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Friday, June 23, 2017

The 5 Best Venues to See a Show in Houston

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With the stress of everyday life, people are turning to a lot of things to feel relaxed. One of the things that relieves the stress of life is listening to music. While staying at home listening to your music collection can be a good time, there’s also a different feeling when you listen to music live and in the company of your friends.

For those living or planning to visit Houston, consider going to live shows as there are many venues for viewers to enjoy. Whether it’s an intimate or large setting, the city has lots to offer when it comes to live music shows. Check out some of them below.

1. Walters Downtown – the original Walters on Washington had to close down in 2011 amid problems with parking and noise complaints due to the live music. Owner Pam Robinson found new space at the University of Houston- Downtown where there is parking that offers more floor space than the first venue. If you enjoy listening to rock, blues, and indie acts, then this is the place for you.

2. Rudyard’s – this Houston hotspot may have been around for 38 years, but the British Pub has not lost its charm. People not only go for the great food; think big burgers, chili cheese dog, and micro-brewed beers, but also for the awesome bands playing. It’s the place to go to for indie rock enthusiasts. If you’re tired of listening to the live entertainment, you can go to a rec room where you can play darts or pool or just hang out with your friends.

3. The Nightingale Room – located on Main Street, this place alludes not only to the songbird but Texas Nightingale Sippy Wallace who was popular in the 1920s. It’s fairly new, having opened just in 2014, but fans of the place love everything about it, from the vinyl collection display to the classy house drink and champagne on the menu.

4. House of Blues – even though House of Blues has only been around for less than ten years, it has become one of the biggest stages for live music in Houston. The main room for concerts can fill up to 1,000 people. Reviews indicate though that patrons may find the price of the drinks too steep. If you go there for the live music, you can get your fill at bars found near the area instead. The venue has hosted a range of artists from new artists to legends such as James Brown and Prince.

5. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck - this place has been consistently on the top venues for live music in Houston. If you want comfortable, intimate and cozy, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck is where you should go. From local entertainers to big artists like Lyle Lovett and Ezra Charles, they have all enjoyed playing here at this venue. You might enjoy checking out their walls filled with autographed pictures of the artists who have graced their venue and make sure to get there early as the place is usually filled before showtime.

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