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With A First-Time Producer, Northampton's First Night Returns For Another Year

Northampton Arts Council

First Night Northampton is returning on Sunday for the 33rd year. 

This will be the first time the New Year’s Eve festival is produced by the Northampton Arts Council.                

More than 100 musicians, dancers, acrobats, and other performers have been booked to appear at almost two dozen venues throughout downtown Northampton. There is a fireworks show, and the traditional countdown to the new year in front of the Hotel Northampton.  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Steve Sanderson, the Art Council’s event producer.

First Night details are at firstnightnorthampton.org

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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