Since they had so much fun last year, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band are bringing their Christmas show back to Richfield Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re known for our summer shows,” Shupe said. The band performs a mix of pop, bluegrass and rock, melding an upbeat and fun sound.
When they started experimenting with Christmas songs, Shupe said the band began with a Christmas album injected with an emphasis on fun, while still maintaining the true spirit of Christmas.
“We thought, why not take this on the road,” Shupe said. At first Shupe and his group performed their Christmas songs in shows with other bands, like the Piano Guys. However, now they’ve developed an entire repertoire of holiday music.
The band has constructed a set list filled with Christmas favorites with a unique twist, such as a reggae version of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.” They also have some originals thrown into the mix, such as a Christmas version of their crowd favorite “Corndog,” called, “Eggnog.”
“They’re kind of similar, both made from weird ingredients that aren’t really good for you,” Shupe said.
Another is a revised version of the “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” this time called “The Grinch Went Down to Whoville.”
While the show is upbeat, it also keeps the true spirit of Christmas, Shupe said.
A fifth generation fiddler and Billboard charting artist, Shupe has been performing for more than 20 years.
Shupe and The Rubber Band have played all across Utah, including several dates in Richfield in the past. The band has hit the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Ryanshupe.com from $15 to $22 each. The concert will be at the Sevier Valley Center, 800 West 200 South in Richfield.
The show is part of a multi-city tour that includes performances throughout Utah.