Music

Noon Year's Eve

New this year in the Children's Room - Bring the family for performances by "Groovy Nate" and "The Great Zucchini", a Noon Year's Eve hat craft and a special countdown to the "Noon Year" at 11:55 AM!!

Event Times
Event Times: 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location
Location: 
Alexandria Library - Kate Waller Barrett Branch
717 Queen Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Watch Night at Alfred Street Baptist Church

Watch Night” Services – The tradition of “Watch Night” dates back to the gatherings known as “Freedom Eve”. Enslaved and free African Americans gathered to await the news that the Emancipation Proclamation had actually become law all while celebrating the liberation of all of  the slaves in Confederate states.  In keeping with its rich history as one of the oldest African American churches in the United States; annually on New Year’s Eve, Alfred Street Baptist Church hosts Watch Night Services.

Event Times
Event Times: 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
10:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Location
Location: 
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA
United States

Pyramid Concert

This concert features the music of several Alexandria schools and is a free event!  Each performance is 25 minutes.  The schedule for the concert is:

2:00 Francis Hammond Orchestra 

2:30 George Washington Choir

3:00 TC Williams Choir

3:30 TC Williams Orchestra

4:00 George Washington Orchestra 

4:30 TC Williams Jazz Band

Come out and support our local musicians!  First Night Alexandria makes contributions to each of the schools in appreciation for their participation in First Night.

Event Times
Event Times: 
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location
Location: 
Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St.
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Mister Don

Interactive children's music with sing-along songs, accompanying motions, rhythm instruments, marching and dancing! 

2015 First Night Alexandria admission badge required for everyone 13 years and older.

Event Times
Event Times: 
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Location
Location: 
Jefferson Houston School
1501 Cameron Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Mister Don

Interactive children's music with sing-along songs, accompanying motions, rhythm instruments, marching and dancing! 

2015 First Night Alexandria admission badge required for everyone 13 years and older.

Event Times
Event Times: 
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Location
Location: 
Jefferson Houston School
1501 Cameron Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Mister Don

Interactive children's music with sing-along songs, accompanying motions, rhythm instruments, marching and dancing! 

2015 First Night Alexandria admission badge required for everyone 13 years and older.

Event Times
Event Times: 
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Location
Location: 
Jefferson Houston School
1501 Cameron Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Rainbow Rock Band

Get ready to rock the rainbow! The Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), joined by one or more of her friends, Guitarmony Gus (Derek Evry), Professor Paradiddle (Ben Tufts), Captain Toe Tappin (Kevin de Souza), Princess Fiddlesticks (Lynn Rovelli), Bassious Berry (Matt Berry), Prince Pop and Walk (Ryan Walker), Sergeant Bamforth (Adam Ashforth) OR Mister Melody (Michael Mattice) make up the rainbow band!

Event Times
Event Times: 
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Location
Location: 
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth Avenue
22305 Alexandria, VA
United States

The Grandsons

American music in a blender with the lid off!  High energy, fun-loving, roots rock and roll. Americana music brought to you by the award-winning quartet, The Grandsons.

Selected by the State Department as cultural ambassadors for a tour in El Salvador.  The kids'music version of The Grandsons, the grandsons JR., was voted Best Children's Artist in 2013 and 2014 by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).  Voted Best Roots Rock Band in 2014 by WAMA.

Event Times
Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
8:30 pm to 9:15 pm
10:00 pm to 10:45 pm

Location
Location: 
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

Etufe

This is a group new to First Night but not Alexandria having played before at King Street Blues.  They are a jazz, blues and rhythm band specializing in the musical/cultural legacy of New Orleans, especially Louis Armstrong and Dr. John.

Event Times
Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Location
Location: 
Fraternal Order of Eagles 871
1015 Cameron Street
22314 Alexandria, VA
United States

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