Walton Arts Center’s opening act for the 2015-16 Popcorn Indiana’s American Music Series is Michael McDonald. The five-time Grammy® Award winner will present This Christmas – An Evening of Holiday and Hits on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7pm. Ticket prices range from $42 to $72 plus applicable fees, and can be purchased by calling Walton Arts Center’s Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org

Michael McDonald is best known for his soulful tenor and baritone, and the richness of his voice. Formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, McDonald’s unmistakable sound has made him one of the world’s most sought-after session singers of our time. Add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for over four decades. During this special concert, McDonald will combine yuletide favorites and modern Motown classics with a few of his signature hits like “I Keep Forgettin” and ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics, such as “What A Fool Believes.” His stirring baritone will infuse popular Christmas songs with a unique vocal styling, adding the perfect blend of hope and cheer to your holiday season.

Walton Arts Center’s 2015-16 Popcorn Indiana American Music Series has a number of exciting concerts, including:

Michael McDonald This Christmas – An Evening of Holiday and Hits
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 | Tickets $42-72

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2016 | Tickets $25-45

Mavis Staples & Nick Lowe
Saturday, March 12, 2016 | Tickets $23-53

A Night with Janis Joplin
Thursday-Friday, March 17-18, 2016 | Tickets $30-70