Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts - Michael McDonald

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The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts continues its groundbreaking inaugural season under new Executive Director Denton Yockey with American singer, songwriter, and pianist Michael McDonald on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Michael McDonald: This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday and Hits is a night of some of Michael McDonald’s greatest hits as well as holiday favorites that will surely put you in the spirit.

McDonald is known for his soulful tenor and baritone, and the richness of his voice in the higher registers. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, a period which resulted in several hit songs for the band. He has won five Grammy Awards.

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.

The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida. Tickets are available through the Box Office at (904) 276-6815 or online at