The acclaimed philanthropic group Holiday Express brings its “Ultimate Holiday Show” back to the Basie Center! Featuring 50 professional musicians and singers on stage, Holiday Express blends its unique mixture of traditional, gospel, and rock ‘n soul holiday music in a spectacular performance that will touch you with the spirit of the season.
Now in its 26th season, Holiday Express is a traveling holiday party, a from-the-heart troupe of musicians bringing music, friendship, help and hope to those too often left out in the cold at the most special time of the year. The band normally plays far from the limelight, in sometimes desperate circumstances, and all for absolutely no pay. Made up of more than 100 of the best musicians on the Jersey Shore, the musicians along with several dozen support staff, will deliver not only music, but, clothing, food and fun to adults and children in need, including veterans, the mentally and physically challenged, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the isolated and the homeless.