Brookhaven music man has ‘cure’ for chaos

Published 12:30 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Brookhaven musician has the cure for Christmas chaos.

Blake Scafidel is bringing “The Cure for Chistmas Chaos Live” to his hometown for two performances only.

“It’s going to be fun and exciting,” he said.

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Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Brookhaven Building, 1154 Beltline Drive NE. Doors open one hour prior to each show.

Tickets are $18 in advance at or $20 at the door. One dollar of each ticket sold will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Scafidel, a worship pastor at Lakeshore Church in Byrum, said this show will have the feel of a Branson, Missouri, performance with staging, lighting and artists that are expected for a professional production.

He’ll have a full orchestra as well as three special guests — violinist Temperance Babcock, singer/songwriter Sam Mooney and former Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis.

“My goal for ‘The Cure for Chistmas Chaos Live’ is to bring our communities together and share the beauty of Christmas music through a Branson-style show that is both entertaining and uplifting,” he said.

He started planning for the concert in February and with Brookhaven natives Lewis and Mooney on board, he’s been excited watching it all come together.

Brookhaven will be a trial run for the musician to see how it goes. His goal is to offer a high-quality, professional show each Christmas and possibly expand it to other locations.

Mooney, a recent Ole Miss graduate who is pursuing music full time, is ready to play in his hometown again. He last performed at the Ole Brook Festival, headlining the pre-festival concert.

“I love any chance to come back and play in Brookhaven,” he said. “It’s a cool idea for sure that Blake had.”

Scafidel is hoping his “cure” will be exactly what his community needs during the holiday season.

“So many people that we know are going through their own chaos,” he said. “It’s a good parallel to come and sit and let all that other stuff stay outside while they enjoy the music.”