Calendar

Nov
1
Wed
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: American Spirit
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Join us for an entertainment experience you will not forget! This band’s new live stage production is premiering in Alexandria, Virginia as the first stop on a planned National tour, and the timing could not be better. American Spirit takes us back to the 1960s and reflects on how five individuals worked to bring our country together in the most trying times. There was intense racial strife and a nuclear showdown. But unlike the politicians media, and celebrities  of today. Those in a positions to make a difference chose to unite rather than to divide. Politicians spoke words of inclusiveness, a spiritual leader suffered incredible indignities but never related the actions of a few to an entire race. The music industry and its performances were writing and singing music to appeal to all. You will hear the incredible powerful words as the were actually spoken by John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy during the times of national crises. In addition you will be transported back in the time for three live tributes to actual concerts: Motown’s 1963 Motortown revue at the Apollo Theater. Frank Sinatra and Count Basie’s “Concert of the Century” at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966, and to the Fox Theater in Detroit for Motown’s final Motortown revue in 1968. Hear over forty songs that you know and love all performed live in upbeat, fast-paced medleys by our incredibly talented cast of musicians. Your emotions will run the gamut but you will never experience another show where you will be dancing in your seat one minute and bought to tears the next.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Lauren Annette
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm

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The Alexandria African American Hall of Fame presents Lauren Annette, An unquestionably gifted and a versatile artist, Lauren’s voice clearly brings back memories of such classic vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday; as well as hints of today’s mega vocalists Chaka Kahn, Whitney Houston and, Mariah Carey.

Prepare yourself for an elegant, high energy musical journey from the Classic Jazz Standards of yesterday to the R&B Hits of today and everything in between!!!

Nov
7
Tue
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: American Spirit
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Join us for an entertainment experience you will not forget! This band’s new live stage production is premiering in Alexandria, Virginia as the first stop on a planned National tour, and the timing could not be better. American Spirit takes us back to the 1960s and reflects on how five individuals worked to bring our country together in the most trying times. There was intense racial strife and a nuclear showdown. But unlike the politicians media, and celebrities  of today. Those in a positions to make a difference chose to unite rather than to divide. Politicians spoke words of inclusiveness, a spiritual leader suffered incredible indignities but never related the actions of a few to an entire race. The music industry and its performances were writing and singing music to appeal to all. You will hear the incredible powerful words as the were actually spoken by John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy during the times of national crises. In addition you will be transported back in the time for three live tributes to actual concerts: Motown’s 1963 Motortown revue at the Apollo Theater. Frank Sinatra and Count Basie’s “Concert of the Century” at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966, and to the Fox Theater in Detroit for Motown’s final Motortown revue in 1968. Hear over forty songs that you know and love all performed live in upbeat, fast-paced medleys by our incredibly talented cast of musicians. Your emotions will run the gamut but you will never experience another show where you will be dancing in your seat one minute and bought to tears the next.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: A Pre- Thanksgiving Party
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm

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An evening with Andy Evans good food, dancing, comedy and a book signing, with special guest Greg Cooper. Dinner Reservations begin at 6:30p.m.

Nov
17
Fri
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Hail Hail Rock n Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

The influence of Chuck Berry’s music is incalculable. From rock to hip-hop, country to jazz, Berry’s music provided the foundation for popular music as we know it. From formative hits like Johnny B. Goode and You Never Can Tell, Berry’s music completely altered the musical landscape. Join some of DC’s finest musicians to celebrate the music which gave life to virtually all that came afterward.

Meet the band: Kenny Pirog (vocals, guitar): Pirog spearheads area rock & roll group Wanted Man, introducing elements of blues, surf rock, and rockabilly to the Washington, DC, music scene.

Anthony Pirog (lead guitar): Pirog is making his mark on the guitar-playing universe, one sonically enthralling, diversely influenced project at a time. Pirog challenges our preconceived notions about genre and guitar sound with aplomb.
DARYL DAVIS earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC where he was a member of their world famous and renowned Jazz Vocal Ensemble. In addition to being a vocalist, guitarist, and composer, DARYL is a keyboardist extraordinaire. Upon graduation, DARYL went on to work with such artists as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge, and Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), to name a few.

