2017 Christmas Concerts

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The sounds of the season are alive and well with these top music picks.

We’re Music City, so no doubt there’s a bevy of Christmas concerts around town to help your family celebrate the joy of the season!

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

Sunday, Dec. 10
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
Andrew Peterson hosts a night of sacred Christmas music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $43.50 – $48.50.

Behold the Lamb of God with Andrew Peterson & Friends.

BLAIR CHILDREN’S CHORUSES

Sunday, Dec. 10
615-322-7508 | blair.vanderbilt.edu
Enjoy holiday music featuring the Blair Children’s Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Chorale, Blair Choristers, Nashville Boychoir and Training Choir. Blair School of Music Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 2 p.m. Free.

 

CECE WINANS: HOLIDAYS AND HITS

Thursday, Dec. 7
615-687-6400 | nashvilleysymphony.org
Christmas music with one of gospel’s biggest artists and the Nashville Symphony. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $59 – $134.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Dec. 4 – 5
cathedralnashville.org
Sacred holiday music by The Cathedral Choir along with more than 130 Catholic high school choir members inside the stunning facility. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. Free.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RYMAN

Dec. 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 18 – 21
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
Amy Grant & Vince Gill bring their holiday family concert back to the motherchurch of country music for 10 sensational nights! Ryman Auditiorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 – $125.

Amy Grant & Vince Gill present Christmas at the Ryman for 10 nights this year!

CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS

Dec. 16 – 17
615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com
Tribute artist Tom Duggin performs holiday tunes in the style of Elvis Presley. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15.

CHRISTMAS WITH JENNIFER NETTLES

Dec. 5 – 6
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
The country singer, accompanied by Nashville Symphony, sings songs from her holiday album To Celebrate Christmas. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59 – $134.

A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Thursday, Dec. 14
615-898-1862 | murfreesborosymphony.com
The Murfreesboro Symphony and Chorus present a night of cherished Christmas carols and other songs of the season. Frist United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. 7 p.m. $15 – $40.

Enjoy holiday music while aerialists and acrobats perform during Cirque Musica Holiday: Believe.

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY: BELIEVE

Wednesday, Dec. 20
615-770-2000 | bridgestonearena.com
This all-new concert experience features a live orchestra playing holiday songs combined with the high-flying adventures of aerialists and acrobats performing dazzling feats. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $25 – $85.

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

Sunday, Dec. 10
615-298-9517 | music.fpcnashville.org
The FPC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present an afternoon of classic music with a Christmas carol sing-along ending with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 4 p.m. Free admission.

Arrive an hour prior to the Nashville Symphony’s Pied Piper concert on Dec. 23. Before the Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along, kids can get hands-on with instruments, do crafts, meet Santa and more.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Dec. 14 – 17
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
The Nashville Symphony and Symphony Chorus perform their inspiring holiday tradition. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $25 – $109.

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR & SING-ALONG

Saturday, Dec. 23
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
This Nashville Symphony Pied Piper concert for kids features favorite tunes for little ones with a viewing of The Snowman on the big screen. Arrive an hour early for pre-concert activities like a musical instrument petting zoo, crafts and more. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 11 a.m. $25 – $35.

 

KRIS ALLEN: SOMETHIN’ ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, Dec. 19
615-324-1010 | citywinery.com
The winner of American Idol Season 8 sings holiday tunes. City Winery, 609 Lafayette, Nashville. 8 p.m. $18 – $25.

LEANN RIMES

Sunday, Dec. 10
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
The country/pop starlet’s Today is Christmas tour. Ryman Auditiorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 – $125.

LeAnn Rimes

LEVI KREIS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Monday, Dec. 11
615-324-1010 | citywinery.com
The Tony Award-winning artist sings favorite Christmas carols and holiday classics. City Winery, 609 Lafayette, Nashville. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

MANDY BARNETT’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Saturday, Dec. 9
615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com
Ms. Barnett sings classic Christmas tunes from the golden era. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $43 – $53.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

Thursday, Dec. 28
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
One of America’s favorite holiday musical traditions for more than 30 years. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 – $70.

MUSICIANS CORNER CHRISTMAS

Dec. 22 – 23
615-324-1010 | citywinery.com
Levi Hummon, Leigh Nash, Andrew Peterson and others perform holiday songs. City Winery, 609 Lafayette, Nashville. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Nashville Children’s Choir performs Saturday, Dec. 9 at Belmont.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Saturday, Dec. 9
615-460-4608 | belmont.edu/music
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music. Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 2 p.m. Free.

 

 

The Theater Bug’s Sixth Annual Winter Concert takes place Dec. 8 – 10.

A STUDIO TENN CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, Dec. 13
615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com
This holiday concert pays homage to the holiday specials of bygone eras. Jamison Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 7 p.m. $30 – $85.

THEATER BUG’S SIXTH ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT

Dec. 8 – 10
615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org
Fifty-five local children and teens perform a night of seasonal music. The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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