Roanoke’s Jingle Bell Rock

Members of the Fleetwood Band, (from left) Jim Amstutz, Barry Fleetwood, Pam Fleetwood and Christine Smith, will play at the Cottage Event Center on Friday, Dec. 18.
Members of the Fleetwood Band, (from left) Jim Amstutz, Barry Fleetwood, Pam Fleetwood and Christine Smith, will play at the Cottage Event Center on Friday, Dec. 18. Photo provided.

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center has announced a new holiday show.

The event, called Jingle Bell Rock, will be headlined by renowned Rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor. Also on the bill is acoustic Oldies group, The Fleetwood Band.

Jingle Bell Rock is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, and is a fund-raiser for the SW Allen County Food Bank.

Guitarist Kenny Taylor is among the most popular musicians in the area, as a member of oldies band The Bulldogs, and children’s music duo The Atomic Sharks. Taylor also plays with Fort Wayne’s Farmland Jazz Band and teaches guitar and ukelele at the Sweewater Academy of Music.

Backing Taylor will be his son Colin Taylor on bass, Kellen Baker on guitar and Sam Clay on drums.

Opening the concert will be acoustic Oldies group The Fleetwood Band, who will perform a variety of pop and country holiday hits by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, Darlene Love and more. The Fleetwood Band consists of Barrie Fleetwood, on guitar and vocals; wife, Pam Fleetwood, percussion; Chris Smith, vocals; and Jim Amstutz, keyboard. The group performs at festivals and wineries around the area and previously appeared at the Roanoke venue for the Oak Hill Farm Barbecue Chef Cookoff.

A cash bar will be available and food will be available for purchase from Oley’s Pizza. Tickets may be ordered by calling 483-3508, visiting cot tageeventcenter.com, or going to John’s Meat Market in Roanoke.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Cottage Event Center is located at 9524 U.S.-24 N., Roanoke.