Top 31 Live Shows & Concerts This Month: May 2023

The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform on stage
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are joined by the Strokes and Thundercat at Minute Maid in May | Photo: David A. Sherman; courtesy of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Snag your seats for our picks for the top concerts and live performances taking place across Houston in May 2023.

This month, the concert calendar is packed with Hall of Fame talent gracing stages across the Greater Houston area.

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 31 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston: May 2023

  • The Gaslight Anthem at House of Blues | Monday, May 1 – The indie punk alt-rock boys from Jersey are coming through Downtown where they will kick off their spring tour at the House of Blues. $39.50 and up. 6:30pm. 
  • Lil Wayne at House of Blues | Tuesday, May 2 – Lil Tunechi himself is coming through H-Town on his Welcome to tha Carter tour. $79.95 and up. 7pm.
  • The Black Dahlia Murder at White Oak Music Hall | Tuesday, May 2 – The Michigan melodic death metal band comes to the Northside in an emotional first return to the stage since the tragic passing of frontman Trevor Strnad. $25 and up. 6pm.
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band at Smart Financial Centre | Tuesday, May 2 – The married duo of Tedeschi and Trucks bring their Americana blues rock and roll act to Sugar Land with tunes from their 2022 release I Am the Moon. $60 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Tom Jones at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, May 5 – The legendary “It’s Not Unusual” singer heads to Sugar land to sing some songs and steal some hearts. $60 and up. 8pm.
Pasatono Orquesta performs on stage
Pasatono Orquesta brings the sounds of Oaxaca to the Miller Outdoor stage | Courtesy of Pasatono Orquesta
  • Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Pasatono Orquesta at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, May 5 | FREE – Celebrate Mexican culture with Pasatono Orquesta, a group who dedicates itself to preserving, sharing, and reinterpreting the music of the Indigenous Mesoamerican peoples, the Mixtec of Oaxaca. 8pm.
  • Tennis at Warehouse Live | Friday, May 5 – Husband-and-wife indie dream pop duo Tennis is bringing music from Pollen for a night in EaDo. $25 and up. 8pm.
  • La Izquierda Surf & Music Festival at Galveston’s Beach Central | Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7 – Head down island for a three-day celebration of beach culture and live music, with 20 acts including headliner Bun B on Saturday along with sets from other local favorites Swimwear Department, Los Skarnales, Young Mammals, India Tigers in Texas, and more. The festival will also feature surf competitions, on Saturday, yoga, vendors, food trucks, art installations, and more. Free on Friday; $20 per day on Saturday and Sunday. Times vary.
  • 30footFall: 30th Anniversary Concert at the Heights Theater | Saturday, May 6 – Houston Hall of Famers 30footFall are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the city in the Heights, with Action Frank and Valhalla Cinema supporting. $16 and up. 8pm.
  • Steve Miller Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, May 6 – The space cowboy and his band have landed in the Woodlands and they are sure to shake some trees as the classic rock band celebrates more than 60 years of music making, with Cheap Trick in tow. $26 and up. 7pm.
  • Iron & Wine with the Houston Chamber Choir at South Main Baptist Church | Saturday, May 6 – This evening of music features Iron & Wine performing, for the very first time, with a chorale ensemble in what is sure to be a memorable night of beautiful music. Sold out but a waitlist is available. 7:30pm.
Kam Franklin of the Suffers sings with a neon sign behind her that says Gulf Coast Soul
Kam Franklin and the Suffers headline Jazzy Sundays at Buffalo Bayou | Courtesy of the Suffers
  • The Faint DJ Set at El Segundo Swim Club | Sunday, May 7 – Start your Sunday off right with a DJ set by the absolute stalwarts of indie rock in preparation for their supporting spot at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs show later in the evening. $30. 11am.
  • Jazzy Sunday: The Suffers, with Maryum Echo at the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | Sunday, May 7 | FREE – Houston’s queen of gulf coast soul, Kam Franklin and her band the Suffers, are kicking off the Jazzy Sunday series at the Water Works. 5pm to 7pm.
  • 100 Gecs at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, May 7 – The hyper pop electro rock duo is bringing a rave to the White Oak lawn when they mosey through with tunes from their second studio album, 10,000 Gecs. $92 and up. 6pm.
