Hip Hop Into The Holidays With En Vogue

Just because it’s Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean everything you do has to have a holiday theme. For something completely different, think about going to the En Vogue concert in Kingston, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. hosted by the Bardavon at the UPAC.

If you were a disco biscuit back in the 1980s and 1990s, En Vogue needs no introduction. You remember jumping onto the dance floor as soon as you heard the opening notes of  “Never Gonna Get It,” one of the most infectious tunes of the disco era (I think they’re actually what’s considered Hip Hop — or as Wikipedia describes it: “R&B soul funk new jack swing pop hip hop dance”).

However you describe it, En Vogue’s music gets you up on your feet and feeling frisky.

Tickets start at $49. The Bardavon and UPAC box offices are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (Bardavon) 845-473-5288 or (UPAC) 845-339-6088; or email at boxoffice@bardavon.org. To purchase tickets online 24 hours a day go to www.ticketmaster.com (fees will apply).

Due to the delta variant and the recent increase in new COVID cases, audiences (with some exceptions) at Bardavon and UPAC events must be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times. Ticket holders must show proof of vaccination and government issued ID on show days.

— Cynthia Hochswender

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