Ben Arnold & Band rings out 2022 with an early evening New Year's Eve show. Over by 10 pm. Be home (or at your next stop) before it gets crazy out there.
A fun night out. Dress to impess. Black tie optional. If you don't care for the reckless madness of late night New Year's Eve parties, this is for you! A great night out to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023. You can be home in time to watch the ball drop in the comfort of your own bed.
$35 Advance discount tickets. $40 at the Door. Online sales end 5PM day of show.
BYOB is welcomed for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Drinkware and ice provided.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
This show will NOT be live streamed.
Ben Arnold is reintroducing himself. A songwriter, musician, performer and producer, he remains longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape. He has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90's, Ben has since released countless label supported and independent records over the decades. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has for many years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe) who will be touring extensively throughout Europe in spring 2023 in support of their new record “Live For Another Day”, the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo which is also releasing a new record this year “Audio Surrender” in tandem with a major film release (“Rumination”) as well as continuing to support David Uosikinnen's In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
His constant output of new material is a testament to the continual growth of his creative muscles as well as a product of the many worlds in which Ben Arnold operates. His most recent releases "Lost Keys” and “Sunday Morning Meltdown” explore the feel, culture and politics of American music of the 60s-70s thru the lens of the questions of the here and now. He has also just released a full band live show titled “Go Play In The Backyard!”
With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself with every record and live performance. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.
Nik Rose is a Philly-based singer-songwriter, audio engineer and producer who channels elements of folk, jazz and R&B styles through a contemporary lens. She is inspired by the experience of navigating a vast and ever-changing world as a young person, and her original work speaks to feelings of love, heartbreak, and community through the journey of life. Her debut EP "Temporary Blue" is out now on all streaming platforms. In addition to her solo work, Nik also plays keys and sings with the band "Pillow Princess", a dreamy psych rock and R&B project based in South Philly whose debut singles "Nowhere To Be" and "Photo" are also currently available for streaming. (photo by Paige Walter)
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.