December 10, 2020-January 3, 2021 | Live Performances

In light of recent rising COVID-19 cases in the Capital District, ZACH Theatre has decided to pivot this holiday and move A Rockin’ Holiday Concert outdoors onto The Plaza at ZACH as part of the Songs Under the Stars series. New traditions will be made when The People’s Plaza at ZACH transforms for the spirit of winter with outdoor heaters, hot chocolate and more. Bundle up, holiday cheer will be rockin’ on The People’s Plaza at ZACH, beginning December 10 through January 3, 2021.

A Rockin’ Holiday Concert will feature favorites CHANEL, Kenny Williams, Roderick Sanford, Leslie McDonel and Daniel Rowan as they return to rock the ultimate holiday bash as part of ZACH’s outdoor concert series, Songs Under the Stars. Perfect for the whole family, this socially distanced holiday offering will celebrate the season with a merry mix of traditional favorites and classic rock-n-roll hits. All seating includes glow sticks for your pod.

The concert will be made available for online streaming for those who do not wish to gather in person at this time. Information on how to purchase a digtial streaming link will be availabe in December.

Employing all necessary health and safety guidelines, ZACH Theatre will welcome patrons back on campus. Although socially distanced pod seating will look different than a traditional show at ZACH, the SONGS UNDER THE STARS concert series promises to hold the energy that live performance brings. 



  • Performances by CHANEL, Kenny Williams, Roderick Sanford, Leslie McDonel, and Daniel Rowan
  • Directed by Dave Steakley | Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
  • The People’s Plaza at ZACH

December 10 – January 3 | Thursdays through Sundays, times vary

Run Time for Series: All performances will run approximately one hour with no intermission.


  • All seating will be assigned with the option of a Pod or Cabana.
  • Social–distanced seating pods for two, three, four or six people on the plaza are bring your own chair.
  • Premium Cabana seating (chairs provided), private tent seats six and includes the option to pre-order drinks.
  • All seating will include glow sticks for the A Rockin' Holiday Concert series. 


  • Advanced sales only, online at zachtheatre.org or by phone at 512-476-0594. NO walk-ups.
  • For concert series subscribers will each receive one 2-person pod. Upgrade options available for purchase.
  • A Rockin' Holiday Concert tickets start at $87 for a 2-person pod, includes glow sticks for each person, and are available for purchase at zachtheatre.org/songsunderthestars.


Motown Grooves - Enjoy this concert on demand for a limited time.

  • Performances by Judy R. Arnold, Kenny Williams, and Roderick Sanford
  • Directed by Dave Steakley | Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

Streaming:  $25 and available for purchase HERE



  • Sanitation after each performance using a combination of wipes, disinfecting sprays and electrostatic sprayers.
  • Masks required unless seated and will also be available on-site. (It is strongly recommended to remain masked while seated.)
  • Designated admission times.
  • Modified seating in Pods to create at least 6-foot distance between each group.
  • Increased pre order options with Premium Cabana (bar, parking, etc.) will be available to limit person to person interaction.
  • Hand Sanitizer locations throughout the campus including entry and exit.
  • Social distancing markers at outdoor bar located on The People’s Plaza in front of ZACH.


  • A Rockin’ Holiday Concert will be available to stream online in December.
  • Ticket purchases will include a unique video link for patrons.

ZACH will continue to communicate clearly and directly about their plans and activities so they can continue to offer world class theater in the safest possible environment.

Find more information on safety, procedures, and updated cancellation notices at zachtheatre.org/healthandsafety.


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $87 and up for pod seating for two
  • Phone: 512-476-0594

Presenter Details

  • Name: ZACH Theatre
  • A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 140,000 Central Texans – 57,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes.  ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country.

Venue Details

  • Address: 202 South Lamar
  • City: Austin
  • State: Texas
  • Zip: 78704