Ready to get into the Holiday Spirit? Join Walt & Jackie and Friends for their annual concert, featuring songs like, "Thanksgiving Song," "Mary Did You Know," and their popular original, "Take Time," and get the Holiday Season started the right way. Get your tickets today!
For many, the Holidays are synonymous with the word “home.” At home, we find ourselves surrounded by loved ones and warmed by the nostalgia of Holidays past.
This Holiday season, Johnstown-based singer/songwriters Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopco want to offer audiences all the cozy feelings associated with being home for the holidays. With a thoughtfully chosen setlist consisting of both religious and secular songs—including a few originals—the duo’s “Hometown Holidays" show celebrates what makes holidays so very special.
Walt and Jackie will be joined onstage by their friends Denise Baldwin, Sam Coco and Jim Churchey, all well-respected and seasoned musicians. What results from this line-up is a full-band sound, plus appealing arrangements and instrumentation. Consider each song a present, and the concert an opportunity for Walt, Jackie, and their bandmates to unwrap each song in front of you.
But for Walt and Jackie, who have been playing music together for nearly a decade, this concert is as much about bringing people together as it is about giving them a break from the seemingly inevitable hustle and bustle of the season. In an original song titled “Take Time,” they sing: “People moving around me / Don’t take time to see / They rush with their eyes closed / To buy the gifts, trim the tree / The presents they’re giving / Are missing the part / The part of the season that lives deep in our hearts.”
Songs like these, with their heartfelt lyrics and their beautiful melodies, invite audience members to reflect on the present, to appreciate the past, and to spread good cheer in the future.
There’s even more cheer to be had with the return of the Masters of Ceremony: Jackie's Husband and his rescued border collie, Beagan. Because what’s a Christmas show without some jokes and dog tricks?
From start to finish, “Hometown Holidays” allows Walt and Jackie, in the company of their good friends, to do what they do best: surprise and engage audiences of all ages with tidings of comfort and joy. Please join them. Take off your coat, find your seat, and make yourself at home.