Venue: The Joint
4455 Paradise Road
Show Dates: December 5, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 6
Show Length: 180 minutes
Starting at $39.50
There's no better way to enjoy the holiday season than with some music. If you go to Mix 94.1 Presents Mark and Mercedes' Not So Silent Night in The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in early December, you'll not only get to listen to some truly amazing rock bands, but also some of the proceeds will benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Now that's a win-win concert for all.
Headlining the night of merriment is Train. The band began as a duo in 1994, shortly after Patrick Monahan met Rob Hotchkiss. The two decided to make beautiful music together. After playing in coffee houses for a good long while, they decided to expand their sound. Hotchkiss enlisted some of his former Apostles' band mates and a friend.
In 1997 Train settled in San Francisco, where they developed their sound. Their debut self-titled album was released in 1998. Three of the songs -- "Free," "Meet Virginia" and "I Am" -- became hits and put Train on the road to stardom.
Over the years, Train has racked up hits, sales and awards. Their 2001 album, "Drops of Jupiter," contained a single by the same name that won two Grammy Awards in 2002. Train received a third Grammy Award in 2011 for their song "Hey, Soul Sister."
Although the faces have changed through the years, frontman Monahan has remained in Train along with original members Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood. Hector Maldonado and Jerry Becker now round out the group of five.
Train's latest album is "Bulletproof Picasso." It was released in September and features "Angel in Blue Jeans" and "Cadillac, Cadillac."
The other bands and musicians in Not So Silent Night's all-star lineup are equally beloved.
New Orleans-based Better Than Ezra, which has been around for more than 25 years, still features original members Kevin Griffin and Tom Drummond. The pair have been joined by Michael Jerome. With hits like "Good" and "King of New Orleans" under their belts, you can expect a rollicking performance. Better Than Ezra will also play new material from their recently released eighth album, "All Together Now."
And you're sure to have heard songs by Matt Nathanson and Andy Grammer. Their music is everywhere these days.
With its clever lyrics, Nathanson's "Come On Get Higher" has become a platinum-selling song. His latest album, 2013's "Last of the Great Pretenders," also hit No. 1 on iTunes Alternative Albums chart.
In 2011 Grammer's self-titled debut album spawned the hit single "Keep Your Head Up." In August, he released his second album "Magazines and Novels."
With four very talented acts appearing at Mix 94.1's Not So Silent Night, you're sure to spend the evening singing, swaying and just grinning from ear to ear.