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We're back IN PERSON this year!

Join us at the First United Methodist Church , 516 Church. 

Corky Siegel headlines the evening.

 Chris Carter, the Mentalist, entertains by reading minds. 

TIME ZONE JAZZ BAND (ETHS students) kicks off the evening at 7 pm. 


First Night Evanston makes hearts sing, hands clap, toes tap, bodies dance, faces smile, children laugh and spirits soar. With performances throughout the evening,

it’s an event for everyone.

Thanks to the generosity of our past donors and sponsors and the leadership of our founders and board, First Night Evanston has become a treasured family tradition.

First Methodist Church at 516 Church Street is hosting the event this year.

Parking is easily available at the City parking garage across the street at Church and Chicago. Vouchers to make the parking FREE  will be available for the first 300 people to join us at the Church.

Please protect yourself and others by wearing a mask during the performances. Plan to provide proof of vaccination at the door. 


First Night Evanston is a 501c3 non-profit Illinois corporation that relies on the generosity of local businesses, civic associations and individuals to keep this annual tradition alive. 

Their contributions and yours enable us to keep the ticket price reasonable and provide free tickets to clients of several social service agencies in Evanston.

First Night Evanston strives to make the event affordable,  accessible and welcoming.

Thanks for many years of support from Romano Wealth, Byline Bank,  Northwestern University, Kiwanis Club, Hecky’s, and members of the congregations at First Methodist Church for their continued support. And Gigio's for helping us feed volunteers with their pizzas.

Loyal supporters also contribute to help keep the ticket price at a reasonable level. Please consider helping with that.


Doors open at 6 p.m. Ask for a voucher to make  parking  FREE at the City garage across the street. 300 are available.

TIME ZONE JAZZ BAND kicks off the evenings at 7 pm. ETHS students star.
Chris Carter, the Mentalist, electrifies with stunning and hilarious demonstrations of thought reading and mental influence at 8 and 10. 
Headliner Corky Siegel rounds out the evening at 9 and 11. Leading up to midnight, Corky will present his personal version of Auld Lang Syne.

Questions? Contact us.








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