Over the past few years the Strange Tones have presented their annual Crime-A-Billy Christmas concerts in large venues such as the Hollywood Theater. This year they will present two concerts, but in more intimated settings, thus they’re calling the event this time out as “A Cozy Crime-A-Billy Christmas.” You’re still in line for a fun-filled night of holiday cheer with the city’s favorite good-time outfit and friends; it’ll just be a little more down home and comfy.

Joining the Strange Tones will be their regular cast of holiday buddies: the lovely Volcano Snow Vixens, Elvin Priestly, Jim Toussaint, Randy Yearout, Jim Wallace the Gingerbread Men, the giant Nutcracker, and more…. And there will be special treats and multi-media surprises!

The Strange Tones will present “A Cozy Crime-A-Billy Christmas” first on Saturday, December 12 at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd for an 8:00 pm show. Tickets will be $12.00 and available in advance through TicketTomato.com. Cascade Blues Association members will receive a $1.00 co-sponsorship discount (for those who purchase their tickets in advance, show your card at the door with your ticket and receive $1.00 back).

Then, on the following Saturday, December 19 the show will move up the mountain to the Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 US 26, Zigzag, Oregon. Admission will be $10.00.

Plus, they’ll be accepting non-perishable food items at each show to donate to the Oregon Food Bank, because no one should be hungry over the holidays.