For people looking for a taste of Lawnya Vawnya magic this holiday season, beloved Festival alum Steve Maloney, Kat McLevey and The Wunderstrands will be playing at Gower Street United Church on December 22nd at 7:00pm.

“The Christmas show will feature three incredible local bands who have all been festival highlights in past years. Having them perform at the George Street United Church is going to make for a really special evening and a great way to kick off the holidays,” Says Christina Dicks, Co-director of Lawnya Vawnya: A Festival of Independent Art and Culture.

Lawnya Vawnya is teaming up with Mallard Cottage to send everyone home after the show with a warm cup of hot chocolate, and will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the food bank.

We asked A Lawnya Vawnya Christmas! performers to tell us which carols they love and what they’re looking forward to playing at the Tibbs eve eve show.

What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?

Steve Maloney: Ah… I’ve been listening/learning so much Christmas music lately, they’ve all morphed together at this point! One that stands out is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” Seems fitting for 2016.

Kat McLevey: This Christmas. The Harry Connick Jr version on When My Heart Finds Christmas is such a jam. This song is an important McLevey family Christmas tradition.

Mara Pellerin: Hmmm I’ve never really picked a favourite, but I always liked that Carol of the Bells one, even though it’s probably the creepiest haha.

What Will You Be Playing at the Lawnya Vawnya Christmas Show? 

Steve Maloney:  We’ll be playing some newer material, more featuring the strings (upright bass and violin) and some subtler ground we might not cover at a bar venue. Less for the drinkers I suppose… but early enough that they can feel satisfied before heading out into the evening. We’ll also play some sweet, sweet Christmas tunes. Really looking forward to those, one of which has been my favourite since I was a kid. Come to the show and find out!

Mara Pellerin: I’m playing with my band Wunderstrands! It’s our first church gig which I’m looking forward to, also that we get to play with Steve Maloney and Kat McLevey, two true gems!

McLevey: I will be playing some rearrangements and reharms of some tunes from Evergrown, as well as a cover or two for enjoyment sake. And possibly a new tune. It will be fresh, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Lawnya Vawnya’s online Are Audio Speakers Auction fundraiser ends on midnight the day of the show. The Are Audio Light Roast Speakers are locally made, hand crafted speakers that would make an awesome gift for any music lovers on your list. Click here to place your bid: