Sea Changes: the Sequel, First Night Monterey 2015
First Night Monterey 2015: Jonah and the Whalewatchers and photos
WORLD DANCE IN THE STREET!
FIRST ACT FOR THE YOUNG - KIDS' NIGHT OUT!
The most creative New Year's Eve for your family! Our afternoon program and Kids' Night Out kicked off at 3 PM with the Opening Ceremony at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the 5:30 PM Twilight Procession serving as the Kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, folk dancing in traditional costumes, face art, balloon magic, art creating, hat making and more! Activities at the Colton Lawn and Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street, and the Monterey Conference Center and Alvarado/Galleria activities completed your artful time! Read more about Kids' Night Out and afternoon activities for the family.
THE SECOND ACT: THE MAIN EVENT!
You "Buttoned-up" for 9 hours of
entertainment! From Classical to Bluegrass, Reggae
to Rock, Jazz to Folk! FNM 2015 featured a
complete line-up, delighting the entire family.
World dance in the street! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers will be on the streets. Dancing to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll, tropical beats and West African sounds. Buying blinkies and light ups from our kiosks supported First Night and our art outreach programs.
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary resounded with mellow sounds, beautiful voices and great arrangements; choral, jazz and classical music throughout the night!
Monterey Conference Center: Three floors of music, art and community! Dancing to the sounds of live bands; Rock, Folk, Latin, Marimba are just a few of the sounds you heard. Viewing art exhibits from First Night-sponsored workshops from Greenfield to Salinas and Marina. Walking through our virtual Undersea Experience and posting your hopes and dreams for the New Year on the Resolution Sculpture.
Golden State Theatre: Savoring the sounds of more live entertainment - Celtic, Folk and Reggae!
See descriptions of our 2015 performers here. Our complete 2015 program is available here.
FINALES - COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT!
Two Grand Finales! Live music brought us into the New Year at the Conference Center Serra Ballroom with dancing to the sounds of Nu-Horizon's rock, R&B, and Latin rhythms. At the historic Golden State Theatre the finale featureed the Caribbean/African music of Jonah and the Whalewatchers reggae! Read more about this year's Finales.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
We couldn't do it without you!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST NIGHT VOLUNTEERS
Be a part of First Night 2015! It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers last year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Click here for more information about volunteering with FNM!