A trifecta of Clinton Swanson bands are playing a Christmas-themed dance party at Spiritbar on December 13.

Christmas bash features Clinton Swanson trifecta

Trio of bands coming to Spiritbar for an energetic, multi-hour dance party.

Twelve days before Christmas Nelson musician Clinton Swanson is bringing a trio of bands to Spiritbar for an energetic, multi-hour dance party.

The busy Kootenay saxophonist, who recently performed at Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign, said he’s thrilled to once again invite the community to boogie down as part of his “happy holidays dance party” at Spiritbar on December 13.

Swanson said residents can expect to hear groovy funk, electronic drum solos, lots of swing numbers and plenty of songs to celebrate with. And though you’re allowed to show up in winter-themed costumes, you don’t have to.

The evening will begin with Clinton Swanson and Friends, and will feature Sydney Black from 8 to 9:15 p.m.

“That’s the swing part of it, to get everybody warmed up,” said Swanson. That aspect will be high energy, with people twirling and shaking across the dance floor.

Next up will be Hornography from 10 to 11:15. That set will also feature special guest DJ Rafferty Funksmith.

“This is the groovy dance party part,” he said.

And finally, Swanson will take the stage for a third time with his band Below the Belt at midnight.

He said he’s particularly thrilled about drummer Tony Ferraro’s electronic jungle kit, which he said produces plenty of rave-style effects.

“It’s going to be a full night of dancing and having a good time. There may even be mistletoe, so pucker up! We’re going all night,” said Swanson.

A festive figure is rumoured to be making a special appearance.

“I just want to have a show that expresses my appreciation for this town, because so many people come out to support me. I want them to come out and have a rocking good time,” he said.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are now available at the Hume Hotel.