Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, there are Christmas concerts, New Year’s Eve music events and more.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Tuesday, December 28 at ASU Gammage
Chip Davis brings this vaunted musical holiday tradition to Tempe. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 28 at ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com. Tickets cost $40-$125.50.
Wednesday, December 29 at The Van Buren
Tempe rap group Injury Reserve takes the stage. With Slauson Malone 1 and Zsela. 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 29 at The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, thevanburenphx.com. Tickets cost $22.25.
Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas
Wednesday, December 29-Friday, December 31 at Musical Instrument Museum
Pianist Jim Brickman’s musical style crosses genres from country to pop. His vocal collaborations include songs with Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, Olivia Newton-John and more. 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 29-Friday, December 31 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $49.50-$69.50.
New Year’s Eve with Futuristic
Friday, December 31 at Crescent Ballroom
Tempe-based breakout rapper Futuristic holds his album release party for Don’t Wanna Be Famous. Featuring Khiry, Toure Masters, Samara Cyn and more. 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 31 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, crescentphx.com. Tickets cost $20-$200 plus fees.
Maybe 2022 Will Be Better Festival
Friday, December 31 at The Compound
Numerous local music artists perform at this festival, which also features a visual arts exhibition. Playboy Manbaby, Djentrification, and Grackle Beats are among the performers. 8 p.m. Friday, December 31 at The Compound, SE corner of Farmer and University, facebook.com/The-Compound-102937626493538. Admission is free.
Live Jazz at Wrigley Mansion
Friday, December 31 at Wrigley Mansion
The formal dining room at the Wrigley Mansion hosts intimate jazz shows every Friday night. On New Year’s Eve, the trio scheduled to perform is Beth Lederman (piano/keyboard), Dwight Kilian (upright bass) and Dom Moio (drums). Friday, December 31 at Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, wrigleymansion.com. Reservations required.