RodeoHouston is teasing its 2024 concert lineup

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is teasing its 2024 musical lineup with the drop of a genre calendar, the first clue to the popular event's concert component.

The three-week festival, which takes place Feb. 27 through March 17, will include one night each of Christian, hip-hop, Latin, EDM, Norteño, rap, rock and pop performances. Scattered throughout there will also be 11 country performers, and one country rock artist or group.

"Our dedicated team has worked hard to curate a lineup that

Houston music venue Warehouse Live is leaving EaDo after 17 years

Warehouse Live, the long-running midsize concert hall located in EaDo, is moving to Midtown at the end of the year.

The venue made the announcement via a press release posted to social media on Nov. 20. According to the press release, the venue will be taking over Rise Rooftop at 2600 Travis in Midtown, a nightclub and concert hall with a retractable roof.

The last performance for Warehouse Live's current location will be a festival of tribute bands on Dec. 2. Rise Rooftop will close its doors

Could Honeyland become Houston's next great festival?

However, with the announcement of the Honeyland Festival in July, it seemed Houston might finally get the large-scale musical and cultural celebration it deserved. Promising a stacked lineup of both Black recording artists and experts on Black culinary culture, Honeyland organizers said they chose the Bayou City for the festival "as a prime example of Black excellence."

The two-day festival was almost doomed by weather before it even began, with days of rain in the forecast and temps dropping i

Woman sues Toyota Center for injuries sustained during concert

A Texas woman is suing the owners of the Toyota Center after she says she was injured when an allegedly drunk concertgoer fell on her during a Karol G performance in September of last year.

The lawsuit, filed in Harris Count on Oct. 25, names Clutch City Sports & Entertainment, L.P.; Pritchard Sports & Entertainment Group Ltd., and Levy Premium Foodservice, L.L.C., and alleges that they failed to provide a safe environment, failed to warn of or eliminate dangerous conditions at the venue, and t

Fresh off Rangers lovefest, Creed announces reunion tour

If you're feeling lost: No, it's not 1999, even though "Summer of '99" is the name of the tour, which was announced on Oct. 31. Creed will be joined by a rotating cast of late '90s opening acts including Switchfoot, 3 Doors Down, Fuel, and others. It's the first time the Tallahassee-based rock band has been on tour in more than a decade.

It all started with the Rangers' storybook run to the MLB playoffs. On Oct. 19, GQ published an article detailing the Rangers locker-room listening habits, and

Conroe music festival drops massive lineup

The lineup for the inaugural Big As Texas Festival has dropped, and like the state itself, the roster is pretty damn grand in scope.

Headliners for the event, which is being billed as the largest outdoor country music festival in the Lone Star State, include Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakum, Los Lobos, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wade, and the People's Champ himself, Paul Wall.

The festival, which was first announced in August, will take place May 10–12, 2024, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Con

The Hip Hop Museum is bringing an exhibition to Houston

The Hip Hop Museum, the Bronx-based institution that celebrates one of the most influential musical movements of the last century, will bring a special touring exhibition to Houston next month.

The exhibition will stop in the Second Ward on Nov. 4 as part of a six-city tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and the founding of the museum, which is slated to open in 2025. Other cities on the tour include Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Miami, as well as New York City, all of which

Zach Bryan fans angry after 'poorly ran' College Station festival

"We understand attendees’ frustration concerning traffic flow in and out of the venue and acknowledge we have some work to do and have already started on new ways to alleviate traffic congestion," event organizers said in a statement, according to KBTX. "We take pride in delivering a great consumer experience and acknowledge we missed the mark in certain areas."

Organizers noted that parking lots opened two hours earlier than originally planned to alleviate traffic and that the venue had not ru

ACL Festival teams up with nonprofit to provide free Narcan

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is teaming up with a nonprofit organization to give out free Narcan to festival-goers, as well as education on how to use the opioid overdose-reversal medication.

Harm reduction is a collection of practices and public health care policies that aim to minimize the negative consequences of substance use and addiction. In addition to making overdose-reversal medication readily available, other harm-reduction practices include clean needle programs and providin

Texas concert venue named most popular in the world

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands is the most popular outdoor entertainment venue in the world, according to concert industry trade magazine Pollstar. The accolade comes after a busy summer during which the Pavilion hosted 38 shows and more than 268,000 fans.

As first reported by Fox 26, the Houston venue outperformed the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, which had 245,000 attendees, and the Waldbühne Berlin in Germany, with 198,000 attendees, over the mid-Jun

Here's how Houston is celebrating Beyoncé’s homecoming

Beyoncé is coming home this weekend for the first time in five years as part of her highly anticipated Renaissance World Tour. Resale tickets are still available, and the event is sure to be a blowout, with previous shows on the tour lasting upwards of three hours.

But if $400 tickets are too pricey for you, or you've already snagged seats but want to start the party early and keep it going late, Queen Bey's hometown has a host of pre- and post-concert celebrations in the works, with everything

Drake says he found a home in Houston

During the second Bayou City show for his It's All A Blur Tour tour, the "Started from the Bottom" rapper announced he'd finally found a place to live in H-Town.

"I'm excited I get to share this with night two, I had to make it official first," he said from the stage. "I've been looking for a long time trying to figure out the right place for me to live, where I belong, outside of Toronto. And I finally, finally, after all these years, found me a place in Houston, Texas."

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What to know about Beyoncé's tour stop in Houston

It's been exactly five years since Beyoncé last performed in her hometown, as part of the joint On the Run II tour with her husband Jay Z in 2018. But Queen Bey will return to Houston this weekend with two dates—Sept. 23 and 24—on the Renaissance World Tour, one of the most anticipated concert tours of the year.

