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First Night Charlotte, An Imagination Celebration Extends Artist Application Deadline


Applications have been rolling in from artists and entertainers of every genre hoping to be among those chosen to entertain thousands on New Year’s Eve in Center City Charlotte. And First Night Charlotte, the largest, most dynamic and spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration around has just announced that the artist application deadline has been extended until July 31, in hopes that the event will be even bigger and better than last year. Interested entertainers can find the downloadable Artists Application at under the announcements section.

Begun in Boston in 1976, First Night is an alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year that is now celebrated in over 200 cities internationally. The celebration aims to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year’s Eve program that offers a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all. First Night continues the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time but provides an alternative to the usual way present-day celebrants usher in the New Year (i.e., alcohol and adult-oriented venues). A program of Charlotte Center City Partners, and presented by WBTV and the Arts & Science Council, First Night Charlotte is created by and for the community.

Just like last year, the safe, affordable, family-friendly and entertaining option for New Year’s Eve will unquestionably be a family favorite. For more information, visit

The First Night Charlotte Committee is made possible due to the hard work of representatives from organizations throughout the community including Charlotte Center City Partners, The Arts & Science Council, Wray Ward, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Department, Wray-Ward, City of Charlotte Neighborhood Development, Hands on Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Uptown Productions, and the International Special Events Society – Greater Charlotte Chapter.

Amy Rieth

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