Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Shows Around Town

All of my favorite venues have some special events and shows lined up for the holiday season. If you are looking for a special music night out over the holidays you have plenty to choose from…
At Nighttown in Cleveland Heights it is their Eighth Annual Home For The Holidays series, with shows featuring national jazz artists who are from Cleveland starting with The Lewins on Thursday, Dec. 16; The Joe McBride Trio on Friday, December 17; The Musical Theater Project's "A Christmas Cabaret" featuring Jared Leal, Nancy Maier, Bill Rudman & Sandra Simon on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, December 19, 20, 21; Vanessa Rubin on Monday, December 27; Joe Lovano and Family & Friends featuring a whole bunch of special guests on Tuesday, Dec. 28; Jamey Haddad on Wednesday & Thursday December. 29-30; and New Year’s Eve with Dominick Farinacci. Most of these shows will have a high demand, check out www.nighttowncleveland.com for more information or how to make reservations.
Things will be jumping at the Beachland Ballroom in December also, amongst the highlights are Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday on Sunday, December 12; on Thursday, December 23, the Annual Home for the Holidays show featuring music from eight until closing in both the Tavern and the Ballroom featuring the Bears and Harriet the Spy amongst many; on Christmas Day the Blue Lunch Annual Christmas Nite Latke Party & Matzoh Ball Show with special guests Mississippi Reese
& Blues Boy Lonnie to Benefit Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America; on Sunday, December 26, the
8th Annual "Old Home" Night 
with Home & Garden (w/ Tony Maimone), the Kidney Brothers, The Heathers, and Alejandro Escovedo & Miss Melvis; and on New Year’s Eve Tropidelic's New Years Eve
East Side Bash 
featuring Echo Movement, The Royaltons, Mr. 101, and Wanyama

Price in the Ballroom and Oliver Buck & The New Madrids in the Tavern.
The House of Blues is featuring two nights of Michael Stanley and the Resonators doing their annual holiday shows on Saturdays December 11 and 18; Joe Satriani on December 17; and the Journey cover band Frontiers on New Years Eve. For more info check out www.hob.com.
The holiday highlights at the Winchester in Lakewood include on Friday, December 17, Alex Bevan; a Christmas Eve show with Anne E. Dechant and Band; and New Years Eve with Into the Blue: The Grateful Dead Revival. For more info go to www.thewinchester.net.
The Kent Stage closes out the year with shows by Donna the Buffalo on December 12; the New Riders of the Purple Sage on December 18; and a Frank Sinatra Tribute featuring Michael Sonata and the Dave Banks Big Band on December 19. For more information on those shows go to www.kentstage.org.