Christian Science Society
Yikes, it's A-E-I-O-Ukes! A-E-I-O-Ukes is Northampton's ukulele club. In addition to being First Night regulars, they have appeared at the Academy of Music, Art in the Orchard, and most recently on a special ukulele cruise on the Connecticut River. (No ukeleles were used as paddles.) The club meets a couple of times a month to strum tunes together and is open to all who love to play and sing.
2-2:45 at Christian Science Society
The Wise Guys
After searching for wisdom for over five hundred years (if you add up their ages,) the Wise Guys are now completely full of it. You will find them brimming with a cappella pop, rock, doo-wop, gospel, and new songs by director Jeff Olmsted. You might even hear a madrigal. Special First Night guests include On That Note and Grace Olmsted.
3-3:45 at Christian Science Society
This year the Florence Camerata features Joe Jewett and Sarah Briggs in a concert of duos for two violins and violin/viola. Jewett and Briggs will play selections from the Baroque, Classical and 20th century eras along with some Texas fiddling and a surprise. Joe Jewett is a soloist, conductor, violinist and violist who performs with the Berkshire Symphony and the Arcadia Chamber Players. Sarah Briggs has taught violin at Amherst and Smith Colleges since 2008 and performs with the Springfield Symphony and the Wistaria String Quartet. Jewett and Briggs have been playing together for eight years.
4-4:45 at Christian Science Society
Green Street Brew
What do you get when you put twelve fun-loving baby-boomers under the direction of 1 uber-talented millenial? A tasty brew of jazz standards and classic rock tunes delivered with a contemporary twist. This veteran a cappella group has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years, performing regularly at First Night, musical events around the Pioneer Valley, and the Local Vocal Chord Bowl, which the Green Street Brew hosts and produces.
5-5:45 at Christian Science Society
Rocky Hill Revival
Whether you are new to bluegrass or a long-time fan, you'll be sure to find this band entertaining. Rocky Hill Revival uses acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and bass to play traditional bluegrass songs as well as their own interpretations of popular rock, blues and country tunes. Vocal harmonies tie together this group's improvisational soloing. These guys have been playing around the Pioneer Valley for over 10 years.
7-7:45 and 8-8:45 at Christian Science Society
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All First Night performances are family-friendly, but these are especially suitable for younger children.