Coldwell Banker First Realtors presents “Holidays in Ivory” on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. This year’s annual concert features crooner Johnny Boyd, an after party, and VIP seating options. All proceeds benefit Friends of Children of Walla Walla.
No one exemplifies modern-day crooning better than Johnny Boyd: smooth, romantic vocals; matinee idol charisma; classic gentleman’s style; and dynamic, irreverent performances. But it’s his fresh, emotive, all-original contributions to the Great American Songbook that will be his legacy.
A prolific songwriter, Johnny Boyd is renowned for his unique ability to seamlessly blend jazz, swing, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era. He performs with a 5-piece band: Michael Elson – piano/B-3 organ; Keith Brush – bass/vocals; A.G. Donnaloia – guitar; Ji Tanzer – drums/vocals; and Roberto Medina – congas/bongos.
NPR aptly stated, “If Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash had a love child, it would be Johnny Boyd.” The Washington Post heralded Boyd as “romantic,” The New York Daily News touted him as “smooth,” and The San Francisco Bay Guardian lauded him “sophisticated and fun.” Indeed, Johnny Boyd is all of this and more.
Johnny Boyd has released seven albums, recorded more than sixty original songs and written dozens more. He has also licensed numerous original songs for use in major motion pictures, television and gaming.
- Reserved seating ticket: $30
- After Party (limit 100 people): $10
Featuring specialty martinis, beer, wine and the chance to interaction with Johnny Boyd and the band. 100% of the ticket and the beverage proceeds will go directly to Friends of Children of Walla Walla.
- VIP Tables (includes 4 premium seats, 1 bottle of wine, and admission to the After Party): $50/person
- Coldwell Banker First Realtors
- Tallman’s Pharmacy
- Cheryl Husted – Windermere Real Estate
- Locati Cellars
- Walla Walla Valley Honda
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Founded in 1999, Friends of Children of Walla Walla is a mentoring organization that matches Walla Walla Valley children in need of a safe, consistent adult presence with adult volunteers, who agree to spend a minimum of one hour a week mentoring their child friend. Over the past 16 years, Friends has served nearly 1,000 children through our Community-Based (CB) and Adults Befriending Children (ABC) programs.