Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 7:00. No cover. Donations encouraged.
Brian Collazo of Live Society and Lexi Lawson from the cast of Rent are longtime friends that grew up in Orange County, NY. Last year, they hatched the idea of putting on a cool Christmas show back home and donating a portion of the proceeds to families affected by hurricane Sandy. The show was a sold-out, standing room only, smash success! This year, they have invited, once more, the all-star line-up of Hudson Valley & NYC artists to sit in, jam out, and duet the night away for an intimate, jazzed out Christmas bash. Check out their amazing band and special guests!
Collazo is the front man for Soul/Pop powerhouse Live Society and a mainstay of the NYC indie scene, lending his voice to notable releases by Colin Smith, Jay Stolar & Martin Rivas. Live Society is putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming LP 'Only a Disaster'. He's appeared on NBC's It's Showtime at the Apollo and was featured on American Idol.
Since the age of seven, Lexi Lawson has been entertaining audiences nationwide as a quadruple threat - singer/songwriter, actor and dancer. On Season 8 of American Idol, Simon Cowell gave her audition a "100 percent yes!" She was offered the role of Mimi in the Broadway Cast World Tour of Rent. She went on to play Vanessa in the national tour of In The Heights, and Carmen in FAME. Lexi has been the opening act for Ne-Yo, sung backup for Lisa Lisa at Madison Square Garden and for Gloria Gaynor. Her TV and film credits include Ghost of Girlfriends Past with Michael Douglas and Mathew McConaughey, ABC's What Would You Do? and Evergirls on Nickelodeon.
Piano: Jeremy Baum (Shemekia Copeland, Richie Havens)
Drums: Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra, Paquito D'Rivera)
Bass: Robert Kopec (Hal Galper, Eddie Bert)
Raul Steele, Kevin Collazo (Live Society)
Francine Saltares (Radio Riot)
JP & Rich Molfetta (Temple Hill)
Akie Bermiss (Aabaraki, Akie B & The Falcons)
Sigrid Collazo, Freedom Bremner (Screaming Headless Torsos, Moby)
Joey Ray, Annalise Azadian, Dean Scala