First Night Charlotte

First Night Charlotte
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Happy New Year Everyone

First Night Charlotte is an alcohol-free, innovative and diverse celebration of the New Year that advances the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all.

We kick off the activities with First Night KIDS at 12pm, followed in the evening with a 2-hour live airing on WBTV. Charlotte’s favorite 11-piece band Sol Fusion will take the stage at 10pm to count down to the New Year in style.

As we head into our fifth annual First Night, we ask ourselves why does event attendance and artist participation continue to increase every year?

We believe that the event grows every year for the following reasons:

First Night Charlotte:

  • Is Inclusive!
  • Builds Community Pride!
  • Inspires!
  • Engages The Community!
  • Highlights Emerging Cultural Artists!
  • Is Transformative!

Don’t take our words for it, SEE for yourself! We have prepared a brief video of last year’s event. If you have not attended the event in the past, this is what you have missed. (And count the number of smiles!!)


First Night Evening Activities & Midnight Countdown

 Dec 31











First Night Evening Activities 








Come to the main stage to celebrate the New Year!



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