Location: Yakima , Downtown Yakima
101 N Naches Ave, Yakima, WA 98901
Mark O'Connor is bringing his Appalachian Christmas to Yakima! Celebrate The Holiday Season Bluegrass Style with Mark O'Connor. 7pm – 9pm. Doors open at: 6pm. Mark O’Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 59, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.