadWork with the Luddites at PJ's Lager House, 7 p.m. $6 after 9 p.m. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Mike and Marcia Evans New Year's Eve Party at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, 8 p.m. $25, $40 per couple. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

The Beggars, Broadzilla and White Shag at the Loving Touch, 8 p.m. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

The Mega 80's at Magic Bag, 8 p.m. $27. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Shigeto, Jamaican Queens, Ritual Howls and DJs Ice Cold Chrissy and Charles Trees at UFO Factory, 9 p.m. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

Thirst Wave dance party with DJs Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik and Aaron Hingst at Small's Bar, 9 p.m. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

The Creepos, the Adrays, King Eddie, Beyond the Grid and 7Layers at New Dodge Lounge, 9 p.m. $15. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

The Masquerade Bang at Blind Pig, 9:30 p.m. $15. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

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Comedian Rob Little with Martin Butler and Trevor Smith at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. $27.50 early show, $25 late show (includes party favors and champagne). 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Mike Stanley at Joey's Comedy Club, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $25 show only, $55 buffet package. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena, 7:30 p.m. $8-$100. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-7444.

Comedian Reese Waters at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door (late show includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight). 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.