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Anderson Fair Map It
2007 Grant
832-212-4057

Open since the 1960’s, Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant and Blue Squirrel Theater is one of the oldest folk music venues in continuous operation in the United States.  Located in the heart of Montrose, the building originally served as a coffeehouse and café.  AFair is home to many a singer/songwriter; and many return even after moving on to play larger crowds and venues.

The Big Easy Map It
5731 Kirby Dr.
713-523-9999

Located near The Rice Village, The Big Easy features live Blues six nights a week and Zydeco on Sundays. Catch performances by both local and national bands at this fun, casual spot.

Blanco's Map It
3406 West Alabama Street
713-439-0072

You don’t have to be a C&W fan to have a good time at this bar.  The lively yet laid back atmosphere attracts its share of cowboys and business professionals alike.  Live bands play Wednesday through Saturday nights.

The Capitol at St. Germain Map It
705 B Main Street
713-492-2454

Turn of the century details and contemporary touches create a dramatic and effortlessly inviting backdrop for signature St. Germain cocktails at The Capital at St. Germain.  An ongoing and eclectic roster of live entertainment promises each visit is memorable.

Continental Club Map It
3700 Main St.
713-529-9899

A faithful recreation of the original in Austin, this joint is jumping with live music. Vintage neon light fixtures and the molded metal ceilings are a throwback to the original 1920s general store. The live music is usually of the rockabilly or swing variety. There is a large bar and a larger dance floor offering plenty of room to practice you dance moves.

Dosey Doe Map It
2591 Interstate 45 North
281-367-3774

This Live Music Hall is housed in a 150 year old barn from Kentucky. The décor includes original artwork, photos, and milk glass lights, and Dosey Doe’s stage has seen the likes of Clint Black, Leon Russell, and Larry Gatlin.

Firehouse Saloon Map It
5930 Southwest Freeway
713-977-1962

Have fun dancing the night away to live entertainment at The Firehouse.  During a break from the band, grab a beer and challenge your friends to one of several video games.

Fitzgerald's Map It
2706 White Oak Drive
713-862-3838

Many local bands have kicked off their careers at Fitzgerald’s.  Open since 1977, the two story building was, at first, a center where Polish immigrants could unite.  It has since transitioned into one of the city's oldest and most well known live music venues.

House of Blues Houston Map It
1204 Caroline St.
888-402-5837

The House of Blues Houston opened downtown in the Houston Pavilions in 2008.  The Music Hall holds up to 1,000 live music fans who can catch performances from the likes of Billy Idol to Hayes Carll and The Frontiers, a Journey cover band.

Last Concert Café Map It
1403 Nance St.
713-226-8563

Tucked away in the downtown warehouse district, Last Concert Cafe offers non-stop live music featuring local talent that you might not find at other clubs and concerts. Lesser known acts (mainly folk) get their chance during open mic nights. The place serves commendable Tex-Mex food and plenty of drink, but that's not the point. It's the music that counts here, particularly on lively Saturday nights.

McGonigel's Mucky Duck Map It
2425 Norfolk St.
713-528-5999

The low-key Mucky Duck offers live tunes from the likes of singer-songwriters, folk, and country musicians.  This small venue also has a kitchen that serves up a mean shepherd’s pie.  For the rising stars out there, Wednesday night is open mike.

Rudyard's British Pub Map It
2010 Waugh Dr.
713-521-0521

Rudyard’s is known not only for its live music – rock, punk, pop, indie, and more – it is also known for its micro-brew and food menus.  Located in Montrose, stop by to listen to the sounds of both local and touring bands.

Stereo Live Map It
6400 Richmond
832-251-9600

Stereo Live claims a well known address:  6400 Richmond, formerly known as Planeta Bar Rio and Club 6400. With significant updates and upgrades, more than just the name has changed. Groove with a crowd of up to 3,000 as multiple large video screens & projectors light up the 2-story establishment.

Super Happy Fun Land Map It
3801 Polk St.

Looking for something a little different?  Super Happy Fun Land’s live music calendar includes experimental electronic music and underground jazz.  Bizarre yet charming is the vibe you will find here.  The owners’ disclaimer?  Don’t take yourself too seriously…just have fun.

Bayou Music Center Map It
520 Texas St.
713-230-1600

Located in Bayou Place downtown, Verizon Wireless Theater offers live entertainment from rock to country.  The audience’s experience is tailored by the seating configuration which can be set up in 3 formats - theater, cabaret, and general admission, depending upon the performer.

Warehouse Live Map It
813 St. Emanuel St.
713-225-5483

Just beyond the gleaming office buildings of Downtown Houston lies Warehouse Live, a 1920’s era warehouse repurposed as a one-of-a-kind concert venue.  Warehouse Live has quickly become one of Houston’s signature multipurpose facilities.  The complex encompasses two fully independent spaces - the Ballroom and the Studio - each with their own entrances and exits, restrooms, bars, flat screen LCD’s and Plasmas, stages and sound and lighting systems.
 

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