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Guitars unplugged for Christmas concert

ENCINITAS — Celebrate the music of the season with the Peter Pupping Quartet as they present “An Acoustic Christmas” at 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour.The Peter Pupping Quartet will take the stage along with special guest singer/songwriter/guitarist Tim Holcombe. The performance will feature Christmas favorites such as “I saw Three Ships,” “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel,” and other traditional tunes.

Pupping’s band includes William Wilson on classical guitar, Jeff Basile on upright bass, and Roy Gonzales on percussion. Other guests include guitarists Justin Helland and John Jenkins. Pupping’s sounds include Nuevo Flamenco, bossa, samba, and Cuban Latin jazz. For a sample of the quartet’s music, visit

There is a $15 donation requested at the door. For more information, visit