together we celebrate

First Night Rising Star Talent Search winner, 15-year old Garrett Brown

The First Night Burlington schedule is together, the new website is definitely together…but is anyone else a little disoriented like me in realizing that New Year’s eve is only a month and a half away now? Whoa, year. Slow down already.

First Night Burlington‘s press conference was today, an occasion to hang out with friends, check out the schedule and enjoy some time together on the sunny second floor of the Firehouse Gallery. The theme this year is “Together We Celebrate”.

It’s been my great pleasure to serve on the First Night Artistic Programming Committee this year, and I can tell you it’s been no easy assignment to review the hundreds of applications to find the acts and performers who will be part of this year’s events. We looked at countless YouTube videos and MySpace pages, paged through endless layers of applications, listened to a stream of commercial and self-produced CDs and mp3 samples and shared anecdotes and memories and suggestions with each other to arrive at the final list.

Today it was unveiled.

All that’s left to do now is get your button and get ready to ring in 2010!

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