This holiday season, the eight mid-Atlantic locations of acclaimed food and drink destination Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will once again host their annual concert series, celebrating the season with a series of performances by The Cartoon Christmas Trio, a musical group that performs authentic arrangements of musical selections from the classic holiday TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Originally aired in 1965, the special created by Charles Schulz has become among the most popular holiday programs in television history.
“For any of us who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, the Peanuts’ Christmas Special is as much a part of the holiday experience as holly and mistletoe,” says founding partner Kevin Finn. “These concerts are our favorite way of celebrating ‘the most wonderful time of the year’.”
Throughout the month of December, the Cartoon Christmas Trio will perform at each of Iron Hill’s eight award-winning locations. Concert schedule is as follows:
Iron Hill Newark DE on Tuesday, December 15
Iron Hill Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, December 16
Iron Hill Phoenixville, PA on Thursday, December 17
Iron Hill North Wales, PA on Friday, December 18
Iron Hill Media, PA on Sunday, December 20
Iron Hill Maple Shade, NJ on Monday, December 21
Iron Hill Wilmington, DE on Tuesday, December 22
Iron Hill West Chester, PA on Wednesday, December 23
Iron Hill Newark, DE on Sunday, December 27 – the first-ever post-Christmas performance!
All performances will begin at 7 p.m., and run approximately two hours, with programs that include the score of A Charlie Brown Christmas along with selections from such other holiday favorites as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and The Little Drummer Boy.
The Cartoon Christmas Trio formed in 1995 for the sole purpose of performing music from classic Christmas cartoons. The music of A Charlie Brown Christmas, written by acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi, is the best-selling Christmas recording of all time. The trio performs each song from the classic TV special, using the exact instrumentation Guaraldi specified in his original compositions, to transport listeners back to the nostalgic world of Charles Schulz’s beloved cartoon.
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the region’s fastest growing restaurant group, blossoming from one restaurant and brewery to eight locations across the mid-Atlantic. Each is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Their acclaimed beers have accumulated a wealth of awards from the nation’s top beer festivals, and their restaurants have earned more than 100 “Best of” nods from local and national publications. Five to seven more locations across the mid-Atlantic are planned for the next five years.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s eight locations include: Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000); Wilmington, DE (710 South Madison Street, 302-472-2739); Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000); West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600); North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000); Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333); Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800); and Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300).
For more information about the Cartoon Christmas Trio’s performances at Iron Hill, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit www.ironhillbrewery.com.