New Year's Eve on Beale Street

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Who needs a ball drop, when you can watch a guitar drop during the New Year's countdown on the street that defines American music - Memphis' own Beale Street. The run-up to the midnight countdown at the Hard Rock Café includes live music and dancing in Handy Park, specials at the bars and restaurants on Beale, and the chance to bury your blues, too. Simply bring along a memento of your blues – a rejection letter, a break-up email – and toss it into the coffin so you're assured of starting the new year off on a positive note. About 50,000 people are expected on Beale Street to ring in the New Year, so you'll have plenty of company. Following the midnight guitar drop, you can take in fireworks and then continue your celebration of the New Year in one of Beale's bars, which remain open until the wee hours of the first day of 2018.


126 Beale Streeet
Memphis, TN 38103

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Expert Tips by Sally Walker Davies

Memphis Local Expert

Holiday Attractions: "To stay close to the action but away from the madness, choose the Peabody, Madison, or Courtyard by Marriott downtown."

Best for Holiday Attractions Because: 50,000 revelers can't be wrong - Beale Street is the place to be to celebrate the New Year.

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