Direct from Nashville, acclaimed recording artist Mandy Barnett will celebrate the holidays with her classic country charm at Freedom Hall in Park Forest (410 Lakewood Boulevard) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12.
Barnett will perform popular ballads like “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” along with spirited standards like “Jingle Bell Rock,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Marshmallow World,” and “Winter Wonderland.”
With a timeless, robust delivery, Barnett takes her cue from the enduring Christmases of the golden era —the smooth and sophisticated sounds of Perry Como, Brenda Lee, Burl Ives, and Connie Francis, updated with Barnett’s soaring, sparkling vocals.
A Grand Ole Opry favorite, Barnett tours both nationally and internationally. She is well known for her portrayal of country music legend Patsy Cline in the acclaimed, long-running stage show, Always…Patsy Cline, at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The Los Angeles Times has heralded her “pipes of steel,” “big, brassy voice and vintage-sounding arrangements.” And USA Today calls Barnett one of the “finest classic country and torch singers” to come out of Nashville.
For more information or for tickets to Winter Wonderland with Mandy Barnett call 708-747-0580 or visit www.freedomhall.org.
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts