The multi-instumentalist performs a Celtic/Appalachian mix on guitar and mandolin. Elke Baker and Ken Kolodner join in for a set of holiday classics. Dec. 6, 8 p.m., the Cellar Stage, 5315 Harford Road, (410) 521-9099,
Troupe Irish Mystique will dance to Celtic Christmas music, produced by Daniel Nelson, a champion Irish dancer. The five-person band KELTFISH will also play music that is Celtic-inspired. Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, (301) 600-2828,
Come celebrate the holidays and get into the Christmas spirit at this festive concert in which the nationally recognized quintet Five by Design joins Maestro Jose-Luis Novo and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra on stage. Dec. 20, 8 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5544,
G. F. Handel's holiday music is performed by Frederick Children's Chorus, orchestra, and soloists as led by conductor Judy DuBose. All are welcome to join in this Frederick tradition. Dec. 23, 8 p.m., Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, (301) 600-2828,
Evolver will be rocking this charity event with Carbonstone, Black Angel Down, My Enemy Complete, and others. Proceeds will benefit Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131,
A caroling ensemble sets up in the Walters, wearing Victorian garb and singing holiday songs ranging from medieval times to contemporary. Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m., Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000,
The 30th installment is being led by music director Tom Hall. Some of the classical holiday songs that will be featured are Brahms' "How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place" and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., (410) 321-6295,
Accompanied by piano, organ, and percussion, the 28-member group revives Renaissance classics for this holiday special. Dec. 15, 3 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, (410) 799-9321,
, $20, seniors $15, students $10, under age 13 free.
The 10th and Final BBC/Spank Rock Xmas Party.
The sets in the lineup include Spank Rock, Tittsworth, Dope Body, the Death Set, and Ami Dang. The DJ set includes Baby Eagle, DJ Dad Weed, and Adam Gonzo. Dec. 23, 8 p.m., the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069,
The folk trio of Chris Norman, Robin Bullock, and Ken Kolodner performs two concerts to mark the winter solstice. Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 746-8387,
Holiday Cabaret: An Intimate Evening with Tom Goss.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Goss' lyrics are known to carry a deeper meaning about love and relationships. While touring, he is raising money for a nonprofit that provides services for people experiencing homelessness. Dec. 28, 8 p.m., Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225,
This musical performance will feature classic Irving Berlin songs like "Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and last but not least "White Christmas." Bring the whole family for this festive show. Dec. 3-8, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400,
The power-pop group breaks out the acoustic guitars for a special holiday set. They'll be joined by Walter Schreifels of Quicksand/ Rival Schools and Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure. Dec. 21, 8:30
, the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069,
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays at Maryland Hall.
The well-known a cappella group will sing faith-based songs that celebrate the Holydays. The set will feature many holiday songs that have an influence of African-American music. Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5544,
One of the best-selling female-pop-vocal groups ever presents "A Celtic Christmas." Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Maryland Live! Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, (443) 445-2500.
The Living Christmas Tree.
Enjoy the holiday concert that features members of an orchestra and choir positioned in a 30-foot platform resembling a Christmas tree. Join in for the live Nativity before the musical performance. Dec. 13-15, Riverdale Baptist Church, 1177 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, (301) 249-9111,
The Maryland Renaissance Festival put together this event, being held for the second time at Baldwin Hall. Guests are encouraged to dress in period clothing for a show of music, stage acts, and comedy from the Victorian era. Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Baldwin Hall, 4095 St. Augustine Lane, Dundalk,