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Sunday, December 31
 

11:50am

Boston Chinese Waist Drum Troupe
The Boston Waist Drum Troupe was established in January, 2010. The Chinese Waist drum dance is a combination of dance, fitness and entertainment. The dancers tie a red drum in the waist, beating with sticks attached to red ribbons while dancing, as well as performing vigorous movements alongside rhythmic drumbeats, expressing the spirit of happiness and passion. The Waist Drum Troupe has performed around Boston at numerous occasions such as Boston First Night, Boston Dragon Boat Festival, Boston Chinese New Year Celebrations, etc.

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 11:50am - 12:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00pm

Sweet Harmony
Sweet Harmony is a vocal troupe from Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Bringing beautiful melodies and harmonies from all genres and decades including jazz, rock, pop, and Broadway, this group is sure to impress!

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:00pm

Code 51
Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:00pm

GBCCA Arts & Crafts
The Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) is a non-political, non-profit organization to promote public awareness of Chinese culture and heritage, to enhance the well being and social standing of Chinese Americans; and to provide an environment for people to learn Chinese culture, language, and arts.  For more than 20 years, GBCCA has been actively participating the Boston First Night Celebration by providing hands –on arts & crafts activities, dance & music performance, and bringing Lion & dragon dances, and illuminated lanterns, etc. to the Parade.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
Welcome to a world of imagination! Puppet Showplace Theater's extraordinary artists bring original and familiar stories to life in a whirlwind of lively, interactive performances. Meet characters up close, learn about different puppetry styles, and get inspired by the magic that's right at your fingertips! www.puppetshowplace.org.


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:15pm

Boston Sax Quartet
The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leading Broadway theaters throughout New England. The BSQ performs for a variety of functions that can run the gamut from corporate sponsors to formal concerts, wedding receptions, etc. offering a wide repertoire: Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, The Beatles ... all the way back to the Renaissance.


The BSQ musicians are proficient on all of the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Performance possibilities can include many other wonderful woodwind combinations. 


The "Noteworthy Scholars" is a composition competition in which the BSQ seeks to find the best composers in Boston Public Schools. The winner will get $100 in cash and their piece will be played during the BSQ performance at First Night. Compositions must be submitted to competition@bostonsaxquartet.com by noon on December 1st. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:15pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:30pm

Unitas Ensemble
Unitas Ensemble was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Lina Gonzalez-Granados to bring performances of Latin-American music of the highest caliber to the people of Boston. Unitas performs regular concerts in venues throughout Boston, and collaborates regularly with area Community Groups and Universities. The orchestra has received excellent reviews from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, and has undertaken commissions of new works as well as performances and recordings of repertoire from composers from throughout Latin America. Unitas Ensemble is a committed member of the Boston community, and performs regular outreach concerts to area schools, as well as community events in various locations aimed at enriching the lives of area residents and art-lovers alike.
















unitasensemble.com


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
Welcome to a world of imagination! Puppet Showplace Theater's extraordinary artists bring original and familiar stories to life in a whirlwind of lively, interactive performances. Meet characters up close, learn about different puppetry styles, and get inspired by the magic that's right at your fingertips! www.puppetshowplace.org.


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm

GBCCA Performance
During this hour there will be performances of Chinese Music, Chinese Dance, and yo-yoing!


Musical instruments used by the Ensemble include bowed strings, plucked strings, bamboo winds, and percussion. The Chinese Music Ensemble welcomes anyone interested in learning to play a Chinese musical instrument regardless of age and nationality. 


Jin Yun Chinese Dance Troupe was founded by a group of amateur dancers who are passionate in promoting Chinese culture through dance. Jia Yun Dance Troupe had performed at the various major events, to name a few: MIT, Bridgewater State College, various schools events, senior housing facilities, Chinatown festivals, Boston FIrst Night. This year Jia Yun dance troupe won the Gold award at the US regional TaoLi Cup CHinese dance competition. 


