Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Saturday, December 30, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm

Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. See the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.

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If you require accessible seating and none is available online, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.

“Like a snowball full of heart and unabashed beauty with songs of hope and resistant joy.” - “Best Band of 2022” - Chronogram Magazine, NY The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: 'New Year’s Eve~Eve' Show - Guaranteed to 'Flip your Switch' & Spark the Holiday Spirit! Descending from the snow-filled highlands of upstate New York, World Cafe Live in Philly is where the Slambovian Circus of Dreams land to celebrate the end of 2022! Performing holiday songs and rockin’ tunes for a fun ‘outside the box’ New Year’s Eve show, the band brings a sack full of holiday cheer, stories and music for everyone at this New Year’s show. Highlights will include songs from their successful UK tour and A Very Unusual Head, the new album. For new fans, you’ll hear traces of Dylan, Bowie, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett and The Waterboys as well as Woodstock-era psychedelia.* A Philadelphia native, lead singer Joziah Longo’s voice is “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic," creating a meta-physical brew with long-time bandmates Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, flute) and the guitar-slinging skills of Sharkey McEwen. 2022’s touring band also includes UK rhythm section RJ McCarty on keys and sax, bassist Bob Torsello, and drummer Matthew Abourezk, creating a show that is constantly evolving "with a little help from their friends." This band of troubadours captivates and charms audiences, bringing "news from the world" that taps into a greater humanness - a perfect way to begin 2023… Ring in the New Year with the Slambovian Circus of Dreams! *The Waterboys’ Anthony Thistlethwaite made several contributions to A Very Unusual Head as well as singer /songwriter Dar Williams. “The unexpected stars of the festival” - Wickham Festival 2022, UK “The cool end of Americana” - Maverick Magazine, UK “They take the stage by storm!” – NY Times “9 out of 10 - Love at first spin!” – Americana UK “They're not just a band. That's like saying the Bible is just a book.” – Fairfield County Weekly “Longo is an awesome songwriter” – Garth Hudson, The Band