Highlights

Yo La Tengo

Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B — 9:30pm
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Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms — playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,”

sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they've donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

Photo credit: Carlie Armstrong

First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WUMB-FM 91.9 present

Patty Larkin

Berklee Performance Center — 9:30pm (with Dom Flemons)
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Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino with “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition of her philanthropic Contributions to non-profit organizations.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WUMB-FM 91.9 present

Dom Flemons

Berklee Performance Center — 8:00pm (with Patty Larkin)
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Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences. He was featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more.

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Midnight Fireworks Cruise — SOLD OUT

Boston Harbor (Boston Harbor Cruises/Long Wharf) — 11:00pm

Midnight Fireworks Cruise

See the First Night Boston Midnight Fireworks from a ship on Boston Harbor! The cruise boards at 11 p.m. and returns at 12:30 a.m. Enjoy DJ entertainment on board.

This ticketed event has sold out quickly every year First Night has presented it — buy tickets early!

Photo credit: Paul Marotta

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