Elijah Jamal Balbed (saxophone): An alumnus of Howard University’s legendary jazz program, saxophonist, composer, educator, and activist Balbed has been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013), and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper.

John Previti (bass): During the early 60s, Previti grew up immersed in the region’s bubbling cauldron of musical styles: swing, country, jazz, R&B, soul, and rockabilly, leading to an 18-year stint playing with guitar legend Danny Gatton.
Larry Ferguson (drums): Ferguson is known for his incredible timing and technique behind the drum set. Able to provide a keen sense of rhythm to any variety of musical genre playing, from orchestral to jazz and rock, Ferguson is a first-call drummer.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
On Behalf of the Carlye Club: A Tribute to the Music of the O’JAYS featuring Forever Yours
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm

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Back by Popular Demand ~ Forever Yours is a classic soul vocal group, specializing in tribute music of the mighty O’Jays. The ensemble is comprised of four talented musicians and vocalists that have a combined entertainment history spanning over thirty years. Group members are Tyrone Toomer, Tony Petty (both formally of the local well known R&B vocal group Lethal Weapon), Kevin Pierre Bell, and Lorenzo Johnson. Individually and combined Forever Yours has performed to sold out audiences on both national and international venues from Germany to Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and have graced the stage with the likes of world renown artists such as, Cuba Gooding and the Main Ingredient, Four Tops Revue, Howard Hewett, Jean Carne, Toney Fontaine, and many others. The Forever Yours sound will take you back to a moment in time where you relaxed, fell in love, cried, laughed, and partied down to that good feeling classic soul music of the O’Jays.

 

Nov
19
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Brian Lenair’s “The Cover Story” Pre-CD Release Concert
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

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An evening with National Recording Artist Saxophonist

Don’t miss the super talented Saxophonist  Brian Lenair as he releases his latest CD entitled THE COVER STORY” at The Carlyle Club!  Come and enjoy DC’s own as he performs the music from the CD.  In addition you will get a copy of his new CD included with the admission to the concert.  The CD will be released in January but you will get yours that night.  Spread the word!

National recording artist, Brian Lenair is a Washington D.C. based contemporary Jazz saxophonist that can blow with the best of them. He has lent his talents performing with or behind some of the greatest recording artists and musicians of our time including national recording greats like, Will Downing, Maysa, Jean Carne, Billy Paul, Angela Bofill, Christopher Williams, Miki Howard, Glenn Jones, Al Jarreau, Vesta, Tony Terry, Phyllis Hyman, Pieces of a Dream, Miles Jaye, Grover Washington, Jr., Peabo Bryson, and George Benson, just to name a few. Lenair credits the works of jazz greats Grover Washington, Jr. and Stanley Turrentine as musical inspiration. Lenair’s first band was 4 1/2 Hours. After four years with the group, he joined Spur of the Moment, who has become a legendary Washington, DC jazz/funk band. As the front man of the group, they astounded audiences with their mixture of jazz and R&B sounds for over 15 years. During that time, the group recorded two CDs entitled Spuraddict and Out of the Shadows, which prominently features Lenair’s talent as a musician, producer and composer.

Despite the growing success of Spur of the Moment, Lenair moved forward to pursue a solo career selling more than 500,000 at live performances over a 12 year period. In 2004, Lenair produced his first CD entitled, The Journey. Creating this CD gave Lenair the opportunity to showcase his talents as an extraordinary saxophonist, producer, entertainer, and songwriter. The first single, “Gone Ridin” is a mixture of soft melodies and up-tempo grooves. The title track “The Journey”, Lenair’s personal favorite, expresses the experience that he and his family endured during his sister’s victorious battle with cancer. Another track is one of his all-time favorites, “I Keep Forgetting” (Every Time You Are Near)”, originally recorded by Michael McDonald. In 2006, Lenair resurfaced with his first inspirational gospel project, Inspirations, Volume 1. This jazzy compilation embodies a total music experience. It features traditional gospel songs such as “Near the Cross” and “Amazing Grace” as well as contemporary gospel songs like “Total Praise”, “Stand” and “Center of My Joy”. Lenair’s soulful notes and expressions are a force to be reckoned with.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: THANKGIVING! Come join us~
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join us for a holiday feast! Enjoy a delicious and delightful three course meal with live music for $55 per guest (tax and gratuity additional). Choose between Lobster Bisque or the Carlyle Salad, roasted Tom Turkey with seasonal sides or Red Snapper with whipped potatoes and green beans. Make sure you save room for a slice of pumpkin or apple pie! Children 12 and under are half price. Elegant jazz will be performed by the Satin Doll Trio and reservations can be made from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Satin Trio will be playing from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. We look forward to celebrating with you

