Last Night Fayetteville releases lineup for 2014 New Year’s Eve celebration

Randall Shreve and The Sideshow, Shawn James and the Shape Shifters, Brick Fields, and Smokey and the Mirror will headline the 2014 installment of Last Night Fayetteville.

The full entertainment lineup for the New Year’s Eve celebration on the Fayetteville square was released today, and will also include musical performances by Cutty Rye, Adam Cox, John Henry & Friends, and Witchsister, as well as live theatre by Artist Laboratory Theatre, improv from Phunbags Comedy Improv and Rodeo Book Club, comedy by Comedians NWA, and live poetry from Fayetteville Word Wars.

Also on tap are performances by Terranova Tribal Bellydancers, Violetta Lotus Burlesque Diamond Divas Drag Extrabaganza, and more.

Kid friendly activities will also return to the event, including a craft making station, storytelling, a giant puppet parade, and performances by local performer, Shaky Bugs.

A “Hog drop,” (similar to the ball-drop in Times Square) featuring a 8.5-foot-long hog sculpture is set for at midnight as attendees count down the arrival of the New Year, and there will be a fireworks display finale to the music of Ozarka Orchestra.

An after party will take place immediately after the fireworks at Maxine’s Tap Room.

General admission to Last Night Fayetteville is $20 in advance for adults and $5 for children. VIP tickets are available for $75, and include access to a VIP lounge that includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and artisan cocktails.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the entertainment will take place at various indoor venues around the square. Specific venues and a more detailed schedule will be released at a later date.

Tickets are on sale now at