Houston’s concert scene brings plenty of action, but we want you to know about the under-the-radar shows as well as the monster acts. PaperCity cuts through the noise to find the best things to see around town.
LUKE BRYAN, THURSDAY, OCT 20 @ THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
My introduction to Luke Bryan came in 2013 during spring break in Panama City Beach when I couldn’t figure out why everyone was so hype mid-day on the beach. It didn’t take long for word to get around that the country superstar who was already known for his spring break anthems was getting ready to take the stage. Since then, I’ve taken interest in his catchy tunes and deep baritone acoustic sound.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the year makes a stop in H-town on his Kill the Lights Tour. With five studio albums and dozens of hits, Bryan is definitely a fan favorite. Recently he wrapped up his Farm tour (concerts in open fields in small towns, where faming is the primary occupation) and awarded one student on each stop a college scholarship.
The Georgia native will perform to a sold-out crowd in The Woodlands. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch open.
ALESSIA CARA, SATURDAY, OCT 22 @ WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL
It seems like The 6 has been taking over streams and airwaves lately. Well, Canada you’ve got another one. Alessia Cara touring behind her debut album Know-It-All makes a stop in Houston. The newly opened White Oak Music Hall serves as the perfect setting for the 18-year-old with a powerful voice and message.
After quickly garnering attention with the release of her single “Here” through Def Jam in 2015, Cara has gained a fan base and is living up to the early title of breakthrough pop-artist, releasing hits like “Scars To Your Beautiful” and “Wild Things.”
LIL DICKY, MONDAY, OCT 24, @ HOUSE OF BLUES
The advertising exec turned rapper will hit Houston’s House of Blues stage just in time for Halloween on his Dick or Treat tour. Lil Dicky who is labeled as the unconventional rapper, takes a clever and comical approach to his lyrics while spewing out relatable content.
Dicky is making a name for himself in the worlds of both comedy and hip-hop. He was chosen for a coveted spot in XXL’s Freshman Class (which usually consists of the Top 10 up-and-coming rap artists). Dicky also made an appearance on Nick Cannon‘s sketch comedy Show Wild-N-Out and has two national commercials with Carl’s Jr and Trojan.
Fans will be in for a treat. D.R.A.M and Tunji Ige opens.