Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in December


The holidays are here and there’s a great amount of music coming to Virginia in December. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.



Over at Virginia’s many live music venues:

The National in Richmond will be bringing a number of big name artists throughout the month. The venue will be hosting Bon Iver (Dec. 3), The Mountain Goats (Dec. 5), Dave Rawlings (Dec. 8), Steve Earle and the Dukes (Dec. 9), The Front Bottoms (Dec. 13), The War on Drugs (Dec. 14), Carbon Leaf (Dec. 16), Fighting Gravity (Dec. 26) and others.

The Broadberry will be hosting acts like Patterson Hood on Dec. 4, Reverend Horton Heat on Dec. 16 and Agents of Good Roots on Dec. 29.

Just outside Richmond, the Church Sisters will perform at the Tin Pan on Dec. 7.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will ring in the holiday season at the Richmond Coliseum on Dec. 6. Over at the Altria Theater, Kirk Franklin & Ledisi will perform on Dec. 2.


The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell will host Dokken on Dec. 8 and Delbert McClinton on Dec. 29.

In Charlottesville, the Jefferson Theater will hosts artists like Steep Canyon Rangers (Dec. 2), Steve Earle and the Dukes (Dec. 8), Dave Rawlings (Dec. 9), Eddie from Ohio (Dec. 16), The Wailin’ Jennys (Dec. 17), The Steel Wheels (Dec. 30 & 31) and more. At the Paramount Theater, Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler will be performing a Christmas concert on Dec. 23.

The Paramount Theater

In Lynchburg, Juicy J will be performing at the Phase 2 Club on Dec. 1 and Tracy Lawrence will be there on Dec. 2.

The NorVa in Norfolk will be bringing in Bon Iver (Dec. 4), SZA (Dec. 8), KRS-One (Dec. 9) and many others.


Kirk Franklin & Ledisi will be at Old Dominion University’s Constant Center on Dec. 1, while Old Dominion and Paramore will be there on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, respectively.

In Williamsburg, Andy Grammer will perform at Williamsburg Winery on Dec. 10.

The Berglund Center in Roanoke will have a number of holiday performances with Keith & Kristyn Getty on Dec. 19, Jim Brickman on Dec. 20 and Martina McBride on Dec. 22.

The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will host Delbert McClinton on Dec. 2, The Mountain Goats on Dec. 4, The Wailin’ Jennys on Dec. 16, Scotty McCreery on Dec. 17 and more.


The Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg will be hosting Edwin McCain on Dec. 1 on Here Come the Mummies on Dec. 7.

Steve Earle and the Dukes will play at Alexandria music hall The Birchmere on Dec. 6. Also on the Birchmere’s schedule are Aaron Neville (Dec. 7), Dar Williams (Dec. 8 & 9), Carbon Leaf (Dec. 14 & 15), The Wailin’ Jennys (Dec. 18 and 19) and many more.


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