Music Notes: Five Festive Holiday Concerts

Niki D'AndreaDecember 6, 2021
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Tis the season for winter decorations, hot chocolate (or warm bourbon) and merry musicmaking. Rock out with your stocking out at these shows.

The Bounce 101.1 Holiday Jam
Ice Cube headlines an old-school hip-hop lineup including Too Short, Warren G, Baby Bash, Luniz and J.J. Fad. 8 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Tickets cost $45-$100.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The international rock ensemble performs “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Tickets cost $44-$306.

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2021 Tour
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Dave Koz celebrates the season with a jazz extravaganza of holiday favorites featuring special guests Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Rebecca Jade. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, at Ikeda Theater in Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Tickets cost $61.50-$92.50.

Motown Sound of the Miracles Holiday Concert
The Miracles (sans Smokey Robinson) perform from their songbook of Motown hits, including “I Second That Emotion,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and “The Tracks of My Tears.” 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27, at Musical Instrument Museum, 4625 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets cost $64.50-$79.50.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Percussionist Chip Davis’ classical music ensemble has been making contemporary Christmas music albums since 1984, and embarking on annual holiday concert tours for the past 35 years. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, at ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Tickets cost $40.50-$125.50.

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