Getting ready - First Night Saranac Lake organizers are preparing for the annual New Year’s Eve event.
Organizers of the eighth annual First Night celebration here have outlined the list of talent and venues that will be available to party-goers on New Year’s Eve.
Admission to First Night events is granted with the purchase of an event button. Before Dec. 31, the buttons can be purchased for $12 at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices, Ampersound Music, Blueline Sports, Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware, Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Offices, Lake Placid Price Chopper and the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau.
On Dec. 31, buttons will cost $15 and be available at the Harrietstown Town Hall (First Night Headquarters) and Ampersound Music. Children 12 and under are admitted for free and given a special button.
Attendees are asked to wear their buttons on outer clothing for quick access to venues.
Events kick off with the opening ceremony to First Night at 5:45 p.m. outside of the Town Hall. Afterwards, events will be held at 12 different venues throughout the village from 6 p.m. until midnight, when the balldrop and fireworks to usher in 2014 will take place.
At the town hall, performers will include the River Rat Rhythm Project steel drum band (6 p.m.), the Jay Vons (8 p.m. and Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings (10 p.m.), each playing two-hour sets.
At the Petrova School, The Real McCoy circus and comedy show will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Sylvia Fletcher until 11 p.m.
Heather Styka will take to the stage at BluSeed Studios from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by Putnam Smith from 9 to 11 p.m.
Adirondack Storyteller Mitch Lee will be at the Artist Guild with tales from 7 to 9 p.m.
LoonWorks clown and family fun show will be taking place at the Saranac Lake Library starting at 6 p.m., with Soma Beats Drum and African dance troupe playing starting at 8 p.m.
Steve Langdon will play guitar at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church from 7 to 9 p.m., with Julie Richards and Don Vicaro taking the stage from 9 to 11 p.m.
The Ad Hoc Quartet #3 with R.L. Stevenson will play from 8 to 10 p.m. in the John Black Room at Historic Saranac Lake.
The PBR Band will play from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, which will also host Woody Pines from 9 to midnight.
Peggy Lunn and Dan Duggan will play children’s music at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Jim Griebsch will present historic Saranac Lake film from 8 to 10 p.m.
The Plattsburgh State University Gospel Choir will perform at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church from 6 to 8 p.m., with Master of the Keys playing classical piano and accordion music from 8 to 10 p.m.
Driftwood Rock will be at the Pendragon Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m., with the Tall County Trio playing from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Finally, Crackin’ Foxy will play at Will Rogers from 8 to 10 p.m.
For more information on First Night Saranac Lake, visit firstnightsaranaclake.org.