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Bayou Music Center

  • Houston TX 77002
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • Phone: (713) 230-1666

Situated in the corner of Bayou Place, next to the Hard Rock Café, lies the Bayou Music Center. Formerly known as the Verizon Wireless Theater, this live music venue has brought big names like Cold Play, John Legend, Norah Jones and Nickleback through downtown’s theater district since 1997.

As a bi-level theater, Bayou has the ability to host up to 3,464 guests, while still keeping an intimate vibe that you would find at a smaller venue. With the lower level typically standing room only, the second story balcony provides reserved seating for those who would like to avoid the potential mosh pits and over zealous fans. VIP seating is also available for those who would like a more private experience.

The 130,000 square foot venue operates premiere lighting and sound technology creating a concert experience rivaled by few. But that’s not all it offers. Grab a drink at one of the six fully stocked bars—two flanking either side of the stage, one in the concert hall, two upstairs for the balcony seats and one more in the back of the theater. Concession stands are also available for those who didn't stop off next door before coming to the show.

Bayou Music Center is also much more than a music center. This versatile venue is able to host company meetings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and much more.

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  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Theatre Capacity: 2,800
  • Banquet Capacity: 660
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  • Reception Capacity: 19,000
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Bill Maher

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • May 03, 2015 - May 03, 2015

Bill Maher is a pioneer of sorts, having created tectonic shifts due to his highly irreverent style of comedy in this age of political correctness. Re... View Details

Bob Dylan

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • May 05, 2015 - May 05, 2015

Bob Dylan returns to Houston May 5 at the Bayou Music Center! View Details

Wanda Sykes

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • May 08, 2015 - May 08, 2015

You loved Wanda Sykes on Comedy Central's “Wanda Does It” and as an award-winning writer and performer for HBO's acclaimed “Chris Ro... View Details

Houston Roller Derby

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • June 20, 2015 - June 20, 2015

Since organizing in 2005, Houston Roller Derby has grown into a league of more than 120 skaters that sells about 1,400 tickets for each bout. Bouts a... View Details

Summerland Tour 2015 with Toadies, Everclear, Fuel, American Hi-Fi

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • July 17, 2015 - July 17, 2015

The 2015 Summerland Tour comes to Houston featuring Toadies, Everclear, Fuel, and American Hi-Fi. View Details

Houston Roller Derby

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • July 18, 2015 - July 18, 2015

Since organizing in 2005, Houston Roller Derby has grown into a league of more than 120 skaters that sells about 1,400 tickets for each bout. Bouts a... View Details

25th Houston International Jazz Festival

  • Address: 520 Texas St., Houston, TX 77002
  • July 31, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Jazz will fill the air in Downtown Houston as the 25th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival kicks off August Jazz Month. The Houston Internati... View Details

American Idol Live!

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • August 13, 2015 - August 13, 2015

American Idol Live! will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Top 5 Idols from Season 14. The Top 5 will showcase their ind... View Details

Damien Rice

  • Location: Bayou Music Center
  • August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015

You may know Damien Rice for his days with the '90s rock outfit, Jupiter, or you may know him for his phenomenal solo work, but either way you can't d... View Details

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