LFK musicians’ Holiday Party & Musical Game Night promises raucous, festive shenanigans

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Lovers of the Lawrence music scene are cordially invited to an inaugural holiday party and game night, featuring a “smorgasbord of local musical talent.”

“The evening is planned to be a raucous night of singing, dancing and ‘miscellaneous tom-foolery’ as two teams of Lawrence musicians compete to entertain the Liberty Hall audience, trading performances as part of a ‘game night’ format,” according to a news release from Carswell & Hope, the musicians who brainstormed the idea.

The five-piece Lawrence rock band will act as the house band. Guest vocalists and performers will play songs chosen at random via a “genre generator” as well as requests from the audience and plenty of extra surprises, according to the release.

Performers include the surf-rock Kaw Tikis, who will get the festivities going; drag artist Carma Lea; Eric Mardis; Kirsten Paludan; Cory Phillips; Michael Hamm; Dylan Guthrie; Chelsy Larson; and Katlyn Conroy.

“A trio of mystery guest judges will also score the performances to determine the first ever winning team at this holiday musical game night!” according to the release.

“We love the chance to just let loose, have fun on stage and share music that we all know and love,” band frontman Nick Carswell said in the release. “We care a lot about our own original music, but we also want to share the joy that comes from a live band rocking out with fan favorites in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Tis the season to spread joy after all!”

Those in attendance can expect a lot of holiday favorites, crowd interaction and a holiday party like no other, according to the release. Festive dress is encouraged.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8 p.m. Friday (Dec. 9) at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

General admission tickets are $14 and available via Ticketmaster at this link. Ticket sales at the Liberty Hall box office are cash only.

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