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Billy Joel welcomes 2017 with a New Year's Eve concert at the BB&T Center.

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10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

By Germaine Benson

Photo Courtesy of The Knocks

12.16.16

The countdown to 2017 is on! Celebrate the arrival of the New Year at any of these 10 concerts and celebrations.

Musical Mavens  
The Roots
are taking a break from The Tonight Show to bring their talents to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The Grammy Award-winning crew is slated to perform a bevy of their hit songs during this animated concert. UPGRADE IT Enhance your evening with a VIP package ($575 to $5,000), which will get you access to DJ Questlove’s afterparty. 8PM. Tickets $50-$150. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.949.6722

Rock Legend
Billy Joel
is back in our shores to usher in the New Year with South Florida at the BB&T Center. The Piano Man will spoil the crowd with an electrifying performance of the hits he’s been accumulating for the past five decades. 9:30PM. Tickets $50-$160. 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise, 800.745.3000

Block Party 
Pitbull
is throwing his annual New Year’s Revolution party at Bayfront Park and the lineup is quite something. Puff Daddy and the Family, Timbaland, Shawn Mendez, Camila Cabello and other amazing performers will join Mr. 305 onstage for what’s bound to be a memorable evening. A fireworks show will light up the sky when the clock hits midnight. 8PM. Free admission. 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.358.7550

Gatsby Glamour 
The Biltmore Hotel
’s New Year’s Eve Gala is always a grand event, but this year, the property is pulling out all the stops in honor of its 90th anniversary. The Roaring Twenties-themed soiree will feature a four-course dinner, open bar and DJ entertainment. At midnight, Champagne will flow, cigars will be rolled and an unforgettable fireworks show will be unleashed. 8:30PM. Tickets $125-$425. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 855.311.6903

Viva Variety!
The Faena Miami Beach is offering guests a multitude of packages on Dec. 31 to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Our pick: The Part Package, which includes open bar at The Living Room and access to the Faena Theater party. 11PM. Tickets $200. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.535.4697

Pop Prince
Beliebers, rejoice! Pop sensation Justin Bieber will heat up the stage at the Fontainebleau’s iconic poolscape to send off 2016 with a bang. After his concert, the party continues at LIV with beats by Skrillex until the wee hours of the morning. UPGRADE IT Invite 25 of your closest friends and reserve a table right near the stage for a cool $50,000. 9PM. Tickets $500. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.2000

Roc On 
Experience a night under the stars at the beachfront Ocean Garden at Nobu Eden Roc. This year, guests will indulge in a decadent dinner and drinks while electronic music duo The Knocks provides the live entertainment. 9PM. Tickets $300. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.0000

Havana Nights 
Start off your night with a bang at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach with a Latin-inspired dinner at Bistro One LR and then head off to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve gala, Azucar. The soiree will transport guests to the heyday of Havana’s golden age with a live orchestra and salsa performances, as well as an open bar, a fresh tropical fruit buffet and a cigar rolling station. 6PM. Tickets $180-$350. 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786.276.4000

Bonding Experience 
Even before its official debut, Artisan Beach House is hosting its first soiree with the Shaken Not Stirred New Year’s Eve Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 1960s James Bond-inspired get-ups and enjoy a multi-course dinner from Executive Chef Paula DaSilva. After that? Dance, dance, dance! 6PM. Tickets $95-$250. 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.455.5400

Center Stage 
German DJ Robin Shulz will be headlining the WET POOL New Year’s Eve party at the W South Beach. Attendees will enjoy an open bar until midnight and dance to Shulz hits like “Show Me Love” and “Sugar.” UPGRADE IT Book a VIP table ($1,000 to $12,000) and enjoy top-shelf spirits and a private spot to gather with your nearest and dearest. 9PM. Tickets $200. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.938.3000