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Volunteer opportunities remain for First Night Akron 2016
It's not too late to volunteer for First Night Akron this New Year's Eve. Openings remain for bus tour guides, emcees, helpers at activity stations and tracking attendance at venues. Volunteers are welcome for both shifts, but a greater need is with second shift from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.  more >  


First Night button a Don Drumm encore
First Night Akron is taking a look back at its 20-year history, starting with its admission button. Akron artist Don Drumm, who created the art for the first-ever First Night Akron in 1996, also created this year’s design, which was revealed Nov. 13. more >  


First Night Akron goes back to the beginning for 2016: Artist Don Drumm designed first button and 20th anniversary butto
When it came time to pick the artist to design the 20th-anniversary button for First Night Akron, the choice wasn’t difficult. Akron sculptor Don Drumm created the button for the first New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Akron on Dec. 31, 1996, so it made sense to have him tackle the 20th. more >  

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Box of Squirrels

Box of Squirrels plays a mix of acoustic music from Chuckberry to the Old Crow Medicine Show. more>