Top 20 Live Shows & Concerts This Month: October 2022

Lizzo returns to H-Town for a "Special" show in her hometown | Courtesy of Lizzo

Snag your seats for our picks for the top concerts and live performances taking place across Houston in October 2022.

As we enter into the fall, the weather may start cooling down but the concert calendar is definitely heating up with a packed schedule in the city’s biggest venues.

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 20 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston: October 2022

  • The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction & Poppy at Toyota Center | Monday, October 3 – Alt rock legends Smashing PUmpkins unite with Jane’s Addiction for a massive co-headlining bill in Downtown. $45 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Andrew Bird & Iron & Wine at White Oak Music Hall | Monday, October 3 – The Outside Problems Tour brings the indie rock maestro through the Bayou City in support of his sixteenth studio album, Inside Problems, while indie folk icon Iron & Wine are coming along for the ride. $45 and up. 7pm.
  • The 43rd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8 | FREE – The Hermann Park stage again hosts this annual festival celebration of vast Chicano culture with performances across three nights, featuring Jay Perez and David Farias Band on Thursday; Elida Reyna y Avante with La Fiebre on Friday; and a Saturday night performance from Ram Herrera and Little Joe y La Familia. 7pm nightly.
  • Houston Symphony presents Celebrating Black Composers at Jones Hall | Saturday, October 8 – Take yourself back in time and trace the creation and evolution of music at the hands of prolific Black composers and musicians through this special concert that celebrates artists like Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, and many others. $22 and up. 10am and 11:30am.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen at 713 Music Hall | Sunday, October 9 – Have a good time and get your dance on when CRJ bounces through the H on her So Nice Tour with the support of dream-pop royalty, Empress Of. $32 and up. 8pm.
  • Los Ángeles Azules at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, October 9 – The prolific family cumbia sinfónica band with Mexican roots is in Houston celebrating longevity and the endurance of their special talents on their 40 Años Tour. $25 and up. 8pm.
Los Angeles Azules celebrates 40 years with a stop in Sugar Land | Courtesy of Los Angeles Azules
  • Lil Nas X at 713 Music Hall | Tuesday, October 11 – ​​The young King Montero, Lil Nas X, is “Star Walkin” through town on the Long Live Montero Tour, his first ever concert tour. $29 and up. 7pm. 
  • Pusha T at House of Blues | Tuesday, October 11 – Fresh off dropping his chart-topping summer release, It’s Almost Dry, King Push takes the House of Blues stage for one night–only. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Wael Kfoury & Rahma Riad at Bayou Music Center | Friday, October 14 – The Lebanese singer-songwriter is coming through the Bayou City on his incredibly exclusive four-date American Tour, joined by Iraqi singer and actress Rahma Riad. $103 and up. 8pm. 
  • The Black Keys at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, October 15 – Following the release of their eleventh studio album, Drop Out Boogie, dynamic American rock duo are dropping into the Woodlands with special guests Band of Horses in tow. $39 and up. 7pm.
  • Dia de la Hispanidad: Magic Juan in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, October 15 | FREE – The global “El Tiburon” superstar takes the Hermann Park stage to play songs from his latest album, Niveles, on Dia de la Hispanidad. 7:30pm.
  • Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, October 22 – It may feel like fall outside, but Houston is about to experience all four seasons when the O.G. Jersey Boy comes through town playing all of the greatest hits. $65 and up. 7pm.
  • Ozuna at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 22 – The global superstar, Ozuna, is floating through space on his own vibes to the Space City on the Ozutochi U.S.A. Tour and he is bringing some of 2022’s hottest reggeaton with him. $59 and up. 8pm.
The 2-day Freaky Deaky Festival takes over Houston Raceway in October | Courtesy of Freaky Deaky
  • Post Malone at Toyota Center | Tuesday, October 25 – The hip-hop pop star, who got his name from an online name generator, is coming to the H and his grill isn’t the only thing that’s going to be shining on the Twelve Carat tour, in support of his fourth studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache. Roddy Rich opens the show. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Lizzo at Toyota Center | Wednesday, October 26 – Clutch City welcomes the Grammy and Emmy Award–winner back to her hometown for her Special tour celebrating the release of her fourth studio album. Latto and Saucy Santana will be supporting. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • AleXa at Hobby Center | Thursday, October 27 – For the first time in the United States, the K-pop singer and winner of NBC’s inaugural American Song Contest, AleXa comes to Downtown for her debut Houston performance. $48 and up. 8pm.
  • Chris Stapleton at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, October 28 – The eight-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter is closing out his first solo outing, the All-American Road Show Tour, in Houston as he supports his second and third studio albums, From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2. $44 and up. 7pm.
  • Wisin y Yandel at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, October 28 – The world famous reggeaton duo is ready to step away from touring together after more than two decades doing it, and they’re gracing the Sugar Land stage with their La Ultima Misión World Tour. $39.95 and up. 8pm.
  • Freaky Deaky 2022 at Houston Raceway Park | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring producers like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Illenium, and Chris Lake, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. Single-day tickets are $95 and up; 2-day passes are $170 and up. 2pm to 11pm.
  • Blackpink at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – The planet’s most popular girl group is about to “Shut Down” the Space City for two otherworldly performances on the Blackpink World Tour in support of their forthcoming second studio album, Born Pink. $79.50 and up. 8pm.

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