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Does the sound of cheery Christmas music permeating every radio station make you hate life? Do the obligatory fruit cakes you get from your in-laws get worse and worse every year? If so, you need to hit the Holiday Ball at the Music Hall on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The event includes a who’s-who of Charleston’s best: Cary Ann Hearst, Michael Trent, Dan McCurry, Rachel Kate, the Specs, Scott Dence, Mackie Boles, Antoine Dukes, Nick Jenkins, Brave Baby, Elim Bolt, and plenty of surprise guests.

Charles Carmody, the director of the Charleston Music Hall, says, “The Charleston music scene really does feel like one big family a lot of the time. This is not only a Christmas celebration, it is a celebration of and for this family. Not only will people get to see performances by the likes of Carry Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, but they also will see many new Charleston artists who are making the Charleston music scene so great, Scott Dence being one of my personal favorites.”