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Holiday Show & Potluck with Bettman & Halpin

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)

Our annual holiday show/singalong and potluck will be headlined and led by the dynamic duo Bettman & Halpin. Bring your holiday spirit, your enthusiasm for singing, and something yummy for the potluck! Last names A-Q, please bring appetizers; R-Z, please bring desserts. Check below for more details.

Leading us in holiday song will be folk/Americana talents Bettman & Halpin. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have been touring as a duo since 2008, and incorporating a trio and quartet since 2013.

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. They have twice been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy w/ Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. They can also be found performing at various arts centers throughout the US and abroad. Touring together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:

Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition; Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest; Most Wanted Artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; 
Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques. 

Their 5 CDs have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, reaching the top 10 and top 5 on the National Folk DJ chart and number 1 on The Roots Music Report.

(There are no opening acts for this show)

$10 general admission; $5 members and students w/ ID; free for ages 12 and younger.

Special Show Details

  • We always have plenty of desserts, so we'd like to encourage more side dishes this year. So, if your last name begins with letters from A-Q, bring an appetizer. R-Z, bring a dessert item. 
  • We'll supply drinks, as in previous years.
  • Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
  • We'll open the food for noshing at 6:30 pm.
  • Show starts at 7:00.
  • No opening acts.
  • Stephanie and Luke will do a one-hour feature set, and we'll do a short break.
  • After the break, we'll do a holiday audience singalong to finish up the evening.

Come on out and join us. This is one of our most popular events! 

Earlier Event: November 24
Gabrielle Louise Quartet
Later Event: January 12
Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam