South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
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South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

By - Oct 26th, 2017 12:27 pm
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Photo courtesy of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Photo courtesy of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

(South Milwaukee, WI) – South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 pm. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) jazzes up the season with their patented Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party, boasting both original tunes and their own smoking hot versions of Yuletide favorites from their album It Feels Like Christmas Time. Fans in search of toe-tapping, brass-honking, high-energy holiday swing revival need look no further. Dressed to the nines in their trademark zoot suits and brandishing upbeat favorites like Go Daddy-O and Mr. Pinstripe Suit, and holiday classics such as Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Merry Christmas Baby, and All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth), be ready to celebrate this holiday in swingin’ style!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party Thursday

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party Thursday

Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has sold millions of records while their music has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows.  BBVD’s first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie film Swingers. Since then, they have sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and appeared on TV shows from Leno to Conan, and Dancing with The Stars to Superbowl XXXIII. After 24 years, 10 records, over 2800 live shows, performing for three U.S. Presidents, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down.

“Big Bad Voodoo Daddy blends a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.” – Rochester Jazz

About the Band: This eight-piece ensemble features Scotty Morris (vocals, guitar, banjo), Joshua Levy (piano, arranger), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (acoustic bass, vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet, flugelhorn), Karl Hunter (alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet), Alex Henderson (trombone) and Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone, vocals).

Ticketing Information

Ticket prices are adults: $30-45, seniors (ages 60+):$25-40, and students (ages 4 thru college): $10-20. For tickets, visit www.southmilwaukeepac.org or call (414) 766-5049.

About SMPAC

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides the greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin communities with creative, innovative and diverse performing arts.  In addition to hosting an annual Performing Arts Series, SMPAC also serves the students of South Milwaukee and is a professionally-managed rental facility for other presenters, organizations and groups. More than 500 performances, rehearsals, classes and other events take place at SMPAC annually. SMPAC was named the tri-city South Shore Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year.” SMPAC was also voted 3rd Best Theatre in the 2016 Milwaukee A-List contest, with customer reviews such as “A great venue with fabulous events for all ages!” “Excellent and diverse touring artist performances showcased in a comfortable, friendly theatre away from the downtown crowds.” “There is not a bad seat in the house.” “Great place that does a wonderful job.”

The annual SMPAC Performing Arts Series is sponsored in part by the Avalon Theatre, Classic Cargo International Inc., Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee Airport, Sheridan House & Café, Skyline Catering & Express Deli, TASC Services LLC., and Ken Cook Co. Performances are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

SMPAC is located inside of the South Milwaukee School District 6-12 campus, at 901 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee between College and Rawson Avenues.  It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794.  Free parking is located in the northwest parking lot.  Patrons should enter door #9.  For tickets or directions, call 414-766-5049.  For more information, visit southmilwaukeepac.org.

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