Monday, November 10, 2008

Cherryholmes Christmas kicks off the holiday season at Sangamon Auditorium

Kick off the holiday season at Sangamon Auditorium with Cherryholmes Christmas on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Midwest Bluegrass Festivals and 91.9 WUIS Public Radio.

Until April 1999, this dynamic family band did not exist, and half of its youthful members hadn't even picked up an instrument. By 2005, this high-energy Nashville-based group was named IBMA's Entertainers of the Year. Since then, Cherryholmes has been nominated for a Grammy (for their self-titled album in 2006) and their latest album, Cherryholmes II Black and White, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass chart.

Watch a Cherryholmes video
Read the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine November cover story

Audience members at this performance are invited to help UIS support the Central Illinois Food Bank by bringing canned goods for the Holiday Stars Project. The goal of this campus-wide community service project is to collect 4016 pounds of food. Donations will be collected in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby prior to the performance.

Tickets for this event are $37 or $32 and are on sale now. Order tickets online or call the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160 or toll free at 800-207-6960. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Ticket Office, which is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Individual tickets to all Visiting Artist Series and Family Events are on sale now, and tickets to Broadway shows go on sale approximately six weeks prior to each event. Patrons can receive a discount through the Create Your Own Series option by simply choosing at least five events from the Visiting Artists Series, Broadway Series, and Family Events at UIS. Please call the Ticket Office for more information.

About Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
Sangamon Auditorium, located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield, hosts more than 120 performances annually. Also home to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Ballet Company, it is the only auditorium of its kind and size in the Springfield area, with a seating capacity of 2,018. Sangamon Auditorium continues to fulfill its mission of presenting and supporting varied cultural and educational professional arts activities to audiences in Springfield, Sangamon County, and the surrounding areas. The auditorium administrative offices can be reached at (217) 206-6150 or by e-mail at