As befitting a queen, the Renaissance Tour isn't just any concert. Bey's tribute to the club era and Black and queer culture comes with some rules and expectations. Find out everything

Sugar Land to host two new music festivals in 2024

Two more music festivals are headed for Sugar Land, just a month after the city was named the host of the inaugural Honeyland Festival celebrating Black music, culture and foodways.

The first, the Sweet Beats Music Festival, will take place May 4–5, 2024, and will feature local and national headliners performing on multiple stages. The family-friendly festival will also feature a beer garden and tequila bar, BMX demos, a drone show, and a booth offering body marbling, a psychedelic form of body

A massive country music festival is coming to Conroe next year

A new event being dubbed the largest annual outdoor country music festival in the Lone Star State is set to debut just outside of Houston next spring.

The Big As Texas Festival, announced today, will take place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe May 10–12, 2024. It is being organized in part by Steve Said of Dosey Doe, the long-running country music venue located in an 1840s-era barn in Spring, and Houstonian and former NFL player Trey Diller, now part of Inspire Productions. Early

Rapper Paul Wall is a silver fox now, according to the internet

It's been an exciting summer for Bay City rapper That Mexican OT. Following glowing profiles in this publication and the LA Times, and just days before the July 28 release of his debut album, Lonestar Luchador, OT was announced as one of headliners of a Spotify concert series that kicked off in Houston earlier this week.

But it was Bayou City icon Paul Wall who went viral on social media yesterday, thanks to his verse on OT's new single, a tribute to hard work and success called "Johnny Dang."

Autopsy shows rapper Big Pokey died of ‘massive’ heart attack

Jefferson County officials have released the results of an autopsy in the death of Houston rapper Big Pokey, which show the musician died of a heart attack while performing at a Juneteenth festival in Beaumont earlier this summer.

Pokey, whose given name was Milton Powell, collapsed on stage during the late night show at Pour09 Bar on June 18. Several bystanders and a Beaumont police officer who was working security at the venue were able to render aid immediately before paramedics arrived to t

What to know about Travis Scott’s ‘Circus Maximus’ movie

It's been a weird week for Travis Scott. First, the rapper and native Houstonian cryptically announced the "end of an era" for Astroworld, his short-lived music festival that was the site of a crowd crush in November 2021, killing 10 people.

Then on Wednesday, his massive concert slated to take place at the Pyramids of Giza outside of Cairo, Egypt, was abruptly canceled, with concert promoter Live Nation citing "complex production issues." The concert, slated to take place Friday evening, was m

Houston-area festival to feature Mary J. Blige, Tobe Nwigwe

The lineup has officially dropped for a new festival showcasing Black food, music, culture and more later this year in Sugar Land.

The inaugural Honeyland Festival, which was announced in June, will feature performances by headliner Mary J. Blige, Houstonian Tobe Nwigwe, Chloe Bailey, Jazmine Sullivan, Houston hip hop legends Scarface, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, and Z-Ro, and more. Ethiopian-Swedish celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, whiskey maven Fawn Weaver, and Texas chefs including Chris Williams

Trae Tha Truth and City of Houston announce Trae Day 2023

Trae Tha Truth, the Houston rapper known for his many philanthropic side projects, recently announced his 2023 Trae Day Weekend Celebration in partnership with the City of Houston. The event will take place over three days, July 20-23, and will include a school supply drive, car show, carnival, appearances from celebrities, and more. This year also marks the 15th anniversary of what has become yet another unofficial holiday across Houston.

Trae Day began in 2008, when then-Houston mayor Bill Wh

Paramore singer calls out Texas governor at Houston show

In October 2022, while performing at the Austin City Limits Festival, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams called on Texans to turn their back on Republican Governor Greg Abbott and instead vote for former Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke in the following month's state gubernatorial election.

From stages in Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Williams has dedicated the song "Big Man, Little Dignity" to Abbott, who is serving his third term as governor. The lyrics to the song address patriar

Post Malone cups worth $6K stolen from Houston Raising Canes

Hundreds of collectible plastic cups designed by Dallas rapper Post Malone were apparently stolen last week from a Galleria-area Raising Cane's restaurant, according to photos of a police report posted to social media.

The report shows that 249 limited-edition cups were taken from the fast food restaurant's location inside the Galleria, with an estimated value of $6,150. Thieves also stole cleaning supplies, including nearly four gallons of Dawn dish soap. The theft took place sometime between

Megan Thee Stallion wax figures unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum

Houston's own Megan Thee Stallion has accomplished a lot in her career—she's a Grammy winner, a philanthropist and a budding actress. Now she's reached a new level of fame with—not one—but two wax replicas of herself that were unveiled at Madame Tussauds this past weekend.

The rapper shared images of her wax body-ody-odies on Instagram on May 21, writing "I honestly wanted to kiss myself. Hotties, we are officially legendary." The carousel of photos shows the real Megan, with curly hair and wea

Can Boyfriend top her last big Houston performance?

Come rain or shine, Boyfriend will put on a show. The underwear-clad, New Orleans-based cabaret rapper proved as much four years ago, when she performed at the Legendary Art Car Ball, the wild fete and Orange Show Fundraiser that precedes the annual Art Car Parade in Houston.

That year, the last before COVID forced the whole event to go on hiatus, the ball took place downtown, in the shadow of City Hall at Hermann Square. Just before Boyfriend and her cadre of dancers were set to take the stage
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