Swing for the Holidays 2021 Announcement

Swing for the Holidays coming to the Weidner Center
Swing for the Holidays coming to the Weidner Center

Green Bay, Wis. – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Swing for the Holidays is back for a third, extra festive year. The Weidner Center’s jazzy holiday tradition will be held in Cofrin Family Hall on Thursday, ­­Dec. 16, 2021­ at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale ­­­­­­­­­­­­Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021­­­ at 11a.m. at WeidnerCenter.com or by calling 800-895-0071.

Weidner Center Executive and Artistic Director, Kelli Strickland says “The audience for Swing for the Holidays continues to grow each year. After having to take last year off, we anticipate folks will want to ring in the winter holidays with particular enthusiasm. For that reason, we are amping up the cheer with pre-show holiday crafts, an interactive photo booth, a photo op with Santa and plenty of surprise moments throughout the evening.”

This year, the Weidner Center is taking Swing for the Holidays to the max. The Green Bay Jazz Orchestra with Guest Vocalist Courtney Sherman will perform swinging renditions of your favorite holiday tunes on our main stage with new and exciting pre-show activities for all ages in the Grand Foyer.

Jazz Orchestra Director, Adam Gaines says, “The weather will be cold but the holiday music by the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra will be hot.” He promises holiday classics made famous by America’s iconic crooners: Ella, Nat, Judy, Frank and Bing.

Having begun as a collaborative concert on the UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series, Swing for the Holidays is growing to become a multifaceted tradition for the greater Green Bay and campus community. 6:30 Series coordinator Michelle McQuade Dewhirst says, “My hope for the event is that it becomes a “can’t miss” evening that enriches the holiday season for the region.”

Lobby doors for pre-show festivities open at 5:00 PM with the concert following at 6:30 PM. Bar service including special holiday themed (adult and kiddie) cocktails will be available for purchase.

All tickets: $16

Join the Weidner Center and the UW-Green Bay campus community for our annual holiday celebration. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021­­­ at 11 a.m. at WeidnerCenter.com, TicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter), Instagram (@weidnercenter), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.




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