Snag your seats for our picks for the top concerts and live performances taking place across Houston in May 2022.
May brings the hits with some of the biggest names in music gracing stages across Houston. The supersized calendar of concerts includes a beef-squashing show of Latin legends, country superstars, global pop rock icons, beloved classic rock groups, and more.
We’ve gathered some of the highlights to be found on this month’s concert schedule.
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 25 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston: May 2022
Week of Monday, May 2
- Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at Hobby Center | Wednesday, May 4 – The legendary actor and also accomplished jazz performer hits Downtown to answer questions, deliver jazz standards alongside the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and crack you up. $40 and up. 7:30pm.
- The Offspring at Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, May 4 – The longtime punk rock band swings through Downtown in support of their first album in nine years, 2021’s Let the Bad Times Roll. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
- Alejandra Guzman & Paulina Rubio at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, May 5 – Two icons of the Latin music world combine on stage to squash a long-standing rivalry and deliver an electrifying set of award-winning songs and career-spanning hits. $69.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Rotimi at House of Blues | Thursday, May 5 – Known for his television roles on Boss and Power, the American actor and singer finds his way to the Downtown stage at House of Blues to perform songs from his 2021 studio album, All or Nothing. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, May 6 – Joining forces as they did in 2018, Grammy-winning country acts Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town bring a slew of toe-tapping tunes and country belters to the outdoor stage in the Woodlands. $40 and up. 7pm.
- Haim at 713 Music Hall | Friday, May 6 – The indie rock sister trio head to Post Houston’s stage to perform songs from their Album of the Year–nominated Women in Music Pt. III, and other fan faves. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Coldplay at NRG Stadium | Sunday, May 8 – Building on the critically-acclaimed release of late 2021’s Music of the Spheres, the pop rock band known the world over will grace the stage at Houston’s biggest venue for a night of their latest tunes and singalong hits. $57 and up. 7pm.
- The Who at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, May 8 – Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend head to Cynthia Woods for a night of iconic hits and rock ‘n’ roll anthems from the decades-spanning catalog of The Who. $33 and up. 7:30pm.
Week of Monday, May 9
- Khruangbin & Toro y Moi at 713 Music Hall | Wednesday, May 11 – Houston’s own dreamy psych rock band is joined by chillwave pioneer Toro y Moi for a night of pure vibes at the stage in Post Houston. $67 and up. 8pm.
- Olivia Rodrigo at 713 Music Hall | Thursday, May 12 – The Grammy-winning pop artist is coming off a big year as Time‘s 2021 Entertainer of the Year and Billboard‘s 2022 Woman of the Year, not to mention the top honors awarded for her debut studio album, Sour, which brings her to 713 Music Hall in Downtown. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Dave Matthews Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, May 13 – One of the best-selling rock bands of all time comes to the outdoor pavilion in the Woodlands for a night of greatest hits and songs from their chart-topping 2018 release, Come Tomorrow. $49.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Russ at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, May 14 – The Atlanta-based rapper stops by Sugar Land while on the Journey is Everything World Tour, performing songs from his third consecutive Top 10 album, Shake the Snow Globe, and more. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
- The Eagles at Toyota Center | Saturday, May 14 – Bust out your pocket lighters when the Eagles come to town to perform Hotel California from beginning to end, plus a set of the iconic rock band’s greatest hits. $129 and up. 8pm.
- Roberto Carlos at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, May 15 – The forefront artist of the 1950s Brazilian pop rock movement, Roberto Carlos, or “The King” as he’s known, graces the stage in Sugar Land to perform hit songs from his decades-spanning career. $59.99 and up. 8pm.
Week of Monday, May 16
- Lil Tecca at Rise Rooftop | Monday, May 16 – Notching back-to-back Top 10 albums, a breakthrough single in “Ransom,” and multiple multi-platinum songs all before the age of 20, Lil Tecca is giving a little back in the Tecca Loves You Tour that hits Rise Rooftop in Midtown. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Wallows at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday, May 18 – Coming off a Coachella debut, the rock pop band recently dropped their sophomore album, Tell Me That It’s Over, which brings them to the lawn stage at White Oak in May. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Paul Wall, Doc Loc & the Swangers, DJ Mav at Discovery Green | Thursday, May 19 | FREE – The Thursday Night Concert series keeps rolling at Discovery Green, with H-Town legend Paul Wall hitting the stage backed by a big band arrangement from Doc Loc and the Swangers, and DJ Mav on the decks. 7pm.
- Rex Orange County at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, May 19 – Following the chart-topping release of his fourth studio album, Who Cares?, the English singer-songwriter brings his blend of hip-hop, jazz and bedroom pop to the Lawn at White Oak. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley & En Vogue at Toyota Center | Thursday, May 19 – Time warp to the ’90s for a night of danceable hits and irresistible pop songs from New Kids On The Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue. $29.95 and up. 7:30pm.
- Phoebe Bridgers at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, May 21 – Returning to touring after a pandemic hiatus, the indie rock singer-songwriter brings songs from her award-winning album, Punisher, while on her Reunion Tour. $57.50. 7pm.
- Kodak Black at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, May 22 – The Sugar Land venue hosts the Florida rapper following his Top 10 album release, Back for Everything. $74.99 and up. 7:30pm.
Week of Monday, May 23
- Tears for Fears & Garbage at Smart Financial Centre | Wednesday, May 25 – For the first time in nearly 20 years, the English new wave pioneers have released a new album, The Tipping Point, and bring it to Sugar Land, joined by the Shirley Manson–led alt rock group, Garbage. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- Big K.R.I.T. at Warehouse Live | Friday, May 27 – The EaDo stage welcomes the Southern hip-hop artist who tours through on his latest release, Digital Roses Don’t Die. $29.50 and up. 8pm.
- Buzzfest 2022, with Papa Roach, Seether, Bush, and more at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, May 28 – The bi-annual 94.5 The Buzz’s big bash returns to Cynthia Woods with a lineup that features Papa Roach, Seether, Bush, The HU, Dead Sara and more. $34.50 and up. 2:30pm.
- Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Silk, 112 at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, May 29 – Get in the groove of R&B greats when Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Silk and 112 take the stage in Sugar Land for an evening of feel good vibes. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
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