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Holiday concerts on Long Island: Brian Setzer, Kenny Rogers, more

Massapequa's Brian Setzer brings his orchestra to NYCB

Massapequa's Brian Setzer brings his orchestra to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Nov. 27. Credit: Suzie Kaplan

On the first day of Christmas, Long Island gave to me . . . Brian Setzer Orchestra at Westbury! Nothing defines the Christmas season like live holiday concerts. Here are 18 shows to make you a bit more holly jolly:


NOV. 27: Brian Setzer Orchestra

This Long Island Music Hall of Famer from Massapequa returns home for his 13th annual “Christmas Rocks!” show, coming to NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (8 p.m., $49.50-$69.50,, 516-334-0800)

NOV. 30: Ralphie May

Sit down and listen as the “Last Comic Standing” finalist from Clarksville, Arkansas, tells tales about his childhood holiday memories growing up poor in his “White Trash Christmas Show” at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (8 p.m., $29.50-$69.50)

DEC. 2: John Pizzarelli Quartet

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Picking songs out of “The Great American Songbook,” Pizzarelli will put his signature jazzy spin on holiday hits at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. (8 p.m., $50-$70,, 516-767-6444)

DEC. 3: Eileen Ivers

Get yer Irish up with the Queen of Celtic Fiddle during her “An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas” show at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore. (8 p.m., $40-$45,, 631-969-1101)

DEC. 3: Jingle Bell Bottom Ball

Boogie through the holiday season with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, The Trammps, France Joli, Bonnie Pointer, Odyssey, Carl Carlton, Lime, MacHine and Disco Unlimited at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (8 p.m., $49.50-$69.50)

DEC. 8: BLI’s “Home for the Holidays”

Pop stars Jon Bellion and Nick Tangorra will co-bill this benefit concert for Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park at The Paramount in Huntington. (8 p.m., $30-$55,, 631-673-7300) 

DEC. 9: The Mavericks

Mixing country, cow-punk and standards, this Grammy Award-winning group will bring its “Sleigh Bells Ring Out!” show to the Tilles Center at LIU Post in Brookville. (8 p.m., $30-$65,, 516-299-3100) 

DEC. 10: Doo Wop Extravaganza

Picture being on the corner under a street lamp in the ’50s as vocals groups Danny and the Juniors, The Legendary Teenagers, The Original Chantels, Randy and the Rainbows, The Emotions, The Capris and Charlie Thomas serenade the crowd at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (7 p.m., $49.50-$69.50)

DEC. 10: Suzy Bogguss

This country gal will have people doing the do-si-do in the aisles at her “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” show at the YMCA Boulton Center. (8 p.m., $40-$45)

DEC. 11: Darlene Love

It’s not Christmas unless Love sings her classic “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” at her “A Darlene Love Christmas” show at Landmark on Main Street. (7 p.m., sold out; call to get on the waitlist)

DEC. 11: Kenny G

Over the course of three decades, the award-winning soprano saxophone player, who is the biggest-selling instrumental musician with more than 75 million albums sold, brings his holiday show to NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (8 p.m., $49.50-$99.50)

DEC. 16: Rockabilly Christmas

Watch as Jason D. Williams teams up with Gene Casey & the Lonesharks and Prentiss McNeil for a night of rockin’ & rollin’ at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. (8 p.m., $37, 631-727-4343,

DEC. 17: Felix Cavaliere

Dance to “Good Lovin’ ” and “Groovin’ (on a Sunday Afternoon)” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s “Rascals Holiday Show” at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. (8 p.m., $50-$79)

DEC. 17: Paul Anka

In addition to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “My Way,” the Canadian-American crooner peppers his set with Christmas carols at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (8 p.m., $69.50-$99.50)

DEC. 18: Cherish the Ladies

Check out this musical fivesome of Irish lasses as they deliver “A Celtic Christmas” at Landmark on Main Street. (7 p.m., $50-$70)

DEC. 21: David Glukh Enterprises

Listen as this Russian piccolo trumpet player fills the air with jazz-influenced holiday classics for an afternoon tea at Landmark on Main Street. (2 p.m., free)

DEC. 23: Kenny Rogers

The country legend brings his annual show, “The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits” to NYCB Theatre at Westbury one more time. (8 p.m., $49.50-$124.50)

DEC. 29-30: O.A.R.

The jam band will play back-to-back performances from its “The XXmas Wish List Tour” at The Paramount in Huntington where the crowd gets to pick the set list on its website ( before the show. (8 p.m., $29.50-$89.50) 

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