The annual Christmas celebration with lasers and electric guitars known as Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play two shows at Infinite Energy Arena in December.

Atlanta holiday concert lineup 2019 includes Home Free, Dave Koz, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more

A holly jolly slate of shows will swing through town this season

Let it never be said that Atlanta doesn’t produce an array of musical holiday options.

From country to pop – and with a little hip-hop and yacht rock thrown in as well – genres are well-represented. And if you prefer your Christmas tuneage on the louder side, there’s always the faithful return of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Here are some suggestions for your yuletide planning. (Tickets to all shows can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 unless otherwise noted.)

Travis Tritt. The Marietta native behind such No. 1 hits as “Foolish Pride,” “Anymore” and “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” will enlist his band — along with pals The Charlie Daniels Band and daughter Tyler — will kick off the holiday season with a homecoming show.

7 p.m. Saturday. $39.75-$85. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

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.

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.

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.

Dave Koz and Friends will make their annual foray to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Dave Koz and Friends. For the 22nd year, the renowned saxophonist is sharing the Christmas spirit with a holiday tour. Joining Koz for this round are guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, singer Melissa Manchester, saxophonist Michael Lington and singer/bassist Chris Walker. Koz and his pals will perform Christmas (and Hannukah) songs, as well as familiar material from their respective catalogs.

8 p.m. $42-$85. Dec. 6. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The perennial mixture of buzzing guitars, planetarium-worthy lasers and the spirit of the holidays will this year go back to the roots of the touring behemoth known as TSO. “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” the 1996 first record from the prog rockers, will receive the live treatment with new staging and enhanced special effects.

3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $49.50-$79.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Brett Eldredge. The country hunk released his “Glow” album in 2016 and a deluxe edition last year, and the album’s popularity spawned a quick tour. The concert will feature songs from “Glow” — which spawned a No. 1 adult contemporary hit with his cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Meghan Trainor — as well as other holiday classics.

With Barry Rothbart. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $54.50-$168.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Hanson. The brothers Hanson — Taylor, Zac and Isaac — are expected to perform a mix of holiday classics and material from their forthcoming 2020 album. It’s yet another indication of the band’s versatility, as last year they teamed with major symphonies for their “String Theory” roadshow. 

With Paul McDonald and Joshua and The Holy Rollers. 8 p.m. Dec. 11. $39.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta.

Power 96.1 Jingle Ball. Jonas Brothers fans have much to celebrate this year, as the group returns to Atlanta for a fourth time as headliners. The guys top a lineup that includes Khalid, Niall Horan, French Montana, Why Don’t We, Lewis Capaldi and Zara Larsson. The Power 96.1 Jingle Ball’s official charity for 2019 is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which will receive $1 from each ticket sold.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $54.50-$103.50. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Spectacular. Just because they’re associated with masterful recreations of the finest offerings from artists such as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins and Toto doesn’t mean Atlanta’s YRR isn’t capable of putting a holiday spin on some smooth-groovin’ classics. We hear that Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and the Band-Aid singalong “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” will also be given the yachty treatment.

8 p.m. Dec. 21. $35-$95. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.


OTHER HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Mannheim Steamroller. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $45-$105. Fox Theatre.

Manchester Orchestra. “The Stuffing” with Grouplove, Foxing, O’Brother, Kevin Devine, Oso Oso and Brother Bird. 5 p.m. Nov. 27. $29.50-$65. Fox Theatre.

Collective Soul headlining Rock 100.5 “MistleToe Rock Show.” With Like Machines. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $50. Also 8 p.m. Nov. 30 with Hero the Band. $40-$163. Coca-Cola Roxy.

Kristian Bush. 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.

Of Monsters and Men headlining Alt 105.7’s “Holiday Spectacular.” With Lovelytheband. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $40. Coca-Cola Roxy.

Rob Thomas headlining “Star 94.1 Deck the Hall Ball.” With Dean Lewis. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $59.50-$553.50. Coca-Cola Roxy.

Damian McGinty. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. $35-$100. Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, eddieowenpresents.com.

Michael W. Smith. With Marc Martel. 8 p.m. Dec. 11. $39.50-$99.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall.

John Waters. 8 p.m. Dec. 12. $35-$125. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com.

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CeeLo Green. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $30-$115. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta.

Celtic Woman. With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Sold out. Atlanta Symphony Hall.

V-103 Winterfest. Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, Monica and Joe will perform at “The Winter White Affair.” 8 p.m. Dec. 14. $54-$123. State Farm Arena.

Robin Meade. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 14. $25 or $100 (reserved table for four). Eddie’s Attic.

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

Michelle Malone and The Hot Toddies. 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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