Sneak Preview: The Musical Acts of First Night Boston

Are you ready to have a great time at First Night Boston? The musical acts performing at the New Year's Eve party in Copley Square are!

Eli "Paperboy" Reed is an R&B- and soul-inspired singer who graduated from Brookline High School. He's performing at 11 p.m. on the main stage in Copley Square.

A Brookline, Massachusetts, native, Eli “Paperboy” Reed talks about his nickname, what inspires his music and more

Rocker Clarissa Johnson and her band are taking the stage around 10 p.m. She started singing when she was 15 and hasn't stopped since then.

Carissa Johnson talks about how she got her start at 15, her songwriting and more

Raised in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, Dutch Rebelle said she doesn't believe that being a female rapper makes her an underdog. She's performing in the 9 p.m. hour during First Night Boston.

Dutch Rebelle talks about being a female rapper, the inspiration behind one of her favorite songs and more


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PK and the Mighty Seven is a nine-piece funk band based out of Boston, with all but one of its members hailing from the area. They're slated to hit the stage in the 8 p.m. hour.

With all but one from the Greater Boston area, PK and the Mighty Seven say they infuse their own style in the songs they cover
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