Is it just us, or is there anyone else out there who can’t believe they’re still making glasses in the shape of the year for New Year’s Eve? I mean. 2000? Totally makes sense. And all through the 2000s? Of course. Even 2010, and 2020? Knock yourself out. But any year with more than one zero? There’s no design for those glasses that makes any sense at all anymore.
That said, it’s New Year’s weekend so we’re putting on our 2023 glasses anyway and our fancy 2023 party suits, and heading out on the town this weekend with the rest of y’all.
Local bluegrass band Arkansauce is back at George’s for a two-night stand this weekend. The band will be joined by the Mighty Pines on Friday and Sicard Hollow on Saturday. George’s will also host two nights of happy hour shows this weekend, with Leah & The Mojo Doctors on Friday night, and Full House on Saturday night for New Year’s Eve. Tickets are available here.
Also in tunes, local band Vintage Pistol will help us ring in the new year with two nights of tunes at Smoke & Barrel Tavern on Friday and Saturday night.
There’s a dance party at West & Watson on Saturday with Dalton Richmond, M!ngo, Sickboy B2B Wooflet and Travels.
Also in dance parties, Maxine’s Tap Room will host two nights of booty shaking featuring dance tunes and their light up dance floor that they break out for special occasions.
JJ’s Live has a Decades 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. Here’s more about that.
There’s also a New Year’s Eve party happening at Arkansas Air Museum at Drake Field on Saturday night. It’s called Party at Drake. Here’s more.
If you like countdowns but aren’t super into staying up until midnight, there are a few chances for that happening this weekend as well, including a daytime party for kids at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville, kid-friendly events at the Amazeum and Crystal Bridges, and a “New Year’s Eve Party for Old People” at Crisis Brewing with a 6 p.m. countdown to coincide with the ball drop in London.
More weekend events are below, and you can also find our roundup of New Year’s related dance parties, champagne toasts, and more here.
Have fun and be safe, everyone.