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Well. 2021 is almost over, and 2022 is tiptoeing over with a couple of crash cymbals in each of its hands, about to bonk you on both of your ears later this week.
Crash. New Year!
Here’s a list of all the music, dance parties, and other celebrations we’ve been able to find so far for this year. We’ll likely add to this list between now and Friday, and 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 2022. Happy New Year, everyone.
How about a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Eve celebration? The Amazeum will host their annual ‘Zing in the New Year’ event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31. There will be special activities for families including a party hat-making station, something called paint boiinging (according to the website, you have to attend the party to find out what that is, and a dance party.
More information including ticket info is is at amazeum.org.
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 2021.
Crystal Bridges will ring in the new year at their North Forest Lights 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 Friday including games, live music, dancing, art making, performances in the galleries, and more. Here’s more on that.
Crisis Brewing Company
Crisis Brewing Company will host a “New Years’ Eve Party for Old People” from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, 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.
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 show by local bluegrass favorites, Arkansauce. Tickets are $20, available here.
Maxine’s Tap Room
Maxine’s Tap Room is planning to bring back their annual light up dance floor dance party for New Year’s Eve this year.
Sassafrass Springs Winery
Sassafrass Srpings Winery will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by local band, Funk Factory, a champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $50, and there’s a semi-formal dress code for the event. Here’s more info.
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 $2,022 cash balloon drop.
C4 Nightclub & Lounge
C4 Nightclub will host a black light party on New Year’s Eve. The event will include a dance party and some giveaways. Here’s a bit more info.
Saddlebock Brewery will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring live music by local band Hard Wired, with a champagne toast at midnight. Here’s a bit more.
The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring dueling piano entertainment and a champagne toast. Tickets are $30. Here’s more info.
Starlight Skatium will host a late skate night until 2 a.m. for New Year’s Eve. Admission is $20 presale ($25 at door) and includes skate rental, NYE hats and party favors, a slice of pizza, and a small soda. A balloon drop at midnight filled with CASH and prizes is also planned, as well as races, games like RagTag and dodgeball, and other activities. Here’s more.
JJ’s Dickson Street
JJ’s Grill on Dickson Street will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by DJ Virgil Boggs, and a champagne toast at midnight.
West and Watson
West and Watson will host an of faces New Year’s Eve party featuring a host of DJ’s, including Bil., of faces, Nugstufr, XOLO, Wooflet, Sickboy and Duck Yea. Here’s more info.