Tickets are now on sale for the Dec. 22 holiday concert by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, to be performed in downtown Las Vegas at the Historic Fifth Street School. The show will feature a live performance of songs from the acclaimed 2010 album, “Crazy for Christmas,” as well as several Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks classics. The Saturday concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door, are available online at www.artslasvegas.org and by calling (702) 229-3515 or 229-6383. Limited free parking is available at the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St., and metered parking is available across Clark Street. For more information, call (702) 229-3515.
Dan Hicks began his music career in 1965 as the drummer for San Francisco rock band The Charlatans, before forming the acoustic ensemble Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. From his first album, “Original Recordings” in 1969, to his latest in 2010, it’s been obvious he is a gifted musician and songwriter. To quote Daily Variety, “Dan Hicks is at the top of his game…unlike many pop artists today, a new studio album from Dan Hicks is like a new painting from Picasso.” His songwriting, blending of styles, masterful folk-swing guitar playing, and wry sense of humor made him a cultural icon, landing Hicks worldwide tours as well as three Rolling Stone magazine covers during his long career. For more information on the performers, visit www.danhicks.net.