The GBCCA Chinese Yo-Yo Troupe is part of the Huaxin School of Arts at GBCCA, taught by Mr.Jeff  Lu. Members of the Yo-Yo Troupe have performed at Boston First Night, Boston Dragon Boat Festivals, Children’s Museum, Boston Science Museum, and many numerous events in Greater Boston area. Their performance features group, duet, and solo tricks, choreographed by Mr. Jeff  Lu.


For more information, please visit our web site: http://ChineseMusicEnsemble.com


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm

Downtown Brass
The Downtown Brass Band, is a quartet of area musicians performacing Jazz, Dixieland and Contemporary selections for your enjoyment. They perform regularly in the Downtown Boston Improvement District and throughout the New England area. Futher information can be found at jbroganjazz@gmail.com. 

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:00pm

Handel & Hadyn Society Jubilee Day Concert
Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History partner to present the sixth annual Jubilee Day Concert, a joyous celebration of liberty and freedom. Join H+H musicians, conductor Scott Allen Jarrett, and National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson to commemorate Boston’s historic central role in the abolition movement, to celebrate the spirit of progress for human rights, and to recognize the role of music in creating alliance and belonging.
Doors open at 1:30pm! This is a free event.
Visit handelandhaydn.org for more info.

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:00pm

Organ Concert
In conjunction with The Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, this concert will include apperances by:


David Carrier: Music Director of The Wellesley Congregtional Church, Temple Shalom of Newton, and the Commonwealth Chorale. 
Natsumi Malloy: Organist at St. Thomas Aquinas, Boston and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Winchester. 
Peter Krasinski: International Concert Organist & Improviseur and Organist at First Church of Chirst, Scientist, Providence.


For more information, visit ChristianScience.com/organconcerts or call 617-450-2366.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist 210 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

2:15pm

Boston Sax Quartet
The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leading Broadway theaters throughout New England. The BSQ performs for a variety of functions that can run the gamut from corporate sponsors to formal concerts, wedding receptions, etc. offering a wide repertoire: Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, The Beatles ... all the way back to the Renaissance.


The BSQ musicians are proficient on all of the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Performance possibilities can include many other wonderful woodwind combinations. 


The "Noteworthy Scholars" is a composition competition in which the BSQ seeks to find the best composers in Boston Public Schools. The winner will get $100 in cash and their piece will be played during the BSQ performance at First Night. Compositions must be submitted to competition@bostonsaxquartet.com by noon on December 1st. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:15pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

Katrina Kincade
Katrina Kincade is a third-year journalism student at American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Boston, MA and loves getting to visit her home in Roslindale on school breaks. She is the former Miss Teen Massachusetts United States 2015, and Miss Black Massachusetts Talented Teen 2014. She is also a two-time finalist in the Miss District of Columbia pageants for 2016 and 2017. She's been singing jazz music for 10 years and loves performing for audiences. In her free time, you can find her being the director of social media for the Her Campus chapter at American University, dancing with her college's dance club, or obsessing over baked goods. Her goals are to travel the world and become an investigative reporter for WCVB Boston.
https://twitter.com/KatrinaK97


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:45pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
Welcome to a world of imagination! Puppet Showplace Theater's extraordinary artists bring original and familiar stories to life in a whirlwind of lively, interactive performances. Meet characters up close, learn about different puppetry styles, and get inspired by the magic that's right at your fingertips! www.puppetshowplace.org.


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm

3:00pm

The King of Instruments
Experience the “Sensurround” magnificence of Old South Church’s mighty 1921 Skinner orchestral pipe organ—affectionately dubbed the “Copley Philharmonic Organ”—played by organist George Sargeant. Free and open to the public.
Limited seating is available.




http://www.oldsouth.org/music/upcoming 

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:15pm

Square Peg
Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:30pm

[CANCELED] Dancin’ Diamonds
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.


DIVAS Mentoring divas INC is a non-profit youth mentoring organization that focuses it's efforts on improving the image, attitude, and growth of our next generation female leaders. D.M.D uses arts and entertainment through various tools of engagement to further give young females life skills to succeed. Dancin' Diamonds the competition dance team of D.M.D Inc. uses dance as an avenue to reach girls across the world to spread the message that all girls should shine & be strong like a diamond. The divas and Dancin Diamonds of D.M.D INC. look forward to hitting the stage at Boston's First Night.


Two different groups will be performing!
www.DMDinc.net
https://youtu.be/sinL0TMkyNc

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
Welcome to a world of imagination! Puppet Showplace Theater's extraordinary artists bring original and familiar stories to life in a whirlwind of lively, interactive performances. Meet characters up close, learn about different puppetry styles, and get inspired by the magic that's right at your fingertips! www.puppetshowplace.org.


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:30pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:30pm

Unitas Ensemble
Unitas Ensemble was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Lina Gonzalez-Granados to bring performances of Latin-American music of the highest caliber to the people of Boston. Unitas performs regular concerts in venues throughout Boston, and collaborates regularly with area Community Groups and Universities. The orchestra has received excellent reviews from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, and has undertaken commissions of new works as well as performances and recordings of repertoire from composers from throughout Latin America. Unitas Ensemble is a committed member of the Boston community, and performs regular outreach concerts to area schools, as well as community events in various locations aimed at enriching the lives of area residents and art-lovers alike. Please visit unitasensemble.com for more information. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm

Katrina Kincade
Katrina Kincade is a third-year journalism student at American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Boston, MA and loves getting to visit her home in Roslindale on school breaks. She is the former Miss Teen Massachusetts United States 2015, and Miss Black Massachusetts Talented Teen 2014. She is also a two-time finalist in the Miss District of Columbia pageants for 2016 and 2017. She's been singing jazz music for 10 years and loves performing for audiences. In her free time, you can find her being the director of social media for the Her Campus chapter at American University, dancing with her college's dance club, or obsessing over baked goods. Her goals are to travel the world and become an investigative reporter for WCVB Boston.
https://twitter.com/KatrinaK97


Sunday December 31, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

4:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
Welcome to a world of imagination! Puppet Showplace Theater's extraordinary artists bring original and familiar stories to life in a whirlwind of lively, interactive performances. Meet characters up close, learn about different puppetry styles, and get inspired by the magic that's right at your fingertips! www.puppetshowplace.org.


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

4:15pm

Girls Nite Out
GNO is a US based girl group consisting of five girls from the Boston area who are infusing attitude & fun back into the pop music landscape.  Their infectious sound is a mix of feel good pop, with a touch of r&b and the beat driven sounds of UK Garage & Urban Dance.  They have been hard at work with some of the most sought after chart topping multi platinum producers both Stateside and as far away as London, Sweden, and Germany crafting their first ever EP.  The girls are looking forward to bringing their fresh new Sound to the masses in the Spring of 2018 with the release of their first single.  Recently they were selected as a top four best unsigned artist in America by the iconic teen entertainment based Pop Star Magazine.  Having already performed with  top acts such as Ke$ha, Big Time Rush and the UK’s R&B sensation JLS they will look to continue bringing their high energy packed show on the road in the Summer of 2018.  We think you’ll fall in love with the girls, their dynamic performance and fresh take on pop just as much as we have.  

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:00pm

TEMPO International Rhythm Section
TEMPO is a group of percussionist primarily from the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago West Indies. They specialize in Caribbean Afro Rhythms with spoken words messages of peace and unity. They promote mutual respect through music and cross cultural communications. They incorporate freestyle /improvisation and solicit musicians to join their pack where ever they perform.
Contact/Information: Ulric (617)365-0637 Email:UlricJ@aol.com Web: Socasource.com

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony with Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Jessie Chris
Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:00pm

[CANCELED] Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: scboston.org/frog-pond-shows-canceled


*Although the event has been cancled, The Frog Pond is open for public skating from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on the 31st.*


Please join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a FREE figure skating ice show featuring national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, learn to skate groups, syncronized skating, and Theatre on Ice performances. Ring in the New Year with a fantastic show that is fun for the whole family!


