GRAND FINALE!! Countdown to Midnight!

Your New Year Starts Here! This year's finales will be held indoors and outdoors, so whatever the weather you can see in the New Year in style! The indoor venue opens at 11:00 PM and all the festivities at both venues begin at 11:15, culminating with a countdown to midnight. Space is limited at the indoor venue, so a Finale ticket (no extra cost to button-holders) is required to get in. PICK UP YOUR FINALE TICKET by showing your FNM button at the Alvarado/Franklin Street ticket booth (look for the signs!) after 8:00 PM until they're gone. Have fun, and have a Happy New Year – First Night style!

At the Golden State Theater, The Legendary Chicano All-Stars, perennial favorites at various clubs and festivals all over the Central Coast are reknowned as one of the area's top Latin Rock bands. Their upbeat, danceable repertoire is rooted in a great mix of Latin rock, Old School, R & B, classic Rock'n'Roll, and danceable Reggae and their Latin rhythms are guaranteed to keep your feet dancing, bringing in the New Year! At the Alvarado Street Wells Fargo Stage, Samba Legal will bring a Carnival/Mardi Gras atmosphere to New Year's Eve in Monterey with the beat of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Caribbean calypso and Brazilian folk samba! Their infectious music with Caribbean and African beats will keep First Nighters foot-tapping all the way to the New Year! Special surprise guests may be dropping in to join the bands at either venue - you never know what might happen at a First Night finale! Whether you want to be on your feet dancing or just sitting back and enjoying the tunes, you can guarantee a fun and exciting time into the New Year.

Chicano All Stars
Samba Legal