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Holiday Cheer History

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We've been throwing a giant party every year since 2005 and inviting some of our favorite artists to perform. Our favorite listeners have brought their own joy too, of course.

Holiday Cheer for FUV is an important benefit concert for the radio station, so we thank everyone who has ever bought a ticket for the past 14 years. And you still have time to join us for our 2019 edition on December 10, with Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Yola.

The first few years we rocked the pews at the Society for Ethical Culture; since then we've called the Beacon Theatre our Holiday Cheer home. We've been recording the shows and tucking them into the FUV Vault since 2012, either as a full stream or in individual sets.

LISTEN: Holiday Cheer for FUV concerts: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Holiday Cheer for FUV audio by artist:

Holiday Cheer for FUV by date:

  • 2019: Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff and Yola
  • 2018: John Prine, The Lone Bellow, Shannon Shaw and guest Nathaniel Rateliff
  • 2017: Aimee Mann, Randy Newman, Jeff Tweedy and Lo Moon
  • 2016: Amos Lee & Friends with Lucinda Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Record Company
  • 2015: Brandi Carlile & Friends with Dawes, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings and Lucius
  • 2014: Conor Oberst & Friends with Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson
  • 2013: Iron & Wine and Friends with Calexico, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton and Amos Lee
  • 2012: Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle and Lake Street Dive
  • 2011: Mavis Staples, Josh Ritter, The Head and The Heart and Dawes
  • 2010: The Punch Brothers, The Secret Sisters, Citizen Cope
  • 2009: Rosanne Cash, The Low Anthem, Mike Doughty
  • 2008: Felice Brothers, Dar Williams, Bruce Hornsby, James Hunter
  • 2007: Suzanne Vega, Odetta, Madeliene Peyroux, Dan Wilson, Loudon Wainwright
  • 2006: Joan Osborne, Ollabelle, Rickie Lee Jones
  • 2005: Norah Jones and the Little Willies, Amos Lee, Martin Sexton, Richard Julian