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Center Presents

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2023

The Palladium // Tuesday, Dec 5, 7:30pm ET

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Featuring: Jonathan Butler
Special Guests: Rebecca Jade and Marcus Anderson

And Introducing: Justin-Lee Schultz

In the 26th anniversary edition of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas tour, Dave Koz and Friends will perform fresh renditions of timeless Christmas classics – as well as a Chanukah medley – and hits from their respective catalogues. The tour reunites Koz with longtime musical partner guitarist/singerJonathan Butler and will feature two special guests:  saxophonist/flutist Marcus Anderson, making his debut, and vocalist Rebecca Jade, marking her third time with the tour. Traversing 25 cities over one month on the road, the tour will also introduce musical prodigy Justin-Lee Schultz, a 16-year old South Africa-born, U.S.-based pianist/guitarist/vocalist and social media sensation. 


Opening the evening will be the bass-keyboard duo of Bethany Robinson and Sarah Scharbrough McLaughlin. Robinson, Jazz Band Director for Noblesville Schools, is a Yamaha performing artist, former Indiana Jazz Educator of the Year and 2023 Grammy Music Educator Award Finalist. McLaughlin, a Noblesville resident, is a singer and songwriter who has released six original studio albums and performs regularly across central Indiana.


The 2023 Dave Koz Christmas VIP Experience – $250 (VIP1)

Tis the season… to make an unforgettable memory with Dave this Christmas! Elevate your holiday and add a generous helping of Christmas joy by joining Dave’s Christmas VIP Experience, where you'll have the opportunity to take part in an intimate Q&A session with Dave and capture the memory forever by taking a photo with Dave himself! Package includes:


  • Premium Seat Ticket
  • Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
  • Meet & Greet with Dave Koz
  • A Photograph with Dave Koz
  • An Autographed VIP Laminate
  • A Special Christmas Gift from Dave


Note: there are a very limited number of spaces available. Each VIP guest must have a seat ticket to join the Meet & Greet. This Meet & Greet event is planned to take place prior to the show; you must be able to arrive 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to show time, as the VIP event is expected to begin promptly at ninety minutes prior to show time. You will receive a VIP itinerary approximately three days prior to the show with all details you will need to participate in the VIP experience.