Last Saturday, March 22, the K3 Sisters Band put on a delightful show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney, Texas. Sisters Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen Kassab along with parents and other band members entertained for over an hour. The old McKinney Performing Arts Center building made the whole show seem like the Grand Ole Opry with the wood floors, cushioned seats and antique pipe organ. This family-friendly show should not be missed.
Admittedly, my main reason for attending the K3 Sisters Band show was because of the girls’ father, Bruce Kassab. He was parading around downtown historic McKinney the weekend before the show in a kilt. Who can resist a guy in a kilt? I can’t, and I’m a dude. But it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the Celtic fever was starting to boil around Dallas.
— Dallas Art News (@DallasArtNews) March 15, 2014
I took the K3 Sisters Band flier and true to my word, Dallas Art News tweeted about the event.
This was my first time at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC). I was very impressed by the MPAC building, formerly Collin County Courthouse (1876-1927). The French Second Empire style building was the tallest structure in north Texas upon completion in 1875. The building was renovated in 1927 and then restored in 2006. The only thing that is lacking is parking.
K3 Sisters Band
The K3 Sister Band features Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen Kassab. They are backed-up by Jamie and Bruce Kassab, Kalem Bradley and Nate Abraham. The K3 Sisters Band performs vocals, family harmonies, and fiddle playing. The group plays city festivals, fairs, parks, charity fundraisers and private venues. The girls, ages 10 to 14, have five years of touring and recording experience. Their parents, Jamie and Bruce, started each girl with violin, vocal and dance lessons at age four.
The show at the MPAC stated a little late due to some sound issues. The sisters, all dressed in similar attire, took the stage front and center for two sets. They belted out pop, pop-country and Celtic songs. They sang original songs like I’ve Been Watching You and covers like Girls Just Want to Have Fun. I found the Celtic and fiddle songs to be my favorites.
Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen sound wonderful together. I’m not normally a music critic, but I would like to do some music experiments. I would loved to have heard the trio sing a capella. And while I’ve got on my lab coat, I would have liked to hear a little variety, maybe a Celtic song by dear old dad, Bruce. After all, it was his kilt-wearing legs that got me there in the first place.
— Dallas Art News (@DallasArtNews) March 23, 2014
Bruce Kassab is currently walking around Mesquite and Garland this weekend to promote the K3 Sisters Band next performance. Yes, he’s in a kilt. Don’t worry, Bruce is harmless. Ask for a photo with him, take his flier, and go to the show. Take your kids and your parents. Turn off your mobile and non-mobile devices for one night and enjoy a show.
The K3 Sisters Band will be performing a free show on Sunday, April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grand View Baptist Church in Mesquite. They will be performing Celtic, country gospel and pop music. The sisters will perform an 800 year old, authentic Scottish Highland dance to the bagpipes. Oh boy, this means Bruce will be wearing a kilt (I hope)!
K3 Sisters Band has three songs on iTunes. You should check them out. For more information about K3 Sisters Band, visit k3sisters.com