Holiday and Christmas concerts in Detroit 2017
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Detroit and concerts go together like peanut butter and jelly.

The Motor City has long been one of the epicenters of music, and for Christmas, Detroit and its surroundings will be home to numerous concerts that will bring you musical joy for the holiday. So whether you’re aiming to see your favorite pop star, or you’re trying to see one of the region’s numerous up-and-comers, check out these great concerts to get you in the spirit of Christmas in Detroit.

The Great Xscape Tour ft. Monica and Toni Braxton
Dec. 21 @ 7:30 pm
Little Caesars Arena -- 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3200

While there will be plenty of new-school R&B acts on tour, if you’re looking for something a little more old-school, then make your way to the stunning new Little Caesars Arena. Here, R&B group Xscape will bring their Great Xscape Tour to Detroit, just in time for Christmas; and joining them on this ‘90s nostalgic trip will be Monica and Toni Braxton. This is a show that, if you’re an ‘90s R&B fan, you simply can’t miss.

WITNESS: The Tour Starring Katy Perry with Special Guest Purity Ring  
Dec. 6 @ 7 pm
Little Caesars Arena -- 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3200

For an early Christmas gift for the Katy Perry fan in your squad, WITNESS: The Tour will be making a stop in Detroit on Dec. 6. There are sure to be plenty of screaming Katy fans in the audience on this night, and joining here will be the up-and-coming Purity Ring. What a way to kick off the Christmas holiday season in Detroit.

Damien Escobar
Dec. 10 @ 7 pm
Royal Oak Music Theatre-- 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 399-2980

The Royal Oak Music Theatre is one of the oldest music venues in Metro Detroit, dating back to 1928. It has played home to some of the legendary acts in music, and on Dec. 10, it will play host to violinist Damien Escobar. If you haven’t seen Escobar play his splendid blend of jazz, R&B, and rap on the violin, well, this is one ticket that you should certainly obtain. It will be a Christmas present that no one will soon forget.

GRiZmas
Dec. 15 @ 8 pm
Masonic Temple Theatre -- 500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-7100

Are you ready to have GRiZmas in Detroit? Well, ready or not, GRiZ is coming to the Motor City in a show that you don’t want to miss. GRiZ is coming into his own in the rock world, and for Detroit rock heads, there will be no Christmas like a GRiZmas show at the historic Masonic Temple Theatre.