John Bell and Widespread Panic jam out at the Sweetwater 420Fest in April 2019. The band will perform New Year's Even in Atlanta as well. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com

New Year’s Eve concerts in Atlanta include Widespread Panic, Railroad Earth

SUNDAY

Widespread Panic

For the third consecutive year, the heralded jam band will usher in the new year in Atlanta. Earlier this year, the Athens mainstays headlined SweetWater 420 Music Fest and in the fall, the band released two of its lauded live recordings, “Montreal 1997” and “Carbondale 2000,” on vinyl in box set form.

8 p.m. Dec. 29-31. $75-$147.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

STS9

The electronic wizards of Sound Tribe Sector 9 bring their annual live spectacle back to their home state for a series of shows that will culminate on New Year’s Eve. The instrumentalists recently partnered with Bandcamp for a subscription service that includes access to their new live recordings, past events and exclusive content.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, $37.50-$45 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31, $75-$115. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

MONDAY

Allman Betts Band

The band featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Berry Duane Oakley will play an almost-New-Year’s-Eve show as they wind down a year that included touring with John Fogerty and a summer run in Europe. The band released its debut album, “Down to the River,” in June and, like their forbears, has been a constant presence on the road. They’ll be joined by the Pressing Strings.

8 p.m. Dec. 30. $28-$38.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Railroad Earth

Straight from a double-shot of shows in Colorado, the New Jersey band will wrap 2019 with a pair in Atlanta. Earlier this month, the quintet of Todd Sheaffer, Tim Carbone, John Skehan, Carey Harmon and Andrew Altman, released “It’s So Good,” the second single from their upcoming album, “All for the Song.” The bluegrass-Americana specialists worked with New Orleans staple Anders Osborne on the song.

9 p.m. Dec. 30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. $30-$79. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com.

TUESDAY

Michelle Malone

The scorching blues-rock singer-guitarist will continue her holiday blitz in a year-ending blaze. Expect to hear selections from her most recent album, 2018’s duly lauded “Slings and Arrows.”

With Sarah Potenza. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. $40-$260. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, ticketfly.com.

Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

A couple of well-regarded tribute bands will usher in 2020 with a trove of hits. Mekenzie Jackson has fronted Rumours as Stevie Nicks since 2014 and the band has garnered a following overseas as well.

With Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tom Petty Revue. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. $50-$250. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849, smithsoldebar.com.

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

With their Stax-meets-Motown southern soul, the Atlanta band is renowned for their fiery live shows. The band’s 2018 album, “The State of All Things,” earned it numerous accolades, powered by Velle’s wallop of a voice.

9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $40-$70. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 470-225-6162, venkmans.com.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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