  • The Psychedelic Furs at House of Blues | Sunday, May 7 – The English post punk band with a career spanning decades is taking over the Downtown venue on a Sunday evening. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Santana at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, May 7 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and living legend, Mexican-born Carlos Santana is bringing his band to the Woodlands where they will be wrapping up their Blessings and Miracles tour. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
Robert Smith of the Cure sings on stage
The Cure headline a sold-out show at Toyota Center in May | Courtesy of the Cure
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs & the Faint at 713 Music Hall | Sunday, May 7 – It’s about to be 2003 at 713 when the art pop of Yeah Yeah Yeahs blazes into the H on their Cool it Down tour, with none other than the Faint tagging along. $49.95 and up. 8pm.
  • NMIXX at Bayou Music Center | Tuesday, May 9 – The South Korean all-girl pop group is rolling through Downtown, fresh off the heels of their March debut EP, Expérgo, on their Nice to MIXX You Showcase tour. $59 and up. 8pm.
  • SNOT at Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, May 10 – The New York–based rapper, singer, and songwriter known mononymously as SNOT is coming down to the Bayou City on his Get Busy or Die tour. $39 and up. 8pm.
  • Lewis Capaldi at 713 Music Hall | Thursday, May 11 – The Scottish singer-songwriter is coming through the 713 with music from his second studio release, Broken by Desire to be Heaven Sent. $39 and up. 8pm.
  • The Cure at Toyota Center | Friday, May 12 – The iconic new wave band headed by the formidable Robert Smith is bringing tunes spanning 13 albums and over 40 years to the Space City when they stop by on their Shows Of A Lost World tour. Resale tickets only. 7pm. 
Ed Sheeran sings and performs guitar on stage
Ed Sheeran takes over NRG Stadium in May | Courtesy of Ed Sheeran
  • Eladio Carrion at 713 Music Hall | Friday, May 12 – The American rapper and singer is bringing his unique style of Latin trap, reggeaton, and swagger to town when he pulls up on the first leg of The Sauce tour. $50 and up. 8pm.
  • Ed Sheeran at NRG Stadium | Saturday, May 13 – Straight off the release of his fifth studio album, Subtract, Ed Sheeran will be taking over the biggest venue in town. $29 and up. 6pm.
  • Billy Porter at Bayou Music Center | Saturday, May 13 – The multi-hyphenate bombshell is embarking on his first headlining tour, telling his life story through song and performance through the Black Mona Lisa Tour. $59 and up. 8pm.
  • The Killers at Toyota Center | Sunday, May 14 – The Killers will finally be making their eagerly awaited headlining spot in the Clutch City when they land their rescheduled date to celebrate their seventh studio release, Pressure Machine. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Dave Matthews Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, May 19 – The renowned alternative jam band will be chilling in the Woodlands when they come through with songs from their first release in five years, Walk Around the Moon. $49 and up. 7:30pm.
The Killers performing on stage
The Killers arrive at Toyota Center for rescheduled concert in May | Courtesy of the Killers
  • The Mars Volta at 713 Music Hall | Friday, May 19 – Returning to the stage for the first time since breaking up a decade ago, the prog rock band comes with new music from Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mí Corazón. $59 and up. 8pm.
  • Zach Bryan at Toyota Center | Friday, May 19 – One of country’s fastest rising stars, the Grammy Award–nominated Zach Bryan rides through Downtown on his Burn, Burn, Burn tour. Resale tickets only. 8pm.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers with the Strokes & Thundercat at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, May 25 – Celebrating their lucky thirteenth record, Return of the Dream Canteen, the record-breaking titans of rock, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are bringing the Strokes and Thundercat on a ride through Houston when they play the Juicebox. $34 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Morgan Wallen at Minute Maid Park | Friday, May 26 – Sixth season alum of The Voice and country star, Morgan Wallen headlines Minute Maid with songs from One Night At a Time. $169 and up. 5:30pm. 
  • Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear DJ Set at El Segundo Swim Club | Sunday, May 28 – The poolside bar in Second Ward, El Segundo hosts Grizzly Bear founder Ed Droste for some brunch while he’s on the tables. $30. 11am.

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