Grab the fedora, zip up that retro party dress and make the scene at the historic Tower Theatre when the rollicking seven-man band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its gotta-dance party to Bend on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 pm. The Daddy’s rework yuletide classics like “Blue Christmas,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Three Kings” into swinging extravaganzas, while “Zat You Santa Claus” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas” are cool enough turn a winter evening hot.
Gaining mainstream popularity with a breakthrough performance in the 1996 movie Swingers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has gone on to headline the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. Their songs (“You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three,” “Go Daddy-O”) have become pop standards for films and television shows, and are routinely featured on Dancing with the Stars.
“They are America’s favorite little big band,” Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation, says of BBVD. “We’re taking out the first three rows of seats so they’ll be plenty of room for dancing. The Tower will rock just like it’s 1944!”
In a special cross-promotion, Tower ticket holders can take advantage of Voodoo Daddy-themed dinners and after-show discounts at Bourbon Street and Marz restaurants the night of the show. The band’s music will also be featured on Horizon Broadcasting’s LITE 95.1 FM.
The Tower Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to maintaining and operating the historic theatre and making the best in performing arts available and accessible to all citizens of Central Oregon. Program information, group discounts, gift certificates and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.
What: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party
When: Thursday, December 2 – 7:30 pm
Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org
On sale now to Tower Theatre members – General public Friday, November 5