Grammy Award-winning songwriter (Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Darius Rucker, many others) and recording artist Steve Leslie performs the music of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter James Taylor in an authentic and spell-binding concert event. Steve’s warm baritone, exceptional guitar technique, and uncanny resemblance, is truly a one-of-a-kind tribute to this American music icon. Steve will also be sharing some of his award-winning songs during the performance, and CDs will be available for purchase in the lobby after the show.
Joining Steve on piano and keyboards is Nashville multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer, Kyle Tupper.
Birchwood’s high-octane blues—at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute—are played with passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3″ young man with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease, his soulful, rocks-and-gravel vocals firing up the crowd. His ability to win over an audience—any audience—is proven night after night on the bandstand. With his warm, magnetic personality, Birchwood is as down-to-earth as his music is fun, thought-provoking and vital. His mission is to spread his music far and wide, to share his joy, to play his heart out, and to push the blues into the future. “There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than playing the blues,” he says. “And I try to convey that with every song and with every performance.
Holiday Happenings in The Palm Beaches
Celebrate Kwanzaa at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Celebrate the cultural significance of Kwanzaa at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum on December 26. This event honors African heritage and traditions through vibrant performances, educational activities, and engaging exhibits. Visitors can partake in ceremonies, explore the seven principles of Kwanzaa, and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of African-American culture during this joyous holiday celebration.
Dazzling holiday classic onstage at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
For many, the holiday season isn’t complete without experiencing the enchanting tale of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” Miami City Ballet in The Palm Beaches brings George Balanchine’s timeless choreography to life at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from December 28–30. With its opulent sets, graceful dancers, and Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score, this performance captivates audiences of all ages, weaving a magical narrative that embodies the spirit of the season.
Hanukkah Celebration at The Square in West Palm Beach
Embrace the Hanukkah Celebration at The Square in West Palm Beach on December 18, when the Festival of Lights will illuminate the community. This festive gathering features menorah lightings, live music, traditional foods, and engaging activities for families. It’s a joyous occasion that brings together people of all backgrounds to celebrate the values of unity and hope.
Dickensian delight at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre offers a fresh take on a beloved classic, “A Christmas Carol,” November 28 through December 10. This heartwarming production transports attendees into the world of Ebenezer Scrooge as he navigates his transformative journey guided by the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future. Through stellar performances and immersive storytelling, this rendition captures the essence of compassion, generosity, and the true meaning of the holiday season.
Enjoy a holiday evening tour of Whitehall
Step into the opulence of the Gilded Age with Holiday Evening Tours at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum from December 19 to 23. Adorned with festive decorations, the museum takes visitors on a historical journey, offering a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the early 20th century. From elegantly adorned rooms to the stunning grounds aglow with holiday lights, this tour immerses guests in the timeless elegance of yesteryears.
As The Palm Beaches come alive with art, culture, and holiday cheer, these events promise to create lasting memories for locals and visitors alike. Embrace the spirit of the season by immersing yourself in the traditions that make this corner of Florida a unique and vibrant destination during the holidays. Whether you’re enchanted by ballet, captivated by theater, or drawn to cultural celebrations, The Palm Beaches have something special in store for everyone this holiday season.