Big D NYE On Hiatus

It is with disappointment that we must announce Big D NYE will be on hiatus for this year. However, we hope to return with a more powerful audience and attendee experience in December 2016.

After eight consecutive years, American Airlines Center decided to end the partnership that made Big D NYE possible in Victory Park. Therefore, we are being forced to move to a different location. We are currently in the process of looking for a suitable new home. It will take some time, which will allow us to further elevate the event, as well as the television broadcast.

Thank you for your ongoing support over the past eight years and helping to make Big D NYE the central time zone’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. We know that without you, our valued fans, Big D NYE would not exist.

Get Ready to Rock!

Headlining this year’s show is The Polyphonic Spree. You will also enjoy performances by The Suffers, The Orbans and Level Ground.
Be sure to catch the open of the show where the the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will make your heart beat fast!
We have two stages ready to entertain! The Victory Music Stage which is located between the W Hotel and Victory Plaza on Olive Street and the Plaza Music Stage is front and center in Victory Plaza next to the American Airlines Center. The awesome DJ skills of Ro Parrish will will keep the party going all night long from his very own DJ stage.
The crowd won’t miss out on any of the action because the performances are displayed throughout the venue on huge high definition screens and a state-of-the-art, concert quality audio system brings the music to you loud and clear.
This free celebration will include continuous entertainment, including the Southwest Airlines® Fireworks Spectacular at midnight.
Check out our complete 2015 line-up by visiting the Music page!

GMC Amazing Event…food, music, t-shirts!

Big D NYE Presented by GMC and the all new 2014 Sierra is bringing you the best New Year’s party in town! Our music line up ROCKS! This year we have Delta Rae, Green River Ordinance, The Tontons, Fifty Dollar Dynasty and DJ Ro Parrish ready to turn up the volume in Victory Park. The event is FREE and no tickets are required for the event. We have the best food truck fare in town too! Don’t miss out. Grab your commemorative Big D NYE Tee and come on down or tune in!

Fifty Dollar Dynasty Wins!

Congratulations to Fifty Dollar Dynasty, winner of the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE Competition!

This was the toughest competition yet.  All of the bands are very talented and definitely made the decision hard for the panel.  Thanks to all of the fans for your support.

We look forward to hearing Fifty Dollar Dynasty rock us in to 2014!

The Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Winner will be named soon!

Thanks to everyone for voting for your favorite band to rock New Year’s Eve with us at Big D NYE this year.  The judging panel is hard a work making a decision.  The winner will be announced soon!

Who do you want to play Big D NYE?

UPDATE: The Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE competition voting period has ended. The judging panel is hard at work making a decision. The winner will be announced soon.


Show us who you want to play Big D NYE by voting in the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE Competition. And if you register, you’ll be entered for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Official Big D NYE VIP Party inside of the WFAA Studio!

Vote Here!

Submit Your Favorite Band to Rock Big D NYE ®

We are looking for one amazing band to perform at this year’s Big D NYE! Enter the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame, a Big D NYE competition, to try to join our music line up and be seen and heard by over 1million potential new fans!

Here’s how it works…There is NO SUBMISSION FEE! From now until Saturday, September 28, 2013, we are looking for the best pop, rock and country bands with three or more members to submit their music for consideration using their ReverbNation RPK. It is highly recommended to have a completed ReverbNation RPK including videos and social sync. All artists must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. All participants must be legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States, and must include one band member that resides within 300 miles of Dallas, Texas.

A panel of industry experts will determine the top twenty to advance to a fan voting round which will occur from Saturday, October 5, 2013-Sunday, October 27, 2013 on, on the Big D NYE Facebook page and on the Texas Motor Speedway Facebook page. The ten bands with the most number of votes will be screened by a panel of industry experts to determine who will play Big D NYE and ring in the New Year in front of tens of thousands of attendees and hundreds of thousands of TV viewers.

Besides playing the event and receiving multi-market exposure, we’re kicking in $1,000 cash prize for the winning band, PLUS all of the high definition footage and professional photography taken of your performance.

All entries must be acceptable for radio airplay with clean lyrics. Entries must contain vocals, but do not have to consist solely of vocals and must be accompanied by musical instruments. Any questions can be directed to

Click here to enter!