On December 22 and 23, Birmingham will be Jingle-Bell Rockin’ at The Carver Theatre with one of the city’s most popular bands, Just a Few Cats. In 2003, Just A Few Cats began a holiday tradition, reuniting in concert with their original lead singer, Ruben Studdard, after he won American Idol season 2. “This event has been a holiday staple in Birmingham for 13 years now, and I’m elated to celebrate Christmas with my hometown,” says Studdard. Since his rise to stardom, a few other band members have found their way into the spotlight as well. The Grammy-Nominated Alvin Garrett and Logan The Entertainer have both launched successful solo careers through the “Just A Few Cats” family. Last year’s celebration was the first time featuring all three performers and adopting the nickname, “The Cats.” To their delight, The Cats presented a mixture of popular Christmas jams, original hit songs, and Classic R&B/Soul to a highly energetic sold-out crowd.
Due to overwhelming demand, “Christmas with The Cats” will be presented on TWO separate nights, and tickets are already moving fast. “Last year’s sold out event was so nice that, this year, we have to do it twice,” says Alvin Garrett. According to Logan The Entertainer, “If you wait until the last minute to buy tickets, you may find yourself out in the cold.” “Not only are we going to put on a great show, we’re using our platform to give back to the community,” says Studdard. The Cats have partnered with Coca-Cola to collect toys from generous guests to donate to the Rickey Smiley Foundation, which distributes gifts to needy families during the Holidays (www.rickeysmileyfoundation.org). Additional sponsors include The Dannon Project, Eventful Graphics, and Urbanham.com.
Again, “Christmas with The Cats” will be held on December 22nd and 23rd at 8PM at The Carver Theatre, 1614 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203. For tickets, visit www.Jazzhall.com or call 205-327-9424. To learn more about the The Cats, visit www.RubenStuddard.com, www.AlvinGarrett.com and www.LoganTheEntertainer.com.