The Magnetic Fields at Symphony Hall
The Magnetic Fields' seminal 1999 release “69 Love Songs" sold 130,000 copies worldwide, and brought Stephen Merritt’s music to the mainstream eye. They’ve released four more albums, including this year’s acclaimed "Love at the Bottom of the Sea." Though the group has its roots in Boston, this will be their First Night debut.CLICK FOR DETAILS.
John Scofield at Berklee Performance Center
2013 will reunite modern jazz guitar master John Scofield with his legendary “Überjam” band both on the road and in the studio. This group pioneered Scofield’s fusing of jazz, funk and electronic music to become one of the defining bands of his career. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
Lee Fields & the Expressions at NEC’s Jordan Hall
With a career spanning 43 years, releases on 12 different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, soul phenomenon Lee Fields is making the best music of his career. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
LogMeIn Midnight Fireworks on Boston Harbor
Harbor will be transformed into a brilliant tapestry of color, light, and sound when the clocks strike twelve. A complete sensory experience unlike anything else, this spectacular display is especially created for First Night Boston by Zambelli Fireworks. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
Artists: Have A Great Idea For First Night 2014?
If you have a great idea for a visual art installation, dance or theatre piece, interactive exhibit, or anything else that you think might surprise and entertain our revelers on New Year’s Eve — suggest it! We’re looking for live performances, unattended installations, or a combination. We’ll match artists with appropriate spaces. Send your ideas to Carrie Gesteland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.