Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Star 94.1’s Christmas concert this year may no longer be named Jingle Jam as it had been the previous 14-plus years but it will feature the original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson.
She will perform at the new Coca-Cola Roxy by SunTrust Park on December 12 with a capacity of 3,000.
Tickets, which go on sale Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., will likely sell out quickly. Prices are not obnoxious: $44.50-$69.50. She most recently performed at the much larger Lakewood Amphitheatre in 2015, her final concert she did before she had her second child.
She will be playing her many hits and surely, some of her favorite Christmas ditties, too.
Over the years in Atlanta, I’ve seen her at Lakewood, the Fox Theatre, Cobb Energy Centre, Gwinnett Arena, the Loft (for Q100) and Centennial Olympic Park (for a Coca-Cola private event). She’s always fabulous.
Local singer Alex Guthrie will open, followed by an acoustic set with the Bleachers.
Here are the previous Star 94 lineups over the years for their Christmas concerts, most of which were held at Gwinnett Arena:
2003’s lineup: Maroon 5, Sarah McLachlan, Jessica Simpson and Barenaked Ladies.
2004: Duran Duran
2005: Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, Gavin DeGraw, Howie Day and James Blunt.
2006: Hinder, the Fray, K.T. Tunstall, Goo Goo Dolls
2007: Elliott Yamin, Colbie Caillat, Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne
2008: We the Kings, Flyleaf, David Archuleta, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw
2009: Justin Bieber, Owl City, Cobra Starship, Jordin Sparks, The Fray
2010: Train, Plain White T’s, Christina Perri
2011: Daughtry, the Script, Big Time Rush, Matt Nathanson, Parachute
2012: Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Andy Grammer, Alex Clare, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
2013: The Backstreet Boys, the Fray, Avril Lavigne and Colbie Caillat (Gwinnett Arena)
2014: The Script, Lindsey Sterling, Echokids (Center Stage)
2015: Andy Grammer, NeedtoBreathe, Pentatonix (Fox Theatre)
2016: X Ambassadors, Charlie Puth, James Bay, Train (Infinite Energy, previously Gwinnett Arena)