A “Funky Dozen” celebration of Christmas comes to the Soper Reese Theatre at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 15. This local favorite band blends fun and funk to keep people on the dance floor all night long. Led by Larry Thompson, the group focuses primarily on favorites from the 1970s, but also pulls the best from the ‘80s and ‘90s. As the name suggests, the band features twelve talented musicians, but not always the same twelve. It’s a fluid mixture of core members and new musicians who bring great infusions of style and experience, helping the band stay true to its roots while it continues to grow and evolve, and always creating a powerful sound. The group’s trademark is a melding of classic guitar and percussion, with a brass section to blow the roof off, and topped with vocalists who use their voices as instruments in their own right. Current lead vocalists include Kristin Petersen, Cynthia Ganoung, Mary Swehla, and Steven Pulido. Musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, KC and the Sunshine Band, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, the Isley Bros, and Patty Labelle. Current band members include first-timers making a name for themselves to Grammy winners, including musicians who have played with Alex Degrassi, John Mattern, and David Raitt. Major sponsor for the concert is Strong Financial Network. Also sponsored by KXBX 98.3 and KNTI 99.5. Tickets for this special “Third Friday Live” holiday celebration are $20 and $15, reserved seating. Dance floor open. Tickets on sale to theatre members ONLY through Nov. 30, and available to the general public starting on Dec. 1. To purchase tickets go online at SoperReeseTheatre.com, or to The Travel Center, 1265 S. Main, Lakeport, Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information call 707-263-0577.