Things are becoming really exciting for the city's music lovers thanks to Jukely, an innovative concert subscription service — think Netflix for live music — that launched in Houston late last week.
Initially started a few years ago as an "event discovery app" that compiled concert listings in various cities, Jukely debuted as a concert subscription service in 2013, giving members access to a free concert each day in their area for $25 a month — and for $45 a month, you can bring a friend, too.
A sampling of upcoming shows to be featured on Jukely for Houston includes just about every music genre — and venue — you can think of.
To give you an idea of the scope of the concerts available through the service, anywhere from 100 to 400 music events will be featured as part of the subscription each week. A sampling of upcoming shows to be featured on Jukely for Houston includes just about every music genre — and venue — you can think of, from Raekwon at House of Blues (hip-hop), Gareth Emery at Stereo Live (trance) and Tucka and TK Soul at Arena Theatre (soul) to 5 Seconds of Summer at the Woodlands Pavilion (pop-punk), Dengue Dengue Dengue at Walter's Downtown (electronic) and Jill Scott at Bayou Music Center (neo-soul).
"Our goal is to expose Houston's music lovers to shows with artists they've never heard of, and normally wouldn't go see, if they didn't have a subscription service like Jukely to package it all into an app featuring thousands of concerts to choose from every month," says Jukely founder Bora Celik.
Not only does the service aim to expand subscribers' horizons, but Jukely caters each city's concert listings to the listening habits of its inhabitants, which means you can guarantee you'll find something that's right for you.
New concerts are posted at 11 each morning, usually two to three days before the concert is scheduled. Users are asked to log on when shows are posted to make sure to get tickets as the number available for each concert will vary depending on the size of the venue. In addition to concerts that non-users would have access to, subscribers can occasionally scoop up tickets to sold-out shows and festivals as well.
While it's exciting to have access to dozens of concerts in Houston each week, the service gives subscribers access to concerts in any of the 17 cities Jukely currently operates in, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as Austin and Dallas, both of which launched only a few months ago.