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10 local holiday season concerts

Groove into the holiday season with blues, rock, electronic and more.

10 local holiday season concerts
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Thanksgiving Tradition: Rachmaninoff Rhapsody

PSO director Manfred Honeck continues his Thanksgiving tradition of conducting an evening filled with captivating Viennese favorites. Debuting on piano is George Li, who will play alongside principal oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida. Fri., Nov. 23. 8-10 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. pittsburghsymphony.org

Nghtmre Before Xmas

NGHTMRE is the soundtrack to your worst dreams. Face those dark, trap, and future bass electronic fears at Nghtmre Before Xmas, with Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Ducky, and Swage. Fri., Nov. 30. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Stage AE, 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. promowestlive.com

Sara Evans At Christmas

Named after her 2014 holiday album, Sara Evans makes a stop at Jergel’s on her annual At Christmas Tour. At Christmas includes holiday favorites like, “Silent Night” and “Winter Wonderland,” but with Evans' signature country twist. Fri., Nov. 30. 8 p.m. Jergel's Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. jergels.com

Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band Christmas Show

Rewind to the '50s, '60s, and '70s this holiday season with sounds and rhythms of The Crystals, The Chiffons, The Miracles, Etta James, and more. Sat., Dec. 8. 7:30 p.m. Legacy Theatre, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. thelegacylineup.com

Lindsey Stirling: The Wanderland Tour

Winter is the season for classical music. With Stirling’s choreographed violin performances, get  classic music fix without a holiday denomination. Mon., Dec. 10. 7-11 p.m. Benedum Center, 237 Seventh St., Downtown. trustarts.org-

Highmark Holiday Pops

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to take you on a sleigh ride. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Broadway's Doug LaBrecque, and Santa Claus will also be on hand. Fri., Dec. 14. 8-10:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. pittsburghsymphony.org

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018

It’s once again time to rock ’n’ roll into Christmas. But, this year, Trans-Siberian Orchestra won’t be performing the same old show. To celebrate 20 years of touring, the band hits the road with an all-new production of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. Fri., Dec. 28. 8 p.m. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave, Uptown. ticketmaster.com

Buku with Of The Trees, Afterthought and more

Womp. Wompa. Womp. Bum. Bum. Bum. That’s the sound of bringing in the New Year, EDM style. Mon., Dec. 31. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. rextheater.net

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Searching for a fun-filled New Year’s Eve? Look no further, this psychedelic funk band puts the ‘fun’ in funk. Mon., Dec. 31. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Stage AE, 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. promowestlive.com

2018 New Year's Eve Blues Bash

Move, groove, and ring in the new year to the sounds of blues. Included in the price of the ticket is a buffet dinner, an open bar (8 p.m. – 1 a.m.) and a midnight buffet to satisfy those drunk munchies. Put on by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania. Mon., Dec. 31. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Moon Double Tree, 8402 University Blvd., Moon. bswpa.org