RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities welcomes the well-known and classically-trained Irish musical trio Affiniti and Howard Crosby, the nephew of Bing Crosby, for an exceptional holiday concert on Dec. 13 that will support WSU Tri-Cities student entrepreneurial projects.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Hanford High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Affiniti, which features soprano Emer Barry, harpist Aisling Ennis, and violinist Mary McCague, will perform an assortment of holiday classical, Celtic and chart music that has been described as “full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique” by The Boston Globe. They conduct a tour across the United States each year where they consistently sell-out concert venues.

Crosby, also a Walla Walla business owner, will sing popular songs from Bing Crosby and those from that era, including a selection of his most famous holiday tunes.

General admission tickets cost $25 online and $30 at the door. Tickets are free for all children under the age of 18, as well as for students enrolled at WSU Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College with the presentation of a valid student ID.

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Proceeds specifically benefit the WSU Tri-Cities Entrepreneur Fund, which supports the next generation of Tri-Cities innovators and change makers. Additional donations will also be accepted at the door.

This year marks the second time that Affiniti and Crosby will perform as part of a benefit concert for WSU Tri-Cities.

For more information about Affiniti, visit