Somehow we made it through another year here at the Flyer and we hope you did, too. Tonight, we celebrate.
The only problem is, where in the world do we go? We dug deep and found over 17 options for this evening.
Let’s try to break this down a little.
From what we could find out, Jovan Arellano is playing. If you haven’t been to 21st Amendment yet, at least poke your head in and look at their Big Ass Fans fan. They’re becoming pretty popular but that’s the first one I ever saw around here.
There are a handful of DJs scheduled to be spinning “the best House, Techno, 80’s/90’s, Electro, Bmore, Hip Hop, Dubstep, DnB, party jams and more” tonight at Brewski’s. In the main room, you can party with Robe Flax, Bizar, Selecta, Doohickey, Randal Soeung and Merl. The second room has Vaxination, Dirty Allie and Wes Luker. There’s no cover but you gotta be at least 21. Starts at around 8pm.
George’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala inside the Town Center with live music from Full House and Oreo Blue. Tickets are $25 at georgesmajesticlounge.com or reserve tables by emailing saxsafe(at)aol.com.
If you like jazz, the Walter Savage Duo is at Greenhouse Grille tonight. Speaking of, have you been to the newly renovated, slightly relocated Greenhouse Grille yet?
There’s always a party at Grub’s but tonight will be a little more intense, we imagine. We’re not sure who but they say there’s a DJ scheduled and they’re offering free champagne all night. There’s no cover charge and beers/wells are only $1 from 10-11pm. Prices go up by $1 each hour until 1am.
Speaking of drinks, JJ’s is having shot specials every hour tonight and champagne at midnight, too. Plus, Maud Crawford will be rocking folks (Southern-style) into 2010. Don’t forget to bring your T.G.I. Friday’s or El Chico gift cards.
The 11th annual First Night Fayetteville moved to the mall last year and it’s still there for year 12. This year’s theme is Dancing Into the Decades and starts at around 6pm. Yep, it’s a family-friendly dance party and they’re bringing in dance troupe Afrique Aya to get things started followed by the annual Giant Puppet Fairy Tale featuring the First Night puppets designed by Jo Ann Kaminsky. There will be several simultaneous concerts throughout the mall as well as arts and crafts projects for kids, face-painting, juggling, balloon arts and the teen stage which will feature karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution, live teen bands and a DJ dance party that lasts until midnight. Phew. At 10:30, Ultrasuede starts partying and the Hog Drop happens right around the year 2010. First Night Fayetteville buttons will be sold for $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Children under 6 are admitted free. The button gets you unlimited access to all First Night Fayetteville venues. Buttons are on sale now at firstnightfayetteville.org.
If you’ve been keeping up, you already know that Opal Fly is debuting a brand new venue tonight featuring music by Opal Fly & The Feelgoods, 1 oz. Jig, GBmojo, The Joe Credits plus a handful of DJs. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
We’re not sure if there’s music at Powerhouse tonight but there’s certainly a lot of food being served and they’re serving until 11:00 pm. On special is a “Dinner for Two” menu which includes one appetizer, two salads, two entrees (6 oz angus filet with split lobster tail, or 12 oz angus ribeye with split lobster tail, or snow crab legs with split lobster tail) and their famous Lava Cake for desert. Also included is 1 glass of champagne each. All for $80.00. Eat first. Party later.
It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve at Smoke & Barrel without the Pope County Bootleggers. They play there every year it seems like. Cover is $5 and includes a champagne toast at midnight.
More jazz! This time, it’s the Gibson-Burson Quartet.
Once again, Art Amiss is ushering in the new year with a giant dance party but this time, it’s at Speakeasy. The 3rd Annual Blue Masquerade Dance Party promises all the usual bells-n-whistles you’d expect like the silent art auction, the free masks (first 180 people) and the gallons and gallons and gallons of free champagne. Of course, there will be DJs, too (Baby Armie, Tanner Beam, Beat Bachs). Doors open at 9:30 pm but you gotta be 21+ or older. Cover is $10 and proceed go to benefit local artists.
Speaking of complementary drinks, the Black, White & Bubbly NYE party at Uncle Gaylord’s will have plenty. If you had fun at the Halloween throw down, expect more of the same. There’s free beer and wine, DJs starting at 8pm and black-n-white attire are encouraged.
Me & Owen are playing at The Wine Cellar just of Dickson St. That’s all I could find about that.
Zooloo’s is having their annual New Years Eve Bash tonight. It’s become so popular that a table is hard to find in there so you can call ahead and reserve a table for four for $50 (includes 2 bottles of champagne).
What did we miss?