TapRoots Winter Ball ft. The Gaslight Tinkers, DJ Studebaker Hawk

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TapRoots Winter Ball ft. The Gaslight Tinkers, DJ Studebaker Hawk

  • Ages 16+
  • Presented by DSP Shows

TapRoots Winter Ball featuring TapRoots, The Gaslight Tinkers, DJ Studebaker Hawk and others of Peace & Rhythm Records

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Race Street Live 114 Race St. Holyoke, MA 01040

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About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Ages 16+
  • Mobile eTicket

Latin-Funk-Fusion phenomenon, TapRoots, will be hosting a Winter Ball at Race Street Live with the hopes of promoting not only local Global Roots music in the community, but also local BIPOC artisans, painters, and craftspeople … as well as spreading a little holiday cheer. Matthew King, the creative force behind TapRoots, is hoping to spread a little Holiday Cheer through bringing together a variety of area artists to sell their crafts to a high-energy and spirited soundtrack, featuring sets from TapRoots, Caribbean-Roots-Fiddle masters, The Gaslight Tinkers, and DJ Studebaker Hawk of Peace and Rhythm Records. This night will be the perfect venue to do some Holiday Shopping, listen to great music, and support visual, musical and cultural artists in the community.

DJ Sets by Studebaker Hawk and others of Peace and Rhythm Records

Local Artisans & Craft Vendors:

Amalia Fourhawks

Peace & Rhythm Records

Aimee Salmon / Africana Dance & Fitness

Mauricio Vicencio

and others...

Live painting by Nayona LaFond

Entry requirements are subject to change. By purchasing tickets to this event you agree to abide by entry requirements in effect at the time of the event. If there are any changes to entry requirements, ticket holders will be notified by email and updates will be posted at racestreetlive.com.

Current Protocols:

  • Proof of Vaccination: Not required.
  • Proof of Negative Covid 19 Test: Not required.
  • Face Coverings: While mask-wearing is not required at this time, we still strongly encourage wearing a mask when not actively eating and drinking to protect yourself and others.

General admission standing room only.


TapRoots is a new vision of cultural sonic fusion that touches the live wire of the spirit, body and mind. While the music is at once familiar - borrowing from elements of soul, reggae, salsa, jazz, hip-hop, samba, folkloric rhythms, rock and beyond - it taps into the roots of these traditions while imagining something refreshingly new. Intertwining elemental foundations of spirit, rhythm, planetary reverence, and socio-political transformation, TapRoots braids a vision of human experience united by struggle, celebration, resilience, ceremony and fierce desire for social change. The band travels beyond the borders of traditional popular music, bringing the listener on a journey filled with catchy hooks, pulsing rhythms, complex horn lines, thought provoking lyrics and intricate musical motifs, all fueled by a unique synthesis of sound, spirit and passion into a powerful, deeply rooted, listening experience.

The Gaslight Tinkers

The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates a joyous world beat sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the nation coast to coast as well as the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals. Playing what The Valley Advocate (Northampton, MA) describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, exuberant musicianship, and lots of dancing. The sound and energy of, Jopey Fitzpatrick, I-SHEA, Garrett Sawyer and Peter Siegel are universally irresistible.

Dine at GCA! Judd’s Bar & Restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Food is also available during all concerts starting at 7pm.

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