Boston (CBS) - Boston is home to the best skaing rink in the UNited States, according to a new ranking. USA Today’s 10 Best says the Boston Common Frog Pond is the No. 2 skating rink in North America, trailing only the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, Canda. (http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-ice-skating-rink/)


For more information please visit https://bostonfrogpond.com.


Immediately following the show, the Boston Family Fireworks will take place on Boston Common at 7:00 PM.

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

6:00pm

[CANCELED] People’s Procession to Boston Common
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Join the annual People’s Procession from Copley Square to Boston Common! With drumlines, giant puppets, dancers and a Chinese Dragon, this is a parade you won't want to miss! Be a part of the Procession by joining Puppeteers Cooperative before the parade and bringing a giant puppet to life on its way down Boylston Street!

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:30pm

Pipes and Pops Concert
The best of Boston’s brass and percussion artists join organist George Sargeant and conductor Larry Isaacson in a supersonic program, playing electrifying arrangements of popular classics, as well as leading the audience in singing stirring favorites. Free and open to the public.
Limited Seating is available.
http://www.oldsouth.org/music/upcoming 

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

7:00pm

[CANCELED] Boston’s Family Fireworks Produced by The Mugar Foundation & The City of Boston
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.


Enjoy a fantastic Fireworks Display over Boston Common, brought to you by The Mugar Foundation. 




Interested in the fireworks soundtrack? Click this link! https://www.dropbox.com/s/oufvgkwb5y8vznj/BostonCommonNYE.wav?dl=0





Performer Location
Sponsors

Sunday December 31, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

7:00pm

Jameson Stewart
Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

8:00pm

PK & The Mighty 7
Starting out as Boston's only Jamiroquai cover band, PK and the Mighty Seven evolved into one of Boston's best party bands playing R&B, funk, Motown, and pop songs from the 1960's to present. The nine piece group is fronted by two lead singers, Prophet and Sarah, and a three piece horn section. They play all your favorite tunes in a way that's sure to get you dancing. Rather than just playing straight covers, PKM7 always makes sure to add their own special sauce to every show, including some of their own mashups of old and new songs. You can catch them at their monthly residency in at the Middle East Corner in Cambridge, MA.
www.pkm7band.com

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

8:00pm

Pipes and Pops Concert
The best of Boston’s brass and percussion artists join organist George Sargeant and conductor Larry Isaacson in a supersonic program, playing electrifying arrangements of popular classics, as well as leading the audience in singing stirring favorites. Free and open to the public.
Limited Seating is available.
http://www.oldsouth.org/music/upcoming 

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

9:00pm

Dutch ReBelle
Having established herself as Boston hip-hop’s “Queen of the Bean,” Dutch ReBelle is now cultivating a global audience. Her latest release “NO STEMS” sees ReBelle’s rap roots spread into sounds inspired by her Haitian-Dominican upbringing and recent festival performance in Africa.
But ReBelle stays true to her instincts when it comes to elevating fans above major labels: her upcoming release Bang Bang is the latest of many projects under her independent label ReBelle Music, and the first to be entirely crowdfunded.
The “ReBelle With a Cause” (The Boston Globe) has found success defying expectations. She’s been nominated for underground music awards and has claimed “Best Hip-Hop Artist” at the Boston Music Awards. Her videos have graced MTV’s Rap Fix Live and her verses hum with “poetic style and lyrical bravado” (XXL). ReBelle connects to her audience with city grit and island vibes, setting sultry scenes and delivering thoughtful commentary.


