Got plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now, thanks to the Mercury’s annual New Year’s Eve Party megalist! For even more amazing things to do all year long, check out the best event calendar in town at! (All of the following events are happening on Tuesday, December 31.)


And a Happy New Year!
The Florestan Trio takes over the Old Church for a warm, comforting evening of chamber music, with special guests Kevin Walsh and John Strege. (7:30 pm, The Old Church, $35)

The 4th annual Portland Sketch Comedy Festival
Sketch comedy troupes from all over N. America descend on The Siren Theater for 3 glorious nights.

Big Band Burlesque Bash
The Jack London is welcoming the 2020s as if they were the Roarin’ Twenties, courtesy of swinging sounds from the Ne Plus Jass Orchestra, and burlesque performances by members of the Burly-Q Burlesque Revue. (9:30 pm, Jack London Revue, $30-75)

A Bunk NYE Party
Enjoy tribute sets from a trio of Portland’s finest cover bands: 1969 (Iggy and the Stooges performed by members of Màscaras, Wet Fruit, Mini Blinds, and WL), Craftwork (Kraftwerk performed by members of BlackWater HolyLight, Bryson Cone, and DAN DAN), and Geezer (Weezer’s Blue Album performed by members of Summer Cannibals and Moon Shy). (9 pm, Bunk Bar, $15-20)

Caleb Klauder’s Rhinestone Cowboy Bash
The Spare Room will once again host local country fave Caleb Klauder, frontman of his high-energy, bluegrass-influenced band of string-bending wizards. (9 pm, The Spare Room, $20)

Dance Hard, Kiss Soft
With Maxx Bass and Lamar trading off on the decks, this dance night is guaranteed to usher in 2020 in style (and sweat!) (9 pm, Dig a Pony, FREE)

Dirty Revival, The Quick & Easy Boys
If an intimate (but lively) night of groovy, genre-bending live music is on your mind for NYE 2019, Dirty Revival’s show at Mississippi Studios—opened by psychedelic rock outfit the Quick & Easy Boys—just might be your move. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $25-30)

District NYE 2020 Celebration
DJ Jupiter Williams holds it down on the decks while you tear it up on District’s ample dancefloor, with drinks courtesy of Hennessy and Moet & Chandon. Bottle service packages are (of course) an option for the night. (9 pm, District, $40-1,500)

DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza
Dance your ass off to the sounds of Indian music from yesterday and today courtesy of DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid, who are celebrating their 19th year of performing together with tonight’s blowout. (9 pm, Polaris Hall, $28-30)

Floater, King Black Acid
The beloved Portland-based alt-rock band headed up by Robert Wynia, Peter Cornett, and David Amador invites you to ring in the new year in what’s become an annual tradition. King Black Acid, the long-running psych-rock project of Daniel Riddle, rounds out the proceedings. (9 pm, Roseland Theater, $28)

Fruition, Danny Barnes
After years in the biz, Fruition just keeps getting better and better, blending string-band bluegrass, rustic roots-rock, Northwest soul, and a sharp pop sensibility into a particularly likable brand of Americana. (9 pm, Revolution Hall, $35-40)

Gaytheist, Fucked & Bound, Hair Puller
People say they want to go full-blast for New Year’s and live it up like it’s their last night on Earth. But do they really? And if they do, wouldn’t they be at this show to prove it? (9 pm, High Water Mark Lounge, $10)

Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
Through innumerable hardships and struggles, Joseph has remained a steady fixture in the local rock scene for more than three decades, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down one bit. So why should you? (9 pm, Star Theater, $30-60)

Let’s Party: New Year’s Eve at the EastSide
Nothing too fancy: Just some good old-fashioned partying with a collection of cover bands playing the hits, along with drink specials, burgers, beer, and a whole lot of dancing. (8 pm, EastSide Bar & Grill, $3-5)

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Kennedy School
The Kennedy School hosts their annual New Year’s Eve fête, with Big Bad Beat throwing down the finest Top 40 hits and the Parson Red Heads, for the 10th (and final) year ringing in 2020 by covering classics from the past. (9 pm, McMenamins Kennedy School, $20-325)

NYE with DJ Dice
DJ Dice—the man in charge of running the show whenever Redman and Method Man get together—will be your resident master of ceremonies in what will be an unforgettable night of dancing fun. (8 pm, Bit House Saloon, $20-75)

Of Montreal
Of Montreal’s live shows, featuring singer Kevin Barnes dolled up like David Bowie and bacchanalian onstage dance-offs, promise to leave you wondering where the hell you are and why the hell you would ever want to leave. In other words, this special New Year’s Eve performance is the perfect way to welcome in a wonderfully weird 2020. (9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $25-30)

Pendejo, Sad Horse, Lavender Flu, Thee Headliners, Plastic Harmony Band
Turn! Turn! Turn! invites you to ring in 2020 with help from a landslide of excellent local bands. (8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $10)

A Pink Martini New Year’s Eve Celebration
Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and his Portland-based jazz and classical pop ensemble join forces with the Portland Youth Philharmonic and special guest Ari Shapiro to ring in the New Year at the Schnitz. (7 pm & 10:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $34-115)

The Polish Ambassador, Random Rab, Wildlight
Oakland electronic musician and DJ David Sugalski (AKA the Polish Ambassador) returns to the Crystal Ballroom to head up a special “2020 : A Space Oddity” show to welcome New Year’s Eve. (9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $39.50-45)

