FLYER GUIDE: A guide to the 2022 New Year’s Eve events in and around Fayetteville

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Y’all aren’t gonna believe this, but pull out your calendar real quick. We are just a few days away from 2023.

That means it’s time to celebrate.

As always, we’ve scoured the internet pulling together all the music, dance parties and other celebrations we’ve been able to find so far for this year. In addition, we know several local restaurants are offering special meals, including Bordinos, Theo’s, East Side Grill, Mockingbird Kitchen and no doubt plenty of others. But this list is intended to be more about the dance parties.

We’ll likely add to this list between now and Friday. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know about anything we missed.

Be safe, and here’s to a better year for all of us in 2023. Happy New Year, everyone.


How about a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Eve celebration? The Amazeum will host its annual ‘Zing in the New Year’ event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Expect activities for families, including a ball drop, a dance party and more.

More information including ticket info is at


Bugsy’s bar on Dickson Street will host a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night with drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight.

Big Box Karaoke

Big Box Karaoke will be open to ring in the new year with private suite karaoke. They’ll also have some special sparkling sake to celebrate the end of 2022.

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges will ring in the new year at the Listening Forest exhibition, a multi-sensory nighttime light and sound experience in the middle of the museum’s North Forest.

Ticket information is here.

Crystal Bridges will also host a “Noon Year’s Eve” family-friendly celebration from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday including “artmaking, live music and performances, games, dancing, glamorous activities inspired by the exhibition Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour” and more. Here’s more on that.

Crisis Brewing Company

Crisis Brewing Company will host a “New Years’ Eve Party for Old People” from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 31. The event will include a free champagne toast at 6 p.m. to coincide with the ball drop ceremony in London, England. A bit more information is here.

C4 Nightclub & Lounge

C4 Nightclub will host a glow party on New Year’s Eve. The event will include a dance party and some giveaways. Here’s a bit more info.

Drake Field

The folks behind an event called Party on the Hill that has been on hiatus since 2020 are back with a New Year’s Eve event at Drake Field on Saturday night.

The event, called Party at Drake, will include a light up LED dance floor, music, food, and more. Tickets are $110-$120, available here.

Elk’s Lodge

The Fayetteville Elk’s Lodge will host a New Year’s Eve party called Demin & Diamonds on Saturday night. The event will feature live music by Vinyl Kings. Tickets are $25, and include a buffet. Champagne is $10 and must be preordered. Reservations are required for this event, and it is only available to members and guests. Here’s more info.

George’s Majestic Lounge

George’s will be doing what they do best for New Year’s Eve. Celebrating with live music.

This year, the venue will host a two night stand with local bluegrass favorites, Arkansauce Dec. 30-31. The band will be joined by the Mighty Pines on Friday and Sicard Hollow on Saturday. Tickets are available here.

Maxine’s Tap Room

Maxine’s Tap Room is planning to bring back the annual light up dance floor dance party for New Year’s Eve this year. They’ll actually be hosting a two-night celebration this year on both Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 30 and 31.

My T By Design

Local studio My T By Design will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by Amor The Artist, Speak Your Jewel Poets, and Guest DJ. The event will include two rooms, a ‘chill room’ and a ‘vibe room,’ food by Nate Walls of Second Hand Smoke, and more. Here’s more info.

Nomad’s Trailside

Nomad’s Trailside will have a New Year’s Eve party with live music from The Espianoge Act, The Black Diamonds and Facedancer. Music starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. Here’s more info.

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring dueling piano entertainment and a champagne toast. Tickets are $35. Here’s more info.

Puritan Coffee and Beer

Puritan Coffee and Beer will ring in the New Year with a guest bartender event featuring Cyrenthia McLennan of Rendition Coffee and Cocktails. Here’s more info.

Starlight Skatium

Starlight Skatium will host a daytime Kids Countdown event on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 1-4 p.m. featuring an indoor snowball fight, candy scramble, and a countdown with a prize-filled balloon drop.

They’ll also host a late night skate for preteens and teens from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m.

JJ’s Dickson Street

JJ’s Grill on Dickson Street will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by DJ M Hustle, and a champagne toast at midnight.

JJ’s Wedington

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat Drive will ring in the new year with live music by McKelvin Brothers. There’s no cover.

JJ’s Live

JJ’s Live will host a “Dancing Through the Decades” New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday night featuring live music by Two Story Radio, DJ Zero Cool, and Boom Kinetic performing music from the 70s to the 2010s. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes from their favorite decade. Tickets are $10. Here’s more info.

Tin Roof

Tin Roof Fayetteville will ring in the new year with music by Get in the Truck Quartet, Logan Hogue, and DJ TzOnTheTrack.

West and Watson

West and Watson will host a New Year’s Eve Party featuring music by Dalton Richmond, M!ngo, Sickboy B2B Wooflet, and Travels. Here’s a bit more info.

Whiskey 101

Whiskey 101 nightclub in south Fayetteville will host a New Year’s Eve dance party on Friday night, featuring a champagne toast at midnight and a $2,023 cash balloon drop.

American Shaman Kava Bar

American Shaman is planning a New Year’s Eve party with live music, comedy, a drag performance, an Elvis impersonator and a DJ. Tickets are $20. Here’s more info.


AM/PM Bar in Fayetteville will host a dance party featuring MoTown, Soul, and R&B music, “silly hats,” a midnight toast It starts at 8 p.m.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern

Smoke & Barrel will ring in the new year with live music by local rock band, Vintage Pistol. They’ll actually perform on Friday and Saturday night.