First Night: Evanston’s Grand New Year's Eve celebration! 7 stages of music, magic, food, dancing, and fun for the whole family.

Tuesday, December 31 – Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 1:00pm – 1:00am

Event Info


Early birds get juicy discounts! General admission for adults is $15 through December 25; $18 through December 30, and $20 on the day of the event. Discounts available for children; little kids are free.



Headliners include Evanston's own Howard Levy, Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues, Bobby Broom, Peter and Kathleen Van de Graaff and Chamber Opera, a live poetry slam with Marc Smith, genuine bluegrass with James King and Chip Covington, soulful Americana with Dolly Varden, square dancing with a band and caller and lots more. It's a bargain too! Check our family friendly ticket prices.

One badge admits you to more than 30 performances beginning with kid-friendly activities and performances, ending with Grammy Award winning entertainment of all kinds. Special VIP passes guarantee a seat for your favorite performers and also provide admission to all shows. All venues are centered around Raymond Park in central Evanston and just steps from each other.

Tickets available here.

Guaranteed seating for selected acts and venues is also available.