Separation of Sanity
Portland’s own Separation of Sanity lead the charge as an array of local metal and thrash outfits link up with fire dancers, DJs, and more to ring in 2020 with headbanging. (8 pm, Dante’s, $12-15)

Sleeping Beauties, Pretty Lethal, Youth Pastor, DJ Colin J, DJ Craceface
Comprised of members from local underground legends like the Hunches and Eat Skull, Sleeping Beauties have forged their own unpredictable niche of trashy, unabashed rock ’n’ roll filth. (9 pm, The World Famous Kenton Club, $5)

Tony’s AM Gold New Year’s Seventies Soft Rockin’ Eve
One of Portland’s finest New Year’s traditions celebrates the satin sounds of the ’70s. Let Tony Starlight’s polishing of the best AM gold carry you into 2020 on the feathered wings of Kenny Loggins’ hair. (7 pm & 10:30 pm, The Tony Starlight Showroom, $39-89)

Seattle’s premier Ween tribute plays the White Eagle Saloon in honor of Gene, Dean, the Boognish, and the arrival of a brand new year. (9 pm, White Eagle Saloon, $10-170)


29th Annual Champagne Ball
One of the longest-running—and fanciest—New Year’s parties in Portland, featuring live music in five rooms and on three dance floors from party band Hit Machine and DJs OSO Fresh, Paradox, and Sugar. (8 pm, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, $89-179)

Breakside Ball 2020
Breakside Brewing once again transforms their pub (and the street in front) into a sprawling party with live music, DJs, heated tents, food carts, a fire pit, an outdoor silent disco, and of course, multiple bars from which to serve gallons and gallons of delicious Breakside brew. (8 pm, Breakside Brewery, $40-50)

Lumbertwink NYE 2020
Not only is this a goodbye party for 2019, it’s a goodbye for Lumbertwink, which is saying so long after almost eight years of high-quality partying. As always, BYOBeard and rock your finest plaids (or else pay an extra $5). (8 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $15-20)

New Year’s Eve at KEX
The newly-opened Portland-via-Iceland hotel, lounge, and nightspot gets in on the New Year’s Eve action with a classy night of caviar and bubbles set to the soulful sounds of DJ Battles. (9 pm, KEX, FREE)

New Year’s Eve at Red Star Tavern
Red Star Tavern throws a 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve party, complete with a DJ, midnight champagne toast, an open bar of select beer, wine, and sparkling and specialty cocktails, and a full array of fancy snacks, including udon noodles with glazed pork belly, chili relleno cigars, and spicy fried chicken sliders. (10 pm, Red Star Tavern, $60)

New Year’s Eve Fir Ball
Beloved indie rock outfit the Helio Sequence and rising local indie-folk act MAITA head up the downstairs portion of the Doug Fir’s sprawling New Year’s Eve extravaganza, with local DJ crew Strange Babes working the tables as part of a free dance party upstairs. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $30-35)

New Year’s Eve at Kells Brewery
Kells Brewery invites you to ring in the New Year while dancing the night away to a live band and counting down to 2020 with help from a midnight balloon drop and a champagne toast. (8 pm, Kells Brewery, $15-20)

New Year’s Eve at Saucebox
Saucebox is welcoming the New Year with a lot of style, including sounds by Jen Siren, Selectinhale, Takimba, and Pineappleonpizza. (10 pm, Saucebox, $20-25)

Portland NYE 2020
Get ready for two side-by-side parties, each with their own sound system and DJs delivering danceable beats all night long. With complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. (8 pm, Fuse & SIP, $35)

Quaintrelle New Year’s Dinner
Chef Ryley Eckersley has created a seven-course prix-fixe feast using fall veggies, fresh seafood, and seasonal citrus to close out the holiday season in comforting style. (5:30 pm & 8:30 pm, Quaintrelle, $140)

Re:New NYE 2020
If you’re looking to make your transition into 2020 a more spiritual journey, the Bossanova is hosting this “electrically charged” New Year’s party offering access to a rejuvenating tea lounge, live painters, artisan vendors, stage performances, and music by Indubious, Kr3ture, Naughty Princess, WILD Kingdom, Mienne, Low Fye, and more. (8 pm, Bossanova Ballroom, $44-60)

Roll Into 2020 NYE Party
Grand Central Bowling throws a two-floor NYE party, boasting free admission and a casual environment complete with bowling, an arcade, and bar games, along with drinks and food to keep you well-fueled while you knock ’em down on the lanes. (9 pm, Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge, FREE)

“Welcome to the Circus” New Year’s Eve Bash
The Picnic House presents their fifth annual New Year’s Bash, which promises to pack in a ton of big-tent-styled excitement with a carnival costume contest, an ice luge, live music, games, prizes, fortune tellers, raffles, and more. (9 pm, The Picnic House & Barlow Artisanal Bar, $75)

The Whole She-Bang: A New Year’s Eve Pink Explosion!
The Alberta Rose Theater is turning pink for New Year’s Eve, and the beloved NE Portland venue is pulling out all the stops with DJ rooms and lounge zones, live music from MarchFourth and the Saloon Ensemble, and jazz and burlesque from the Cat’s Meow, featuring Pink Lady. (9 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $50)

Yak Attack, Soul Stew DJs
Beloved local trio Yak Attack are taking control of the basement at the Goodfoot to ring in the new year, while Soul Stew DJs keep the party going upstairs in the pub. (10 pm, the Goodfoot, $20-25)

Participate in a Hearing Research Study
Adults aged 18-35 with good hearing will be paid for their time. Located at the Portland VA Medical Center