Hepcat’s Holla'Daze! (now in its 8th year) is back, starring Sacramento's own Man wit' da Flop, Peter Petty, backed by his unparalleled 12-piece Mercenaries of Merry! Jazz orchestra in this scintillating, syncopating, live, jive “Christmas Special.” It's a uniquely entertaining, truly one-of-a-kind event that, for many, has become a Sacramento holiday tradition.
Incorporating elements from the Harlem Renaissance, classic and neo-Burlesque artistry, and joyous holiday celebrations, Hepcat's Holla’Daze! provides an opportunity to call the babysitter, dress up in your holiday finest, and be transported to the cosmopolitan sophistication of those halcyon floor-shows of the height of the Swing Era. Mr. Petty’s award-winning showmanship, operatically trained 3 2/3 octave vocal range, singularly swinging orchestra, and favorite regional guest stars are sure to make this event a stocking stuffer to remember all the way through the new year. And it ain't just perfunctory performances of the usual Christmas songs you’re sick of hearing by the day after Thanksgiving, either! Nope, Hepcat's Holla'Daze! features unique holiday classics originally recorded by such diverse artists as Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Louie Prima, Ray Charles, James Brown, Bing Crosby, and even a little David Bowie, to name just a few.
And, the Crest has a full bar, so you can order up a few peterpettytinis, and get lit up like a Christmas tree (just as long as you ain’t driving)!
Guest stars this year include soul singer Dana Moret; operatic baritone Omari Tao; Western Americana lovebird recording artists Richie& Katie Lawrence; award winning drag queen A La Mode, the feminine mariachi guiles of Mariachi Bonitas de Dinorah Klinger, the deep soul funk of Marcel Smith, a special out-of-retirement appearance of The New Keyser-Petty Family Singers, and plenty of other surprises-. They're all coming over to see what da Man wit' da Flop is doin' for the Holla'Daze, and you should too!