Hope’s Night Owl Country Band is teaming up with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick for the band’s annual Christmas concert at the Pixy Theater, located at 111 S. Walnut St., in Edinburgh, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for the show are still available, says NOCB lead singer Matt Lee, and those who attend are in for a special treat as the guys are set to be given a special honor by the Pixy’s owners that evening following the show.

As always, the guys’ holiday concert will feature a broad mix of holiday favorites, NOCB hits, a bit of gospel and some southern rock to round out the evening.

“This [show] is one of our last stops on the Equinox,” Lee says, referencing to the band winding down its 2022 season.

Once the curtain falls on Saturday evening, the guys are on a well-deserved vacay until early next year when they kick off their 2023 season with a show in Ormond Beach Florida at the end of January.

During Saturday’s six p.m. hour, Santa will be hanging out in the lobby greeting and chatting with kiddos and concertgoers who want to share their last-minute holiday wishes for the Jolly One’s consideration.

Pastor Ed Boston will reprise his role as Emcee and deliver a special message about Jesus Christ, the reason for the season, Lee says.

Opening for the guys will be 2022 Who’s Hoo? Country Rising Star winner Breanna Faith, who will take the stage from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

“She’s a fantastic artist,” Lee says. “She started playing with us a couple of years ago and was just getting her feet wet. She has grown and done really well.”

Not only will the evening be filled with song and all the feels of the holiday season, but the Night Owl guys will also receive a special honor bestowed upon them by the owners of the Pixy Theater.

Following the band’s previous performance at the theater earlier this year, Lee says Gary and Mike Harding, who own the theater, stated they would be doing something special for the band at their next show.

Those who have been to the Pixy are likely aware of the theater’s Footlights of Fame, plaques that bear the name of individuals and bands who have performed at the historic theater, which frames the stage.

“Typically, we induct different bands and people into the Footlights of Fame,” says Gary Harding, event scheduler for the Pixy Theater.

Saturday, the NOCB will be inducted and receive its own footlight bearing their name.

Lee admits he and the guys were certainly flattered to learn of the honor.

“It’s really cool,” Lee says.

Harding describes the annual holiday show as upbeat and a rockin’ celebration of the season.

Each year the NOCB offers at least two shows at the Pixy, including a Palm Sunday performance, that always bring a crowd, he says.

“Our hopes and anticipation about Saturday’s show are high because the band has a good following,” Harding says. “It’s usually a pretty good crowd and entertainment.”