The Ritz Theatre and Museum is proud to announce that the Squirrel Nut Zippers are coming back with their First Annual Christmas Caravan Tour on Friday, December 8! The First Annual Christmas Caravan Tour will feature the band performing classic holiday songs along with Squirrel Nut Zipper hits!
This Winter you’ll have an excellent new reason to round up the kids, adults and grandparents for the holidays. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are embarking on their first ever holiday tour – The First Annual Christmas Caravan tour.
The ten-city tour starts in Memphis, TN on November 30th and will make stops in Birmingham, Pensacola, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and Orlando.
“Zipsters, we’re excited to be spreading our holiday cheer with you all this winter,” remarked band leader Jimbo Mathus. “We’ll be playing selections from our old Christmas Caravan album, holiday hits and of course the finest Squirrel Nut Zippers music for you all. It’s gonna be a blast.”
It was back in 1998 when the Squirrel Nut Zippers released their first and only Holiday album titled Christmas Caravan which went on to sell a quarter of a million copies and reached #12 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.
Since reactivating in mid-2016 the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been performing to packed houses across the country and around the world. As Jimbo Mathus has said since the band’s re-launch, ‘it’s not a reunion, it’s a revival.’
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album to be released in 2018. It will be their first in seventeen years.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at the Ritz Theatre and Museum and the Veterans Memorial Arena, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Special group discount rates are available.
For more information, call the Ritz Theatre and Museum at 904-807-2010 or visit: www.jaxevents.com to see upcoming shows. The Ritz Theatre and Museum is located in downtown Jacksonville at 829 North Davis Street.
About the Ritz Theatre and Museum
The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla. During LaVilla’s height of business and entertainment activity in the 1920’s – 1960’s, LaVilla was known as the ‘Harlem of the South.’ The mission of the Ritz Theatre and Museum is to “research, record, and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora, and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.”
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