Your guide to holiday concerts from Nov. 27 to Donny & Marie in late December
Published: November 19, 2012 04:42PM
Updated: November 19, 2012 04:42PM

The outdoor concert season is over — but don’t fret.

There are plenty of great artists performing holiday concerts at indoor venues over the next month.

Here’s a selected, but by no means all-inclusive list of whom is coming to Utah and where they will be.

Bonus points go to those who can make a decision on which show to attend on Friday, Dec. 7.

Nov. 27 • Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick (original holiday songs); The State Room; $20 at thestateroom.com
Nov. 30 • Mindy Gledhill’s Christmas Show (folk); Velour Live Music Gallery; $12 at 24Tix
Dec. 3 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party; Covey Center; $28 to $58 at coveycenter.org
Dec. 4 • How the Grouch Stole Christmas (rap); In The Venue; $18 to $20 at SmithsTix
Dec. 5 • Chris Isaak’s Holiday Show; Kingsbury Hall; $42 to $58 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu
Dec. 7 • Santa Jam with Brett Eldredge; Outlaw Saloon; $10 to $15 at SmithsTix
Dec. 7 • Winter Wonderland (dance music); The Complex; $15 to $30 at SmithsTix
Dec. 7 • Don Waldis’ A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe; Leona Wagner Black Box; $15 at ArtTix
Dec. 7 • Lark & Spur; Gallivan Center, Free
Dec. 7 • Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband; Covey Center; $15 to $18 at coveycenter.org
Dec. 7-8 • “The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Puppy Rescue” screening and stage show; Kingsbury Hall; $10 to $25 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu
Dec. 8 • KUTV Holiday Pops Concert featuring Paul Cardall with The Choral Arts Society; Cottonwood High School; $15 at SmithsTix
Dec. 12-13 • The Lower Lights (Utah-based folk-rock collective); Masonic Temple Auditorium; $10 at thelowerlightschristmas2012.eventbrite.com
Dec. 13-14 • Christmas Jam 3 (rock ‘n’ roll); One Mind Studio; $10 at 24Tix
Dec. 13-15 • Kurt Bestor with Jenny Oaks Baker; Abravanel Hall, $17.50 to $45 at ArtTix
Dec. 14-15, 17-22 • Michael McLeans’ Forgotten Christmas Carols; Cottonwood High School; $13-$29 at forgottencarols.com/tickets
Dec. 15 • X96’s Nightmare Before Christmas with Anberlin; The Complex; $21 to $50 at SmithsTix
Dec. 17 • Christmas Carol Sing Along with Collin Raye; EnergySolutions Arena; Free
Dec. 19 • The Piano Guys; Kingsbury Hall; $19.50 to $39.50 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu
Dec. 20 • Voice Male Christmas (a cappella); Abravanel Hall; $10 to $16 at ArtTix
Dec. 21 • The Savoys feat. Sam Payne; Sandy City Council Chambers; $10 sandyarts.com/christmas
Dec. 26-Dec. 29 • Donny & Marie Osmond; Abravanel Hall; $25 to $135 at ArtTix

Spotlight: Peter Breinholt will return with two Christmas shows in one day. Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra pull out all of the stops in their Christmas spectaculars, but Utah singer-songwriter Peter Breinholt always focuses on the songs and anima of the holidays with his spirited holiday shows. But not initially. “It took me about four years to figure out how to do a Christmas show,” he said. “I learned what songs to avoid.” While his solo, secular work can turn rootsy with bluegrass instruments, he now realizes that the “banjo is not a Christmas instrument,” he said. Once a Kingsbury Hall staple, Breinholt prefers the more intimate surroundings of the Jeanne’ Wagner Theatre, and it shows.
What • Peter Breinholt’s Christmas Concert
When • Saturday, Dec. 22, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where • Jeanne’ Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $15 at ArtTix