Christmas in The Square
Santa will be well and truly in the festive mood from Saturday after the Rodger Fox Big Band have jazzed up the place.
The Christmas in The Square headline act comes with showbiz legend Ray Woolf as singer and emcee, along with Grant Sullivan, vocalist from the Sinatra Lives show earlier this year.
The city’s international jazz chanteuse Erna Ferry, and star of Abbey Musical Theatre’s Dusty, Amy Hunt complete the Big Band vocal line-up.
‘‘There’s a night market; the car park will be chocka with food trucks; there’s a whack of free children’s entertainment, and plenty of other performances before Rodger and the Big Band take the stage at 7.30pm,’’ said event organiser Duncan McCann.
Other performers are young up-and-coming vocalists Tyra Barker and Olivia Costello, Palmerston North Boys’ High School’s OK Chorale, the Danceworks Stu- dio dancers, the Manawataki drummers, and the Unified Gospel Choir.
Joining in with Christmas tunes and excerpts from his current Globe show All The Right Notes, will be entertainer Kane Parsons.
Christmas in The Square commences at 5pm. Words to the singalong part of the concert will be on the big screen, with Santa arriving just before 9pm. The wet weather venue is the Regent on Broadway.
The Rodger Fox Big Band and guests are coming to the pre-Christmas party in The Square.