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Dec292017

Billy Joel, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett among artists ringing in 2018 with New Year's Eve concerts

Kevin Mazur; David McClisterAs the world prepares to ring in 2018, a variety of famous music acts will celebrate the event by playing special New Year's Eve concerts on Sunday. Among the stars scheduled to perform on December 31 are a number of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, including Billy Joel, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

For a third consecutive year, Joel will be celebrating New Year's Eve while on stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Cheap Trick will be taking part in a special event hosted by Jack Daniel's at Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Jett and her band will be playing two concerts, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. PT, at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California.

Other famous artists playing New Year's Eve concerts include Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, Eddie Money and a double bill of REO Speedwagon with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.

Here's a list of many of the noteworthy New Year's Eve shows taking place across North America:

Jimmy Buffett with Huey Lewis & the News -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Cheap Trick -- Nashville, TN, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight
Chris Robinson Brotherhood -- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads
Burton Cummings -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Event Centre
Foo Fighters -- Las Vegas, NV, The Cosmopolitan
Gov't Mule -- New York, NY, The Beacon Theatre
Grand Funk Railroad -- Welch, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino (two shows)
Billy Joel -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
Phil Lesh & Friends -- Honolulu, HI, Hawaii Theatre
Los Lobos -- Boston, MA, City Winery Boston
Loverboy -- Tacoma, WA, Emerald Queen Casino
Eddie Money -- Key West, FL, Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater
Phish -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
REO Speedwagon with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo -- San Antonio, TX, Civic Park - Tricentennial Celebration
The Romantics -- Canyonville, OR, Seven Feathers Casino Resort
Todd Rundgren -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theater
War -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre
Peter Wolf -- Beverly, MA, The Cabot

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