Fayetteville’s resident symphony orchestra is answering the call for seasonal cheer with a small holiday concert at Dirty Whiskey Craft Cocktail Bar on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
The upcoming installment of Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s wildly popular Symphony On Tap concert series will feature their jazz quartet and a program of festive favorites for patrons to enjoy.
While mistletoe and Moscow Mules might not go immediately hand in hand, the FSO’s commitment to bringing beautiful music directly to the people in the community has proven to be a savvy move. With 16 shows scheduled at various restaurants, breweries and watering holes around the city this concert season, there are plenty of opportunities to create new classical music fans.
FSO’s Marketing Manager, Meghan Woolbright, attributes the relaxed setting to the success of the concert series.
“People can look forward to experiencing our wonderful jazz quartet in a less traditional, more comfortable free flowing setting,” she told Up & Coming Weekly. “The fact that it’s free is also pretty neat,” she continued. “You don’t have to spend money to enjoy beautiful music. I think it’s grown in popularity because it’s become something fun and different to do on a Friday night.”
Both woman and veteran-owned, Dirty Whiskey offers a bevy of designer cocktails just right for a swanky holiday date night, a Dirty Santa exchange among girlfriends, or anyone looking to celebrate this time of year.
With seasonal offerings such as a Vanilla Chai Martini, an Orange Spiced Mule, and a Pomegranate Margarita, to name a few — it’s the perfect recipe for a cozy night out.
“I’m confident people will love the layout and drinks,” Woolbright said. “It’s very festive. The decorations are up, and it's a beautiful space.”
As an added perk, Dirty Whiskey partners with Dirtbag Ales Brewery, and concertgoers will have an opportunity to enjoy a local favorite, Napkins BBQ, and perhaps a food truck or two as the sound of Christmas music fills the air.
This concert, and others like it, are just one of the many ways the FSO acknowledges and honors the changing landscape of the community it serves.
As the leading musical resource in Cumberland County and the North Carolina Region, the FSO strives to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy the power of beautiful music.
In addition to Symphony on Tap, the FSO offers several other free concerts throughout the year.
For over 65 years, the FSO has been on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire the citizens of Cumberland County through the arts. The FSO has honed its skills as a professional regional orchestra praised for its artistic excellence.
Whether a fan of Christmas, music, fine spirits, or all three — Holiday Music at Dirty Whiskey is the perfect way to enjoy the season in Cumberland County.
Dirty Whiskey is located at 5431 Corporation Drive in Hope Mills.
For more information about the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and upcoming events, visit their website at https://www.fayettevillesymphony.org/.