Local jazz band Popcorn Button is bringing a night of music and dancing to Atlantic once again this holiday season. A free community dance, titled Holiday Ball, will be held at the Elks Lodge in Atlantic on Sunday, December 21st. Organizers say Popcorn Button will provide three hours of live big band music in the styles of swing, polka, waltz, and two step. The dance floor will be open throughout the night, for dancers of all ages and abilities. Jake Auerbach will be on hand to help any beginning dancers get started with the basic steps.
“Playing in the band at Holiday Ball is always one of my favorite parts about Christmas Break,” said Aaron Johnson, an Iowa State University student and musician in Popcorn Button. The band, which consists of sixteen volunteer musicians, is a collection of Atlantic residents, AHS alumni, and members of the surrounding community. With special guest Santa Claus in the trumpet section, they will be playing big band hits and swing arrangements of a few holiday favorites. “In the Mood,” “Hoop-Dee-Doo Polka,” “Embraceable You,” and many others will fill the 3-hour event with lively music.
Holiday Ball will be held at the Elks Lodge at 501 Poplar Street in Atlantic from 7 to 10 pm on Sunday, December 21st. Dancers and listeners of every age are welcome.
There is no cost to attend, though a free will donation will be accepted at the door to cover the band’s expenses. For more information about the band or Holiday Ball, visit www.popcornbutton.org or email email@example.com.