Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see live shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, October 4 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Houston is graced by a huge slate of hitmakers and chart-toppers this week, including a legendary neo-soul pioneer, beloved indie rock bands, hip-hop legends, a Nigerian superstar, three nights of Chicano musicians, and much more.
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 12 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week
- Big Freedia at White Oak Music Hall | Tuesday, October 5 – The Queen of New Orleans bounce music is giving Big Diva Energy when she returns to touring that will take her through the White Oak downstairs stage. Tickets are $23, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes at Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, October 6 – A folk punk double-bill comes to Downtown’s Bayou Music Center, uniting the Celtic sounds of Flogging Molly with the long-running alt rock group Violent Femmes. Tickets range from $45 to $99.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Band of Horses with Robert Ellis at House of Blues | Wednesday, October 6 – The Grammy-nominated indie rock band swings through Downtown while on their fall tour. Longtime Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis opens the show. Tickets range from $35 to $59.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- 42nd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, October 7 to Saturday, October 9 | FREE – The annual Festival Chicano returns to the Hermann Park stage, highlighting the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience. Concerts through the three-day event include Little Joe y La Familia alongside Los Texmaniacs on Thursday; Ram Herrera with Grupo Aviso, plus Adalberto, J.R. Gomez and Demmi Garcia on Friday; David Lee Garza y Los Musicales performs with Shelly Lares on Saturday, which will also be livestreamed. 7pm each night.
- Erykah Badu at Smart Finanical Centre | Thursday, October 7 – A leader of the neo-soul genre, the Mama’s Gun singer stops by Sugar Land while on the Live from Badubotron Tour 2021. Tickets range from $44.50 to $134.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Wavves at Satellite Bar | Thursday, October 7 – The San Diego four-piece returns to touring for their latest album, Hideaway, after a four-year recording gap. Tickets are $22. 8pm.
- Modest Mouse with Future Islands at White Oak Music Hall | Friday, October 8 – With their seventh studio album, alt rock band Modest Mouse take a psychedelic path in The Golden Casket, and brings these latest tracks plus fan faves to the White Oak lawn, joined by Baltimore-based Future Islands. Tickets are $45, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Dave Bennett & Houston Symphony Big Band: Whole Lotta Shakin’ at Jones Hall | Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10 | Virtual Option – Let the multi-instrumentalist Dave Bennett and the Houston Symphony Big Band take you on a musical journey through the decades with hits from the Swing Era to classics of Glenn Miller, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. Saturday’s performance will also be livestreamed; tickets for that are $20. In-person tickets range from $29 to $114. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
- Surfaces at Bayou Music Center | Friday, October 8 – Originally out of College Station, the catchy duo have been bringing the island vibes with their blend of pop and calypso, recently dropping their fourth studio album this summer, Pacifico. Tickets range from $27.50 to $45. 8pm.
- Legends of the Streetz, featuring Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Lil Kim & more at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 9 – A star-studded lineup of hip-hop legends arrives at Toyota Center in Downtown, featuring Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Lil Kim, Boosie Badazz, and more. Tickets range from $65 to more than $600, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- WizKid at Bayou Music Center | Sunday, October 10 – Out of Nigeria, the Afrobeats artist makes his way to the Downtown stage while on the Made in Lagos tour, celebrating the release of his critically acclaimed fourth studio album of the same name. Tickets range from $32.50 to more than $42.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- J. Cole with 21 Savage, Morray at Toyota Center | Sunday, October 10 – Joined by his “My Life” collaborators, 21 Savage and Morray, J. Cole stops by Toyota Center to perform tracks from his No. 1 album, The Off-Season, released in May. Tickets range from $79.50 to $225.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
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