Ronnie McCoy of The Hi Fi Ninja.
Voyage of Slaves
The Wish You Weres
Jerry Davis of The Hi Fi Ninja.
The Purchase Orphan Choir
Shana McCoy of The Hi Fi Ninja
There are not a lot of places where music fans can go to enjoy a unique rock show — especially two days before Christmas — that is centered around helping the community. Friday, at the Massac Community Center, people can do just that.
“We know we are going to have a bunch of people there,” organizer Ronnie McCoy said. “So whatever we can do to help the cause is great.”
The three-hour-long rock-fest, aptly named the Ho Ho Hall Show, includes performances by five local bands and a tattoo raffle, but also will serve as a food donation center. All donations will go to Paducah Cooperative Ministry, a Paducah group that relies on donations to feed people and provide other aid.
“We rely on donations, it’s fundamental to what we do here,” said Heidi Suhrheinrich, PCM director. “The canned goods, they keep us going day in and day out.”
The Ho Ho Hall Show features bands from a variety of genres, including punk bands the Purchase Orphan Choir and the Wish You Weres, The Hi Fi Ninja, indy-rock group Thick as Thieves, and the metal stylings of Voyage of Slaves.
“Each band sounds different than the others,” McCoy said. “That’s what we strive for, to make a concert that just about any rock fan can enjoy.”
Sticking with the Christmas theme, McCoy said that there will be some punk-inspired Christmas songs played to inspire the spirit of giving just a little more. McCoy, who has organized shows in the area before, has put his entire weight behind the show and its concept.
“It’s the holidays, a lot of people are home and visiting,” McCoy said. “There really isn’t a lot going on this weekend, and we are relying on people to get out, come over, enjoy some music and donate to a great cause.”