Especially in the midst of these strange times, it’s comforting to hang out with people I love around the holidays. Family celebrations and candlelit renditions of “Silent Night” are something I enjoy every year. I also love how my family makes crepes and mimosas on Christmas morning. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
This coming Saturday I’m excited to collaborate with my friends Mary and Peter Danzig (Otter Creek Duo) and their three daughters, Eliza, Kjerstin and Lucy (The Three Muses) on a holiday concert at First Methodist Church in downtown Salt Lake City. The adventure will come complete with a candle lighting event and an amazing old organ that’s going to make you believe in power and majesty again. We’ll be celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas and the Winter Solstice at this concert.
We rehearsed at First Methodist Church last weekend and the space is amazing. Plus, Mary and Peter are graciously helping turn a few songs I’m playing into chamber folk jewels with their masterful violin, viola and mandolin playing. I’m a lucky lady to have them in my corner. Thanks Peter and Mary.
A significant portion of proceeds from the show will go directly to Crossroads Urban Center. We’re collecting full and travel-size hygiene items like soap, shampoo and lotion. We’d love it if you can help. We’ve planned some special collaborations, just for this night. It’s gonna be a one-of-a-kind experience.
We’re hoping to see you there! I wish you powerful peace this holiday season.
PS – I received a limited edition version of my new demo CD. It’s currently only available at my shows and through an email to me! If you want to order one for Christmas, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work it out.
12/17 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Music for the Holidays with Otter Creek Duo & The Three Muses at First Methodist Church (6:30pm doors;7pm; $10 – 15 donation plus hygiene products for Crossroads)
12/30 PARK CITY, UT – Mindy Dillard & the Salty Sweet at the Park City Brewery(5 – 7pm; Free)
1/6 COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT – IAMA Local Concert Series w/Elizabeth Hareza, Scott Rogers & Alicia Stockman (7:30pm; $12/7 for IAMA members)
1/15 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mindy Dillard at Unity Salt Lake (Free)
1/22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – POISON APPLE MEDICINE Presents: Ten Dollar PonyHouse Concert ($10 – 20 Donation; RSVP to email@example.com)
1/27 MURRAY, UT – Mindy Dillard at The Self Care Sanctuary (7pm; $15 in adv/$20 day of the show)
2/12 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mindy Dillard at The Garage on Beck
2/15 – 2/18 KANSAS CITY, MO – Folk Alliance International (I’m looking for house concerts, kids shows and eating disorder engagements in Kansas City and nearby. Some additional events are pending…)
3/11 MANHATTAN, KS – Our HOUSE Concert Series (I’ll be booking a tour from SLC through Colorado to Kansas. Do you know other people who’d be interested in concerts in Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming or Oklahoma? Other shows pending…)
4/8 PORTLAND, OR – Mindy Dillard & Halelupe at Artichoke Music More dates around Portland and the Pacific NW are pending…including a Performance Workshop at Artichoke Music.
5/14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mother’s Day House Concert at Kris Thorne’s (Possibly with fiddle and upright bass, still need to check with them…)
6/27 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Princess Fearless at Strings Music Festival Family Concert Series (more info to come…and other shows around Colorado pending for this time frame…)