Call to Artists

Contact:  Howard McGinn, Executive Director (508) 799-4909 or (508) 944-9474

Seeking visual and performing artists from all genres to perform on New Year’s Eve

WORCESTER, MA (March 15, 2016) – First Night Worcester seeks artists to perform at its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on 12/31/16.  Performance and visual artists from every genre are welcome to apply: music, dance, puppetry, comedy, vaudeville, storytelling, theater, juggling, visual installations, improvisation, ventriloquism, mime, magic and more!

“First Night Worcester is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year and we’re looking forward to a very special celebration,” said Howard McGinn, executive director of First Night Worcester.  “Everyone loves First Night – last year’s attendance was up approximately 20% over the prior year and we expect this trend to continue.  In a bustling metropolis like Worcester, First Night provides a welcome sense of community that is often missing in big city life.”

To apply, please email with a link to your website or other location (YouTube, etc.) where we can review your act.  Alternately you can mail information to Howard McGinn, First Night Worcester, P.O. Box 60432, Worcester MA 01606.

The application deadline for First Night Worcester ’17 is April 15, 2016.

About First Night Worcester
Founded in 1981, First Night Worcester is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to providing access to the Arts.  Best known for its New Year’s Eve arts festival, the non-profit work of First Night Worcester continues throughout the year with educational programs and community outreach initiatives.  Each year, workshops in art, music and drama reach hundreds of students from the Worcester Public School System and beyond.  Taken together, the programs of First Night Worcester create a true spirit of community by providing shared cultural experiences, accessible and affordable to all.  For more information, please contact Howard McGinn, executive director at (508) 799-4909 or


March 15th 2016 by FNW
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