All Entertainment Review — First Night Chatham 2019 (12/31/2018)
Preliminary Schedule subject to change
This page lists all the Performances and Special Events of First Night Chatham 2019 -– December 31, 2018. This is last year’s schedule, not the next First Night. It is for reference, and for the links to performers’ websites and other pages that are included in many of the listings.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 9:00 PM
The team had 14 top ten finishes and 15 top 20 finishes at the 2015 National Competition. The team returned to the National Competition in 2016 and placed in the top 5 for four speed events (including two 3rd place finishes), and the top 10 for five additional speed events. In the individual freestyle events, there was one top 5 placement and two top 10 placements.
Elementary School Gym at 3:00 PM
Methodist Church at 10:00 PM
With no rhythm section, a sax quartet exhibits skills in intonation, communication, balance, blend, and independence. Throughout their shows, they teach the audience about the history and mechanics of the various saxophones. Not only will you enjoy the music played by an ensemble you have most likely never heard or seen before, you will also learn something!
The Cape Conservatory students were selected based on their talent and ability to play the instruments. The professional musicians are Alan Clinger (guitar), Ron Ormsby (bass) Bart Weisman (drums & CJazz Director), and the student musicians this year are from both the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses of the Cape Conservatory:
- Lucy Pollock (Alto Sax) from from Nauset Regional High School
- Jack Lyons (Baritone Sax) from Barnstable High School
- Peter DeFrancesco (Drums) from Mashpee High School
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at 4:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 3:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 5:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 7:00 PM
Holy Redeemer Church at 9:00 PM
Methodist Church at 8:00 PM
A Cape Cod New Yorker, Dawn grew up in Eastham, was classically trained at Boston Conservatory and moved to New York to pursue her performance career. An award winning vocalist - 2018 MAC AWARD for Best Vocalist, 2016 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist, and recently a Broadwayworld nominee for her work with “MY SHIP∼ Songs from 1941” as Best Vocalist and Best Show.
Their repertoire of music consists of many different styles and artists for example: the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and many others. They take requests for most styles of music and enjoy making music out of all genres.
St. Martin's Lodge at 8:00 PM
Starting on the punk scene in Boston in the 1980's with his club Streets, his first hit was “The Girl With The Curious hand”. He has more recently released three CDs of Americana music, and now lives on the Cape and performs regularly around Cape music venues.
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at 9:00 PM
“It is such a pleasure to play with these guys. Rick Arnoldi, our guitar player, has toured the country, opening shows for very well- known bands. John Owens on bass and guitar has played all over the Boston area with jazz and rock bands. Larry Biron is both an art and a music lover. He owns the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, and has been playing drums in blues, rock and jazz bands since college.” said Giasullo. “ It's a great mix.”
St. Christopher's Chapel at 3:00 PM
Chev will be accompanied by Greg Polanik. Greg honed his skills in the jazz clubs of St. Louis, before arriving on the Cape a few years ago. With decades of experience on the acoustic and electric guitar, Greg weaves wide ranging influences together to create music that can be both intimate and exciting.
Elementary School Gym at 2:00 PM
Julie is a Nashville recording artist, award-winning songwriter, and local folk and bluegrass musician with Toast And Jam. Denya's a full time musician who's performed on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts with country, folk and ethnic bands for 35 years. This duo has a zest for life that is contagious!
St. Christopher's Church at 11:00 PM
Get ready for an upbeat and thoroughly entertaining show!
Orpheum Theater at 5:00 PM
Methodist Church at 2:00 PM
Vocalist and songwriter Siren Mayhew is a native Martha's Vineyarder who currently performs with the Sultans of Swing - a wedding/event band that plays on the Vineyard and around the country - and several local bands. She also writes and performs original music and is working on recording an album this winter. She performed with the Cape Symphony in their 2017 Holiday Pops concert, and has performed at First Night Chatham four times in the past.
Griffin McMahon is emerging as a unique and versatile organist, pianist, vocalist, and avid collaborator in the American music scene. Equally at home in the worlds of classical and popular music, Griffin serves as Music Director and Organist at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in historic downtown Edgartown. Siren and Griffin started collaborating soon after he moved to the Vineyard. They have played church music, rock/pop music, and original music together.
St. Christopher's Church at 5:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at 5:00 PM
Line Dance Instruction: . Come and learn a few steps and put them to use with the band during the show. Line Dance instruction during North Country’s performance, and during the band’s break. Professional instructor Cathy Hatch will teach you the steps and the moves to keep your boots scootin’ across the dance floor all night.
Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim. Tommy Duarte, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia and Steve Gambale have excited audiences throughout New England for over 35 years, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940's through today.
In 2011 North Shore Acappella was featured on NBC's The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country.
Elementary School Gym at 5:00 PM
Young children ages 4 through 6 who would like a chance to shine on stage will be invited for a short twirl in the spotlight during the part of the production when the toy Nutcracker comes to life and becomes a real Prince. The front row will be held for these young aspiring dancers!
The Cape Cod Times calls her songs “Finely honed narratives with telling details”. The Outer Cape's Payomet Center for the Arts says, “Diana and her band bring youthful energy, exuberant sound and fun storytelling to her original body of songs.”
Community Center Gym at 3:00 PM
Congregational Church at 11:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 11:00 PM
Direct from tours including world renowned clubs like NYC's Birdland, San Francisco's Feinstein's, Washington DC's Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center, Boston's Scullers Jazz Club and more.
St. Christopher's Church at 3:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at 2:00 PM
The band - all colorfully garbed 8 pieces of them, plus singing valet Fred Boak - have introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to audiences all over Massachusetts and far beyond. The Village Voice declared them "keenly entertaining", calling Chandler "a true New England eccentric and a master of daft power pop", and the band "a blend of Ringling Bros. and Ra" that "puts the harm back in Philharmonic".
Elementary School Gym at 10:00 PM
Congregational Church at 2:00 PM
Community Center Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Play life-sized Candyland - you are the game piece as you move along the giant board following the rules of Candyland. Be the first to the castle as you pass through the Peppermint Forest, meet Queen Frostine and her ice cream sea, and try to avoid The Villain of Candy Land, Lord Licorice. Candy prizes for all courtesy of Chatham Candy Manor.