Incubus at the Shaky Knees Music Festival at Central Park in Atlanta on May 3, 2019. (Photo: Ryan Fleisher/Special to the AJC)

Atlanta Concerts this week: Incubus, Home Free

FRIDAY

Hip-Hop Nutcracker

Director and choreographer Jennifer Weber melds Tchaikovsky’s classic compositions with a dance spectacle. With a cast including a dozen dancers, a DJ, violinist and MC Kurtis Blow — who opens the show — the holiday mash-up has put a contemporary twist on a holiday favorite.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $31-$81. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

Black Friday R&B Megafest

Chaka Khan tops a lineup of old-school R&B/soul veterans that also includes Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, The Whispers, Tony Toni Tone, Ralph Tresvant and Freddie Jackson. Even more familiar names are slated to share the stage as well. 

6 p.m. Nov. 29. $45-$109. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

Collective Soul 

The Atlanta-based quintet will headline the Rock 100.5 “MistleToe Rock Show” with a pair of shows that will wrap a recent road jaunt and close the band’s year. Expect to hear a few songs from their excellent new album, “Blood,” but those Collective Soul favorites (“Heavy,” “Shine,” “Precious Declaration,” “December”) will likely make appearances as well. 

With Like Machines. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $50. Also 8 p.m. Nov. 30 with Hero the Band. $40-$163. Coca-Cola Roxy. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

SUNDAY

Il Divo

Calling their tour “A Holiday Song Celebration,” the vocal quartet plans to perform songs from “The Christmas Collection,” their compilation of classics that has sold more than 1 million copies. The group will perform with an orchestra.

8 p.m. Dec. 1. $41-$346. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

Kristian Bush

The insanely busy Bush not only spends his time as half of Sugarland, but also has a new project with brother Brandon and Atlanta musician Benji Shanks called Dark Water. While Bush will invite a rotating cast of musicians to his four traditional post-Thanksgiving concerts, except to see that core trio throughout most of the performances. 

6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $25. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

TUESDAY

Incubus

Since September, the California alt-rockers have been on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling “Make Yourself” album, which spawned the hits “Drive,” “Pardon Me” and “Stellar.” The “20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond” tour will wrap Dec. 7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

With Le Butcherettes. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Sold out. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

WEDNESDAY

Home Free

On the red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards earlier this month, the group’s baritone, Adam Chance, said the vocal quintet’s “Dive Bar Christmas” show will be, “a little bit of Christmas music and a little bit of non-Christmas music. … We like to do something different. It’s the one month out of the year when we get to do what we don’t do the rest of the year.”

8 p.m. Dec. 4. $29.50-$118.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Tom Douglas

The acclaimed Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member will present his solo acoustic performance called “Love, Tom.” The show will spotlight Douglas, his piano, guitar, harmonica and stories for about an hour and 15 minutes; he’s written hits for Tim McGraw and Pink, but can also speak to the disappointment and “agony and ecstasy of a songwriter.” 

7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. $50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, www.ticketfly.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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