December 16: Michael McDonald: Season of Peace. It’s the Doobie Brothers guy doing holiday music, and really, does any of that sound bad? 8 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springﬁeld. (417) 863-0941 for tickets ($40-250).
December 17: Harry Connick Jr. New Orleans singer comes to Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springﬁeld. It’s a holiday show and a New Orleans Tricentennial celebration all in one. 7:30 p.m. Zip over to hammonshall.com for ticket information ($53-123).