For The Sender is returning home to the historic La Paloma Theater for its annual Holiday Show on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the Holiday Show will directly benefit Team RWB’s Surf Camp for Veterans. As a special holiday offering, For The Sender will be accepting personal letters from attendees, turning those stories into songs, and performing them live at the show.
The For The Sender event, album, and book series features Grammy-winning, platinum-selling artists presenting powerful songs and stories of love, loss, redemption and hope, all inspired by real-life letters. Singer-songwriter and author of the popular “For The Sender” book and album series Alex Woodard will be the host for the evening. The holiday concert will include the original For The Sender family, as well as the voices of Nickel Creek, singer and songwriter Gregory Page, legendary songwriter Jack Tempchin (‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and other Eagles hits), Molly Jenson, and local stalwarts Nena Anderson and Graham Nancarrow. Special guests will be announced as the show approaches.
“We’re excited to bring the Holiday Show back home to La Paloma,” said Alex Woodard, For the Sender’s founder. “The first For The Sender show sold out two performances at La Paloma eight winters ago, signaling the first steps of a storybook journey that has seen the project evolve and change lives from California to Haiti.”
The project has earned nods from Ellen Degeneres (“I love this!”), Billboard (“one of the year’s most touching releases”), and the Huffington Post (“important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring”), as well as endorsements from several #1 New York Times bestselling authors. Proceeds from the project are donated to causes chosen by the letter-senders, including Team RWB, North County’s Shelter to Soldier, and StandUp for Kids.
Concert attendees interested in having their stories turned into songs can send their letters to email@example.com. To learn more or purchase tickets for For The Sender, visit www.forthesender.com.
La Paloma Theater is located at 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024.