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The absolute best events to party for New Year's weekend in Fort Worth

The absolute best events to party for New Year's weekend in Fort Worth

Michigan State football
The Michigan State Spartans will face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 31. Michigan State Spartans/Facebook
The Roomsounds
The Roomsounds will headline a New Year's Eve concert at Magnolia Motor Lounge. Photo courtesy of The Roomsounds
Dee Daniels
Dee Daniels will sing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on New Year's Eve at Bass Performance Hall. Photo by Tihonov Edvard
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014
Eli Young Band will play at Billy Bob's Texas on December 31 and January 1. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Josh Abbott Band
Josh Abbott Band will play at Billy Bob's Texas on January 1 and 2. Josh Abbott Band/Facebook
Michigan State football
The Roomsounds
Dee Daniels
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014
Josh Abbott Band

With New Year's Eve falling on a Thursday this year, most of the fun things worth doing around Fort Worth will take place on either that day or New Year's Day. Among the choices will be a huge football game and a trio of concerts that each celebrate a different genre of music.

Below are the best options for your precious free time Thursday through Sunday. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.

Cotton Bowl Classic: Alabama vs. Michigan State
Last year AT&T Stadium played host to the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game. This isn't the ultimate game, but it's still very important, as the winner of the semi-final game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans will advance to the championship game in Arizona on January 11 to face either Clemson or Oklahoma.

New Years Eve at Magnolia Motor Lounge with The Roomsounds and K Phillips
The converted garage that is the Magnolia Motor Lounge is known for showcasing local or independent artists, and New Year's Eve will be no different. Taking the stage will be Dallas foursome The Roomsounds and Nashville's K Phillips. If you have other plans that night, you can also check out Magnolia's inaugural Hangover Recovery Show on January 1, featuring Jake Robison, Greg Schroeder, Kevin Aldridge, Taylor Craig Mills, Garret Owen, and Stefan Prigmore.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents New Year's Eve: A Night Out with the Boys
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will end 2015 by paying tribute to some of the most notable music legends of the 20th century. Vocalist Dee Daniels will bring her unique jazz styling to classic hits by Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Stevie Wonder, among others, in this concert at Bass Performance Hall.

New Year's weekend with Eli Young Band and Josh Abbott Band
For their New Year's celebrations, Billy Bob's Texas will be taken over by two bands: Eli Young Band and Josh Abbott Band. On New Year's Eve, Eli Young Band, who have become huge in the country music world since starting at UNT, will play a late night show. On New Year's Day, the two bands will share the stage for an intimate acoustic concert. And on January 2, Josh Abbott Band will have the stage all to themselves to play songs from their 2015 album, Front Row Seat.

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