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Squirrel Nut Zippers: Holiday Caravan 2021 w/ The Mary Jane Jones

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Holiday Caravan 2021 w/ The Mary Jane Jones

Tue, Dec 7 - 8pm

Presented by DSP Shows

$30 Adv. / $35 DOS

Music Hall Doors Open at 7pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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For the safety of our artists, venue staff and our community as a whole we will be requiring proof of vaccination for admittance to all shows at Gateway City Arts until further notice. Results from a negative COVID test will NOT be accepted for entry. In addition, masks are required to be worn at all times while at the venue. You may pull your mask down when eating or drinking only.

Please bring your vaccination card, or a photo of it, along with a corresponding state or federal ID for entry.

We encourage anyone who has yet to be vaccinated to get their shots as soon as possible.

General admission seated.

Dine at GCA! Judd’s Bar & Restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Small bites are available during all concerts at The Famous Cafe starting at 7pm.

The Holiday Caravan features holiday hits and classics, selections from the Squirrel Nut Zipper’s holiday album ‘Christmas Caravan.’

About Squirrel Nut Zippers: Holiday Caravan 2021

In what’s become a new holiday tradition for many family and friends, the Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Tour makes its return this winter!

The Squirrel Nut Zippers most recent album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon debuted in late 2020. “This new album was inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus. “It speaks to the hidden roots of where our aesthetic, interests and philosophy comes from. It pulls on the hidden thread.” The album will make its debut on vinyl later this year.

The Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.

Between 1995-2000 the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums. Their watershed album, Hot (1996) was recorded in the heat of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of booze and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old-world jazz. This passion mixed with klezmer, blues and random bits of contemporary musical leanings became the bands signature style. At the time, there were few other bands inhabiting this space. The album would eventually break free of any “jazz” stereotypes and land on commercial radio, taking the band to remarkable heights for what was essentially an anti-establishment sound.