Phil Vassar live at the Englert! -- Extended Gallery Hours

Iowa Artisans Gallery will be open until 8PM! Come into the gallery before seeing Phil Vassar live at the Englert.

Playing his holiday hits alongside the country hits of his career, the show has something for everyone. His critically-acclaimed holiday release Noel included five original and five classic songs and a slight dose of irreverence. Sandwiched between “Away in a Manger” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Santa’s Gone Hollywood” is an equal opportunity offender for everything good and pure about jolly ol’ Saint Nick. He supported the album with a Christmas tour, which is now an annual event.

A country music hit-maker, Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage. One of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist, Vassar has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Top songs include “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Carlene,” “Six Pack Summer,” & “My Next Thirty Years” (Tim McGraw),” Right on the Money” (Alan Jackson), “Bye-Bye” (Jodee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.

No stranger to a good time, Vassar makes sure with every performance that his fans feel exactly the same way. Years of playing clubs, and even owning his own nightspot at one point, helped Phil cultivate the easygoing, fun-loving manner he displays onstage and the infectious energy that infuses every single show he does. “I’ve always prided myself on writing a lot of different types of songs, while some people may like to play it safe, I prefer diversity. So it’s about new energy and doing different things, getting away from the old ways and starting fresh.”