Saratoga Arts Presents...
First Night 2015
Wednesday, December 31: 6pm to midnight
Our WEXT stage features some of the most talked about 518 bands, including songstress Olivia Quillio and indie rock bands Beaked Whale, Great Mutations, Bear Grass and the Orange (who are playing one of their first shows since reuniting their popular late-90s band)
We've also stacked the schedule with some of the best-loved local bands and we are bringing new regional and national bands to the mix, including Brooklyn's retro combo Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, New York City soul-funk outfit the Nat Osborn Band and New York City's witty cowboy-country rocker Jack Grace.
We've got all ages represented, from young local fiddler Seina Shirakura (known for wowing crowds on Broadway with her violin playing all summer) to 88 year-old master jazz pianist Lee Shaw.
There is something for everyone at First Night Saratoga! Adults and children enjoy a variety of arts activities and performances, and for those who want to celebrate early, there is the First Night Saratoga 5K Run!
First Night Saratoga 2015, is a Kids in Free Event, offering free admission for children with the purchase of one button admission.
Staying overnight for First Night Saratoga? Book a room at a special rate by clicking here!
Look at what the region's media had to say about First Night Saratoga 2014!
The Albany Times Union noted that even on a cold night Saratoga Springs swells with First Night Revelers
CBS6 in Albany was there.
FOX23 was too.
The Saratogian's photographer captured preparations for First Night Saratoga, and The Schenectady Gazette captured the spirit of things.
Click here for First Night Saratoga 5K race results, coverage of the race, and photos. Thank you to the 5K sponsors and volunteers who make the race so successful.
Proceeds support the community arts programs at Saratoga Arts to help make the arts affordable and accessable to all.