Act fast to secure your seats before tickets are gone for these five hottest events on the way to Houston in the coming months.
Houston, this summer has been t-o-u-g-h.
The good news is that fall is on the way (eventually), and with it comes some of the biggest events of the year to hit the Bayou City.
We’ve picked five of them you need to know about now to make sure you can grab tickets for them before the best seats are all gone.
These upcoming events are known to sell out, or are popular enough that securing an ideal spot will be difficult if you wait until the last minute.
Here’s what we’re looking forward to down the road in Houston:
Top 5 Hottest Tickets Coming Up in Houston
A baseball rivalry returns to Minute Maid
Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3 | Times Vary
As they enter the final month of the baseball season, the Astros will be looking to snag all the wins they can get to secure top spot of the division over the red-hot Texas Rangers. What better way to do that than notching a few over an enduring rival from New York?
Across the first weekend of September, the defending champs host a desperate Yankees squad for three games in the juicebox, marking one of the biggest marquee matchups remaining in the regular season.
Prime seats will be tough to come by as the series nears, so hustle now to secure your spot for the next installment of this intense rivalry.
Tickets start at $41, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the ticket resale market.
Comedian Mo Amer makes a Houston homecoming
Saturday, September 16 | 8pm
Bayou Music Center in Downtown will host the return of Houston comedian Mo Amer in September, and you can be sure the city will turn out in support.
Born in Kuwait and raised in H-Town, the comic most recently made his mark with the successful first season of his Houston-shot Netflix comedy, Mo, which loosely follows his life growing up as a Palestinian refugee in the Alief area. Since its premiere, Amer has continued to rack up accolades with multiple awards for the show, an upcoming second season, and sold out performances every time he returns home.
Even more, the comic will deliver his biggest performance yet in Houston on the officially recognized Mo Amer Day, and you’ll need to act quickly to secure solid seats before they’re gone.
Tickets start at $38, with VIP options available.
Queen Bey headlines star-studded shows on the way
Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 | 8pm
Already making waves with her Renaissance World Tour, Third Ward-native superstar Beyoncé returns home for back-to-back nights at the biggest venue in town.
In a year of Houston concerts that already includes three nights of Taylor Swift, the double dose of Beyoncé in September marks one of the most anticipated performances of the year, and will also be the global icon’s first Houston concert appearance in exactly 7 years.
And yet, there are other massive artists making appearances in Houston across the coming months, so get these shows on your radar, too, as tickets will continue getting snatched up ahead of the big show.
- Drake & 21 Savage at Toyota Center | Sunday, September 17 & Monday, September 18 – Rescheduled from original dates in June, the multiple-platinum recording artist Drake teams up with 21 Savage for a co-headlining tour that promotes their collab album, Her Loss. The It’s All a Blur Tour also marks Drake’s first tour through the States in five years. Tickets are $74.50 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the ticket resale market. 8pm.
- Beyoncé at NRG Stadium | Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 – Tickets are $230 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the ticket resale market. 8pm.
- Jonas Brothers at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 7 & Monday, October 23 – Fresh off releasing their summer record, The Album, the brothers join forces for a supersized concert that performs all five of their albums in full, from the 2007 self-titled debut to their current Billboard Top Ten album. Demand has been great so far that the brothers have added a second, late-October show. Tickets are $49 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the ticket resale market. October 7 at 7:30pm; October 23 at 7pm.
- SZA at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 14 – The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter released her sophomore record SOS in 2022, debuting at the top of the charts and staying there for ten consecutive weeks, making it one of the biggest R&B albums in recent decades. Her theatrical SOS tour will bring the hit record to Houston, for one of the biggest shows this fall. Tickets are $173 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the ticket resale market. 8pm.
Southern Smoke Festival highlights diverse culinary talents
Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14 | Times Vary
More than 65 talented chefs and culinary visionaries from across the nation will assemble for the annual Southern Smoke Festival, which offers big and bold bites, curated drinks and cocktails, live music and a whole lot of fun among some of the best minds in the food and beverage industry.
The best way to get your fill of diverse tastes is the big bash known as The Throwdown, held at Discovery Green on Saturday, October 14.
Dozens of featured chefs will be serving samples of everything from delicious smoked meats to flaky pastry goodies along with wine, beer and spirits, plus live entertainment for an all-inclusive price of $175.
Proceeds from this event roll back into the Southern Smoke Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial and mental health relief for food and beverage serviceworkers when they need it most.
Houston’s performing arts goes underground at Buffalo Bayou Park
Select weekends from September to November | Times Vary
One of the most unique acoustic spaces in Houston provides the site for the Underground Sounds concerts at Buffalo Bayou Park, made in collaboration with four Houston-based arts organizations.
Made of towering cement columns and vast open spaces, the cavernous Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern hosts the series across four weekends this fall, which will see musicians taking advantage of the structure’s unique sonic stage to create works building on trailing echoes for a one-of-a-kind auditory experience.
Champions of international contemporary music, Nameless Sound will kick off Underground Sounds in September, followed by October performances from Da Camera and the vocalist/double bass duo of Alexandra Smither and Austin Lewellen, before the series wraps up with the Musiqa chamber ensemble in November.
This popular annual series is limited in space and tickets will sell out for several performances, so act fast as ticket windows open to make sure you don’t miss one of Houston’s most unique concert experiences.
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