Cincinnati’s two favorite island bands are joining forces to bring the community a one-of-a-kind musical celebration of the holiday season. On Friday, December 16, 2016, at Mr. Pitiful’s in OTR, The SunBurners (SBs) and Queen City Silver Stars (QCCS) will treat concertgoers to a night filled with Christmas music, island vibes, and holiday cheer. Doors open at 6pm ($5 cover, 21+ only), with complimentary holiday snacks served shortly after. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good or two. Band members are delivering all donations to the FreeStore Foodbank of Cincinnati after the show. Get there early to “mix and a-mingle in the jingling beat!”
Island Christmas Holiday is produced by Scotty McEvoy (SBs) and Mark Becknell (QCCS), who wanted to bring their two musical communities together to spread positive, island vibes in what can be a very busy and trying season for some. The show gives guests a brief “island holiday” from the hustle and bustle, while collecting donations for the most needy in Cincinnati’s community. Mr. Pitiful’s will be decked out in Christmas lights and other tacky decorations, and guests are invited to dress accordingly (ugly Christmas sweaters encouraged!).
The Queen City Silver Stars specialize in combining soca, calypso, reggae, and other world music styles into their own compositions and arrangements. The SunBurners blend pop covers with island twists and infectious party shenanigans to create unique and fun experiences for all. Island Christmas Holiday features classic tunes performed by each band, as well as a few “mega island band” charts.
Highlights from the program include a visit from banjo strummin’ Santa Claus, a 10-piece percussion jam on “Little Drummer Boy,” and an epic Christmas Songbook sing-a-long at the end of the night (soca-style!). Mark and Scotty also treat the audience to a dramatic island adaptation of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a solemn arrangement of “Oh, Holy Night” and their own take on Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy.” All of this, along with each band’s own unique set of holiday music.
CONCERT INFO: Friday, Dec. 16, 6-9pm @ Mr. Pitiful’s, 1323 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
TICKETS: $5 cover at the door, 21+ only SCHEDULE: 6p – doors, 6:30 – lite bites, 7:15- Santa visits!
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