November 13, 2015

Get some “Holiday Soul” with Eric Essix and 5 Men on a Stool on Dec. 13 at the ASC

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eric essix 5menWant to get into the groove of the holidays? Don’t miss “Holiday Soul” featuring Birmingham’s own Eric Essix along with 5 Men on a Stool, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Back by popular demand, this harmonious holiday celebration features UAB Artist-in-Residence Essix with the Atlanta-based super-group. The performance is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $36. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Following the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his handpicked collection of soulful “songs of the season” with Hank Stewart, Antonio Allen, Melvin Miller and Leonard Julien III. These merry gentlemen will also treat patrons to a handful of favorites from the group’s time-tested, listener-approved set list.

No strangers to the ASC and Birmingham, 5 Men on a Stool shared the stage with Essix in 2013 for his “Evolution” concert. Together they have played venues throughout the country, performing their own unique blend of jazz, gospel, R&B, and spoken word. “Holiday Soul” is a unique musical experience guaranteed to fill everyone with joyful, soulful spirit.

An ArtPlay Meet the Artist school show for area schoolchildren is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14.