Syracuse, N.Y. — Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano virtuoso Jim Brickman is going to host a holiday show in December to benefit the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse. And he doesn’t have to come to town to do it.
Brickman is performing virtual shows called Comfort & Joy At Home to benefit theaters around the country that have been shut down by the coronavirus.
One of those in the Onondaga County-owned Oncenter, which has been closed since March.
It’s billed as an “uplifting, family-friendly, holiday concert.”
The show will be streamed for home viewing starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. It will be tailored for the local audience with the addition of interactive “Zoom rooms,” meet & greets and Christmas gifts delivered to your door.
Tickets packages range from $125, to $75 and $40 and went on sale Sept. 18. Buy tickets online. Proceeds from each ticket sold benefit the Oncenter.
Brickman, 58, is a Grammy nominated songwriter and piano player, whose work crosses genres like New Age and Country. The Confort & Joy blends holiday carols with his own hit songs such as “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.”
Brickman has 22 No. 1 albums and 33 Top 20 singles on Billboard. He’s collaborated with artists like Lady Antebellum, Michael Bolton, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride and others. He’s the 22nd year of hosting the syndicated radio show, “The Jim Brickman Show.” This year, he started a podcast called “Brickman Bedtime Story”, that can be seen on Facebook LIVE and heard on Pandora, Apple Spotify and iheart podcasts.
Watch Brickman’s message to Syracuse fans: