Watch Night 2014!

FREE & Family Friendly!

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 (Unity Club goes until 1 am)

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 CityWatch 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 Moonbounce for small children • Firepits 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! #LOVEWNFC, #LOVEWN, #LOVETheLittleCity



Lu & The Blues Crew

(Brought to you by Tori McKinney ROCKSTAR Realty)


LU & THE BLUES CREW – Main Stage 10:30 – Countdown is back again this year! Fall Church City’s very own Blues Crew returns from far and wide to play there favorite show! 4 years ago, Watch Night gave them their first opportunity to play on the big stage. The generosity and hospitality of the Little City will be returned ten fold by the energy of this New Years Eve performance. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for a good time!

Guitar/Vocals -  Nathan Cooper; Vocals -  Lu Sevier; Drums - Derek Boylan; Bass – Jack Hales

Cactus Liquors – Main Stage 9 pm – 10:15 pm

Live on Main Stage - WATCH NIGHT Falls Church 2014 !

Live on Main Stage – WATCH NIGHT Falls Church 2014 !

With musical roots in the Maryland-DC-Virginia corridor. Cactus Liquors is known for their energetic and infectious shows — creating a rocking sound that will get you moving! Colin Grand Pre, guitar and vocals; Craig Spilsbury, lead guitar; Bret Beale, bass and vocals; Shep Williams, keyboad, and Ronie Smith on Drums.

60 Feet Tall – Main Stage  8 pm – 8:45 pm


60 Feet Tall is a Rock band from Falls Church Virginia that strives to play in a variety of musical styles while maintaining Its roots in the Blues. The group came together from several other local bands, and is lead by Devin Divecha on Guitar and Vocals. Other Members Include Jeff Campbell on Drums, Bruce Ryan on Bass Guitar, and Allan Phoenix on keyboard.

Thirteenth Story – Main Stage 7 pm – 7:45 pm

WN Thirteenth Story

Thirteenth Story from George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church. was formed four years ago to participate in Marshall’s Jamnesty event, a concert fundraiser to raise money for Marshall’s Amnesty International organization. While at Marshall all three members played in Marshall’s Jazz band under the instruction of Paul Vesilind, an important mentor to us as we grew as a band – playing at  school functions as well as various locations around the county including the Old Firestation #3 in Fairfax, the Vienna Town Green for Viva Vienna.  Derek Boylan – Drums; Alexis Fahrney – Bass, Vocals; Jack Hales – Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals

Jack Wagon – The Unity Club 10 pm – 1 am


Jackwagon is a six-piece classic rock and soul band.  The band provides dance music with an expansive repertoire that covers popular rock, soul, Motown, blues, and R&B bands and artists from across the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Jackwagon consists of Gary Buzbee (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Bruce Turner  (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Olson (bass, vocals), Jamie Walker (drums) John Butler (sax, keyboard) and Marie Himel (sax, vocals, percussion).

Andrew Acosta & Friends – The Historic Falls Church 8 pm – 10 pm


Andrew Acosta & Friends is an amazing group of professional musicians playing roots music featuring  10 of Andrew’s Friends.  From top left, Annie Wells on bass; Jim Nagle on slide guitar; Sherry Stewart on guitar and mandollin; Dave Elliott on drums; Harold Richmond on bass; Rosser Clark on guitar; Andrew Acosta on guitar and vocals; Bill Taylor on bass; John Kaparakis on guitar; Varleria Stewart on guitar; seated Odell “Speedy” Tolliver on fiddle.

Big Tow Balcony Family Medicine, Falls Church Foot & Ankle 7:30 – 9 pm


Big Tow was originally a duo: Jay Von Runnen and Scott Lewis, who have jammed together since their college days playing a blend of blues, rock, and alternative with tight harmonies.

Now Dave Cogan is on drums, Michael Reinemer plays bass, and George Lane plays keyboards. Jay, Scott, Dave, and Michael have known each other from their teenage years and have played together in various combinations since their high school days together in Falls Church, Va. George was a fixture in the Philly funk music scene in the 70s.Scott Lewis, lead guitar, vocals

Cowboy Hay – Cultural Hall, FC Presbyterian Church 7 pm – 8:30 pm


Cowboy Hay has done over 4,000 presentations for school groups, social gatherings and re-enactments. Music is a part of my hour-long show; I demonstrate about a dozen different old-timey instruments. I bring history alive with humor and colorful tales of what it was like to live in those days.

Northern Lights Big Band Orchestra – Cultural Hall FC Presbyterian Church 8:30 – 10:30 pm


This 17 piece Big Band Orchestra is a perennial favorite with great sound, and lots of dancing.  The members are professional musicians who like to play Watch Night and enjoy the community atmosphere of the special NYE event. This groups has been together for decades and has been doing Watch Night since the earliest years of the event.



The City of Falls Church


Atlantic Realty


The Falls Church Economic
Development Authority


The Falls Church
Chamber of Commerce


The Falls Church News-Press


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


The Village Preservation and
Improvement Society


Tori McKinney, Rock Star Realtor


The Tinner Hill
Heritage Foundation




Family Medicine in Falls Church – Dr. Gordon Theisz
Falls Church Foot and Ankle Center – Dr. Paul Cannon
The Falls Church Episcopal
Falls Church Presbyterian Church
New Editions Consulting
The Avalon
The Young Group
Sisler’s Stone

See the full list of Sponsors.


‘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. metro area by the Washington Post Express, this event is sure to be a hit for everyone of all ages.

“Watch Night” refers to the African tradition of “watching” in the New Year. However, there’s not going to be much watching when there are so many activities for the whole family to enjoy while waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

This New Year’s Eve event resembles more of a winter fair then anything. Enjoy live bands, a 20-piece orchestra, a live DJ, karaoke, swing dancing, a caricaturist, puppet shows, scavenger hunt, face painters, balloon artists, a Velcro wall and a moonbounce.

Snack on some free popcorn, hot chocolate and soup while cozying up near multiple fire pits for warmth (check out the schedule for a complete list of the times of each event). Because this street party is so huge, many of the activities will be scattered at indoor and outdoor locations along Broad Street.

When the time starts to tick down to its last minutes in 2012 be sure to head back to the corner of Broad and Washington Street to see the City of Falls Church Star be dropped and lit at 12. This historic star was first used in 1948 when Falls Church became an independent city and is promised to ring in 2013 later this evening.

All activities are free with no age limit to attend. A free shuttle bus will be running every 30 minutes from the East Falls Church Metro stop to all the venues of “Watch Night” until 1 a.m.


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