Top 12 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week: May 23 to 29, 2022

Houston rap icon Scarface hits a Midtown rooftop ahead of his farewell tour | Courtesy of Scarface

Catch music’s biggest talents at these must-see live shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29, 2022.

This week, check out up-and-coming artists that arrive to perform brand new releases, plus catch a soul tribute at Miller Outdoor, feel for the force at Houston Symphony, see a slate of alt rock powerhouses in the Woodlands, 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 12 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week

  • Bleachers at House of Blues | Tuesday, May 24 – Fresh off snagging the 2022 Grammy for Producer of the Year, Jack Antonoff brings his indie pop band to House of Blues for a night of songs from their 2021 release, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • 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.
  • The Motown & More Show’s Funky Good Time at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28 | FREE – Groove to the hits of yesteryear in a funk-filled celebration of soul music that takes place on the Miller stage all through the weekend. 8:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Fivio Foreign at House of Blues | Friday, May 27 – After collaborating with the likes of Drake, Pop Smoke and Kanye West, the New York rapper finally dropped his own debut studio album in April, B.I.B.L.E., which climbed into the Top 5 of the charts upon release. $25. 8pm.
  • Raul Malo with Sunny Sweeney at the Heights Theater | Friday, May 27 – The Latin singer-songwriter and frontman of Grammy-winning rock band, the Mavericks, Raul Malo graces the stage in the Heights, joined by Sunny Sweeney. $28 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents The Best of John Williams at Jones Hall | Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29 | Virtual Option – Catch some of the most iconic film scores from the legendary composer, John Williams, when Houston Symphony and Chorus presents an evening of his blockbuster themes, including works from Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more. $29 and up ($20 for Saturday’s livestream performance). Times vary.
  • 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.
  • Scarface Memorial Day Weekend Concert at Rise Rooftop | Saturday, May 28 – The Houston rap legend and one-third of Geto Boys takes to the Midtown rooftop for a concert before he embarks on his final farewell tour. $55. 9pm.
  • Mxmtoon at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, May 29 – The indie pop artist exploded onto the scene a few years back through YouTube, but now arrives at White Oak to perform her week-old sophomore album, Rising. $20 in advance; $25 day of the show. 6:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Rels B at House of Blues | Sunday, May 29 – Fresh off releasing his latest album, Smile Bix:), the Spanish rapper heads to House of Blues for a Sunday night set. $35. 8pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.