Summer presents the perfect opportunity to kick back on a patio with a nice craft brew and listen to some local music. No offense to big concert venues, but sometimes it's better to just be in your own chair with no worries about the cost for parking. A food truck nearby doesn't hurt either. 

Thursday Nights

Conroe's First Thursday Free Concert Series

  • Heritage Place
  • 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe, TX
  • First Thursday of the month April - September
  • 7:00 p.m. 

Enjoy Conroe, one of Texas' Music Friendly Cities, and find your groove every first Thursday of the month with bands like Black Dog, Already Gone, Randall King and more. No outside alcohol is permitted, but water, soda and food may be brought in. 

Deer Park’s Concert in the Park

  • Dow Park Pavilions
  • 610 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, TX
  • June – August
  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • More information

Deer Park’s Concert in the Park series kicks off with a special event at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, but the series will continue every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for the next nine weeks.

Friday Nights

Pearland Concerts in the Park

  • Southdown Park
  • 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland, TX
  • May – June
  • 7:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • More information

These free, outdoor concerts are a favorite with families and feature a different music genre each week. Bring your own picnic basket or enjoy something tasty from the food vendors at the park. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to get up and dance!

Lake Jackson Concert Series

  • Lake Jackson Civic Center
  • 333 Highway 332, Lake Jackson, TX
  • May – June
  • 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • More information

Kick-off your weekends with the Lake Jackson Outdoor Concert Series in the Brazosport area. Rain or shine, these live shows are free to the public and always bring lively crowds. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and refreshments to enjoy while you listen to bands like Already Gone, Intercoastal Pirates, The Rikki's, Dirty Unkels, Shotgun Road and more.

Saturday Nights

Waterway Nights

  • Waterway Square
  • 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 
  • May – June
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • More information

Sit at a restaurant patio along The Woodlands Waterway and enjoy the concerts from afar or pick up a Grimaldi’s Pizza to go and watch performers take the stage every Saturday night this summer. Bring along your blankets, lawn chairs, coolers or even pets! Waterway Nights features local artists like Yelba, Secret Party Band, Face This Way and more. 

Other Notable Shows

Music to My Beers - May 18th 

Catch the Music to My Beers festival on Saturday, May 18th in Pearland. The first ever music and craft beer festival highlights independent craft breweries south of Houston. Enjoy a day for tasting craft brews, jamming to live music, eats from delicious food trucks and just a celebration of fun and community!

Music by: Buck Yeager Band | Byrd Law | Beat Root Revival | Hector Ward & The Big Time 

The Bellamy Brothers - June 1st

Enjoy an intimate concert with country legend, The Bellamy Brothers, on June 1st at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe. Learn more here

Live Music Daily This Summer in Galveston

Galveston's live music scene is heating up as summer comes to the Island. That means you can find live music every night of the week! From bars to restaurants to concert stages, there's no shortage of jams. Check out this Gig Guide to see who's playing when you'll be in town. 

For more events happening outside of Houston this summer, click here.