Watch Night 2016!

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FREE & Family Friendly!

7 PM – MIDNIGHT

West Broad Street – 100 Block • 7 PM-midnight

Watch Night – Big Night in The Little City of Falls Church is held downtown – spanning a four block area that begins on the 100 Block of West Broad Street which is closed to traffic that evening. Lots of live music, interactive amusements and activities, inflatables for all ages, 9 live bands and more musicians, caricaturist, balloon artist, puppet shows and more. Scores of volunteers contribute time and talent to organize and help the businesses, churches, and organizations who donate their space from 7 pm up until midnight.

Free Shuttle Bus every 30 minutes from East Falls Church Metro Station to all venues, running from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Big Night in the Little City Watch Night is unique not only for featuring amazing local talent, but also because of the enormous volunteer network that makes it possible. Highlights include:

•9  Live bands • Indoor and Outdoor venues . Free Tours of the Historic Falls Church with costumed guides. Roots Music • 17 piece Orchestra with Swing Dancing • Scavenger Hunt . Karaoke • Live Band doing Rock and Roll Dance at Unity Club• Caricaturist • Face Painters • Balloon Artists • Airbrush Artists . Free Popcorn, Hot Chocolate, and Soup while supplies last • Velcro Wall • Bungee Run . Dragon and Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course  . Slide & Castle Combo . 65′ Mega Challenge Obstacle Course . Tiger Belly Moon bounce for small children • Fire pits and Fireplaces for warming • NYE Novelties (retail) . Food Trucks . Walking Watch Night Menus •  Free balloons for hats and countdown wave • Free noisemakers for countdown. Lots of restaurants in the 4 block area.

Take your photo at the 16 ‘ L x 6′ High LOVEwork sculpture with your loved ones at Watch Night at the corner of Washington and Broad Streets (Rts 29 and 7) to have an momento of Watch Night! Use or find HashTags on social media. #LOVEWNFC, #LOVEWN, #LOVETheLittleCity

 

Sudden M Pac

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Sudden M Pac – Main Stage @ 10:30-Midnight - Lead vocalists includes, André Jackson, Shelton Price, and Steve Alston all talented vocalists who contributes to the sound and feel of the group. In fact, fans look forward to André lending his potent baritone vocals to a Teddy Pendergrass song. His rendition of classic tunes once performed by the O’Jays or TP definitely has the female fans swooning as he adds a bit of romance in the air. When André is not performing with SMP he can be found on a global stage with former lead singer of the Temptations, Glenn Leonard and his Temptations Revue.

Shelton wasted no time making an impression on the fans. Anyone who knows Shelton can account for his passion for performance, showmanship and live entertainment every time he hits the stage. Known for winning over a crowd with his sultry, smooth vocals and getting the party started with Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go” or “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye fans can’t help but to get out of their seats.

Steve, has graced the stage as a member of the Dynamic Superiors, and more recently, performed with Special Delivery, singing their classic song, “I Destroyed Your Love”. Steve has stepped in and shown his worth to Sudden M Pac by adding his skills as a legitimate tenor. You can lose yourself is the pure rich tone of his voice as he sings songs from the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Eric Benet to name a few. Ladies, stand back because this guy can “SANG”.

Sudden M Pac Band members include, Michael “Skeeter” Hines (Drummer), he holds a reputation amongst his peers for ‘keeping it in the pocket.’ While fans cannot turn a blinds eye to the wicked bass lines held by, Chris Phelps. Not many R&B bands can boost about unconventional instrumentation but SMP can when they talk about the multi-talented “Uncle Mike” Michael Hicks who plays lead guitar. If you’re looking for melody, we have the best at giving you just that . SMP has the honor of having DC’s greatest Keyboard Player Jeno Meyers (Notably the keyboard player for the Stylistics, Heatwave, Jean Carne and many many more!) few. Ladies, stand back because this guy can “SANG”.

Hayley Fahey

 

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Hayley Fahey – Main Stage @ 9 pm – 10:15 pm -Rising star Hayley Fahey, and her band, have been lighting up the stages of the DMV and beyond. Her voice captivates audiences with a powerful combination of impressive range and honest soulful finesse. Hayley’s expertly crafted music and passionate live performances always moves music lovers of all ages and makes for a memorable experience at every show. The one-of-a-kind sound of her world-class band defies boundaries but always connects leaving the crowd eager for more. The spontaneity of her shows and energetic interaction with her audience always results in a truly uplifting performance. Hayley Fahey Band is the one one act you do not want to miss!
“Hayley is the real deal and has both the singing and writing chops to back it.” – John Alagia ~ Multi-Grammy nominated producer (John Mayer, Dave Matthews)
“Hayley Fayhey is a rising star with a passionate and incendiary voice that delivers the songs and lyrics of a seasoned writer. Her voice is mature and polished, invoking memories of Ella Fitzgerald and a young Bonnie Raitt. She’s got it all; the presence, delivery, attitude and raw talent of an artist that’s rocketing her way from an opening act to a headliner on the national concert stage.” – Scott Shuman ~ Grammy Award winning producer

