Arts & Culture extravaganza!
First Night North in St. Johnsbury 2017 welcomes nearly 100 shows by 340 performers in 54 different acts. Of these acts, 20 are making their First Night debuts, and four more are returning after several years’ hiatus. It all takes place from 4 pm to midnight.
First Night falls on Saturday this year, so come early and stay late to take in as much entertainment as you can in eight hours, plus those intense fireworks in the first 20 minutes of 2017.
As always, the majority of First Night artists are musicians. Our region’s rich musical scene features about as many genres as you can shake a stick, or a conductor’s baton, at — classical and pop, early and contemporary, folk and rock, jazz and bluegrass, sacred and silly, covers and originals, opera and, well, others.
This amazing array of artists are singer-songwriters and choruses, bands and an orchestra, comedy troupes and stand-up comics, poets and puppeteers, storytellers and galaxy guides, modern dancers and fire dancers, organists and pianists, a harpist and a guitarist, a magician and a hypnotist, and maybe a few more!
And with New Year’s Day on a Sunday, we have lined a series of events to celebrate the holiday: a worship service, two special dances, and a polar bear dip in a freezing lake!