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4 Can’t-Miss December Concerts

Four festive shows to get you in the holiday spirit

By Kasee Bailey December 7, 2016


From country to rock—and beyond—here’s a handful of holiday-themed concerts to help get you fa-la-la-ing. (Or maybe just your hands in the air.) 

The Show: Deck the Hall Ball
The Lineup: Empire of the Sun, The Head and the Heart, Jimmy Eat World, Phantogram, Band of Horses, Glass Animals, Coin, My Goodness
The Venue: Key Arena
The Details: December 6, 3 p.m.
Missed it? Throwback to Jimmy Eat World’s vintage Christmas EP. (And read Azaria Podplesky’s Deck the Hall Ball review here.)  

The Show: The Wolf’s Hometown Holiday 2016
The Lineup: Hunter Hayes, Josh Turner, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Seth Ennis
The Venue: December 7, 8 p.m.; ticket prices vary
The Details: ShoWare Center in Kent
Get in the mood by watching Hunter Hayes sing Christmas carols to fans.

The Show: KEXP Presents: Maldoggies Family Christmas!
The Lineup: The Moondoggies, The Maldives
The Venue: Tractor Tavern
The Details: December 17, 9 p.m.; Tickets $15; 21+
Prep for the show by watching a live session with the Moondoggies. 

The Show: Manatee Commune On Ice!
The Lineup: Manatee Commune, Yppah, Saint Claire, DJ KINDA
The Venue: Neptune Theatre
The Details: December 23, 9 p.m.; Ticket prices vary; 21+
Ever been inside a snowglobe? This end-of-year celebration embraces the winter wonderland theme with art installations, projection mapping and of course, festive tunes.

The Show: The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour with Beat Roots Revival
The Lineup: Brian Setzer, Beat Roots Revival
The Venue: Paramount Theatre
The Details: December 26, 7:30 p.m.; ticket prices vary
Start jamming to Brian Setzer’s Rockin’ Rudolph holiday CD now.

How about some bonus shows? Porter Ray hits up the Tractor this Saturday for (Stash) Pot Shop’s Second Annual Very Legal Holiday Party. (The MC was our most recent Band of the Week; click here to read Band of the Week: Porter Ray.) 

Vaudeville Etiquette, who just told us a little about their new holiday single “Let’s Spike the Eggnog,” play Neumos tonight. (Click here to read Tell Me About That Track: Vaudeville Etiquette’s “Let’s Spike the Eggnog.”)  


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