Hayley Fahey: lead vocals / guitar / keyboards
John Trupp: guitar / vocals
Isaac Craig: bass/ vocals
Matt Tredwell: drums

 

Star Straggler

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Star Straggler formed originally as a collaboration between Cagan, Stephen, Alex, and original drummer Raoul Sojwal (a senior at Marshall High School). Cagan and Stephen had sung together as part of Marshall Men’s A Capella; Cagan, Stephen, and Alex had sung together as part of Marshall Choir and All-District Choir; Cagan and Alex had respectively played guitar and bass guitar together for a previous rock band, and Alex and Raoul had respectively played bass guitar and drums for Marshall Jazz Band.

Band Members
Cagan Goldstein (lead and rhythm guitar, vocals) is a senior at George C. Marshall High School.  He has been playing guitar since 5th grade and is largely self-taught: something he was able to do using the music theory he learned from taking piano lessons since 4th grade at the Levine School of Music.  An addition to playing guitar for Star Straggler, he played guitar in the pit of Vienna Youth Players’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  He has been singing as long as he can remember but he joined choir last year.  He has since made Statesmen Singers (GCM’s top choir ensemble), All-District Choir, and the ensemble of Statesmen Theatre’s production of the musical Loserville; as well as joining Men’s A Capella. Cagan has been writing songs since 8th grade, and he has performed them at talent shows, open mic nights, and Music From Marshall at Jammin Java.  Two of his songs will be performed at Watch Night.  He is also the Key Club President at his high school, and he intends to study agriculture in college.
Dave Seal (drums) is a senior at Oakton High School. He has been playing drums at the School of Rock in Vienna for 6 years and has experience playing in music groups at venues all over the country. Dave has also recorded and released a five-song EP with his band Chrlmgne. He currently holds a Structured Query Language certification from Oracle and plans to study Computer Science in college.
Alex Stenseth (bass guitar, vocals) is a senior at George C. Marshall High School. Alex has played the double (Upright) bass since 6th grade and the bass guitar since 7th grade through her various schools’ jazz bands. She currently participates in Marshall’s Statesmen Sinfonia Orchestra as principal bass, Double Bass Choir (Which she helps run), Marching Band and Winter Guard as color guard captain, Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Statesmen Singers as an alto 2 and Women’s A Capella. Outside of school she is the principal bassist for The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra. Her parents initially thought she does way too much, but as soon as she got her license they quit mentioning it. She hopes to attend James Madison University to study Music Industry.
Stephen Underwood (vocals) is a senior at George C. Marshall High School. Stephen has always been surrounded by music and has been singing since he was a kid, whether it is in his church or school choir. He currently studies voice under Babs Dyer, who he cannot thank enough for the progress he’s made! He is a member of Marshall’s Statesmen Singers A Cappella ensemble and an active member of the Vienna Youth Players, Statesmen Theatre, Marshall Key Club, and the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program. He plans on attending George Mason University and studying as a Political Science and Cybersecurity double major.  He hopes you have a great New Year and that you enjoy the performance!
Thea Prevalsky (rhythm guitar) is a senior at George C. Marshall High School. She makes french rap albums with her friends because she can neither sing nor can she write decent poetry and instead uses her lack of French fluency as an excuse for mediocre word flow. She sneaks out of the house on weekends to go hiking with the guitarist in her old metal band. She has wanted to be in a punk band since sixth grade but has only ended up playing bass in several jazz combos and the aforementioned metal band. She guesses she is just not harDCore enough. (Thea is reflecting her sense of humor in this bio).
Emma Peiffer (flute) is a senior at George C. Marshall High School. She has been playing flute since 5th grade, and piccolo since 10th grade. She is currently the Wind Symphony performance group, has been a member of The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra for three years, and the George C. Marshall High School Flute Choir and the Marching Band for two years. Emma currently studies under Mrs. Alix Baldwin. She is working on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award. Emma is planning on attending Virginia Tech and majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Physics. (Emma is a guest flautist for Stairway To Heaven, not a full time member of the band).

