First Night Boston Concert Schedules
This year, First Night Boston celebrates the 36th edition of the country’s oldest and largest New Year’s Eve arts festival by announcing a line-up of world class events that offer something for everyone. On Saturday, December 31, 2011 from noon to midnight, First Night presents its annual day-long festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture, and more. First Night will showcase 1000 artists in 200 exhibitions and performances in locations all over downtown Boston, from the Waterfront to the Fenway. First Night welcomes children, families and revelers of all ages to celebrate community through the arts.
First Night organizers strongly suggest visiting the interactive planner at www.firstnight.org to plan attendance. The schedule is subject to change and updates can be found on the website. All First Night outdoor events are free, though supported by sales of the First Night button, which is the ticket for admission to indoor events. In addition, some cultural partners offer a “Button Bonus” program, including free admission on Dec. 31, and discounts before and after First Night. Button Bonus performances on Dec. 31 are listed here, and all others can be viewed at www.firstnight.org. Buttons are $18 (children under 4 admitted free) and will be available at dozens of locations, including Shaw’s Supermarkets, Star Market, Tedeschi’s, and Au Bon Pain beginning Dec. 1. Buttons are available now at a special web price of $15 only at www.firstnight.org only through Dec. 22. For more information, call 617-542-1399 or visit the web site.