When: Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. 2015
Last year, the Bartlett Christmas Special event sold out — proving that as cheesy as much Christmas music has become, we still crave its familiarity. Once again, the Bartlett’s owners play on our base instincts, whipping up a holiday concert and subsequent album. Local acts on the cheery bill, and featured on the indie rock-influenced Bartlett Christmas — Vol. #2 album, include Cathedral Pearls, Friends of Mine, Loomer, Pérenne and Lucas Brown. For Friday’s event, more local artists will make surprise appearances and Derrick Oliver will emcee. Also, just to make the event a little brighter, expect a sing-along portion.