First Night: Call for Performers


SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for performers for this year's 26th annual First Night® Springfield.  First Night is a family-oriented New Year's Eve celebration of the arts, which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2012.  First Night Springfield is the first and longest-running First Night event in Illinois.

Performers new to First Night Springfield should submit a recent CD or DVD of selected work examples, or a link to online performance videos.  In addition, a short bio and photo of the performer(s) are requested.  Past First Night performers need only indicate their interest in participating again.  Final selections will be made by the First Night Planning Committee, consisting of Arts Council board members and community representatives. 

The deadline for performer entries is September 10, 2012.   Submissions should be sent or delivered to the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 62701. Online submissions may be emailed to More information is available by emailing or calling 217-753-3519.

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