Top 5 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week: April 12 to 18, 2021

Bayou City Funk performing at The Continental Club | Courtesy of the band

Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see live shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18, 2021.

This week, beloved film scores come to life with a virtuoso violinist at Jones Hall, classic R&B makes an appearance in southwest Houston, and lawn concerts provide an outdoor chance to enjoy music before the summer creep begins.

Want to dig deeper for live concerts in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston calendar for additional shows taking place across H-Town.

Top 5 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week

  • Houston Symphony presents Hollywood Serenade: The Artistry of Caroline Campbell at Jones Hall | Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18 | Virtual Option – Known for her showstopping flair, Caroline Campbell is an accomplished violinist and will join with the Houston Symphony for three evenings to perform silver screen favorite tunes from The Godfather, West Side Story and more. If you’d rather watch from home, tune in to the virtual performance on Saturday, April 17. Tickets range from $34 to $115; virtual tickets are $20. Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm.
  • Raheem Devaughn & Dru Hill at Arena Theatre | Friday, April 16 – The Grammy-nominated R&B singer, Raheem Devaughn, joins with the classic ’90s group Dru Hill for an unforgettable performance at the historic Arena Theatre. Tickets range from $39 to over $75, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.
  • Stop, Look and Listen! with Will Cruz & Quattro at Menil Collection | Saturday, April 17 | FREE – Get your body moving on the lawn of the Menil Collection when Will Cruz & Quattro jam out with their signature fusion jazz flavor, blending the sounds of Puerto Rican guitar with the syncopated rhythms of the Caribbean. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blanket or lawn chairs; limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. 4pm.
  • Bayou City Funk at The Continental Club | Saturday, April 17 – Get down for a good time when this local outfit of veteran musicians brings the sound of funk, jazz and blues for a high energy outdoor show in Midtown. $10. 7pm.
  • Read Southall Band at White Oak Music Hall (Lawn) | Saturday, April 17 – The Oklahoma rock ‘n’ roll group is back on the road, swinging through White Oak for an outdoor show on the lawn. Tickets start at $120 per pod of up to six people. 8pm.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

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Justin Jerkins
Justin Jerkins covers sports, concerts, destinations, and breweries in Houston, while serving as Editor of 365 Things to Do in Houston.