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Preview Wed Dec 10 2014

Downwrite Brings Holiday Concert to the Metro


The holiday season is definitely a time with packed schedules and running from place to place in a hectic frenzy, but amidst the hustle and bustle is an opportunity to give back and appreciate the simple joys around us. What better way to do so, than combined with set after set of impeccable music?

On December 20, The Metro will feature solo artists from reputable groups in a unique format. We Carol Lot: Downwrite Holiday Show features artists that have been connected with and promoted by the fans themselves, who then create customized ballads to perform in the show's dynamic solo format. Downwrite is the company that puts on those awesome Music Trivia and Concert Nights at the GMan Tavern next door, and is now bringing you the artists that have all been on the Metro stage before for a special evening of seasonal music.

Each ticket sold will support Toys for Tots, and the event will place its focus on philanthropy as much as it does seasonal tunes, with raffles and more. The show will surely be a unique celebration that promises to bring merry and bright holiday memories to keep you warm throughout the cold months ahead.

We Carol Lot: Downwrite Holiday Show lineup
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids)
William Beckett (The Academy Is)
Mike Kinsella (American Football)
Tim Kasher (Cursive)
Mark Rose (Spitalfield)
Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes)
Jon Walker (Former member of Panic! At The Disco)
Bob Morris (The Hush Sound)
Daniel Wade (Treaty of Paris)
Daniel Castady (The Fold, Showoff)

We Carol Lot: Downwrite Holiday Show begins at 8pm on Saturday, Dec. 20, with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets for this 18-and-over show are $15 in advance, $17 at the door, with $40 VIP tickets available. The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark St., (773) 549-4140.

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