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Now Available: First Night Raleigh 2017 Mobile App

For the fifth consecutive year, Fidelity Investments is sponsoring the First Night Raleigh mobile app, free to guests with smartphones.

The anticipation of ringing in 2017 is now at the fingertips of guests attending First Night Raleigh 2017, thanks to an innovative mobile app created exclusively for the Triangle’s favorite New Year’s Eve tradition. For the fifth consecutive year, Fidelity Investments has sponsored the First Night Raleigh mobile app, created by Blue Pane Studio. It can be downloaded for free in the Apple App and Google Play Stores.

The First Night Raleigh mobile app is designed to enhance the planning process for festivalgoers. This year, attendees can buy their tickets through the app, making it easy to attend First Night Raleigh. In addition to buying tickets, the 2017 First Night Raleigh app will provide sample itineraries for guests and allow for calendar integration to make sure that no event is missed.

The First Night Raleigh 2017 mobile app can be downloaded at:

  • Apple App Store here
  • Google Play Store here

The mobile app will provide a complete list of all performances and activities happening during First Night Raleigh 2017, along with the ability for mobile ticket purchasing. With an interactive map that will show where events are and easiest routes for access, festival-goers can plan their own New Year adventure. Other features include:

  • Easy ticket purchasing through the app, to make it quick and easy to secure your spot at First Night
  • Calendar Integration & Event Planning to pre-plan your activities and customize an itinerary, which can be shared with friends and family. With Calendar Integration, those events go right into your phone
  • Rating scale of individual performances
  • Social media connections to First Night Raleigh’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Tips for perfecting your elevator pitch and links to learn more about job opportunities at Fidelity

“Fidelity is pleased to partner with First Night Raleigh 2017 for the fifth consecutive year. This year’s NEW app which is downloadable NOW for mobile ticket buying,” said Tara Amaral, senior vice president of Fidelity Talent Acquisition. “This new feature, along with calendar integration, will help thousands easily attend and keep track of their favorite First Night activities. Let’s make sure you don’t miss the events you really want to get to on this special night.”

“Our partnership with Fidelity has made lots of great things happen over the past five years,” said Michael Lowder, Artsplosure executive director. “The mobile app’s popularity has exceeded our expectations. It has been downloaded over 25,000 times! Fidelity has made it possible for our audience to take full advantage of the rich array of arts and entertainment opportunities available at First Night Raleigh. They have also made it possible for Artsplosure to integrate new technologies into our operations and programs. ”

The app is now available for free download on iPhones, iPads, iPods and the most popular models of Android phones. The inaugural First Night Raleigh app ranked among the top 200 downloads from the Apple Store.

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