Miami’s Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve (Free Evening ): Enjoy dancing with Tony the Hitman and a big fireworks display over Biscayne Bay with Miami’s La Gran Naranja welcoming in the New Year. 8:00 PM to Midnight. The location is: Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. bayfrontparkmiami.com.
Fort Lauderdale Downtown (Free Daytime and Evening) Come to Downtown FortLauderdale’s Annual New Year’s Eve party featuring fun for the kids in the afternoon. The evening presents live music fromclassic rock band Big City Dogs and high energy entertainment from The Brass Evolution! At midnight, a lighted ball drop rings in the New Year. A fireworks presentation will be displayed 4:30PM. To 3:00AM between S.W. 2nd and S.W. 5th Avenues, on the south side of Broward Boulevard. fortlauderdale.gov/Events/countdown/index.htm.
Events around Miami-Dade County and Broward County
B.B. King: Celebrate the New Year with legendary guitar-slinger B.B. King at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 9 p.m., Ticket prices are; $59.50-$139.50. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida browardcenter.org.
Kid Rock: The Hard Rock in Hollywood is featuring Kid Rock, American musician, rapper and singer-songwriter for two live concert shows on New Year’s Eve. 8:00 PM and 9:30PM. Ticket prices are; $104-$154. Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com
Kool and the Gang: Kool & The Gang‘s music is a combination of jazz, rhythm and blues, funk and pop. Show time is 10:30 p.m. Ticket prices are;$100-$130. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40 Street., Coconut Creek, Florida seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com.
Pitbull:This Miami-rapper will perform for the New Year’s Eve party at the American Airlines Arena. Expect special guests and plenty of dancing. 9 p.m. Tickets are $70.65-$197. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida aaarena.com.