Local Bands Play Holiday Tunes This Saturday Nite At Decemberfest
This Saturday night, 94.5 KATS along with the Yakima Herald-Republic, has teamed up with The Seasons Performance Hall to present "Decemberfest - A Season of Beers and Cheers" to benefit the Salvation Army and their annual Toys For Tots drive.
The evening will feature six Yakima-area breweries/cidery pouring seasonal brews, as well as live music from six local bands and artists performing holiday tunes in their fashion. Tickets are still available for $20 at The Seasons Box Office or online at BrownPaperTickets.com. All proceeds go directly to the aforementioned local charity.
Here's a sampling of the performers scheduled to play this weekend:
This rockin' outfit out of Ellensburg always draws a crowd - whether at Apple Jam or Chinook Fest - and are no strangers to playing funky Christmas standards
These Guitars Say Sorry
My old chum Jez Slowe grew-up in England during the mod scene so his one-man band certainly influenced by that era's music.
This West Valley group's chops belie their fresh-faces. Memebers range in age from 13 to 16 but they are already veteran performers having opened for nationally touring bands at Perham Hall, as well as finishing 2nd at Apple Jam and earning a spot at the annual Chinook Fest, not to mention a show at Downtown Summer Nights.
Chase Craig Band
Fronted by its namesake, another West Valleyian, Chase Craig, is a musician whose got a feel for music made by his predecessors. With a blues and pop-tinted roots rock style, it will be interesting to hear their spin on Christmas tunes. Check out Chase mixing Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix and the Black Keys in this casual video.
Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys
An acoustic pop trio, and another mind-numbingly talented group of younger folk from our valley, this trio of singer/songwriters can pick some beautiful music with soaring vocals. Exhibit A:
Lanterns Of Hope
Joshua Hope is an Indie-Rock/Americana singer songwriter and the namesake of this band that already has six recorded projects to his credit plus accolades from numerous industry publications, radio stations and concert promoters.