The weekend in music, with New Year’s Eve gigs and more

December 30th, 2011 at 5:03 am


Looking for something to do this extended weekend beyond watching football, eating black eyed peas and resting?

More specifically, are you looking for something to do on Saturday night, the last night of the year?


Louisiana-based outfit Dirtfoot performs in the area often (notably at the Wakarusa and Harvest festivals) and keeps busy in between their jaunts through Northwest Arkansas. Already this year, the band has served as tour openers for the Reverend Horton Heat and Primus and released a new album “Live and in Prison.” The band closes their year with a performance Saturday night (Dec. 31) at George’s Majestic Lounge and will be joined by Mountain Sprout. The show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $12.

There are plenty of other options too, of course. Native American flutist John Two-Hawks performs his annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Victory Theater (home of Rogers Little Theater) in downtown Rogers. Admission to the 7 p.m. show is $12 for balcony seats or $20 for lower-level seats that includes hors d’oeuvres.

Another option is SoundChild Crew‘s bash at Aloft in Rogers. That event featuring the Arkansas rap collective will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Cocktail attire is requested.

Today in What’s Up! (that’s our print publication that’s published every Friday through the Northwest Arkansas Media group’s five daily newspapers) you can also learn about many other gigs taking place this weekend. [Note: Subscriber content].

Until next time (and next year), have a safe, festive and fun New Year’s Eve.