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7:30 pm

Jackie Brown & the Gill Street Band

December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Gill Street Band is a 9-piece classic funk/soul/r&b band with perhaps the hardest working 4-piece horn section east of the Mississippi, or, at least in the Borough of State College. Performing the funkiest classic soul and horn music throughout the Commonwealth, The Gill Street Band is fronted by the dynamic singer-slash-force of nature, Jackie...

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Michael Rosman

December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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From a high school start in 1984 with juggling and unicycling, through a University Of Delaware Finance degree, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College, street performing in Europe and a year in the circus, Michael has become one of the most respected and sought after performers from the east coast. A...

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Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Attic, State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to the Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seven company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms....

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8:00 pm

Keystone Society of Swing

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Days Inn Penn State, 240 South Pugh Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Come out to dance with the Keystone Society of Swing, a high energy big band that performs music from the 1920s through 1960s. Band members range in age from 16-85 and share their talents to entertain audiences in a variety of events throughout the region. The band was started in Lock Haven and has been...

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Callanish

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Since 2001, this traditional band brings music from Ireland and Scotland to the mountains of central Pennsylvania. The four women of Callanish, Patty Lambert, Louisa Smith, Holly Foy and Betsy Gamble share the music of their heritage - reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes, and songs of love and longing for homeland.  Callanish has recently performed at...

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Tussey Mountain Moonshiners

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Tussey Mountain Moonshiners is a progressive bluegrass/Americana band from central Pennsylvania. A Moonshiners performance features dynamic songwriting, singing, and strong improvisational musicianship from all five members, as the band creates energy and joy with audiences at every live show. In 2010, the band won the prestigious DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition in Cumberland, Maryland. A First Night...

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8:30 pm

Camerata Amistad

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Formed in 2006, Camerata Amistad is a versatile chamber ensemble of orchestral musicians, performing a wide variety of chamber music, and particularly dedicated to the performance of art music, folk music, and popular culture music from the Hispanic world.  The members, Cathy Collinge Herrera, Diane Gold Toulson, and Anne Sullivan enjoy sharing their love for...

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Rick Hirsch 4

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Rick Hirsch 4 is a perennial First Night favorite. This year Rick will be joined by his longtime collaborators Mac Himes, Jim Robinson, and Kevin Lowe. Mac is a creative improvising guitarist working on his PhD in Music Education. Robinson is the director of orchestras and rock ensembles at State High, and is a...

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9:00 pm

Comedy Duo Variete! Featuring Bob B. and Les S. More

December 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Bob B’s specialty is stringing together short routines and sight gags which are just as appealing to adults as to their kids. Fast paced, ridiculous, and a bad suit. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 16 times. He has also presented his stand up comedy show in across...

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Allegheny Ukulele Kollective

December 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faith United Church of Christ, 300 East College Avenue
State, PA 16801 United States
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Founded in 2010, the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective is a ukulele enthusiast-slash-evangelist club from Altoona. Members have jammed together on college campuses, in cafes, and at the local YMCA. The group meets for two monthly jams and welcomes newcomers, especially beginning players. The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii, though it has enjoyed waves...

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9:30 pm

Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats

December 31, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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This band came together in State College in the summer of 2010 and is comprised of seasoned veterans of the State College music scene and a new kid in town. The combination gives way to classic blues with a subtle twist. Playing blues from all eras but also original compositions, there's something for all tastes....

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Alan Sands, Comedy Hypnotist

December 31, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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A third-generation performer, comedy hypnotist Alan Sands has performed at colleges and universities all over the country. You’ll see right away that there’s so much more to his show than a swinging pocket watch and the chant “You are getting sleepy….”  The comment most often heard after an Alan Sands show is “I laughed so...

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10:00 pm

Eric Ian Farmer

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Born in State College, but reared in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer shares songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  Eric learned how to become one with a song from Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in...

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Archie Blue

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Archie Blue is a rock band that features the original songwriting of pianist Arthur Goldstein. Other members include Barbara Neumuller, Chris Younken, Steve Christensen, and Carter Frieje. The band plays original music in the spirit of The Band, Bob Dylan, Procul Harum, and Steely Dan. A First Night Button is required for this performance.

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Side by Side by Sondheim

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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FUSE Productions presents the hit musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures soaring emotions by Broadway's greatest composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Performed by several FUSE Productions regulars, including Leah Mueller, Taylor Bigelow-Sperrazza, Tyler Sperrazza, and Heidi Biever, these...

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Rodeo Serenade

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Rodeo Serenade plays classic honky tonk, Texas swing, and rockabilly tunes. In the days before social media, a honky tonk was a place to share the day's troubles, celebrate triumphs, spend down a paycheck, and meet that special someone. Musicians like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and Carl Perkins told stories about heartaches, longing, loneliness, love,...

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Michael Rosman

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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From a high school start in 1984 with juggling and unicycling, through a University Of Delaware Finance degree, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College, street performing in Europe and a year in the circus, Michael has become one of the most respected and sought after performers from the east coast. A...

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Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Attic, State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to the Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seven company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms....

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