First Night 2012 Buttons Go On Sale Today!

The countdown to this year’s First Night is very exciting for me and I believe that the 19th First Night Harrisonburg will continue the tradition of success from previous years.

This year, we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers with warm and welcoming hearts and a wide variety of new and returning programs. Together, this creates a winning combination for our community.

Prior to becoming involved in the planning of First Night, it never occurred to me how much behind-the-scenes work and commitment goes into creating this event. I am particularly impressed with the many donors and gifts-in-kind that assist with making First Night successful. Many businesses and individuals in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community have stepped up to contribute funds and services that will make this year’s First Night a true success.

I am also pleased to announce that First Night buttons go on sale today! Admission to all First Night venues, performances, and activities requires the purchase of a button. Presale buttons are $6.00 each. Buttons will also be available for $8.00 each, starting at 5:00 pm on the night of the event, at the offices of the Ritchie Law Firm at 71 Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.

Pre-sale buttons can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Daily News-Record
  • Summit Community Bank
  • Harrisonburg Tourism in the Hardesty-Higgins House
  • Massanutten Regional Library
  • Downtown Books
  • Downtown Music 34
  • Friendly City Food Co-op
  • Glen’s Fair Price Store
  • Red Front Supermarket
  • Massanutten Resort

I invite you to visit our website,, to see details of this year’s program, schedule, and other event details.

I’ll look forward to seeing you at First Night Harrisonburg 2012!

Terry Burkhalter is the Executive Director of First Night 2012.

The First Night 2012 logo was designed by Rob Musser of Sidecar Studio.





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