The big news surrounding this year’s Kissmas Bash involves the Jonas Brothers, who broke up despite already being booked to headline the yearly KISS 98.5 FM Top 40 fest, which takes place at 6 p.m. today in the First Niagara Center. So no, we won’t have three Jonas Brothers on hand at the gig, but we will have two – Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas will headline Thursday’s show.
As ever, Kissmas Bash packs a full roster of pop artists into a roughly five-hour show. This year, in addition to the two brothers, expect sets from Simon Cowell protégés Fifth Harmony, Swedish dance-pop duo Icona Pop, bubbling under boy band Midnight Red, U.K. pop quintet the Wanted, twin sister indie-rock duo Tegan & Sara, and EDM trio Cash Cash.
Tickets range from $15 to $80 (box office, www.tickets.com). Special VIP packages also are available – more information on these can be found through www.kiss985.com.
– Jeff Miers