Drake

Drake (Photo courtesy of XL Center)

Jingle Jam 2011 featuring Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior and more, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., from $26.50, XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, (860) 727-8010, xlcenter.com.


Beats will threaten to compromise the structure of Hartford's XL Center on Friday when Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior and others roll into town for Jingle Jam 2011. Drake's second album, Take Care, was released in November on Lil' Wayne's Young Money label and quickly shot to the top spot, selling over 700,000 copies. Think about that, Hartford, for a second: the number one artist in the country will be in your backyard, so show some love.