After two uneven holiday seasons due to the pandemic, Denver’s art scene is ramping back up, with would-be merrymakers headed back out to live performances.

Rocky Mountain Arts Association’s musical groups include the Denver Women’s Chorus and the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus; the latter of whom are rolling out their “Haul Out the Jolly” program in three different metro area locations. According to Sattler, advance sales for those shows are up 23% over last year, with projected sales that may reach 90% of their full capacity of 2,400 between all six shows from the 140-person-strong chorus.

“Overall, this holiday concert looks to be 10% to 20% more profitable than last year’s concert series, if our ticketing buying trend follows last year’s pace,” Rocky Mountain Arts Association executive producer Michael Sattler told The Denver Post. Holiday revenues have represented roughly 40% of the group’s overall concert income over the last two years, Sattler told The Post.

The non-profit Denver Gay Men’s Chorus has been an LGBTQ catalyst for change through musical excellence since its founding in 1982. DGMC has performed in Denver and around the U.S. in acclaimed concert halls, including Boettcher Concert Hall, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Gates Hall, the Paramount Theatre, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Carnegie Hall. Additionally, they have delivered groundbreaking performances at Coors Field, in the US Air Force Academy Chapel, and on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol as part of inaugural festivities for Governor Jared Polis.

Performances for “Haul out the Jolly run through Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets for those and other performances can be found here.