Toasty jam at Holiday Live at Larkin
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 06, 2012 @ 12:33pm
With the balmy summer sun behind us, Larkin Square has been a little quieter than usual. No one’s cuddling on those peach-colored couches, and pickle-ball games aren’t quite as sweaty. That’s about to change.
From 4:30 until 8 p.m. Friday, the square will bustle with holiday joy. A special return of this summer’s immensely popular Live at Larkin concert series will boom from the square’s boardwalk, which is pleasantly heated for the season. You won’t freeze, but dress warmly regardless!
Admission to the concert is free. The Larkin Square Marketplace will make a triumphant return as well, so you can snatch local produce, desserts and t-shirts.
Robot Holiday is the featured band, a collection of almost 20 local musicians who perform non-traditional Christmas music. You won’t hear anything like “Oh, Holy Night” or “Jingle Bells”—it’ll be original hits like “Hard Times for an Elf,” “Snow Day,” and “I’ve Been a Good Girl.” Familiar names like Dee Adams, Jim Whitford and David Mussen appear on the CD, and you can browse through the band’s Facebook page.
Proceeds from purchasing the CDs benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, which has its metaphorical hands in a lot of endeavors these days, and the group has raised $4,000 in the past for the Food Bank.
For attendees, there will be the usual host of food available from Square 1 Sandwiches, the Filling Station and the Grill. “Adult” hot chocolate and cider—we’re assuming it’ll be spiked—mulled wine and craft beers will be available for sipping as well. We’re particularly jazzed about the adult hot chocolate.