Arts & Entertainment

Entertainers lined up for First Night at CBC

Buttons are on sale for the First Night Tri-Cities event set for New Year's Eve at Columbia Basin College. Festivities on the Pasco campus start at noon Dec. 31 and end with a fireworks show at midnight.

Although admission to the CBC campus is free, you'll need a button to gain entry to some of the indoor entertainment venues. Buttons are $10 each, with children 5 and younger free. Buttons are available in advance at all Tri-City area Sunmart locations or at the event.

Here's a sample of some of the entertainers planning to perform:

-- Elm & Olympia, the band formerly known as Silverback Suicide, will provide the rock sounds.

-- Christina and Ali, sisters from Idaho Falls, Idaho, were featured on NBC's America's Got Talent earlier this year and finished in the Top 10. Both suffer from cystic fibrosis and have overcome predictions they would never be able to sing.

-- The Gothard Sisters return for a third-straight year. The violinists and Irish dancers perform across the Northwest. The siblings are Greta, 23, Willow, 21, and Solana, 15.

-- Master hypnotist Jerry Harris will make his sixth appearance at First Night this year. He's a licensed hypnotherapist on the west side of the state, and when he's not helping patients, he brings his wit and hypnotic wisdom to the stage.

-- The Broadway Babes are a trio of sisters, ages 11-17, who sing a variety of Broadway tunes and other melodies with their own special twist.

-- Skweez the Weezle will perform traditional, modern and original Celtic tunes.

First Night is held no matter the weather. Food booths also will be on-site.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;