The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 15, 2013

Wild Rumpus, Boatmen to perform

— Tamarack takes a unique approach to the holidays with a special musical event on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Wild Rumpus and The Boatmen will share the stage at the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater to perform their music separately, and to collaborate on holiday favorites.

According to Tamarack Events Director Kelly Elkins, even though the bands may not seem a like a traditional holiday choice, their popularity and willingness to work together will guarantee an entertaining evening for guests.

“We always look forward to a full house with these talented musicians,” said Elkins. “Putting them together seemed like the perfect holiday treat.”

Although tickets for the event are $10 per person, Elkins suggests people may get more than the value of a ticket from attending.

“Everyone who brings a toy for Mac’s Toy Fund will be entered into a drawing for door prizes,” she said. “Not only is it a ‘feel good’ donation for the holidays, it’s a way to help ensure the children in our area have a Merry Christmas.”

Toys may be new or used, but should be unwrapped for the event. Door prizes include outdoor adventure, CDs, gift cards and meals.

Elkins encourages guests to buy tickets in advance, due to the possibility the event will sell out. Call Tamarack at 1 88TAMARACK or stop by weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Tamarack is located off Exit 45 on I-77/64. Tamarack is open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is closed Christmas Day. Winter hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., begin Jan. 3, 2014.

For details about other events, shopping, conference center availability, demonstrations and more, call 1 88TAMARACK.