Happy holidays to all you music-lovers out there! The month of December is passing quickly, but this upcoming week is surely going to ramp things up right until Christmas Eve!
This Friday the 20th I’ll be fiddling at the Linen Building for the Second Chance Square Dance. Here’s what the Hokum Hi-flyers email had to say on it:
“Second Chance Square Dance this Friday December 20th
the Linen Building at 7 P.M.
1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise’s Linen District.
$7 general admission
All ages, full bar (I.D. required). Plenty of free, off-street parking is available at the Linen Building.
Modeled after the popular Hokum Hoedown and featuring many familiar faces, the Second Chance Square Dance is a modern take on the old-time hootenanny featuring the infectious swing of an authentic acoustic string band. Providing music for the dance will be the Second Chance Band (Dave Daley, Tate Mason, Jason Homey, Renee Homey, Jim Williams and Rachel Dunn).
At each dance, a live band performs a diverse assortment of traditional folk-dance and string-band tunes while a cast of colorful callers directs the dances. In addition to square dancing, the event features some good old-fashioned, swingin’, two-steppin’ western dancing. Young and old, couples and families, tattooed hipsters and ten-gallon cowboys … the Second Chance Square Dance is a come-as-you-are, hand-clappin’ hootenanny for all.”
The fun doesn’t stop there. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (the 21st through the 23rd) the Giant Leprechauns will be opening the Curtis Stigers’ 8th Annual Xtreme Xtravaganza at the Egyptian Theater! Local musicians and bands fill the evening from 6:50 to 10:00 each night with an eclectic array of genres and personalities and proceeds benefit the Interfaith Sanctuary for homeless people and families. The Leprechauns will be first on the stage at 6:50 and last on the stage at 10:00 for the big finale. What a great way to lead up to Christmas!
I hope that you all have joyous music to fill your holidays and a very merry Christmas!