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Drake Camps Out in Houston, Puff Daddy Brings His Family and Beyonce Still Looms Supreme

Inside H-Town’s Biggest Music Month Ever

BY Marisa Richard // 09.01.16

Summer may be coming to a close, but the Houston concert scene is heating up. Four of the hottest tours of the summer will make stops in the Bayou City this month.

DRAKE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 @ THE TOYOTA CENTER

Now a veteran in the game, the Toronto-based “6 God” is no stranger to Houston, and makes a return Labor Day weekend for a two-day stop on the sold-out Summer Sixteen tour. A certified crowd-pleaser, Drake takes his fans on a two hour long journey while he performs some of his best hits. In true Drake fashion, he brings out special guests from the city. In Detroit it was Eminem, in Cleveland it was Lebron James, and in Atlanta, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz graced the stage. Houston holds a special place with the Rap/R&B crooner so there’s no telling who will pop on stage. Joining Drake is Atlanta’s own Future and OVO signee DVSN.

PUFF DADDY AND THE FAMILY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ THE TOYOTA CENTER 

We’re talking P. Diddy a.k.a Puff Daddy a.k.a Sean Combs and his original roster of Bad Boy artist for a can’t-miss reunion tour. The human time machine will take the Toyota Center by storm, complete with both throwback gear and hits. A show for all generations, whether you grew up in the ’90s or only wish that you had. You’ll reminisce to hits like “All about the Benjamins,” “Can’t You See,” and “Soon as I Get Home.” The gang’s all here: Faith Evans, Mase, Lil Kim, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, The Lox, and French Montana all take the stage.

KANYE WEST, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 @ THE TOYOTA CENTER

Chicago’s very own is bringing his Saint Pablo tour to Houston. Modeled on his most recent EP, The Life of Pablo, the show will probably be as intricate as Mr. West himself. Houston serves as the 12th stop on the tour, and talk of floating stages have occurred. So far there have been no supporting acts, but if we look at past shows — like the Yeezus tour that featured Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Pusha T — we may have some serious dopeness to look forward to.

BEYONCE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ THE NRG STADIUM 

It’s only right that Queen Bey will wrap up the September concert series. Back by popular demand, Mrs. Carter returns to Houston for the second installment of the Formation World Tour, following her appearance back in early May. She brings her visual album, Lemonade, to life, and also throws in a couple of throwback favorites as well. Bey has a track record for delivering jaw-dropping, flawless performances that leave fans “getting their lives” following the show.

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