About Music For The Holidays

Music For The Holidays is a groundbreaking concept that is quickly growing in popularity. When a homeless veteran and a Fortune 500 executive sit side-by-side, present in the moment of uplifting music, the experience transcends into something beyond a night of entertainment—it’s a night of oneness without barriers. And, it’s the foundation that builds new hope and renewed sense of community.

The entire evening is presented FREE of charge for up to 1,000 attendees with an open door, first-come, first-served, open seating format that encourages everyone from the disenfranchised to the posh to come together to enjoy together a marvelous night of soul-stirring performances by top local musicians, choirs and dance groups.

Music is a Gateway to the SOUL & Gathering is a Gateway to Building COMMUNITY!

“I founded Music For The Holidays as a way to give back to the community while fostering togetherness.“

“I founded Music For The Holidays as a way to give back to the community while fostering togetherness.“

Founded by Bobby Joe Champion

Bobby Joe Champion founded Music For The Holidays as a way to give back to the community while fostering togetherness.

Bobby has been actively involved in supporting the musical community for many years, including founding the award-winning and Grammy nominated Excelsior Choir. He continues to lead the way as Founder and Director of Music for the Holidays along with co-musical directors Darnell Davis and Adrian Davis.

This year, the Rae Mackenzie Group, Inc. teams up with Bobby Joe Champion as Executive Producers. RMG’s mission of making Minnesota a great place to live, work and play for all, was an undeniable partnership!

Thrivent Signs on as
Presenting Sponsor!

Thrivent Financial’s mission to “connect faith and finances for good” makes them an ideal partner to exemplify the event’s spirit of the season through an evening of fellowship that’s open to all.  Staying true to their mission and commitment to community, Thrivent will be providing each attendee with a special gift.

With Thrivent Financial as presenting sponsor, Hennepin Theatre Trust as community partner, and the rae mackenzie group, inc. as the executive producer, the event is sure to be a smashing success, both on stage and off.

Everyone involved has a deep-seated commitment to the values that build community through togetherness, generosity, fostering opportunities and creating new ways for all area residents to gain access to resources that will help them thrive.

Music For The Holidays X Thrivent Financial
Mark X Sharon Smith Akinsanya X Bobby Jo Champion

The Partnership Continues with the Rae Mackenzie Group and Hennepin Theatre Trust!

The Rae Mackenzie Group, Inc. has teamed up with Bobby Joe Champion as Executive Producers for the event. RMG’s mission of making Minnesota a great place to live, work and play for all made for an undeniable partnership!

As Music For The Holidays aims to bring inclusivity, unity and joy to a broader community, Hennepin Theatre Trust also makes an ideal community partner, ensuring that everyone has access to the arts and cultural events that are an integral part of Minnesota’s rich history and community.