Make sure not to miss out on these must-see shows around Houston during August 2018.
Also in August 2018
Happening This Week
This month is book-ended by anniversaries, from Slim Thug’s 20th to Rudyard’s British Pub’s 40th, and plenty of celebration in between.
Meanwhile, a slate of legendary artists and up-and-coming stars make stops in town for a month with plenty to offer.
Top 10 Concerts & Live Shows to See in Houston: August 2018
- Slim Thug (20-Year Anniversary) at White Oak Music Hall | Friday, August 3 – A staple in the storied history of Houston rap, Slim Thug takes a victory lap at White Oak, joined by familiar faces at his 20th Anniversary concert. Tickets range from $44 to $150, but you may find better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Lucinda Williams, with Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, King Leg at White Oak Music Hall | Tuesday, August 7 – Three legends of country and Americana sound join together for the LSD Tour this summer, bringing extensive song catalogs that reach back several decades. Supported by up-and-coming artist, King Leg, this show is sure to be a hit with the country and western fan. Tickets start at $58.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 5pm.
- Jeff Lynne’s ELO, with Dawes at Toyota Center | Friday, August 10 – Electric Light Orchestra is back after a hiatus reaching back to 1986. Frontman Jeff Lynne has reformed the group and begun touring through North America again, following an epic hit-filled show at Wembley in London last June. Tickets range from $49.50 to $149.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- J. Cole, with Young Thug at Toyota Center | Wednesday, August 15 – After watching his most recent release, KOD, rise to the top of the charts (his fifth number-one album), rapper J. Cole has embarked on a 34-date North American tour that swings through Houston this month. Tickets range from $49.50 to $149.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork resale market. 7:30pm.
- Bush, with The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 16 – A three-headliner tour arrives in Houston, boasting three giants of alternative rock. With each band performing full sets, this is an extended show that promises to revel late into the night. Tickets range from $25 on the lawn to $199.50 for reserved seating, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online market. 6pm.
- Rob Zombie, with Marilyn Manson at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, August 18 – Following up the raucous 2012 Twins of Evil Tour, Zombie and Manson have paired up again for the tour’s sequel in a co-headlining event that brings the Big Rock Show to town. Tickets start at $25 up to $99.50 for pit access, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Hobby Center | Wednesday, August 22 – A future hall-of-famer, Lovett is one of the premier singer-songwriters of our time. Performing with his Large Band, Lovett brings his Texas-sized talents to the stage for an intimate Hobby Center set. Tickets range from $39.50 to $89.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 8pm.
- Shakira at Toyota Center | Wednesday, August 22 – The make-up date has arrived after Shakira postponed her original Houston show in January to recover from vocal chord injury. Original tickets will be honored for the event and you can purchase new tickets from $50.50 to over $200. You may be able to find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Tony Bennett, with Antonia Bennett at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, August 23 – The legendary musician, with 19 Grammys under his belt, arrives to Houston for a night filled with iconic songs such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. Tickets range from $75.75 to $131.75, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork online market. 8pm.
- Rudz 40th Anniversary, featuring Vodi, The Wheel Works, Jealous Creatures at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, August 24 | No Cover – This Montrose British Pub on Waugh enters its 40th year serving Houston and will be celebrating along with local musicians Vodi, The Wheel Works, and Jealous Creatures. This show is free and open to adults ages 21 and older. 8pm.
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