17th Annual New Year’s by the Bay – 12/31/13

Celebrate the 17th Anniversary of “New Year’s By The Bay 2014” (NYBB) in Downtown Belfast, Maine on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, from 2:30pm till midnight. NYBB is a cultural, family oriented, chemical-free celebration held at a dozen venues throughout historic Downtown Belfast. There will be over 40 performances to enjoy live, including Maine musicians playing and singing acoustic blues, accapella harmonies, traditional bluegrass, new country, Celtic favorites, sea shanties, lively folk, jazz, pop & swing standards, The Great American Songbook, fiddling in the contra dance tradition.   In addition enjoy magical illusions, balloon fantasies, an interactive Nutcracker, ice curling demonstrations, storytelling, poetry of theater, movement & music, poetry slam,

Flamenco & fusion dance, or have your caricature drawn. There will be 3 Dance sets, including, sounds of reggae, soul & funk; Golden Oldies rock ‘n roll & Motown sounds of the 50’s & 60’s & classic rock & blues. Rounding out the schedule will be the Rabble Rousing Procession to the Bonfire By The Bay at Midnight.

Chem-free eateries will be selling affordable, hearty and homemade food including, soups, stews, sandwiches, chili, pizza, desserts, snacks, hot & cold drinks.

To participate & join in the fun, we’ll see you in Downtown Belfast on December 31st and come enjoy an event for all ages, from tots to seniors! Purchase an admittance button that will allow you entry to all the events. Adult buttons are $18.00, students K-12 are $5.00 and less than 5 yrs. are free. Buttons may be purchased in advance at NYBB Headquarters-The Parent Gallery, Belfast COOP, Hannaford in Belfast-Service Desk or online & for more info. at www.nybb.org  Buttons may also be purchased during the event at most performance venues until sold out. FMI: #323-1748