Nov
24
Fri
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Kickoff to Christmas with Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

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For over a decade, dapper Doc Scantlin has kept the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s alive for Washington, DC and others internationally.

 

Doc’s whole ensemble offers a memorable evening of musical entertainment. From the 1920’s speakeasy numbers such as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and the “Charleston” through the romantic, elegant 1930’s of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and the wonderful swing era of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc… He has played hundreds of the biggest and best balls, special events, weddings, private parties, fund raisers and concerts, appearing throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Nov
25
Sat
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: MOTOWN Christmas
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm

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Kickoff the holiday season with A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS at The Carlyle Club.  The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band will perform some of MOTOWN’S greatest Christmas songs and more to put you in the holiday spirit. Come and singalong with friends and family members and enjoy dinner in the beautiful setting of The Carlyle Club.  Two performances are scheduled for 5:00pm and 8:00pm.  Early reservations is highly recommended for these concerts. Advance reservations are $30.00 | Day of Event $35.00 at www.thecarlyleclub.com

Kickoff the holiday season with A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS at The Carlyle Club. The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band will perform some of MOTOWN’S greatest Christmas songs and more to put you in the holiday spirit. Come and singalong with friends and family members and enjoy dinner in the beautiful setting of The Carlyle Club. Two performances are scheduled for 5:00pm and 8:00pm.  Early reservations is highly recommended for these concerts. Advance reservations are $30.00 | Day of Event $35.00 at www.thecarlyleclub.com


Nov
1
Wed
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: American Spirit
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Join us for an entertainment experience you will not forget! This band’s new live stage production is premiering in Alexandria, Virginia as the first stop on a planned National tour, and the timing could not be better. American Spirit takes us back to the 1960s and reflects on how five individuals worked to bring our country together in the most trying times. There was intense racial strife and a nuclear showdown. But unlike the politicians media, and celebrities  of today. Those in a positions to make a difference chose to unite rather than to divide. Politicians spoke words of inclusiveness, a spiritual leader suffered incredible indignities but never related the actions of a few to an entire race. The music industry and its performances were writing and singing music to appeal to all. You will hear the incredible powerful words as the were actually spoken by John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy during the times of national crises. In addition you will be transported back in the time for three live tributes to actual concerts: Motown’s 1963 Motortown revue at the Apollo Theater. Frank Sinatra and Count Basie’s “Concert of the Century” at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966, and to the Fox Theater in Detroit for Motown’s final Motortown revue in 1968. Hear over forty songs that you know and love all performed live in upbeat, fast-paced medleys by our incredibly talented cast of musicians. Your emotions will run the gamut but you will never experience another show where you will be dancing in your seat one minute and bought to tears the next.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Lauren Annette
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm

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The Alexandria African American Hall of Fame presents Lauren Annette, An unquestionably gifted and a versatile artist, Lauren’s voice clearly brings back memories of such classic vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday; as well as hints of today’s mega vocalists Chaka Kahn, Whitney Houston and, Mariah Carey.

Prepare yourself for an elegant, high energy musical journey from the Classic Jazz Standards of yesterday to the R&B Hits of today and everything in between!!!

