PERFORMERS

The entertainment lineup for First Night Winchester 2018. Click on the links at each performer to find out more about them.

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 Drop & Midnight Fireworks 
Intersection of Boscawen & Cameron Streets
12:00 am
Join us with our official emcee, Barry Lee and his co-host Katie G., as they lead the crowd to countdown the official Apple Drop.  A spectacular fireworks show immediately follows.

Bert the Nerd – Sponsored by W.O. Grubb Crane & Consolidated Electric
Christ Episcopal Church – Fellowship Hall
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
Bert throw ups. And catches it. Jugglers are weird. So is Bert

Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers – Sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts 
Christ Episcopal Church
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
Known by many  as the “Gospel Temptations”

Ian Varella – Sponsored by Riddleberger Brothers, Inc & Vision Restoration & Contracting
First Presbytrian Church – Hall
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
Ian will have everyone rolling in the aisles with laughter based on family-friendly funny anecdotes and strange habits . He’ll even turn someone into a life-sized dummy!

Jane Franklin Dance – Sponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge 
The Village at Orchard Ridge
12 pm and 4 pm
Blends movement, sound and art; incorporates active participation by people of all ages.

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

Glitterbugz Face Painting – Sponsored by The Village at Orchard Ridge and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 
Add a little paint, a little glitter, a little imagination and, voila, you have a uniquely painted face!
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley  from 11 am – 2 pm
The Village at Orchard Ridge from 1 pm – 4 pm

The Spoon Man – Sponsored by The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
11 am; 1 pm; 3 pm
He gives a real stirring performance. Everyone will really eat him up. No bibs required.

Lynne Mackey – Sponsored by Bank of Clarke County & Woltz-Winchester Foundation
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church -Sanctuary
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
Lynne Mackey combines masterful technique with extraordinary expressiveness to bring a wide range of classical music to audiences

Matthew Mills – Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. John Neumann
Winchester Book Gallery
8-11 pm
A Neoclassical guitarist that combines Classical Rock, Flamenco, and Jazz.

Red Roots  – Sponsored by Valley Health & Q102
Market Street United Methodist Church
6 pm; 8 pm; 10 pm
These identical triplet sisters have stayed true to their southern roots.Their high energy stage performance is as fiery as their red hair.

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.

Mutts Gone Nuts – Sponsored by McDonalds & WINC-TV
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.

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum
Old Town Mall
7-10 pm
This historic building with graffiti from both Northern and Southern soldiers also houses a nationally recognized collection of over 3,000 Civil War artifacts.

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

Shenandoah Valley Gas & Steam
Old Town Walking Mall
7 – 10 pm
Take a ride up and down the Old Town Walking Mall!

el Gleno Grande  – Sponsored by Piccadilly Printing & Winchester Host Lions Club
Braddock Street United Methodist Church – Hall
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
This spoof of a circus equestrian act will have you laughing again every time you think about it.

West Wend– Sponsored by Trex Company, Inc; 99.3 The Fox & KISS 98.3
Market Street United Methodist Church
7 pm; 9 pm; 11 pm
With Jonathan’s roots in bluegrass and Wendy’s roots stemming from the Delta blues, classic country, and Motown, they have come together to create a sound all their own.

Robbie Limon – Sponsored by Nick & Kathy Nerangis and Family
Handley Library
1 pm; 2 pm; 3 pm
A very talented singer-songwriter and entertainer whose diverse experience and talents, honed over many years of performing, continue to earn him high praise.

Ice Lab – Sponsored by the City of Winchester & Nerangis Enterprises
Old Town Walking Mall in front of Civil War Museum
8 – 11 pm
Come watch a live performance of ice sculpting. What will the results be?

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
1-5 pm
Three exciting floors and a spectacular rooftop deck, explore and enjoy all that this new children’s museum has to offer.  Admission is required and is not included in the purchase of a First Night button.

Battle of the Buskers –
Old Town Walking Mall
8 – 11 pm
To”busk”: to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street. Pick your favorite Busker and cast your vote on Facebook.

Tricky Person – Sponsored by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and The Village at Orchard Ridge
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley  from 11 am – 2 pm
The Village at Orchard Ridge from 1 pm – 4 pm
Balloon fun for everyone!

Winchester 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 Orchestra – Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury – The Abbey
6 pm; 7 pm; 8 pm
Bringing the classic sounds and vocals of the  Big Band era to life.

MLO Fusion Project – Sponsored by Shenandoah University & Dr. & Mrs. McNichols
Handley Library
5 pm; 6 pm; 7 pm
Renowned faculty artists from Shenandoah Conservatory performs contemporary jazz along with innovative arrangements of pop classics.