About a month after PG-500 rocked Prince George Street in Williamsburg, the New Year’s Eve event hosts are looking ahead to next year.
And considering if they should make any changes.
Hosted by Amber Ox public House and The Hound’s Tale, the New Year’s Eve block party grew in its second year by about 250 people, Amber Ox owner and event organizer Andrew Voss said.
Changes may be in store for PG-500 or Amber Ox’s annual event lineup, but Voss said the options are still being evaluated. This year, Amber Ox’s brewery, Precarious Beer Project, is set to open a beer hall on South Henry Street, which could open up new opportunities, Voss said.
“This isn’t me saying we won’t do it,” Voss said. “But we’re looking at the bigger picture of the events.”
The first PG-500 attracted nearly 700 people. On this New Year’s Eve, it attracted about 945 people, Voss said.
The event was not sold out, but Voss said the venue was still packed with people.
Voss said about 40 percent of ticket holders were from Williamsburg, 30 percent from Hampton Roads and 30 percent from out of state.
Voss said event organizers received a $6,000 grant from the City of Williamsburg Economic Development Authority, which covered entertainment and a sound technician — about 20 percent of the event’s total cost.
“The city really did step up and assist with the grant,” Voss said.