Last Night announces lineup for 2013 New Year’s Eve celebration in Fayetteville

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters

Courtesy, Last Night Fayetteville

Local bands Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, The Flipoff Pirates, SW/MM/NG, and Surf De Soleil will headline the main stage of the third annual Last Night Fayetteville New Year’s Eve celebration.

The event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31 at several venues around the Fayetteville square, will include over 20 performances by musicians, theatre groups, comedy improv groups, belly dancers and jugglers.

The annual event also includes a giant puppet parade, a food truck food court, a beer garden with beers from several local breweries, a fireworks show, and a champagne toast at midnight.

A new Hog Drop (think of the ball drop in Times Square) sculpture will highlight this year’s countdown to midnight. The hand-sculpted pig, created by local artist Mike Davis, was unveiled Saturday at a lineup announcement event on the square.

Last Night was named by as one of the top 10 most unique New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country last year.

Tickets are $15 in advance for adults, and $5 for children. VIP tickets are also available for $65, and include access to a VIP lounge, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

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Last Night Fayetteville artist lineup

Shawn James & the Shapeshifters
The Flipoff Pirates
Surf De Soleil
Messy Sparkles
Shannon Wurst
Still on the Hill
Outside the Lines
Phunbags Comedy Improv
NWA Comedians
Rodeo Book Club
Artist Laboratory Theatre
New Threshold Theatre
Shannon Norman Aerialist
Terra Nova Tribal Belly Dancers
Violetta Lotus Burlesque
Thom Wall
Fayetteville Word Wars
Speak for Yourself
Shaky Bugs
ShishKaBoom Puppet Theatre

Specific performance times and venues will be announced at a later date.