Don’t miss the fifteenth annual “Home for the Holidays” community concert
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Theatre.
This is not just an amazing concert, it’s people supporting and honoring their roots.
The concert, produced by Bill Fairfield, is a benefit for the Davis School Arts Foundation, which supports music and arts education in Davis public schools. The show is designed to showcase nationally recognized local musicians, many of whom attended Davis public schools, and allow some younger local performers the chance to share the stage. For more information, see Davis School Arts Foundation on Facebook, DSAF Website and/or www.billyfairfield.com.
This year’s lineup includes many musicians who have participated in “Home for the Holidays” in years past, as well as a few “newbies.” Familiar faces include the folk/Americana duo Misner & Smith, the Rita Hosking Band, The Cups, Little Charlie Caravan and harpist Alaina Rose.
New this year will be Mariachi Puente, a popular ensemble featuring students from local schools, which has performed at the State Capitol in Sacramento and elsewhere, and veteran gospel singer Dorothy Morrison, who was the lead vocalist on the classic Edwin Hawkins, Jr. recording “Oh Happy Day,” which enjoyed a phenomenal run as a crossover pop hit in the late 1960s.
The master of ceremonies will be Joe Craven, who will also play a short set with his daughter Hattie (who is a high school senior in the Davis school district).
Tickets are $20 general and $15 for children under 18, available in advance at Watermelon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd. (530-758-4010) and Armadillo Music, 205 F St. (530-758-8058), both in Davis.