Second Annual Jingle Jam a Rockin' Good Time
About 350 people attended the sold out event, which featured holiday music, rock n' roll style
The Tally Ho Theater hosted the second annual Jingle Jam holiday concert, which played to sold-out crowds Saturday.
Both the afternoon and evening shows were sold out just four days after tickets went on sale. About 175 people attended each show.
Performing on stage were eleven national and regional musicians who entertained the crowds with rock n' roll style holiday music. This is the only time of year when all of the musicians get together to perform.
Among them were vocalist Stilson Greene, Grammy Award Winner Jon Carroll and lead singer of the Jingle Jam band Todd Wright.
Known for his music on TV shows such as Bones, One Tree Hill and Private Practice, Wright said the idea for Jingle Jam was created after sharing his love of Christmas music with Greene.
"Stilson Greene came to me with the idea in the middle of July two years ago and asked me to put together a little dream team," Wright said. "He went to the town and they said, 'Let's do it' and it was from there that Jingle Jam was born."
Since then, every performance has had an incredible response, he said. This year, $5,000 was raised from the event and will go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the worldwide leader for research to cure type one diabetes.
"This is the holidays and it's a great excuse to get together with folks that you normally don't see every week in a town where we all live," Carroll said. "It's for a good cause and to do two shows in one day makes it even more special."