Nov
7
Tue
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: American Spirit
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Join us for an entertainment experience you will not forget! This band’s new live stage production is premiering in Alexandria, Virginia as the first stop on a planned National tour, and the timing could not be better. American Spirit takes us back to the 1960s and reflects on how five individuals worked to bring our country together in the most trying times. There was intense racial strife and a nuclear showdown. But unlike the politicians media, and celebrities  of today. Those in a positions to make a difference chose to unite rather than to divide. Politicians spoke words of inclusiveness, a spiritual leader suffered incredible indignities but never related the actions of a few to an entire race. The music industry and its performances were writing and singing music to appeal to all. You will hear the incredible powerful words as the were actually spoken by John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy during the times of national crises. In addition you will be transported back in the time for three live tributes to actual concerts: Motown’s 1963 Motortown revue at the Apollo Theater. Frank Sinatra and Count Basie’s “Concert of the Century” at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966, and to the Fox Theater in Detroit for Motown’s final Motortown revue in 1968. Hear over forty songs that you know and love all performed live in upbeat, fast-paced medleys by our incredibly talented cast of musicians. Your emotions will run the gamut but you will never experience another show where you will be dancing in your seat one minute and bought to tears the next.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: A Pre- Thanksgiving Party
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm

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An evening with Andy Evans good food, dancing, comedy and a book signing, with special guest Greg Cooper. Dinner Reservations begin at 6:30p.m.

Nov
17
Fri
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Hail Hail Rock n Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

The influence of Chuck Berry’s music is incalculable. From rock to hip-hop, country to jazz, Berry’s music provided the foundation for popular music as we know it. From formative hits like Johnny B. Goode and You Never Can Tell, Berry’s music completely altered the musical landscape. Join some of DC’s finest musicians to celebrate the music which gave life to virtually all that came afterward.

Meet the band: Kenny Pirog (vocals, guitar): Pirog spearheads area rock & roll group Wanted Man, introducing elements of blues, surf rock, and rockabilly to the Washington, DC, music scene.

Anthony Pirog (lead guitar): Pirog is making his mark on the guitar-playing universe, one sonically enthralling, diversely influenced project at a time. Pirog challenges our preconceived notions about genre and guitar sound with aplomb.
DARYL DAVIS earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC where he was a member of their world famous and renowned Jazz Vocal Ensemble. In addition to being a vocalist, guitarist, and composer, DARYL is a keyboardist extraordinaire. Upon graduation, DARYL went on to work with such artists as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge, and Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), to name a few.

Elijah Jamal Balbed (saxophone): An alumnus of Howard University’s legendary jazz program, saxophonist, composer, educator, and activist Balbed has been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013), and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper.

John Previti (bass): During the early 60s, Previti grew up immersed in the region’s bubbling cauldron of musical styles: swing, country, jazz, R&B, soul, and rockabilly, leading to an 18-year stint playing with guitar legend Danny Gatton.
Larry Ferguson (drums): Ferguson is known for his incredible timing and technique behind the drum set. Able to provide a keen sense of rhythm to any variety of musical genre playing, from orchestral to jazz and rock, Ferguson is a first-call drummer.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
On Behalf of the Carlye Club: A Tribute to the Music of the O’JAYS featuring Forever Yours
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm

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Back by Popular Demand ~ Forever Yours is a classic soul vocal group, specializing in tribute music of the mighty O’Jays. The ensemble is comprised of four talented musicians and vocalists that have a combined entertainment history spanning over thirty years. Group members are Tyrone Toomer, Tony Petty (both formally of the local well known R&B vocal group Lethal Weapon), Kevin Pierre Bell, and Lorenzo Johnson. Individually and combined Forever Yours has performed to sold out audiences on both national and international venues from Germany to Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and have graced the stage with the likes of world renown artists such as, Cuba Gooding and the Main Ingredient, Four Tops Revue, Howard Hewett, Jean Carne, Toney Fontaine, and many others. The Forever Yours sound will take you back to a moment in time where you relaxed, fell in love, cried, laughed, and partied down to that good feeling classic soul music of the O’Jays.

 

Nov
19
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Brian Lenair’s “The Cover Story” Pre-CD Release Concert
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

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An evening with National Recording Artist Saxophonist

Don’t miss the super talented Saxophonist  Brian Lenair as he releases his latest CD entitled THE COVER STORY” at The Carlyle Club!  Come and enjoy DC’s own as he performs the music from the CD.  In addition you will get a copy of his new CD included with the admission to the concert.  The CD will be released in January but you will get yours that night.  Spread the word!

