Monday, December 13, 2021

30th Annual First Night Morris County Returns to Downtown Morristown with 13 In-Person Venues, Live Stream, and On-Demand Access

Marking its 30th year as the Mid-Atlantic’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts, First Night Morris County will feature over 50 performances at 13 in-person venues throughout downtown Morristown, from 4 pm to midnight on December 31st

This year's event adds a live stream of 4 different acts from the Mayo Performing Arts Center, which can also be seen live and in-person, plus on-demand access to over 40 films and select live performances through January 3rd. The live stream and on-demand access bring the venue total to 15. This is the first time that First Night will offer a live stream from a venue and the second year of on-demand services. 

Attendees have access to all in-person performances, live streams, and on-demand capability included in their admission, plus complimentary parking, free shuttles, a mobile app, film festival, and a Midnight Countdown to welcome in the New Year.

Thanks to its supporters/partners/volunteers, First Night Morris County provides its attendees with outstanding value and world-class performances. Once again, this year’s performances feature the exceptional artists audiences have come to expect at First Night Morris County. Thanks to artistic guidance provided by Dr. Lynn Siebert of Morris Arts, the program is well-balanced, offering numerous performance genres: theatre, music (rock, jazz, classical, etc.), visual arts, world cultures, children's programs, and so much more. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

"We are excited to offer a wide variety of performances from a diverse group of artists," stated First Night Morris County President Craig Schlosser, who booked the artistic program with Dr. Siebert's assistance. "This year, we want to put a strong emphasis on the Visual Arts, and to do that, we moved up the event start time to 4 PM with the opening of two art galleries followed by a third gallery opening at 6 PM," Schlosser added. The exhibits included in this year's program include the Atrium Gallery exhibit: "The Color of Life" at the Morris County Administration Building, which Dr. Siebert curated, and two exhibits opening this month at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, "Are We There Yet?" at the Art Upstairs Gallery and the Starlight Gallery's new exhibit featuring Artist Mike Dziomba.

TICKETS: Early-Bird admission runs through December 21st at $25 per admission or $22.50 each when purchasing four or more ($90 4-Pack). Regular admission pricing begins on December 22nd and runs through the event with $30 per admission or $23.75 each when purchasing four or more ($95 4-Pack). 

All attendees will have access to all 50 performances, provided space is available, along with complimentary shuttles, free parking, mobile app, Midnight Countdown, Film Festival, access to over 40+ on-demand films, and live stream included in their admission price.

Following industry safety standards, all attendees ages 12+ attending a performance are required to show proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 Test taken within 48 hours of the event start time. Masks are required to be worn inside the venue except while briefly consuming concessions.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit, visit the Mayo Performing Arts Center Box Office at 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ, or call 973-539-8008 during regular business hours.

About First Night Morris County:

First Night® Morris County, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, seeks to foster the public's appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year's Eve program which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable to all with Year-Round Community Development through FNM365.