Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2016, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is Pittsburgh’s arts-focused New Year’s Eve celebration.
Culminating with the city’s Countdown to Midnight and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball, the six-hour celebration sprawls downtown’s renowned 14-block Cultural District – inside theaters, galleries, and unique spaces and along city streets on outdoor performance stages. Acclaimed national artists and Pittsburgh’s vibrant artist community ring in the new year for revelers with live music, dance, theater, visual arts, comedy, magic, kids’ activities and a signature parade along with two Zambelli Fireworks displays at 6:00 pm and midnight.
The Wailers, headline music act for First Night Pittsburgh 2016, epitomize this year’s theme, Around the World – Around the Burgh, by bringing to Pittsburgh – the site of Bob Marley’s final performance 35 years ago – a legacy and sound celebrated internationally for more than fifty years.
For more information, including a list of First Night events, or to purchase your First Night Admission Button, visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust First Night 2016 website.