FARMINGTON — Celebrate the holidays with a Davis County tradition.
Tickets are still available for award-winning singer/songwriter Cori Connors upcoming set of Farmington concerts, set for Dec. 2,3, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Arts Center. As in previous years, the show features a mix of original songs by Connors and the sharing of stories that either inspired the music or gives the audience a deeper insight into a particular song.
“I’m super excited about this year’s show,” said Connors. “We’re creating a line-up of songs and stories that I think people will enjoy.”
She’ll be joined by Kelly DeHaan and Mark Robinette, both of whom are familiar faces for those who have attended Connors’ holiday concerts in the past. DeHaan has sung at Hale Center Theatre, and Robinette plays several different instruments.
“She’s delightful and talented, and he’s the bass to my treble,” said Connors of DeHaan and Robinette.
She’s done the holiday concerts for several years now, and though she used to include a Salt Lake concert she’s focused exclusively on Farmington for the last several years. Though she performs throughout the year, the holiday concerts are among her favorite.
“There’s a little door inside of everyone that’s often shut because we’re way too old and cynical, but at Christmas we open that door and let the tender, childlike part of ourselves be exposed,” said Connors.
The kind of audience members who come out to listen to story-based acoustic music, often focusing on faith and family, increases that feeling.
“If you like the music I get to facilitate, then you are probably someone who is generally gracious and grateful as well,” she said. “I think that’s why I love doing my holiday concerts so much. It brings together good people in a warm setting.”
She added that many of those people are her neighbors, friends and fellow community members, which really helps add to the experience. Though she performs all around the state, local concerts are a favorite for the Farmington native.
“I really like the Salt Lake venues, but there’s this charm you can’t get anywhere but in your hometown,” she said.
Though the audience isn’t limited to only Farmington or even Davis County residents, the hometown crowd is always strongly represented at the concerts.
“We’ve had some people drive in from as far away as Logan, but most of the audience is generally from Davis County,” said Connors. “They’re the best.”
For anyone interested in being a part of that hometown audience, however, she urges people not to wait until the last minute to purchase tickets.
“All my concerts sold out before Thanksgiving last year,” said Connors. “So if you’re thinking of grabbing someone you kinda like, or even love a little, or love a lot, and coming for a warm fuzzy kind of musical night, then I suggest you order your tickets pronto.”
General seating tickets are $15 each, and preferred seating tickets are $20. Preferred seating is sold out for the Dec. 5 concert, but there are still some general seating tickets available for all four shows. Tickets can be purchased online at webtrac.farmington.utah.gov or by calling Farmington City Parks and Recreation at 801-451-0953.
The Farmington Community Arts Center is located at 120 S. Main in Farmington. There is a parking lot available nearby.