National recording artist, Brian Lenair is a Washington D.C. based contemporary Jazz saxophonist that can blow with the best of them. He has lent his talents performing with or behind some of the greatest recording artists and musicians of our time including national recording greats like, Will Downing, Maysa, Jean Carne, Billy Paul, Angela Bofill, Christopher Williams, Miki Howard, Glenn Jones, Al Jarreau, Vesta, Tony Terry, Phyllis Hyman, Pieces of a Dream, Miles Jaye, Grover Washington, Jr., Peabo Bryson, and George Benson, just to name a few. Lenair credits the works of jazz greats Grover Washington, Jr. and Stanley Turrentine as musical inspiration. Lenair’s first band was 4 1/2 Hours. After four years with the group, he joined Spur of the Moment, who has become a legendary Washington, DC jazz/funk band. As the front man of the group, they astounded audiences with their mixture of jazz and R&B sounds for over 15 years. During that time, the group recorded two CDs entitled Spuraddict and Out of the Shadows, which prominently features Lenair’s talent as a musician, producer and composer.

Despite the growing success of Spur of the Moment, Lenair moved forward to pursue a solo career selling more than 500,000 at live performances over a 12 year period. In 2004, Lenair produced his first CD entitled, The Journey. Creating this CD gave Lenair the opportunity to showcase his talents as an extraordinary saxophonist, producer, entertainer, and songwriter. The first single, “Gone Ridin” is a mixture of soft melodies and up-tempo grooves. The title track “The Journey”, Lenair’s personal favorite, expresses the experience that he and his family endured during his sister’s victorious battle with cancer. Another track is one of his all-time favorites, “I Keep Forgetting” (Every Time You Are Near)”, originally recorded by Michael McDonald. In 2006, Lenair resurfaced with his first inspirational gospel project, Inspirations, Volume 1. This jazzy compilation embodies a total music experience. It features traditional gospel songs such as “Near the Cross” and “Amazing Grace” as well as contemporary gospel songs like “Total Praise”, “Stand” and “Center of My Joy”. Lenair’s soulful notes and expressions are a force to be reckoned with.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: THANKGIVING! Come join us~
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join us for a holiday feast! Enjoy a delicious and delightful three course meal with live music for $55 per guest (tax and gratuity additional). Choose between Lobster Bisque or the Carlyle Salad, roasted Tom Turkey with seasonal sides or Red Snapper with whipped potatoes and green beans. Make sure you save room for a slice of pumpkin or apple pie! Children 12 and under are half price. Elegant jazz will be performed by the Satin Doll Trio and reservations can be made from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Satin Trio will be playing from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. We look forward to celebrating with you

Nov
24
Fri
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Kickoff to Christmas with Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

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For over a decade, dapper Doc Scantlin has kept the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s alive for Washington, DC and others internationally.

 

Doc’s whole ensemble offers a memorable evening of musical entertainment. From the 1920’s speakeasy numbers such as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and the “Charleston” through the romantic, elegant 1930’s of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and the wonderful swing era of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc… He has played hundreds of the biggest and best balls, special events, weddings, private parties, fund raisers and concerts, appearing throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Nov
25
Sat
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: MOTOWN Christmas
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm

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Kickoff the holiday season with A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS at The Carlyle Club.  The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band will perform some of MOTOWN’S greatest Christmas songs and more to put you in the holiday spirit. Come and singalong with friends and family members and enjoy dinner in the beautiful setting of The Carlyle Club.  Two performances are scheduled for 5:00pm and 8:00pm.  Early reservations is highly recommended for these concerts. Advance reservations are $30.00 | Day of Event $35.00 at www.thecarlyleclub.com

Kickoff the holiday season with A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS at The Carlyle Club. The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band will perform some of MOTOWN’S greatest Christmas songs and more to put you in the holiday spirit. Come and singalong with friends and family members and enjoy dinner in the beautiful setting of The Carlyle Club. Two performances are scheduled for 5:00pm and 8:00pm.  Early reservations is highly recommended for these concerts. Advance reservations are $30.00 | Day of Event $35.00 at www.thecarlyleclub.com