 

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SPONSORS:

Lead Sponsors:

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THE LITTLE CITY CATCH FOUNDATION

City of Arts, Theater, Culture & History

 

Sponsors:

The Falls Church Economic Development Authority

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The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce

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The Falls Church News-Press

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Falls Church Foot and Ankle

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The Little City C.A.T.C.H.Foundation City of Arts, Theatre, Culture and History

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The Village Preservation and Improvement Society

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The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

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Family Medicine of Falls Church

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Venue Sponsors

Family Medicine in Falls Church – Dr. Gordon Theisz

Falls Church Foot and Ankle Center – Dr. Paul Cannon

Falls Church Presbyterian Church

The Falls Church Episcopal

New Editions Consulting

Drs. Melanie Love and Mark Miller

 

Host Supporters

VIGET

Foxes Music Company

The Oshinsky Family Partnership

Burke and Herbert Bank

Contributors

Dr. William Dougherty III, D.D.S.

Cue Recording, LTD

Clay Café Studios

See the full list of Sponsors. Here!

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WATCH NIGHT – uniquely Falls Church

By on December 29, 2015

WATCH NIGHT – uniquely Falls Church

 

WATCH NIGHT, Falls Church’s New Year’s Eve celebration is pleased to announce KIDDAR CAPITAL as a new Lead Sponsor of the 18th Annual Watch Night Falls Church, joining the City of Falls Church and The Little City CATCH Foundation.

 

The premise of this 18th annual community event is that it is free and family friendly, fun for all ages; made possible by the many community groups, organizations, businesses, and churches that volunteer time, talent and donate funds, materials, space and energy to make it all happen.  Watch Night is currently the only community event in the downtown business district.

 

This year’s 18th Annual Watch Night features many bands and a wide variety of musical performances: Roots, Rock, Big Band, and Motown Sound. WN is for those who are seeking a fun, free family event.  A free Watch Night Shuttle runs from the East Falls Church Metro Station (7 pm to 1 a.m.). There is lots of free parking (E. Broad Sts at The Falls Church and Falls Church Presbyterian Church) – see website map- with family friendly venues – Watch Night Falls Church is the place to be on NYE.

 

Watch Night offers free balloons and popcorn, many colorful inflatable amusements for all ages, puppet shows, dancing, karaoke, Main Stage Live Music, featuring Sudden M Pac, BIG TOW, and Out of Line.

Caricaturists, Facepainters, Balloon Artists, and Puppet Shows are featured at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church along with Cowboy Hay and Northern Lights Big Band Orchestra.  Drs Theisz and Cannon are hosting a Scavenger Hunt, Tiger Belly Moonbounce with live music from “Bad Hair Day”.

 

There are lots of great photo opportunities, including LOVE letters which will return to The Crossroads in front of George Mason Square. The LOVE letters are a program of the Virginia is For Lovers campaign conducted by the Virginia Tourism Council.  Warming stations include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits that are  provided by Sisler’s Stone.   Volunteers will be on hand throughout the venues and even to take photos with the visitor’s own phone or camera at the LOVE venue.

Watch Night 2015 will also include “I wish I could….” Chalkwalk sponsored by Falls Church Arts as well as new foodvendors and musical performances

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F.C.’s ‘Watch Night’ Helped by Local Businesses

By on December 28, 2015

Plans are coming together for Watch Night thanks to volunteer event manager Barb Cram and a number of local businesses. Watch Night is the City of Falls Church’s free New Year’s Eve celebration which includes live entertainment, kids activities, refreshments,

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‘Watch Night’ in Falls Church

By on December 30, 2014

This is not your typical New Year’s Eve bash—it’s better! Happening for the 15th year in a row, the City of Falls Church will host their “Watch Night New Year’s Eve Celebration” tonight. Named as the “coolest New Year’s Eve event” for families in the D.C.

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The Little City of Falls Church Knows How to Throw a Party: Free, Open to All

By on December 30, 2014

Free shuttle bus at East Falls Church Metro begins New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and goes to all venues every half hour. Lots of free parking. The City of Falls Church will throw its 17th annual New Year’s Eve

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17th Annual ‘Watch Night’ on New Year’s Eve Will Teem With Activity

By on December 29, 2014

Falls Church and area residents can renew “auld” acquaintances (and make new ones) on New Year’s Eve when the 17th annual Watch Night party lights up downtown starting at 7 p.m. The sponsors call it a “Big Night in the

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Falls Church Guide to ‘Watch Night’ New Year’s Eve: Ringing in 2014 • fallschurch.patch.com

By on December 28, 2013

Live music, entertainment, activities for all ages on tap. Thousands will gather in the City of Falls Church Tuesday night to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Photo courtesy of Watch Night. Are you ready for the 16th annual Watch Night New

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Brisk, Clear is Forecast for New Year’s Eve ‘Watch Night’ Fête in Falls Church

By on December 28, 2013

New Web Site Set To Help Enjoyment Of Many Events. www.watchnightfallschurch.com The weather forecast is for brisk but no precipitation this New Year’s Eve in Falls Church for Watch Night, the free New Years’ Eve festival held in downtown Falls Church. Everyone