The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Swing for the Holidays is back for a third, extra festive year. The Weidner Center’s jazzy Christmas tradition will take place on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall. Ticket sales start on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. on WeidnerCenter.com or by calling 800-895-0071.
Kelli Strickland, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, says: “The audience for Swing for the Holidays continues to grow every year. After we had to take a break last year, we assume that people want to usher in the winter holidays with particular enthusiasm. For this reason, we increase the mood with Christmas handicrafts before the show, an interactive photo box, a photo session with Santa Claus and many surprises throughout the evening. “
This year the Weidner Center brings Swing for the Holidays to the extreme. The Green Bay Jazz Orchestra, with guest singer Courtney Sherman, will perform swinging interpretations of your favorite Christmas carols on our main stage with new and exciting pre-show activities for all ages in the Grand Foyer. Jazz Orchestra director Adam Gaines says, “The weather will be cold, but the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra’s Christmas music will be hot.” He promises vacation classics made famous by America’s legendary pop singers: Ella, Nat, Judy, Frank and Bing.
Swing for the Holidays began as a joint concert in the 6:30 concert series of UW-Green Bay Music and is developing into a multi-faceted tradition for the Greater Green Bay area and the campus community. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, 6:30 series coordinator, says: “My hope for the event is that it will be a not to be missed evening that will enrich the holiday season for the region.”
Lobby doors for pre-show celebrations open at 5:00 p.m. with the following concert at 6:30 p.m. Bar service including special holiday-themed cocktails (adults and children) are available for purchase.
Join the Weidner Center and UW-Green Bay campus community for our annual holiday celebration. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at WeidnerCenter.com, TicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071.