Last Night Fayetteville announces stage schedule for 2013 New Year’s Eve celebration

Locals looking for entertainment on New Year’s Eve will be hard pressed not to find something interesting at the annual Last Night Fayetteville celebration on the downtown square.

That’s because the event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, includes over 20 performances by a wide variety of musicians, theatre groups, comedy improv groups, belly dancers and jugglers.

Organizers have released the specific times and venues for the performances scheduled at this year’s celebration. In addition to the list below, Last Night also includes a food truck food court, a local beer garden, 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, beginning at 11:45 p.m. around the square, and a fireworks finale takes place after midnight.

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

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Main Stage – Town Center
6 p.m. – Surf De Soleil
7:30 p.m. – SW/MM/NG
9 p.m. – Shawn James & The Shapeshifters
10:30 p.m. – Flipoff Pirates

Side Show Stage – Town Center
7 p.m. – Thom Wall
8:30 p.m. – Jugglology
10 p.m. – Aerial dancers

Folk Stage – Odom Law Firm
7:30 p.m. – Shannon Wurst
8:30 p.m. – Emily Kaitz and friends
9:30 p.m. – Still on the Hill
10:30 p.m. – Folk jam

Comedy Stage – Fay. Underground
7 p.m. – Fayetteville Word Wars
8:30 p.m. – Phunbags comedy improv*
9:30 p.m. – Phunbags comedy improv*
10:30-11:30 p.m. – NWA Comedians*

Sheet Fort – Modus Studios
6:15 p.m. – New Threshold Theatre
7 p.m. – Speak for Yourself
8 p.m. – Found Fayetteville by Artist’s Laboratory Theatre*
9 p.m. – Found Fayetteville by Artist’s Laboratory Theatre*
10 p.m. – Rodeo Book Club*

Dance Stage – Matt Miller Studio
6 p.m. – Montessori student art show
7 p.m. – Terra Nova tribal bellydancing
8:30 p.m. – Violetta Lotus Burlesque*
10:30 p.m. – Messy Sparkles dance party

Kids’ Stage – Terra Tots
6 p.m. – Crafts with Leilani Art Studio
6 p.m. – Shaky Bugs
6:30 p.m. – ShishKaBoom Puppet Theatre
7 p.m. – Music Together by Carol Widder

Puppet Parade – EJ Ball Building
6 p.m. – Sign up to carry a giant puppet in the parade
8 p.m. – Puppet Parade

Town Center Plaza
11:45 p.m. – Messy Sparkles
11:59 p.m. – Hog Drop countdown and fireworks finale

After Party – Maxine’s Tap Room
Second Line New Orleans-style jazz band. No cover, and no ticket required.