Last Night Fayetteville announces lineup for annual New Year’s Eve event

Last Night Fayetteville / Photo: Jamie Seed

We’re eating turkey this week. In a few weeks, old Santa Claus will be sliding down most of our chimneys. After that, it’s time to party.

The organizers behind Last Night Fayetteville, the annual New Year’s Eve celebration on the Fayetteville Square, this week announced the lineup for this year’s festival, set for Sunday, Dec. 31.

Main stage headliners include local rockers Randall Shreve & The Devilles, funky dudes The 1 oz. Jig, folk outfit National Park Radio, and cellist Serrano Torres this year.

The main stage will be inside the Fayetteville Town Center, and several other stages of entertainment are also planned at various locations around the square.

There’s a folk stage inside the Odom Building on the square featuring the Trumann Rail Boys, Route 358, The Lark & the Loon, and Woody & Sunshine. At Stage 18, there’s a fun show at Stage 18 featuring The Irie Lions, Shannon Wurst, Jamie Lou & the Hullaballo and Foggy Bobcat.

There’s a new EDM stage this year inside Axis Lounge, featuring Fractac Sky, Purp Loder, No.Faces, Mesh, and NUGSTUFR.

Want some theatre? The theatre stage this year features a performance of one-man show “There Ain’t No More” by Willi Carlisle, storytelling by That’s What She Said, and poetry by Doug Shields.

A Cabaret Stage is also planned, featuring Terranova Tribal Bellydancers, Illusionist Michael Weiss, True Grit & Grind Burlesque, and Diamond Divas Drag.

The comedy stage this year will feature Comedians NWA, Roughhouse Comedy Collective, and That’s What She Said Show.

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 as well.

A full schedule of entertainment for this year’s event is below.

General admission tickets to Last Night Fayetteville are $30, and go up to $40 the day of the show. Kid tickets are $5.

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Last Night Fayetteville Lineup

Main stage (Fayetteville Town Center)
Randall Shreve & the Devilles
The 1 Oz. Jig
National Park Radio

Side stage (Fayetteville Town Center)
The Institute of Jugglology
Professor Gallico

Hog Drop stage (Town Center Plaza)
Sacred Somatics

Folk stage (Odum Building)
Trumann Rail Boys
Route 358
The Lark & the Loon
Woody & Sunshine

Shindig Stage (Stage 18)
The Irie Lions
Shannon Wurst
Jamie Lou & the Hullaballo
Foggy Bobcat

EDM Stage (Axis Lounge)
Fractal Sky
Purp Loder

Theatre stage (Path Outfitters)
Willi Carlisle’s “There Ain’t No More”
That’s What She Said
Doug Shield’s “New Year, New Poetry”

Cabaret stage (Chancellor Hotel)
Terranova Tribal Bellydancers
Illusionist Michael Weiss
True Grit & Grind Burlesque
Diamond Divas Drag

Comedy stage (location TBA)
Comedians NWA
Roughhouse Comedy Collective
That’s What She Said Show

Comedy stage (location TBA)
Comedians NWA
Roughhouse Comedy Collective
Rodeo Book Club

Inverse Performance Art (location TBA)
Artists TBA

Kids stage (Experience Fayetteville)
Shaky Bugs
Illusionist Michael Weiss
Art Feeds NWA