A New Years Eve Celebration of the Arts in Historic Winchester, Virginia

The entertainment lineup from First Night Winchester 2017 is listed below.  Planning for First Night Winchester 2018 is underway.  Our lineup will be revealed December 2017–stay tuned for more information!

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92.5 WINC FM Dance Party – Sponsored by 92.5 WINC FM
Intersection of Boscawen & Cameron Streets
11 pm
Join the dance party as we wait for the countdown to midnight!

apple dropApple Drop & Midnight Fireworks – Sponsored by 92.5 WINC FM
Intersection of Boscawen & Cameron Streets
12:00 am
Join us with our official emcee, Barry Lee and his co-host Lisa Herndon, as they lead the crowd to countdown the official Apple Drop.  A spectacular fireworks show immediately follows.

bert-the-nerdBert the Nerd – Sponsored by Piccadilly Printing and B105
Christ Episcopal Church – Fellowship Hall
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
Bert throw ups. And catches it. Jugglers are weird. So is Bert

Brass 5 – Sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts 
Centenary Church – Sanctuary
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
The “5” will offer an exciting program, full of your favorite tunes.

croppedBud’s CollectiveSponsored by Shenandoah University and Q102 
Christ Episcopal Church – Sanctuary
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
High energy bluegrass/newgrass band from West Virginia.

2014-2391_smCasey Carle BubbleMania!Sponsored by Bank of Clarke County and McDonald’s 
First Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
BubbleMania! fuses laugh-out-loud comedy, jazzy music and brilliant bubbling to amaze and amuse ages 5 to 95.

Dave Brunelle  Sponsored by W.O Grubb Crane Rental
The Espresso Bar &  Café
8-11 pm
Celebrate America’s musical heritage during this intimate performance of popular songs from the 19th & 20th centuries.

glitterbugzGlitterbugz Face PaintingSponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Trex Company Inc.
Add a little paint, a little glitter, a little imagination and, voila, you have a uniquely painted face!
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley  from 10 am – 2 pm
The Village at Orchard Ridge from 12 pm – 3 pm
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum from 4 pm – 7 pm

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Johnny-O! MagicianSponsored by Valley Proteins Inc.
Handley Library
3 pm; 5 pm; 7 pm
High energy & worry free family entertainer adding comedic style entertaining the young and the young at heart.

maria yefimova picMaria YefimovaSponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts 
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church -Sanctuary
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova performs works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Ravel, Debussy.

Matthew MillsSponsored by Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
Winchester Book Gallery
8-11 pm
An Neoclassical guitarist that combines Classical Rock, Flamenco, and Jazz.

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Mean Mary – Sponsored by Perry Engineering Company, Inc. and 99.3 The Fox
Christ Episcopal Church – Sanctuary
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
Known internationally for fast fingers and haunting vocals. Mary travels the genres of folk, blues, and bluegrass.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Sponsored by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Hat Making – Learning Center from 10 am – 4 pm
Dedicated to interpreting the art, history and culture of the area. Offers five exhibition galleries and Glen Burnie.

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Mutts Gone Nuts – Sponsored by the City of Winchester and 92.5 WINC FM
Braddock Street United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
A comedy dog act featuring 11 talented dogs that were rescued from animal shelters.

 

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Orrin Star – Sponsored by The Bayliss Wealth Management Group
Centenary Church- Sanctuary
8 pm; 10 pm
A National Flatpicking Champ who is also funny. “Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson”.

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Pittman Magic Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Winchester and The Woltz-Winchester Foundation
First Presbyterian Church – Sanctuary
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
Delights audiences with grand Vegas-style stage illusions, international award-winning juggling and family friendly comedy!

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Pixar Shorts – Sponsored by Magic Lantern Theater
Handley Library
3:45 pm & 5:45 pm
Take a break and enjoy a collection of Pixar Shorts which will run for 5 to 15 minutes each for 75 minutes.

Reptiles Alive – Sponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge
The Village at Orchard Ridge – Chapel
1 pm; 2 pm
Presents exciting live animal shows featuring amazing colorful reptiles presented by a friendly wildlife educator.

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Reptile WorldSponsored by Valley Health System and WINC TV
Christ Episcopal Church – Fellowship Hall
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
A fascinating look at reptiles through the eyes and hands of Michael Shwedick.

The Robbie Limon BandSponsored by Nick & Kathy Nerangis and Family 
Market Street United Methodist Church – Sanctuary
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
This five-piece band specializes in replicating the most memorable recordings of the 1970s.

Uncle Bean – Sponsored by McDonald’s
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Reception Hall
12 pm; 1 pm
The Ronald McDonald Magic Show will be substituted with magic shows by Uncle Bean!!

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
4-8 pm
Three exciting floors and a spectacular rooftop deck, your button allows you to explore and enjoy all that this new children’s museum has to offer.

 


tom-teasleyTom TeasleySponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts 
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church – Sanctuary
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
A “multi-instrumental” genius,  maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator.

tricky-person2Tricky Person – Sponsored by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The Village at Orchard Ridge and American Woodmark Foundation
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley  from 11 am – 3 pm
The Village at Orchard Ridge from 12 pm – 3 pm
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum from 4 pm – 7 pm
Balloon fun for everyone!

model rrcWinchester Model Train Display
Model Railroad Club of Winchester
430 N. Cameron Street      6-10 pm – Admission Free with Button
Over 18 scale-miles of track, 100 switches and thousands of feet of wiring make this a sight to see for any train enthusiast.

Yesterday Swing OrchestraSponsored by Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury – The Abbey
6-9 pm
Bringing the classic sounds and vocals of the  Big Band era to life.