One of the biggest, and longest running New Year’s Eve parties is held at International Market Square.  This huge complex is known for housing some of Minnesota’s trendiest design and architecture firms, but there is also a massive event space with an atrium 6 stories tall!

If you and your friends are looking to go all out this year, this should definitely be on your short list!  Last year’s event featured headlining performance by Doomtree.  People packed in for this epic concert and were going absolutely nuts when the New Year struck and confetti rained down from above (quite the scene).


NYE Minneapolis at International Market Square

Midnight countdown IMS 2016



Here is the video from last year at International Market Square


This Year at the Crystal Ball

International Market Square

Downtown Minneapolis

275 Market St, Minneapolis, MN 55405



A Tribute to Prince

For NYE 2017, The Crystal Ball will be celebrating MN by paying tribute to one of our most famous musicians.

Chase & Ovation have been doing a Prince Tribute show for a long time.  Tommy Chase is a long-time friend of Prince and has been doing this tribute show for years, often joined by many old members of the original band.  However, more than jut playing the music of Prince, Chase’s shows seek to capture the spirit of an authentic tribute show, complete with high production, dancers, guest musicians, and more…

This is a very special New Year’s Eve performance for the band, which passed up multiple booking offers internationally so they could produce something in their, and Prince’s hometown for 2017.

RIP Prince.


DJs & Other NYE Performers

More than just a Prince Tribute, The Crystal Ball brings in some of Minneapolis’ most well known DJ’s and performers.  DJ’s Mister Black, Kurt Shultz, Josh Taylor, Chris Castle, and more.

A performance by Dragon Fire Theater, stage dancers, and some other surprises are there to help you celebrate.


Tickets & VIP Tables

Tickets for the 2017 Crystal Ball start at $50 for General Admission and go up to $100 for VIP.

If you want discount tickets, buy before 12/20/16 when ticket prices go up. There is also a deal for 4 tickets for price of 3, so hop on that quick if you want it.