A Poker Alice Christmas at Gayville Saturday

Larry Rohrer, Brenda George, and Owen DeJong (l. to r.) celebrate “A Poker Alice Christmas” with bandmates at Gayville Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m.

Larry Rohrer, Brenda George, and Owen DeJong (l. to r.) celebrate “A Poker Alice Christmas” with bandmates at Gayville Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m.

Gayville Hall presents its fifth annual staging of “A Poker Alice Christmas,” starring the Poker Alice Band and country-western singer Brenda George, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Gayville.

The veteran band from southeastern South Dakota, founded three decades ago, will play seasonal favorites as well as selections from its repertoire of western swing, country, jump blues and pop, according to Gayville Hall proprietor Doug Sharples.

George, who lives near Avon, sang with Poker Alice in the late 1980s and has reunited with the band several times annually at Gayville Hall since 2003.

Poker Alice co-founder Nick Schwebach sings and plays lead and steel guitars. Owen DeJong, the widely known classical music host on S.D. Public Radio, plays the fiddle. Both are from rural Wakonda.

Public broadcaster Larry Rohrer sings and plays bass, Dennis Jensen plays guitar and sings, and Al Remund plays drums. All are from the Beresford area.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Reserved seats cost $15. Call (605) 267-2859. Tickets are $12.50 at the door.

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