Going out or staying in, here's your guide to New Year's Eve

By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal

It’s time to say adios to 2010 and welcome 2011 with open arms. There’s plenty to do on New Year’s Eve, whether you choose to go out or stay inside. Here are your options:

Going out
New Year’s Eve blowout, Lucky Joe’s, Tupelo.
The bar is hosting three floors of music starting at 8 p.m. Playing the first floor will be John Milstead, Shag-a-doo and the Spunk Monkees. DJs Drumm, Devo and Drive will take over the second floor, with Crashing Broadway, My Oh My and Two Upon Three playing the third floor.
My Oh My is North Mississippi’s newest rock band, only about two months old.
“We sound like Fall Out Boy meshed with A Day to Remember,” said bass player Jeremy Blount. “We’re pop rock with a heavy edge.”
The band, based out of the Bruce area, promises a rowdy show.
“Our live show is super duper energetic. We’re constantly moving,” he said.
Tickets are $20.
Ajax Diner, Oxford: Dent May, Dead Gaze, Airships, Flight. 8 p.m.
BancorpSouth Conference Center: Blue Jeans & Sequins New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Memphis Icebreakers. 8 p.m., $40
Brewer Opry: Dance and country music. Bring a covered dish. 8 p.m., $10.
Estes Fish & Steak, Plantersville: The Tempos. 6:30 p.m.
Good Time Charlie’s, Tupelo: Legends of the Blues and friends. 8 p.m., $15.
The Library, Oxford: Big E & the Drifting Hound Dogs.
Kemo’s, Saltillo: Toxick.
Music Country, 112 CR 331 Alpine community: Music and dance. 7 p.m., $10
Proud Larry’s, Oxford: Pithecanfunkus Erectus.
Red House, Oxford: The Cooters. 10:30 p.m., free.
Rick’s Cafe, Starkville: Crossin Dixon. $15 plus fee.
Romie’s, Tupelo: Scott Chism & the Better Half. 8:30 p.m.
Rooster’s, Oxford: Preston Shannon.
The Spot, Tupelo: Kevin Waide Project, See ya Jackson. 7:30 p.m., $10.
For more New Year’s Eve shows, see the concert grid on Page 2C of today’s NEMS Daily Journal.

Staying in
There are plenty of options for those who want a quiet night at home. Check out these New Year’s Eve specials:
ABC: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2011” (9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) is hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will include performances by Willow Smith, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Jason Derulo, Far East Movement, Jennifer Hudson, Drake, La Roux, Ne-Yo, Train and Avril Lavigne. Fergie and Jenny McCarthy co-host.
BET: “106 & Party: New Year’s Eve Special” (10 p.m.) is hosted by Terrence and Rocsi. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake perform.
CNN: “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin” (10 p.m.) will feature the ball dropping across the country.
FOX: “New Year’s Eve Live” (10 p.m.) is hosted by Nancy O’Dell. Travie McCoy and David Archuleta perform.
FOX NEWS: “All American New Year” (10 p.m.) is hosted by Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer. Katharine McPhee, violinist David Garrett and Rick Springfield perform.
MTV: “New Year’s Bash 2011” (9:30 p.m.) is hosted by Whitney Cummings and will feature Flo Rida and the cast of “Jersey Shore.”
NBC: “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” (9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) will feature My Chemical Romance, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, as well as interviews with Bono and The Edge.
WGN: “Live from Daryl’s House, A New Year’s Eve Special” (10 p.m.) is a special hosted by Hall & Oates’ Daryl Hall and will include music by Rob Thomas, Neon Trees, Smokey Robinson, Todd Rundgren, Patrick Stump, Train and more.

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