Friday, December 5, 2014

10 cheap or free holiday concerts and quirky seasonal music nights in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM

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From Christmas standards to soulful season's greetings and all the way to funky dance nights, these offbeat Christmas concerts shake up the holidays in Orlando. 

A Very Body // Talk Christmas
Michael Parallax and DJ Vsn Qst play Santa by throwing a wild Christmas party with all proceeds supporting the Space, to keep the indie venue going strong in 2015. (RSVP)
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Space, $7

Holidaze Freakout
Whoa, someone put way too much sugar in Santa’s cookies, cuz this is a sweet lineup featuring Death Tremors in the first annual Death Tremors School for Boys Christmas Carol, and bands like Me Chinese, Pathos, Pathos and more. (RSVP)
4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Chess Park in DeLand, $5 (if you wear a Christmas sweater), $7 (if ya don’t)

Sweater Fest
The Plush Monsters annual holiday house show unravels into a public party in the Milk District, including stages at Milk Bar, Sandwich Bar, Spacebar as well as an outdoor stage, and featuring Mojave Wilde, the Woolly Bushmen and many more. (RSVP)
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Milk District, $5

Marc with a C’s 10th Annual Holiday Show
The local songwriter who sings in the key of geek collects a choir of nerdy favorites in Professor Shyguy, DJ RoboRob and My Parents Favorite Music. (RSVP)
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Geek Easy, free

Grandma Party [Full disclosure: I organize this event]
The local artisan fair also doubles as music fest, featuring locals like the New Lows, Wet Nurse, Ark, Me Chinese, the Welzeins and more. (RSVP)
10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Stardust Video and Coffee, free

Talk Yo Shit!: Festivus Edition
New dance party night at the Social embraces the Festivus pole to celebrate the style like true haters by airing their grievances. (RSVP)
10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Social, free-$5

The Imperial’s Acoustic Soundcheck with Eugene Snowden and friends: “I Souled Christmas”
Eugene throws even Kris Kringle for a loop, performing R&B and soul Christmas classics with plenty of cheer in his beer. (RSVP)
9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Imperial, free

Enchantment Under the Sea of Soul
The Sh-Booms shimmy down the chimney with a Back-to-the-Future-inspired holiday party with free eggnog if you dress fancy. (RSVP)
9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Will’s Pub, free

“Shine on Christmas”
Join a trio of lovely Orlando vocalists, including Sarah Purser Bojorquez, Lauren Carder and Megan Katarina, as they perform Christmas standards. (RSVP)
7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Maxine’s on Shine, $5

Holy Miss Moley’s 3rd Annual Twisted Christmas
Fine Orlando funk band Holy Miss Moley wants you to jam with them this holiday season, giving you a whole other reason to sing “O Holy Night.” (RSVP)
8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Red Lion Pub, free

For more holiday cheer, check out our Holiday Guide!

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