Take your pick from a busy week of live shows and concerts around Houston for the week of Monday, June 25 through Sunday, July 1, 2018.
If you want to catch live music without breaking the bank, then this week brings a couple exciting free shows in Downtown and the Heights to check out.
You’ve also got your pick of classic bands with long careers making their way through packed venues around Houston.
Top 11 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week
- Stars, with AJ Lambert at White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday, June 27 – Nearly twenty years into their career, the Canadian indie-pop group Stars is still in their rhythm. Their late-2017 release, There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light, is the ninth studio album and reviews back up the simple fact that they still have their groove. Tickets start at $18, but you may find better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- The Black Dahlia Murder, with Whitechapel, Aversions Crown, and others at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, June 28 – The eighth studio album from death metal superstars The Black Dahlia Murder has garnered universal praise from major outlets and a lot of enthusiasm for their sprawling national tour. Watch the group perform cuts off Nightbringers as well as past releases at White Oak’s downstairs room. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Dale Watson, with Celine Lee at Discovery Green | Thursday, June 28 | FREE – The long-time singer-songwriter, Dale Watson, is known for blending multiple country genres in an effort to produce something authentic. With deep roots in Houston, he returns for a free show as part of Discovery Green’s Thursday Concerts presented by UH Downtown. 7pm.
- Weezer, Pixies, and The Wombats at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, June 29 – A double headlining act for these famed alt-rock groups promises a night full of favorites and cuts from the recent Weezer album, Pacific Daydream. The Wombats support on the heels of their new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Narcons, with Proud/Father and Cupid at Vinal Edge Records | Friday, June 29 | FREE – This free local show brings together Houston musicians from all over highlighted by Narcons, a “space punk” band with members of By The End of Tonight, Young Mammals, and Black Congress. They’ll be playing at the Heights record shop, Vinal Edge, plus there will be free beer from Eureka Heights Brewing Company. 7pm.
- Shakey Graves, with Paul Cauthen at White Oak Music Hall | Friday, June 29 – The Americana singer-songwriter lands in Houston for a stop in support of his acclaimed May 2018 album, Can’t Wake Up. Tickets for this performance start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Gary P. Nunn at The Heights Theater | Saturday, June 30 – Texas country legend, Gary P. Nunn looks to pack the Heights Theater with fans of his forty-year career. Tickets range from $22 to over $200. 7pm.
- Dirty Projectors at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, June 30 – Ahead of their July release of Lamp Lit Prose, the Brooklyn sextet fronted by David Longstreth brings their eclectic mix of inventive vocals and musicality to the downstairs room at White Oak. Tickets start at $25, but you may spot better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork online market. 8pm.
- Chicago, with REO Speedwagon and Michael Tolcher at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, June 30 – A busy Saturday night is highlighted by a thrilling double-header of classic rock. Chicago performs their landmark 1970 album, Chicago II, in its entirety along with a deep dive into a greatest hits catalog. Supported by the electrifying guitars of REO Speedwagon, this Woodlands show promises a night overflowing with classic music. Tickets start at $29.50 up to $129.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Trixie Mattel at House of Blues | Saturday, June 30 – A singer, a comedian, and a huge personality. Though she earned a following as a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Trixie Mattel is a force all her own and comes to House of Blues for a raucous night of boisterous style and edgy laughs. Tickets range from $24.50 to over $100, but you may spot better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Outlaw Music Festival Featuring Willie Nelson at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, July 1 – Texas legend Willie Nelson joins fellow musicians Sturgill Simpson, The Head and the Heart, Ryan Bingham, and more at Outlaw Music Festival in Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-find seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 2:30pm.
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