Nicole Belanus is back for her fifth appearance at First Night Alexandria! In 2015 Nicole released her 4th solo album of original music entitled “Common Thread” and continued her foray into the music scene in the DC metro area. Performing with her award-winning voice and guitar, her music has been compared to such artists as Sheryl Crow, Dar Williams and Joni Mitchell. Nicole was named “Best Vocalist” by Singer Universe magazine, won the Sea Level songwriting contest, and recently received an honorable mention in the Mid Atlantic Songwriting contest. You won’t want to miss her heartfelt lyrics, expressive voice and polished sound!