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Festival of the Arts in Downtown
Charlottesville New Year's Eve

First Night Virginia is an annual “community celebration of the arts” that began in Charlottesville in 1982 and is the second oldest First Night in the country. 2018 will be the 36th annual festival of the arts with many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall.

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Austin Ellis
5:30, 7:45 and 10:15 pm
Paramount Theater
Austin Ellis
Powerful Voice and Warm Acoustic Style

Raised on equal doses of Soul and Rock, Austin captivates listeners with his powerful voice and by his warm acoustic style. Influenced by the soulful delivery of John Legend and laid back strumming of Jack Johnson, Austin Ellis invites audiences to relax and enjoy the music. Hailing from North Beach, Maryland, Austin has toured the US, Europe, and Australia and performs more than 200 shows per year.
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Eric Jones Magic
4:15, 6:30 and 9:00 pm
Paramount Theater
Eric Jones Magic – Prestidigitator

Regarded by his peers as one of Magic's Rising Stars, Eric Jones has made quite a name for himself in the world of close-up magic. Armed with cunning sleight of hand and a charming personality, he will astound you with his digital dexterity. Eric creates intimate miracles for you and your guests, with the magic quite often taking place in your hands. When Eric performs, cards fly, coins multiply, and audiences cheer.
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P.A.W.N. Laser Light Show
3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00, 10:15, 11:30
The Sprint Pavilion
P.A.W.N. Laser Light Show

Since 1988, P.A.W.N. Lasers, one of the first 5 laser light show companies in the US, has prided itself on giving its audiences thrilling shows.  Utilizing the expertise developed in over 25 years of entertainment & laser show experience, we, along with our partners located in all corners of the globe, have created an experience that features the latest advances in laser technology and techniques.  We are committed to giving you a show that you will long remember.
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