We're aware it's only September.

But for those looking to get an early jump on scheduling their holiday concerts, here's what we've found so far:

The Nutcracker Ballet takes place at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, December 7 at 2:30, while on Sunday, December 8, local favorite Jim McDonough plays the Paramount at 2:30 p.m.

The annual Holiday Spectacular from Orchestra Iowa returns to the Paramount Theatre on the weekend of December 20-22. It will include a Friday and Saturday night show at 7:30, and one Sunday at 2:30.

Get all the details on the Paramount shows here.

But a short trip west might be the highlight of the season, as Kenny G brings the phenomenal "Miracles Holiday & Hits" tour to Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.

Tickets are available starting at $49 for the show Wednesday, December 18 at 8 p.m.

As the name implies it is not just Christmas music, he will play all the favorites from his Grammy-winning career. It's a chance you might not want to pass up. Click here for more details.