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Good News Monday: Straight No Chaser Inspires Holiday Spirit


Dear Wellness Seekers,

Good News Monday: Straight No Chaser Inspires Holiday Spirit shares the good time we enjoyed by devoting last Friday evening to this concert. It totally infused Spanista with the holiday spirit. I remember seeing the first video of these 10 guys while they were at Indiana University seeking to break out with their upbeat medley of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ back in 2008. Do you know it? If not, do check it out here. If you have seen it and become fans, you appreciate Straight No Chaser’s (SNC) unique a cappella style of entertainment.  This is not your grandmothers male a cappella group in blue blazers!

It is impressive to see the success of the same great midwest guys seven yearsGood-News-Monday:-Straight-No-Chaser-Inspires-Holiday-Spirit-3.jpegPINIMAGE later. Straight No Chaser has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. They released their newest album ‘The New Old Fashioned’ in October 2015, their fifth album release through Atlantic Records. Of course that puts them on the road again to the thrill of their adoring fans.

This Straight No Chaser experience is called The New Old Fashioned Tour ( as you would expect) and is pure positive spirit, and an ever so enjoyable way to spend a few hours escaping into their music world. It was the opening night of their tour. As this was my first time seeing them I did not really know what to expect so to my delight I found the scripting of the show to be very well done with loads of great humor sprinkled throughout keeping you laughing.

It was also our first concert at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for The Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. People I know attend events here say it is designed well and enhances any event. We found that to be true.  A classy but relaxed setting with loads of conveniences to enjoy. Before the event we went to a nearby lifestyle center called ‘City Place’ where we took in the holiday atmosphere. Just when we walked into the center it started to snow (yes this is Florida so even fake snow has a magical effect and met with a huge Christmas tree adorned in white lights. We sat down to our before show dinner alfresco at Il Bellagio right by the huge Christmas tree. As we were right in the center of things near the open air stage the people watching was spectacular – after all this is famous Palm Beach! There were many international looking couples and loads of happy families enjoying the train rides and waiting for the outdoor entertainment to begin. We enjoyed a great dinner and wine and then took a short walk to the Kravis Center for the Concert.



Good News Monday: Straight No Chaser Inspires Holiday Spirit is a concert I would recommend to anyone looking for a classy upbeat music experience because these guys are the real deal with a captivating sound of unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves you in many ways. Spanista suggests starting the season by treating yourself to a concert of any kind.  It is a great act of Self  Care and will kick the holiday into high gear. BTW, the tour going on through February so check out dates on Ticketmaster.

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,



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