Not your grandfather’s Robert Burns celebration, AGAIN.
Burns is back!
By all reports, Robert Burns was a man who liked to have a good time. On the weekend nearest the 258th anniversary of his birthday (January 25, 1759) we are going to honor the man and his still-vibrant legacy by behaving accordingly. Come join us and experience the traditional Burns Supper ceremony with a contemporary twist (or three).
This event features over 25 musicians, speakers and dancers. Included in the ticket price:
- The entire Burns Supper ceremony:
- Bagpiping by Liz Cherry
- Bawdy music by The Cheer’ly Men and Friends
- A troupe of Dancing Lassies
- More live music, dancing and carousing following the ceremony
- And haggis, of course!
The evening will enthusiastically and emphatically present the music and poetry of Robert Burns, highlighting bawdier selections from The Merry Muses of Caledonia. Stay home if you are easily offended! Come prepared with a toast or poem to share. And wear your dancing boots.
We have dramatically reduced the price of the 2017 event by making food and beverages available to purchase a la carte. There will be a fully-stocked cash bar (yes, there will be whisky). Pub fare, including some event-themed menu items, will be available to order from the restaurant at The Funhouse. There is plenty of seating, but table space in the main performance room will be limited. We cannot take advance reservations for seats or tables.
Informal Scottish or Scottish-inspired attire suggested. Prizes will be awarded for best female and male outfits. Men are encouraged to wear kilts, or an approximation thereof.
Only 75 tickets will be released for this event. $30 online in advance. 100% of the admission fees will be used to compensate the performers, speakers and production staff.
Want to learn more about Robert Burns and the Burns Supper tradition? Look here: RobertBurns.org.
Oh, and we will be featuring Walkers Shortbread!