Local talent to perform Big Band and holiday music Dec. 22nd in Atlantic


December 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Local talent will take to the stage at the Elk’s Lodge in Atlantic Dec. 22nd, for an evening of free, Big Band music and dancing. The 3rd annual Holiday Ball features “Popcorn Button, a 16-piece swing band performing a large range of hits from the big band era. The group will also perform a set of traditional holiday favorites re-arranged in the big band tradition. Popcorn Button includes student and alumni musicians from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Atlantic High School, and the Atlantic community.

And, Jake and Pam Auerbach will be back in action on the dance floor, helping anyone wanting to learn how to dance the waltz, swing, polka, and two-step. Dancers of any level of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend. The couple will be available throughout the evening to help any dancers get started while the music continues.

Even Santa Claus has taken time out of his busy schedule to make an appearance with Popcorn Button. An optional free will donation will be taken at the door to cover the band’s expenses, with all excess proceeds going to the Atlantic Food Pantry.

Once again, the Holiday Ball is a free public event. All ages and dancing abilities are invited and encouraged to attend from 7-10 PM Saturday, December 22nd at the Elks Lodge in Atlantic.  For more information, visit www.popcornbutton.org, or contact Curtis Ullerich at info@popcornbutton.org or 424-242-2878.