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Live Music and Special Events in Houston This April

Haley Kurisky
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Santana recently performed at the Houston Rodeo. (Photo: Haley Kurisky)

Yes, I know… You’re all tired from going to the Rodeo concerts every night… I am too. Rodeo season is amazing but exhausting. BUT if you’re into live music, you’d be foolish to miss some of the cool concerts going on this month in Houston. There’s a great mix of artists in town this month, culminating in an exciting Rolling Stones show at the end of the month. Don’t miss out! 

Apr. 4: Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ Revention Music Center  
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a blues guitarist with immense talent. Fun fact-- he is self-taught. Performing alongside him is Beth Hart. 

Apr. 7: Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns @ Toyota Center  
Fan Appreciation Night! There are only a few Rockets home games happening in April, so add this to your calendar ASAP. 

Apr. 9: George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ House of Blues  
There’s no way you haven’t heard “Bad to the Bone.” And now you know… that’s George Thorogood! A blues/rock guitarist made famous in the ‘80s, George will be performing alongside his usual band. 

Apr. 9: Dover Quartet @ Rice University - Stude Concert Hall  
The Dover Quartet is a classical music group that had a residency at Rice for a while, and now regularly makes appearances at the Shepherd School of Music on Rice’s campus. They are an award-winning, internationally-known quartet. Concert is 7:30-9:30 p.m.  

Apr. 14: Big Freedia @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs  
Big Freedia is a New Orleans-based performer known for popularizing “bounce” music. Big Freedia’s voice has been used in Beyoncé’s song “Formation” as well as Drake’s song “Nice For What.” 

Apr. 18: Maren Morris @ Revention Music Center  
You might not know her name off the top of your head, but you have definitely heard Maren Morris sing. She’s the voice behind the hit song “The Middle,” and she has a new single out, called “GIRL.” 

Apr. 18: The Music of Cream @ House of Blues  
Cream was a British supergroup consisting of Eric Clapton, Ginger Rogers and Jack Bruce. This act is a tribute to Cream, featuring relatives of all the members of Cream, including the son of drummer Ginger, the son of singer Jack, and the nephew of guitarist Eric. 

Apr. 20: Chelsea Handler’s Sit Down Comedy @ Revention Music Center  
Chelsea Handler, one of TV’s top comedians, is performing at Revention this month. She’s brash, bold and super funny, so check it out! 

Apr. 20: The Houston Symphony: The Music of Tom Petty @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  
The Houston Symphony will be performing the hits of Tom Petty in the Woodlands. Joining the Symphony is Broadway vocalist Tony Vincent. 

Apr. 22: Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019 @ House of Blues  
Boz Scaggs is a blues artist originally from Plano. He’s a Grammy award-winner and former member of the Steve Miller Band. 

Apr. 25: Snoop Dogg @ Smart Financial Centre  
Join Snoop and his friends (including Warren G, G Funk, and the Dogg Pound) at Smart Financial Centre. 

FYI: The Rolling Stones were scheduled to play in Houston on April 28, but the tour has been postponed due to the order of Mick Jagger’s doctor. If you bought tickets, check your email for more information on the rescheduled concert and refunding. 

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