Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

New for First Night Chatham 2023

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

Natalia Bonfini
 
Natalia Bonfini
Blues, funk, and soul at her core, Natalia has a natural storytelling ability.
Blues, funk, and soul at her core, Natalia has a natural storytelling ability with her relatable original lyrics accompanied by timeless vocals. With a band of local musicians by her side, they bring a unique and refreshing style to your favorite covers, mashing up genres from soul, to pop, to the classics, and of course the blues. Natalia was a top 50 finalist in American Idol's 20th season and has performed at many notable venues across the country. An award winning songwriter, her single "Before" won the New England Songwriters Competition and received honorable mention in SongDoor's International Competition. Natalia and her band come alive on stage and are a must-see!
 
Cape Playhouse Preview
 
Cape Playhouse Preview
Join The Cape Playhouse for a sneak peek of our 2023 summer season.
Join The Cape Playhouse for a sneak peek of our 2023 summer season and see why The Cape Playhouse has long been known as "the place where Broadway goes to summer!" We are excited to bring award winning pianist Jon Goldberg to music direct a show full of Broadway hits ranging from Golden Age classics to jazz standards and rock-n-roll favorites!
 
Chatham Railroad Museum, with Special Displays
 
Chatham Railroad Museum, with Special Displays
A special opening of The Chatham Railroad Museum for First Night Chatham features two special displays
A special opening of The Chatham Railroad Museum for First Night Chatham features two special displays : museum volunteers are operating an "O" gauge train; and a special train themed exhibit of all First Night Chatham buttons, from the earliest to the present, are on display.

The Chatham Railroad Museum is located in the restored 1887 railroad depot that served Chatham for nearly fifty years. Enjoy the museum's many exhibits! Travel back to 1915 when the railroad was a hub of activity portrayed by the diorama of the railroad yard. Imagine riding the 1910 wood sided red caboose, located behind the Museum, which is also open.
Chatham Railroad Museum at  1:00 to 4:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
The Magic of Louie Foxx
 
The Magic of Louie Foxx
The One-Man Side Show: Magic and Comedy
The One-Man Side Show: Magic and Comedy. Louie's one-man show is full of unique magic tricks and skills. Whether making the audience gasp in disbelief as he wraps his head in duct tape to play a game of 20 questions, or making the audience roll with laughter as he tries to cut a banana in half with a bullwhip, you can rest assured this is a show unlike any other!

In addition to amazing magic and hilarious comedy, Louie is a two-time Guinness World Record Holder and was voted the Best Live Entertainment for Families by the readers of the Parent Map Magazine, two years in a row!
 
Peter Gaines on keyboard
 
Peter Gaines on keyboard
Peter plays tunes from The Great American Songbook for your easy listening.
Peter Gaines enjoys playing The Great American Songbook — songs of the the 40s,50s, 60s, and broadway musicals from composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein et al. His talent and his love of music are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Elementary School Cafeteria at  3:00 to 4:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Magic & Beyond with Illusionist David Garrity
 
Magic & Beyond with Illusionist David Garrity
Illusionist David Garrity presents “Magic&Beyond”, an all-ages, one-person illusion show.
Illusionist David Garrity presents “Magic&Beyond”, an all-ages, one-person illusion show that features unique, theatrical and visual magic, audience participation, and comedy. Written like a Pixar movie, there is humor and references for the adults watching as well as the children making this truly an all-ages performance. In this performance, you may see a table mysteriously float, objects that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye and witness a Houdini-style Escape Challenge!
 
Jukin' J & the Rockers
 
Jukin' J & the Rockers
Those Cape Crusaders, serve up a whole lotta blues, soul, & rock's roll.
Those Cape Crusaders, serve up a whole lotta blues, soul, & rock's roll, featuring front man singer/harmonicist, J Place's rockin' original tunes. These venerable veterans have performed with many groups on Cape and beyond.

Band members are: Dave Armstrong, Drums (Harwich), Robert Clinton, bass (Harwich), Alex MacLellan, guitar (Orleans), Jukin' J , lead vocal, harp (Plymouth), and Darren King , guitar (Pembroke).

C'mon &. Do The Boogaloo !!!!!
St. Martin's Lodge at  4:00 PM
St. Martin's Lodge at  5:00 PM
 
Larry & Vic
 
Larry & Vic
The duo blends vocal harmonies covering classic songs by well-known artists of many genres.
Larry & Vic, a Cape Cod-based musical duo, are known for their mix of crowd-pleasing acoustic pop and country favorites. The two blend vocal harmonies over classic songs by well-known acts including Paul Simon, the Eagles, America, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and others. Stop by and enjoy the catchy guitar rhythms and dobro riffs that have audiences across the Cape tapping their toes.
 
Alastair Moock
 
Alastair Moock
One of Boston's best and most adventurous songwriters; every song is a gem.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock has made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing renowned events like the Newport Folk festival. The Boston Globe calls him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters" and The Washington Post says "every song is a gem."
Orpheum Theater at  7:00 PM
Orpheum Theater at  8:00 PM
 
Piano Men: A Musical Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
 
Piano Men: A Musical Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
Get up, dance and sing along to all of your favorite Billy Joel and Elton John songs!
Hot off their sold-out run of shows at Cotuit Center for the Arts comes The Piano Men, starring Cape theater favorites Anthony Teixeira, John Connelly and Emma Fitzpatrick, featuring pianist Misao Koyama with The All Star Band! The Piano Men are here just in time to welcome music fans back with a fist raising, heart pounding, high energy show you will not want to miss!!!

Get up, dance and sing along to all of your favorite Billy Joel and Elton John songs! Spanning 50-years in music making, Billy and Elton have sold over 100 million albums while crafting such iconic hits as Piano Man, Big Shot, I'm Still Standing and Rocket Man. Produced and Directed by Michael Dunford, Encore Music Productions.
 
Snowmen Scavenger Hunt
 
Snowmen Scavenger Hunt
Find the snowmen around town and win a little prize!
Search for the First Night Chatham snowmen up and down Main Street, and win a little prize! Especially for the young ones and the young at heart! Start by getting an entry sheet First Night Chatham Headquarters.

Frosty the Snowman is looking for his six snowmen friends who are scattered along Main St. Each snowman is holding stickers. When you find one, take a sticker and attach it to your snowmen scavenger hunt card. When you have collected all six stickers, return with your sheet to First Night Chatham Headquarters for your prize!
Main Street at  1:00 to 5:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
The UnHoly Mackerels
 
The UnHoly Mackerels
Join The UnHoly Mackerels for a folk rock revival! You may even be inspired to sing along!
Join The UnHoly Mackerels for a folk rock revival! The Macks, who have been covering your world since 2005, are bringing their unplugged line-up to First Night Chatham. Expect acoustic arrangements of popular folk, blues, rock, country, and pop tunes. The band's promise to the audience is that we will sing songs you know. You may even be inspired to sing along!
Town Hall (downstairs) at  1:00 to 4:00 PM  (Button-free)
 
Bart Weisman's Smooth Jazz
 
Bart Weisman's Smooth Jazz
Smooth Jazz Group from a new trio of long-time favorite Cape and First Night Chatham musicians.
Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group is a new trio of long-time favorite Cape musicians, with Steve Hambleton on guitar, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums. Performing a Smooth Blend of Jazz, Latin & Pop across Cape Cod.
Orpheum Theater at  2:00 PM