AMG Weekend Picks: Packway Handle Band, Nutcracker, Tim & Eric and More!

Happy December everyone! We hope everyone had a brilliant Thanksgiving and has digested the remainders of all those leftovers. The holiday season is officially on now, with Hanukkah now started and twinkling lights going up everywhere. This weekend is an Atlanta act extravaganza, and we’re happy to celebrate the holidays with our hometown lads and lasses. Don’t forget the on sales at the bottom for all your Christmas present needs!

Friday, December 3 – Dave Barnes at The Loft

Southern songwriter Dave Barnes is headlining on his own for a packed show after opening for the likes of John Mayer and Taylor Swift.

Friday, December 3, Saturday, December 4 and Sunday December 5 – Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at Fox Theatre

You know it’s Christmastime when Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy’s tune starts up. Nutcracker starts at the Fox this weekend and runs until just after Christmas day.

Saturday, December 4 – Dave Daniels & The PTA at Vinyl

Get your dose of Americana with Atlanta’s very own Dave Daniels & The PTA, who are playing Vinyl with Brett Vaughn and Andy Matchett & The Minks.

Saturday, December 4 – Packway Handle Band & Whiskey Gentry at The Buckhead Theatre

If it’s a bluegrass/country rock hoedown you want, then look no further, The Buckhead Theatre has you covered this Saturday night with the old school southern sounds of Packway Handle Band and Whiskey Gentry.

Sunday, December 5 – Usher with Trey Songz at Philips Arena

Maybe pure R&B pop is more your style. Hometown crooner Usher is taking over Philips Arena this Sunday with Trey Songz.

Sunday, December 5 – Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 at Variety Playhouse

More in the mood for surreal Adult Swim holiday celebration? Then check out the bizarre comedy of Tim & Eric with all the other cool kids who get that sense of humor.

On Sales:

Travis Tritt at The Buckhead Theatre, January 29 – on sale Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.

Lissie at The Loft, February 5 – on sale Friday, December 3 at noon.

Kid Rock at The Arena At Gwinnett Center, March 4 – on sale Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.

Colin Hay at Variety Playhouse, March 11 – on sale, Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.

Cold War Kids at Masquerade, March 29 – on sale, Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.

Taylor Swift at Philips Arena, July 10 – on sale, Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.


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