A Celebration of Local(esque) Music

My first First Night event
My first First Night event

This rather unique New Year’s Eve celebration is turning into somewhat of a tradition for me (since this was my (third?) time going)… This is an event in Williamsburg VA called First Night, where folk (& other genres), and a lot local musicians/bands play for the public who pay a certain amount of money for a night filled with music (if that run-on sentence makes any sense……)

Act one of my First Night 2015
Act one of my First Night 2015

Every night is different for every person (depending on what and who they want to see). My night started out with a very local (and new) trio of middle-aged men. They pride themselves in vocal harmony, and are still building up their repertoire of songs, but I saw a bit of their performance for personal reasons…

Act two of my First Night 2015
Act two of my First Night 2015

After them, I scurried all the way across Williamsburg(/William & Mary) to catch a local Celtic band that’s a really popular hit on a night like this. This group (who all also happen to work at Colonial Williamsburg(?)) has played at this event for many years, and I’ve always made it a priority to see them.

Act three of my First Night 2015
Act three of my First Night 2015

Then after their performance, I actually stuck around, because my parents saw the next musicians playing and insisted that I see them for myself. Afterwards, I was not disappointed with this Appalachia/Celtic, husband/wife duo that rocked their set with funny stories, great songs and a song about a dog’s bathroom schedule…

Act four of my First Night 2015
Act four of my First Night 2015

And to finish out the night, I took my parents and cohorts to another building to see a local swing orchestra do their thing for a little while. And with this particular group, dancing happens…all the time…as in people just go to the open space in this building and dance away to the jazz that is played…

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First Night 2015
First Night 2015

So, ultimately,this is how I’ve been rocking in the new year [for the past few years]…Here’s to a fantastic 2015!!!

AND I KNOW THIS POST IS ABOUT A DAY/2 DAYS LATE…I’M SOWRY!!!!!

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