www.DutchReBelle.com

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

10:00pm

Carissa Johnson
Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

11:00pm

Eli Paperboy Reed
Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a survivor. He’s been making Soul-inspired music since before it was cool and tearing up stages all over the world with his heart-stopping falsetto screams for close to a decade. From humble beginnings outside of Boston, at 18 Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and cut his teeth playing in juke joints all over the Delta. From there he took the well-trod path to Chicago where he spent a year as minister of music in a Southside church. Soon after returning to Boston, he was bit by the songwriting bug and released his first full length, “Roll with You” in 2008. The world began listening. Soon there were calls coming in from everywhere; television shows in the UK, festivals in Australia, and a jaw-dropping schedule of national and international tour dates. Major label deals were signed and his star kept rising, now with the help of song placements in major movies, television shows and commercials. The albums “Come and Get it” (Capitol) and “Nights Like This” (Warner Brothers) went on to do more than $2.5 million in total licensing, while Reed and his crack band continued to wow audiences on five continents. Now, after some much-needed time off from the road, Reed has returned to the studio and crafted a new album that is at once back-to-basics and startlingly current. “My Way Home” represents a return to the sonic character that Reed’s career began with, but it does more than that: It captures the essence of his sound. A sound that, over everything else, prizes feeling, energy, and, yes, Soul.

Performer Location

Sunday December 31, 2017 11:00pm - Monday January 1, 2018 12:15am
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

11:30pm

Copley Countdown with Eli Paperboy Reed, NBC Boston & iHeartRadio
First Night culminates with the highly anticipated Copley Countdown, a multi-sensory display of live music, a dazzling light show and pyrotechnics in Copley Square.

Performer Location


Sunday December 31, 2017 11:30pm - Monday January 1, 2018 12:00am
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00am

Midnight Fireworks on the Harbor
There will be two fireworks displays over Boston Harbor with viewing in the North End and the Seaport. Midnight harbor fireworks are made possible through the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now, the Wharf District Council, the City of Boston and businesses all around the Harbor.


Monday January 1, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Boston Harbor Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA 02128

12:00am

First Night Copley Countdown – Midnight Pyrotechnics & Light Show
First Night culminates with the highly anticipated Copley Countdown, a multi-sensory display of live music, a dazzling light show and pyrotechnics in Copley Square.

Performer Location


Monday January 1, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA
 
Monday, January 1
 

11:00am

[CANCELED] Rachel Sumner
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Performer Location

Monday January 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00pm

[CANCELED] Boston Opera Guy
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, has recently been profiled in interviews in The Boston Globe, The Harvard Crimson, and WCVB's Channel 5 Chronicle television show. For the past eight years, he has honed his vocal technique by working as a street performer. He now studies with Thomas Jones of the Office for the Arts at Harvard University, and has been preparing audition materials for both choral and opera positions. Richards has also been interviewed for The Lagniappe (New Orleans), The Mobile Press Register, The Times Picayune (New Orleans), and The Santa Monica Daily Press, and has worked as a vocalist on the hit Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Richards moved to the Boston area in March of 2016. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music and Vocal Performance from The University of South Alabama in 2011.

Performer Location


Monday January 1, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00pm

[CANCELED] Science on the Street
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Science on the Street, an initiative of the Cambridge Science Festival, takes engaging science, technology, engineering, art and math to cultural, community and arts festivals across the state. Come join us as we separate light into the colors of the rainbow, make blue & red "secret" messages, and look at some optical illusions!http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org

Performer Location

Monday January 1, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:00pm

[CANCELED] DD Martin & Code 51
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Performer Location

Monday January 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:00pm

[CANCELED] Lance Martin Band
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
The Lance Martin Band has been in Boston playing their brand of Physical Jazz since 1982. Lance Martin is also themost booked act at RYLES JAZZ CLUB in Inman Square. The band features Berklee Professor and co-conductor of the Mystic Chorale, Jonathan Singleton on Keys. Dynamic drummer & band leader of Oracle, Zeke Martin, and Bassist with Boston jazz great Elon Trotman now with Lance, Zachary ROchester. The Lance Martin Band is unique because it's lively jazz/funk band all led by flute. You will hear familiar songs in jazz Pop & Gospel. 

Performer Location

Monday January 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA