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First Night Monterey 2020

First Night 2020 Performers By Site

3:00 - 3:30 | 3:45 -4 :15 | 4:45 - 5:15

Hear the thunder of the drums! SHINSHO MUGEN DAIKO opens First Night Monterey with traditional Japanese drumming.

6:30 - 7:00 | 7:15 - 7:45 | 8:00 - 8:30

KUZANGA MARIMBA plays traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe on wooden 7 marimbas of different size.

9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15 | 10:30 - 11:00

Don't miss the return of MC LARS, Indie artist and literary post-punk rapper, combining his music with powerful and present lyrics, and packing concert venues worldwide with raps about everything!

6:30 – 7:00 | 7:15 - 7:45 | 8:00 - 8:30

Enjoy the classical sounds of the MONTEREY SYMPHONY BRASS QUINTET! Music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods along with ragtime, standards from the Great America Songbook, waltzes, marches, and even a little jazz!

9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15 | 10:30 - 11:00

Also new this year, ROBERT TURNER & KEVIN O'NEAL TRIO WITH LYNDON ROCHELLE bring their award-winning sound to the stage! Among some original tunes, they will be performing great standards such as New York New York, I Left My Heart in San Francisco , La La Land, Auld Lang Syne, etc.

6:15—6:45 pm

Learn Greek folk dancing with the traditionally costumed GREEK VILLAGE DANCERS OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA! Opa!

6:45 - 7:15 | 7:30 - 8:00 | 8:15 - 8:45

Local dance troupe DI FRANCO DANCE PROJECT will offer a fun-filled, eclectic and exciting program of dances, inspired by cultures from around the globe!

9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15 | 10:30 - 11:00

Welcome the New Year with MONTEREY BAY LION DANCE TEAM symbolizing the arrival of prosperity and good luck, combining martial arts postures and footwork with elaborate costumes!

6:30 – 7:15 | 7:30 – 8:15

New to First Night, THE CHARITIES BAND brings a melting pot of groovy sounds to Monterey! With funk and soul being an anchor to their sound, The Charities' music also touches on Motown, jazz, disco, R&B and rock'n'roll.

8:45 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:45

Monterey's SENSORY TRIBE will lift your spirits and leave you with a smile on your face! Collaborative Reggae Fusion Music with a message, an exhilarating blend of good vibes, reggae, soulful rhythms!

8:15-8:45 | 9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15

FLASHPOINT ENTERTAINMENT will entertain you with their LED light shows incorporating dance and juggling and eye popping colors!

6:30 – 9:15

You're the star! BEST BUY PRESENTS "JUST DANCE!" VIDEO GAME. Step to the beat and get into the rhythm as you play the Just Dance video game! From Baby Shark to Frozen 2 to Ariana Grande to Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber —get ready to dance!! You're the star!

6:15 - 6:45 | 7:00 - 7:30

GUITARS NOT GUNS BAND will perform a selection of music ranging from children's classics to contemporary rock and blues.

7:45 - 8:15 | 8:30 - 9:00

ACAN MARCHING WINTER PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE is composed of standout students from the AUSD after-school drumline teams!

9:30 - 10:00 | 10:15 - 11:00

Dancing-in-the-streets fun! SAMBA LEGAL plays rhythms from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro in full regalia, to help usher you into the spirit of Bahia!

4:00 - 11:00

Food Vendors

3:00 - 7:00

Buy Buttons and Light up the Night Blinkies, a fund-raiser for First Night

3:00 - 7:00

Will-Call - Pick up your online-purchased buttons here!

3:00 - 7:00 | 7:00 - 7:30

Classic Rock Band FIELDS OF EDEN featuring Kiki Wow will have you on your feet dancing and singing from the first note, covering all time favorite hits from the last three decades!

8:00 - 8:45 | 9:00 - 9:45

New to First Night, join THE OLD TOWN QUARTET in an evening of spirited Contra Dance! Contra dancing is a form of traditional American set dance, with its roots in the French and English country dancing.

Time: 6:15 – 9:00

Face Art Onging to 9PM

Time: 6:15 – 6:45

The dance team from THE DANCE CENTER will be showcasing their group and medley dances, ranging from jazz, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatic, tap, ballet and more.

7:00 - 7:30 | 7:45 - 8:15

NA HAUMANA brings the spirit of Aloha to First Night!

8:30 - 9:00 | 9:15 - 9:45

Bellydancers from LA-TI-DAH DANCE COMPANY will put smiles on your faces!

10:00 - 10:45 | 10:45 - 11:15

AZAHAR FLAMENCO DE MONTEREY will bring us to the southern cities of Spain where Flamenco was born!

6:15 - 10:00

Art Show

6:15 - 10:00

Make It and Take It / Resolution Sculpture

6:15 - 6:45 | 7:00 - 7:30 | 7:45 - 8:15

Perennial FNM favorite BLACK IRISH BAND opens the night with their highly entertaining Folk, Americana, and Celtic Pub-Rock!

8:45 - 9:15 | 9:30 - 10:00 | 10:15 - 11:00

DIRTY CELLO is cello like you've never heard before! A high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.

6:30 - 7:00 | 7:15 - 7:45 | 8:00 - 8:30

ANDREA'S FAULT has brought smiles to Central Coast audiences for years, performing a wide variety of great songs!

9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15 | 10:30 - 11:00

Local guitarist Rick Chelow and Brooklyn musician Elise Leavy span the GENERATION GAP. Expect to hear some early country/bluegrass classics as well as favorites and original songs!

6:30 - 7:00 | 7:15 - 7:45 | 8:00 - 8:30

Take a memorable trip around the Celtic world with PAULETTE LYNCH AND CELTIC ROADS!

9:00 - 9:30 | 9:45 - 10:15 | 10:30 - 11:00

THE PETERSON TRIO returns to First Night after rave reviews! The trio presents original interpretations of the great jazz standards and gypsy jazz melodies.

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