Catch music’s biggest talents at these must-see live shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22, 2022.
This week, Houston is host to some of the hottest concerts as summer edges in. You can catch sunset shows at White Oak’s lawn, the rap legend Paul Wall at a free show in Downtown, ’90s pop icons on a superbill, and 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 15 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week
- 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.
- Black Violin at Jones Hall | Tuesday, May 17 – See how classical music and hip-hop blend in an unforgettable performance. Classically trained string players Wil B. and Kev Marcus join forces with DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes in a show that breaks down the stereotypes of what classical music can be. $39 and up. 7:30pm.
- 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.
- Danzig with Cradle of Filth at 713 Music Hall | Wednesday, May 18 – The horror punk icon arrives in Houston for just one of his 10 tour dates this spring, joined by black metal group Cradle of Filth. $25 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.
- Carin Leon at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, May 20 – The Todo el Año Tour brings the Sonoran musician to Sugar Land, performing his regional Mexican tunes. $66 and up. 7pm.
- An Evening with They Might Be Giants at House of Blues | Friday, May 20 | Postponed – The unconventional alt rockers stop by the Heights for an evening of their original tunes and songs from their late 2021 album, Book. $30 and up. 6:30pm.
- Cody Jinks with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, May 21 – The Texas country artist heads to the Woodlands to play songs from his 2021 release, Mercy. $35 and up. 6pm.
- 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.
- Reik at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, May 21 – The Mexican pop rock group performs songs from their multi-platinum record, Ahora, and other fan faves. $60 and up. 8pm.
- Xavier Wulf at Warehouse Live | Saturday, May 21 – The Midnight Club Tour brings the Memphis rapper to the EaDo stage to play “Hoonigan” and other fan faves. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Bright Eyes at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, May 22 – The indie folk musician recently returned to the stage with his first album in a decade, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, and takes over the lawn at White Oak for a major show. $39.50 and up. 5:30pm.
- 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.
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