Music legends and big name stars are performing in the city all throughout the snowy season and you’ll definitely want to see every show you can. Here are the must-see concerts and music events of the winter.
Boston Music Awards
This night of music celebration brings the glitz and glam of award shows from Hollywood to your backyard. The Boston Music Awards is sure to be a night full of the best musical talent Massachusetts has to offer, as it has been since 1987. Come to the show to see performances by local artists like Sidney Gish, Bad Rabbits and Latrell James.
Dec. 7, House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, bostonmusicawards.com
You don’t talk about the history of indie rock and Britpop without talking about Morrissey. He’s well known as the former lead singer of The Smiths and has his own very successful solo career. When this British icon makes his stop in Boston, you’ll definitely want to be there to witness a legend at work.
Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, crossroadspresents.com
This year’s lineup features Fifth Harmony, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson and more. As part of the Jingle Ball tour, one dollar of every ticket sold will go towards helping the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which inspires today’s youth through entertainment and education.
Dec. 10, 6 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, kiss108.iheart.com
When this Boston-area band returns to their hometown they don’t make it for just one show, they make it a three-day event. The indie band just released their new album “America, Location 12,” after a hiatus and they’re coming to Paradise Rock Club to play their new music for their fans.
Dec. 16, 18-19, 7 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, crossroadspresents.com
Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti
Few are shaking up the rap game like Lil Uzi Vert and when you pair him Playboi Carti, who’s fresh off XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class, you get a hip-hop experience you won’t want to miss. There are rumors of a collaborative mixtape between the two, but until that’s confirmed, this show is your chance to experience these two artists together.
Dec. 20-21, 8 pm, House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, houseofbluesboston.com
Any Matisyahu song is a blending of cultures, genres and styles. As a Jewish American vocalist, he blends Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop beatboxing so there’ll be a little bit of something for everyone at his two shows. He’s currently touring with Common Kings and Orphan.
Dec. 21-22, 9 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, crossroadspresents.com
Questlove is as synonymous with late night as Jimmy Fallon, but it’s not just TV fans this concert will appeal to. Lovers of old school hip-hop are in for a treat as well. “The Tonight Show” band has been making music since 1987 and they’ve been called hip-hop’s first legitimate band. Here’s your chance to see them in person.
Dec. 26, 7 p.m., House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, houseofbluesboston.com
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The forefathers of ska punk are Boston natives and they’re returning to where it all started for three shows at the House of Blues. As the first band to experiment with ska, punk rock and hardcore they’ve proven themselves to be wildly talented artists and you won’t want to miss them while they’re in town.
Dec. 28-30, 7 p.m., House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, houseofbluesboston.com
Lana Del Rey
The queen of sultry melancholia is bringing the glamour of her cinema inspired music to Boston. The stop is part of her LA to the Moon tour for her latest album “Lust for Life.” See her in concert and you’ll also see performances by Jhené Aiko and Kali Uchis.
Jan. 13, 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, tdgarden.com
As the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is a rock and roll god in his own right. You know an artist is good when his work has influenced greats like Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose. He’s been ranked one of the greatest lead singers of all time, and you’ll get to see why when he stops in Boston this winter.
Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, crossroadspresents.com