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Now Available: First Night Raleigh 2018 Mobile App

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

The anticipation of ringing in 2018 is now at the fingertips of guests attending First Night Raleigh 2018, thanks to an innovative mobile app created exclusively for the Triangle’s favorite New Year’s Eve tradition. For the sixth 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 Store and Google Play.

The First Night Raleigh mobile app is designed to enhance the planning of the festival-goer. This year, visitors can buy their tickets through the app, making it easy to attend First Night Raleigh. In addition to buying tickets, the 2018 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 2018 mobile app can be downloaded at:

  • Apple App Store here
  • Google Play Store here

Admission for First Night Raleigh 2018 is now on sale at:

The mobile app will provide a complete list of all performances and activities happening during First Night Raleigh 2018, along with the ability for mobile ticket purchasing. With an interactive map that will show where events are and easiest routes for access, attendees 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 Artsplosure for First Night Raleigh 2018 for the sixth consecutive year. This is a wonderful event, with something for everyone,” said Tara Amaral, Senior Vice President of Fidelity Talent Acquisition. “We are happy to power the event’s app to help thousands plan their activities. We are especially excited this year for the photo booth installation which will be located near the court house steps – allowing attendees to capture their 2018 New Year’s!”

“Our partnership with Fidelity has made lots of great things happen over the past six 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.

A complete list of the full lineup can be found at, with admission on sale now for $11** when purchased in advance (**plus local and state sales tax). On December 31, on-site sales will be $15* for adults and $12* for children (*including local and state sales tax).

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