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Live Music and Special Events in Houston This January

Haley Kurisky
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Cody Ko, Noel Miller,

Comedian Cody Ko, pictured (on right) performing in College Station, became popular over Vine and YouTube, and is featured in various comedic skits and short series. Here he's performing with Noel Miller (on left). 

2020: The start of a new decade. We made it! The start of a new year is a great time not only to reflect on the past year but to look forward to the future. I like to do this with music, too. 2019 was great for Houston musicians. Some of our own were catapulted to a global stage - Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion, to name a few! Houston is having a music moment, so you better get on board! Although there aren’t many shows happening in Houston this month, keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the year!

Jan. 3-4: The Color Purple @ The Hobby Center  
The Color Purple is a Tony Award winning musical. It’s a compelling story about an African American woman growing up in the South, based on a novel by the same name. 

Jan. 4: The Molly Ringwalds @ House of Blues  
Your favorite '80s tribute/cover band is back in H-town. If you like '80s music at ALL, this will be such a fun show for you. I’ve seen them multiple times at various events and they’re always great. 

Jan. 9: Gladys Knight @ Arena Theatre  
Grammy-winning sensation is coming to Houston! She’ll be playing all her big hits with her backing band, The Pips. 

Jan. 11: BowiElvis Fest @ The Continental Club  
This is the ultimate tribute to both David Bowie AND Elvis. An unlikely combination, perhaps, but a cool chance for lots of good music. Local bands will be playing songs from the two legends. You can also expect games, face painting, and more. 

Jan. 17: Big Freedia & The Suffers @ House of Blues  
Big Freedia embodies New Orleans. She brought “bounce” music to the mainstream music world and is a favorite of Beyoncé. Local favorite The Suffers is opening. 

Jan. 18: Jeff Ross & Dave Attell @ Revention Music Center
Two fantastic stand-up comedians will be gracing the RMC stage this January. You may know Jeff Ross as the “Roastmaster” on Comedy Central. 

Jan. 23: Dwight Yoakam @ Arena Theatre
Yoakam is a jack of all trades - he’s been a country performer as well as an actor. 

Jan. 23: Queensryche @ House of Blues
Another band whose talent I can attest to! A little rock, a little metal, and full of fun songs you didn’t know you knew. 

Jan. 25: Trey Anastasio @ House of Blues
Anastasio, former member of Phish, recently released his 10th studio album, and is touring to promote it. 

Jan. 31: Eric Johnson @ House of Blues
Johnson is a Grammy award winning guitarist. I’ve seen him many a time in concert, and he is a great live performer. 

Editor's Note: See more upcoming events on our calendar here.

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