The Yacht Rock Revue – Atlanta’s only all-male 7-piece tribute to dentist office music – will soft rock the Third Annual Yacht Rock Holiday Special at the Buckhead Theatre on Friday, December 9! Seasonal silliness, celebrity musical guests, and holly jolly cheer will abound as Atlanta’s reigning tribute kings sail their ship to the Theatre for the first time. “We based our venue choice for the Holiday show this year solely on the room’s carpet quality. Buckhead Theatre won in a landslide. They have very nice carpet, “ said Yacht Rock Revue shaker player Peter Olson.
In addition to their usual menu of smooth hits (Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Toto, etc.) the Revue adds Holiday classics from Bing Crosby to Wham, irreverent comedic interludes, and a healthy helping of surprises to create an on-stage musical fruitcake. Previous Holiday Specials have featured members of the Zac Brown Band and a performance of We Are the World on ice. “This year we’re basing everything we do on the Spiderman Broadway show, complete with injuries,” said Yacht Rock Revue acoustic guitarist Nicholas Niespodziani.
The Yacht Rock Revue has been selling out – both literally and figuratively – since 2008 when the band played its inaugural show on a whim. The band has performed on cruises with Kid Rock, Train, and Jillian Michaels, played on Turner Field for the 4th of July, sang the National Anthem at Bobby Cox’s last game, grown and shaved many mustaches, played sold-out tours up and down the East Coast, and sold out the Variety Playhouse and Park Tavern on a regular basis. (That’s a lot of selling out.) At “The Greatest Yacht Rock Revival in the Universe” in August, Little River Band and Ambrosia opened for the Yacht Rock Revue, drawing almost 2,000 fans of smooth music to Buckhead.
Revelers who bring two cans of food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank will be rewarded with a yachty picture on Santa’s lap, courtesy of Mixtape Atlanta.
The Third Annual Yacht Rock Holiday Special is Friday, December 9 at Buckhead Theatre (3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.) Doors open at 8pm and the show begins at 9pm. All-ages. Tickets ($20 in advance / $25 day of) are on-sale now at the Buckhead Theatre Box Office and at ticketmaster.com.