Friday: Legends & Legacies Holiday Show at Continental Club. An annual event that plays off the city’s many musical family trees, this year’s version is specially designated as a benefit for participant Savannah Welch, who lost a leg in an accident last month. Her father Kevin and brother Dustin will join in, along with James and Curtis McMurtry, Jon Dee and William Harries Graham, Jimmie Dale and Colin Gilmore, Terry and Bale Allen, Warren and Marshall Hood, Charlie Sexton and more. $32. 9 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com.
Friday-Saturday: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar finale at Palmer Events Center. The coolest holiday music series in town wraps up with a bang on its final two days. Friday features western swing kingpins Asleep at the Wheel at 7 p.m., troubadour Jimmy LaFave at 3 p.m. and blues singer Shelley King at 11 a.m. On Saturday, folk duo Albert & Gage kick things off at 11 a.m., followed by drummer Ernie Durawa and friends at 3 p.m., before Americana guitar master Bill Kirchen closes down the bazaar starting at 7 p.m.. Admission each day is $8, good from 10 a..m. to 10 p.m. 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com.
Saturday: Carson McHone’s fourth annual Xmas Eve Songwriters Night at the White Horse. Begun at the Saxon Pub in 2013, this homespun gathering is now in its second year at the east side’s venerable honky-tonk hangout. More than a dozen local performers will play two songs each, with participants including Suzanna Choffel, Graham Weber, Jaimee Harris, Leo Rondeau, Ali Holder and Tate Mayeux. Many will have CDs at the merch table, for your last-minute-gift convenience. Admission is free, with all band tips donated to the SIMS Foundation. 8 p.m. 500 Comal St. thewhitehorseaustin.com.
- Charlie Mars, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
- Ruby & the Reckless at Strange Brew
- Motown Christmas with the Argyles at Geraldine’s
- Mama K & the Shades at C-Boy’s
- Graham Weber & Mike Schoenfeld at Winflo
- Joe Jacksons, Chief White Lightning at ABGB
- Gary P. Nunn at Broken Spoke
- Headbangers X-Mas Ball with Bang ATX, Black Heart Saints at One 2 One Bar
- Redd Volkaert at Evangeline Cafe
- Alvin Crow at Little Longhorn Saloon
- Jon Blondell Quintet at Elephant Room
- Sidemen at Stay Gold
- Christmas Day Dance with Big Band Tejano, Conjunto Los Pinkys at Antone’s
- Dale Watson’s annual Christmas show & dance at Continental Club
- Jimmy LaFave second annual Christmas show at Strange Brew
- Rich Harney/Alex Coke Quartet at Elephant Room