Best concerts in Houston: May 16-22, 2022
Discover the biggest talents in music at these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.
This week, Houston is hosting some of the hottest concerts heading into summer. You can catch sunset shows on the White Oak lawn, rap legend Paul Wall at a free show downtown, 90s pop icons on a superbill, and more.
Want to dig deeper for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place in H-Town.
Top 15 Live Shows and Concerts in Houston This Week
- Lil Tecca at Rise Rooftop | Monday May 16 – Entering the Top 10 consecutive albums, a breakthrough single in “Ransom” and several multi-platinum songs before the age of 20, Lil Tecca gives a little throwback in the Tecca Loves You tour which hits Rise Rooftop in Center -city. $30 and up. 8 p.m.
- Black Violin at Jones Hall | tuesday may 17 – See how classical music and hip-hop blend together in an unforgettable performance. Classically trained string musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus team up with DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes in a show that shatters stereotypes of what classical music can be. $39 and up. 7:30 p.m.
- wallows on the lawn of the White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday May 18 – Following their Coachella debut, the pop rock band recently released their second album, Tell me it’s over, which brings them to the White Oak lawn in May. $39.50 and up. 7 p.m.
- Danzig with Cradle of Filth at 713 Music Hall | Wednesday May 18 – The punk horror icon is coming to Houston for just one of his 10 tour dates this spring, joined by black metal band Cradle of Filth. $25 and up. 7 p.m.
- Paul Wall, Doc Loc & the Swangers, DJ Mav at Discovery Green | Thursday May 19 | FREE – The Thursday night concert series continues to roll at Discovery Green, with H-Town legend Paul Wall on stage, backed by a big band arrangement from Doc Loc and the Swangers, and DJ Mav on the decks. 7 p.m.
- Rex Orange County on the White Oak Music Hall lawn | Thursday May 19 – Following the chart-topping release of her fourth studio album, We do not care?, the English singer-songwriter brings his mix of hip-hop, jazz and chamber pop to the lawn of White Oak. Tickets are sold onsite, but you may find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue at Toyota Center | Thursday May 19 – Go back to the 90s for an evening of danceable hits and irresistible pop songs from New Kids On The Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue. $29.95 and up. 7:30 p.m.
- Carin Leon at the Smart Financial Center | Friday May 20 – The Todo el Año tour brings the musician from Sonora to Sugar Land, performing his regional Mexican tunes. $66 and up. 7 p.m.
- An evening with They Might Be Giants at House of Blues | Friday May 20 – Unconventional alternative rockers stop by The Heights for an evening of their original tunes and songs from their late 2021 album, Book. $30 and up. 6:30 p.m.
- Cody Jinks with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday May 21 – The Texas country artist heads to the Woodlands to perform songs from his 2021 release, Pity. $35 and up. 6 p.m.
- Phoebe Bridgers on the White Oak Music Hall lawn | Saturday May 21 – Back on tour after a pandemic hiatus, the indie rock singer-songwriter brings songs from his award-winning album, Punisher, during his tour in Reunion. $57.50. 7 p.m.
- Reik at the Smart Financial Center | Saturday May 21 – The Mexican pop rock band performs songs from their multi-platinum record, Ahora, and other fan favorites. $60 and up. 8 p.m.
- Xavier Wulf at Warehouse Live | Saturday May 21 – The Midnight Club Tour brings the Memphis rapper to the EaDo stage to perform “Hoonigan” and other fan favorites. $30 and up. 8 p.m.
- Eyes shining on the lawn of the White Oak Music Hall | Sunday May 22 – The indie folk musician recently returned to the stage with his first album in a decade, In the weeds where the world once was, and takes over the lawn of White Oak for a great show. $39.50 and up. 5:30 p.m.
- Kodak Black at the Smart Financial Center | Sunday May 22 – The Sugar Land venue welcomes the Florida rapper after the release of his Top 10 album, back for everything. $74.99 and up. 7:30 p.m.