Michelle Malone performed in September at the Fox Theatre for a benefit show for The Fox Theatre Institute. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com
Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video/
Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video/

Atlanta Concerts this week: Celtic Woman, Michelle Malone

FRIDAY

CeeLo Green

The Atlanta-bred soul man (now living in Miami while often returning home) is a unique guy. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s planning an unconventional Christmas show. While Green will cherry pick selections from his 2012 holiday release, “CeeLo’s Magic Moment,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview that Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” and some other non-traditional songs will be part of the set list.

8 p.m. Dec. 13. $30-$115. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Celtic Woman

The quartet of Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Tara McNeill and Megan Walsh, has never lacked for holiday tuneage. But the group recently released the new album, “The Magic of Christmas,” which includes “Sleigh Ride,” “Deck the Halls” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” presented with their signature Irish recipe.

With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Sold out. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

V-103 Winterfest

The annual compilation concert produced by the Atlanta urban contemporary radio station will spotlight the R&B/soul stylings of “Charlene” hit maker Anthony Hamilton, who headlines the bill. Apparently, the prerequisite for the rest of the lineup was to bear a single moniker: Tyrese, Monica and Joe will also perform at “The Winter White Affair.”

8 p.m. Dec. 14. $54-$123. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Robin Meade

For several years, the HLN “Morning Express” star has traded her anchor desk for the tiny stage at Eddie’s Attic to engage in her other passion — singing. Meade typically employs a “Round Robin” approach to the show, which will include turns from her guests, Billy Dean and Rivers Rutherford, as well as many Christmas songs and well-chosen covers.

7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 14. $25 or $100 (reserved table for four). Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

SUNDAY

Squirrel Nut Zippers

The North Carolina swing masters will wrap their third annual holiday tour with their Atlanta show. Band leader Jimbo Mathus said fans can expect selections from the band’s “Christmas Caravan” album, as well as “holiday hits and the finest new and old Squirrel Nut Zippers music.”

6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 15. $32-$42. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta/.

THURSDAY

Michelle Malone and The Hot Toddies

Atlanta’s blues-rocking guitar maestro and her band will plow through their versions of holiday classics that are expected to range from “toe tappers that swing to sweet ballads that pull on your heart strings.”

8 p.m. Dec. 19. $20-$30. The Vista Room, 2836 Lavista Road, Atlanta. 404-321-5000, thevistaroom.com.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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