Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for our top 10 live shows, music events, and concerts in Houston this week, from Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 22, 2018.
This week, some of the biggest venues around town are bursting with chart-topping performances and favorite hits from yesteryear.
Houston is headlining, too, from the Symphony’s David Bowie tribute, to beloved hometown artists Blue October and Trae the Truth stepping up to host exciting events.
Happening This Week
Also in July 2018
Top 10 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week
- The Music of David Bowie, featuring Houston Symphony at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Monday, July 16 – The Starman returns with an orchestral performance of David Bowie’s significant catalog of favorites, courtesy of the Houston Symphony. Lawn seating for this event is free, with orchestra seating running $20. 8pm.
- The Smashing Pumpkins, with Metric at Toyota Center | Tuesday, July 17 – For the first time in nearly 20 years, original Smashing Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlain, and James Iha have re-joined for a new tour that will be stopping through Houston in mid-July. Tickets range from $29 to over $125, but you may spot better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork online market. 7pm.
- Sam Smith, with Cam at Toyota Center | Wednesday, July 18 – After releasing his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, in late 2017, Sam Smith has continued his chart-topping success around the world. Tickets range from $35 to $125, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. 8pm.
- Beach Fossils, with Temple of Angels, Jaya at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, July 19 – Just a year past their last release, Somersault, the indie rock band from Brooklyn comes through Houston as they work to complete an upcoming album. Advance tickets are $16; day of show tickets run $18. 8pm.
- Foreigner, with Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, July 20 – A night of platinum hits comes to The Woodlands, with hard rock bands Foreigner and Whitesnake, joined by the son of Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham. Tickets range from $29.50 to over $199, but limited discounted premium tickets are available or you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- MFAH Mixed Media 2018 featuring Dâm-Funk, Wild Child, Hailey Knox, Tyler Dial & More at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Friday, July 20 – Party on the rooftop of the brand new Glassell School of Art (with views of Downtown, The Medical Center, Midtown, and Museum District) at a super-sized summer party. There will be live music and DJs on four stages at the MFAH’s newest, and coolest campus expansion. $25. 8pm to midnight.
- Trae Day Weekend 2018, featuring Trae & Friends at Warehouse Live | Friday, July 20 | FREE – The hometown hero, Trae the Truth, hosts his tenth Trae Day (so proclaimed by Mayor Bill White in 2008) along with other local artists in support of the rapper, who has helped tremendously in post-Harvey local recovery efforts. Admission is free with RSVP, and donations are welcome at the door. 8pm.
- 94.5 The Buzz‘s Bud Light Roast, featuring Blue October, AwolNation, Theory of a Deadman, and more at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, July 21 – With hometown favorites Blue October headlining, Houston’s alternative rock station brings a packed lineup to Cynthia Woods with Robert Delong and Hold On Hollywood supporting. Tickets range from $15 to $65, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. 3:30pm.
- Sugarland, with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Eli at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, July 21 – Sugar Land’s music venue meets country superstars Sugarland (no relation) as the multi-platinum chart-topping group works their way through a 48-city tour. Tickets begin at $59.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Counting Crows, with Live at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, July 22 – Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Counting Crows brings a setlist that is filled with hits and favorites from their seven studio albums. Sure to be a rewarding show for the longtime fan, they’ll be joined by their friends and fellow alt-rock band, Live. Tickets range from $29.50 to $119.50, but limited discounted premium tickets start at $17 or you may find cheaper or better seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
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