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First Night Council Bluffs

Mayor's Office-(712) 328-4601

Council Bluffs First Night
City Hall
209 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Inky Westfall, Chair iwestfall@councilbluffs-ia.gov


The National Association of community-Based New Year's Arts Festivals.


Buttons are no longer available for purchase online. Get your buttons at a venue this evening.

Buttons are $10.00 for adults. Remember, kids 12 & Under are FREE! Buttons can be purchased at the Mid-America Center, St John's Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, or the Library this evening.

Buttons will be also available for purchase at the Treasurer's Office inside City Hall, Council Bluffs Hy-Vee Food Stores, and Council Bluffs No Frills.



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Look Here!Brule to return and headline First Night 2014

Paul LaRoche, founder and producer of the musical group Brule, is the award-winning Native American music group, thrilling audiences with a mergence of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. Now in their 15th season, their national performances carry the same contagious excitement as Trans Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Thunder, and Riverdance-but with the emotional impact of the American Indian culture. The group is one of the top-selling Native American adult/rock music groups and has chalked up impressive CD sales (over 1 million worldwide). Their concert ticket sales stand at well over 100,000 since national touring began in 2002. Brule has released 17 titles in as many years (see discography) and has been named "Group of the Year" three times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs), earning seven NAMMYs since 2002. Their annual performance schedule takes them extensively throughout the US, touring the casino, performing arts theatres, arenas, corporate and festival circuits.

Through the years Brule has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a 5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera. The musical journey of Brule's founder, Paul LaRoche, adds an affecting story to audiences, and the result is Native America meets Pink Floyd in a spectacular theatrical stage production of sight, sound, and soul. Brule is seen regularly on national PBS affiliates across the country. Their history-making concert filmed for PBS, "Brule, Live at Mount Rushmore-Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures", has become the longest running Native American concert special on national TV.

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Won't be in Council Bluffs for New Year's Eve 2013?

Check out the list of other cities around the country who are hosting a First Night event. Maybe there is an event where you will be and you can still enjoy First Night!

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