Last Night officials release entertainment schedule for New Year’s Eve event

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Members of Fayetteville’s Creative Economy Action Group promote their upcoming Last Night celebration during the 2011 Lights of the Ozarks parade on the downtown square.

If party hats need to be dry cleaned, and if noise-makers need to be tuned-up, it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get that done. New Year’s Eve is just over a week away.

This year, the folks behind the city’s Creative Economy Action Group are planning a celebration on the Fayetteville square, called Last Night, and the final schedule of events was recently released.

A puppet parade, a “Hog Drop” (kind of like a ball drop, but with a Hog), fireworks, as well as performances by local musicians, comedians, actors, and more are planned for the new event.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (VIP tickets are available), and are on sale at

Here’s the full schedule for the inaugural event:

Main Stage – Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St.
(Beer and champagne available)
7 p.m. – Fayetteville Jazz Collective
8:30 p.m. – 1 Oz. Jig
10 p.m. – Randall Shreve & The Sideshow

Kid Zone East Square Plaza (Main Level), 1 E. Center St.
6 p.m. – Puppet-making craft station
6 p.m. – Shaky Bugs
6:30 p.m. – Little Betty
7 p.m. – Marshall Mitchell
7:30 p.m. – Juggology
8 p.m. – Giant Puppet Parade (around the square)
8:30 p.m. – Kids movies with Seedling Film

North Atrium – East Square Plaza, 1 E. Center St.
4 p.m. to midnight – Festival headquarters / Box office open
6 p.m. to midnight – Indoor sculpture garden open

South Atrium – East Square Plaza, 1 E. Center St.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Puppet parade sign-up
10 p.m. – FAME Magazine fashion show

Folk Stage – Odom Law Firm, 1 E. Mountain St.
(Beer and champagne available)
7 p.m. – Emily Kaitz
8:30 p.m. – Still On The Hill
9:30 p.m. – Folk Jam

Sheet Fort Theatre – Kathy P. Thompson Studio, 3 E. Mountain St.
8:30 p.m. – Artist’s Laboratory Theatre’s “Found Fayetteville”
9:30 p.m. – NWA Gridiron performance
10:45 p.m. – Artist’s Laboratory Theatre’s “Found Fayetteville”

Comedy Club – The Mustache Goods & Wears, 15 S. Block Ave.
(Beer and champagne available)
7 p.m. – Ozark Poetry Slam
8:30 p.m. – Phunbags Comedy Improv
9 p.m. – Fools on Parade comedy
9:30 p.m. – Phunbags Comedy Improv
10 p.m. – Black & Tan comedy

Performance Stage – Fresco Cafe, 112 W. Center St.
9:30 p.m. – TerraNova belly dancers
11 p.m. – Robe Flax dance party

Downtown Square
8 p.m. – Puppet parade
12 a.m. – Hog Drop countdown to midnight with fireworks finale