Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with favorite artists at The Band of Merrymakers, coming Mayo Performing Arts Center on Fri., Dec. 2, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 – $69.
The holiday supergroup is coming to perform their own hits, holiday classics and originals. Band of Merrymakers features Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol/Rock of Ages!) and hit songwriter Sam Hollander (Train, Panic! At The Disco, Pentatonix).
This holiday season, the Band of Merrymakers will bring their festive cheer to a stage near you to perform a mix of holiday songs, including classics Joy to the World and Jingle Bells, and hit originals, including Snow Snow Snow and Holiday in LA. Band of Merrymakers will be a must-see show to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! The Band of Merrymakers made their mark on the national stage in 2015 by performing at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and through their viral music video of a Santa-Flash mob for their single Must Be Christmas.
The super group’s debut album Welcome to Our Christmas Party which features a mix of new holiday songs plus some old favorites through Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait Records. Of the album Hollander says: “Legend has it that Irving Berlin wrote ‘White Christmas’ at a La Quinta hotel in the California desert. Kevin and I attempted to channel his inspiration as we wrote and recorded our record in the blazing Hollywood summer heat. The process essentially consisted of us calling up our friends, family & colleagues and inviting them to pack up their acoustic guitars and join us by the campfire as we recorded in the sweltering sun, all with the spirit of the winter and festivity deep in our bones. We hope the joy is self-evident!!”
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center has been named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres.