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Funky Christmas

Funky Christmas

with The Funkee JBeez, The Pocket Kings and DJ Trevor Banks
$17 ADV / $22 DOS
Ages 18+

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Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Other shows on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist request. Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change.


Small personal clutches / purses / fanny packs (max size 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 1″) or clear plastic / vinyl / PVC bags (max size 12″ x 12″ x 6″) are the only carry-in bags that are allowed.  We encourage you to pack light with only the necessities to make the entry process as smooth as possible.  Exceptions will be made for necessary medical equipment and bags for nursing mothers.


We are a cashless facility meaning that we are unable to accept cash as a form of payment. Our Box Office and Coat Check will only accept credit and debit. Our Bars will only accept credit, debit, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Please note that artist merchandise sales are separate and may still accept cash.


Pack the High Noon with Christmas cheer for Funky Christmas featuring The Funkee JBeez, The Pocket Kings (Appleton) and DJ Trevor Banks (Brooklyn NYC). The two bands will be performing funky arrangements of some of your favorite Christmas songs and more, and DJ Trevor Banks will be spinning Funky Christmas tunes and rare grooves on vinyl.


The Funkee JBeez

The Funkee JBeez is a music ensemble based out of Madison Wisconsin that is led by award winning drummer Joey B. Banks. The band is made up of some of the best musicians in the midwest and performs Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop and R&B music from the 70’s to the present. The band is best known for their high energy Clyde Stubblefield tribute that features songs “The Funky Drummer” performed with James Brown. The band performs shows and festivals around Madison WI. area and Midwest region. Featuring:

  • Joey B. Banks-Band leader, drums and vocals
  • Katie Cass-vocals, sleigh bells (V05)
  • Paddy Cassiday-percussion (Immigre’, JB3’s)
  • Dave Adler-Keyboards,vocals (Steely Dane, Willy Porter)
  • Tom Mattioli-Mallet Kat (Steely Dane, Tony Castenada)
  • Dan “Spiffy Neuman-guitar (JB3’s)
  • Chris Clemente-bass,vocals (Kick The Cat (Chicago), JB3’s)

The Pocket Kings

The Pocket Kings are a crack unit of elite musicians trained in the fine art of igniting guerrilla dance parties and whipping crowds into a groove-inspired frenzy. Their weapon of choice? The best R&B, Soul, and Funk music of the modern era.

But wait, let’s get specific for a minute. We’re talking about the top-shelf stuff. Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, D’Angelo, Ike and Tina, and The Isley Brothers. Heck, we even throw in the Roots covering Mya covering Les McCann covering Roberta Flack. Deep, right? And there’s so much more.

The point is, The Pocket Kings bring an incredibly tight musical performance full of interesting, funky, danceable songs that will keep any joint jumping all night. The music sounds great, and people can’t resist shakin’ something when they hear it. Preferably, what their mamas gave them.

The band is made up of Greg McMonagle (vocals), Kelvin Kaspar (guitar), Gary Smith (keys), Mike Malone (drums) and Matt Vanderlinden (bass). Collectively, they’ve played all over the Fox Valley and beyond, including events like Waterfest and the Oshkosh Main Street Music Festival, and venues like Deja Vu Martini Lounge (Appleton), Peabody’s Ale House (Oshkosh), The Source Public House (Menasha) and The Varsity Club (Oshkosh).

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them…maybe you can hire The Pocket Kings.

High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue
Madison, 53703