Music almost always sounds better in person, doesn’t it? You can hear a song on the radio and like it, but then when you hear it performed by the original artist at his/her concert, it rises to a whole new level – the words have more meaning, the beat is stronger, the instruments sound clearer. Live music venues are also a great place to discover new artists and explore different music genres than what you typically listen to. Houston and vicinity have a thriving music industry with many great places to listen close to home.
The chain Baker Street Pub & Grill is well-known for its English food and live bands. Local music groups and a few regional ones stop in to perform on an almost nightly basis. If you’re looking for a casual night out with friends, this bar in The Woodlands Waterway is a great place to spend an evening.
If you like to dance, Cielo Latin Bar is the place to shimmy and shake the night away. With free salsa lessons on Friday nights and different bands playing in the multi-room venue, Cielo is the place to party!
If you’re up for a little drive down the Grand Parkway, Mo’s Place in Katy has been a country dancing staple for decades. With this longevity, it attracts top Texas music talents most nights of the week. Multiple bars and a raised stage make it easy to grab a drink and enjoy the show if you’ve left your two-steppin’ boots at home.
No list of music venues in The Woodlands would be complete without mentioning the famous Dosey Doe “Big Barn” on Interstate 45. Constructed from original oak and birch beams transported here from a former tobacco barn from Kentucky, the acoustics in this place just can’t be beat. With top level seating, you can look down on your favorite musicians from above, or get a front-row seat as they perform on stage in an intimate setting. The food here is great, and many concert tickets come with a meal included. If you haven’t been yet, you’re really missing out – nationally renowned musicians from all eras and genres play here so you’re sure to find someone to suit your tastes.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion is THE place to hear global artists in The Woodlands. The venue is conveniently located near the Waterway. Check their schedule for rock bands from your teen years to the Houston Symphony Orchestra and everything in between.