Houston's Best Free Concerts In August

Tianna Hall plays Sambuca on August 10, 18 and 24 (among other shows...).
Tianna Hall plays Sambuca on August 10, 18 and 24 (among other shows...).
Photo by Pin Lim/Courtesy of Tianna Hall

*Events in italics are free to $5+ due to possible age restrictions/club membership

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
Annika Chambers Band: Shakespeare Pub
DJ Fredster: Fitzgerald’s
Flash Gordon Parks presents This Thing We Do screening: Cactus Music
Say Girl Say: Cactus Music
This is Our Band: Sambuca
*Black 13: BFE Rock Club 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
Ruben Moreno: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
A Sure Thing: Concert Pub (Galleria)

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
Joe Burlison’s Uptown Jazz Ensemble: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
Milonga: Continental Club
Yvonne Washington: Sambuca

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
Cushions & Cocktails: Libra Lounge
Lois Albez: Union Tavern
Tianna Hall & Mike Wheeler: Houston Marriott Westchase

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Buffalo Ruckus: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
Watercolours: Sambuca

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
Moji & Inzi: The Nightingale Room
*Texas Renegade Band: Redneck Country Club

FRIDAY AUGUST 7
Cory Morrow: Cactus Music
Erin Jaimes Band: Shakespeare Pub
Mitch Jacobs Band: Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
Picture Book: Continental Club
The Fab 5: Sambuca

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
David Spann: The Hideaway on Dunvale
The Dirty Skips: Last Concert Cafe
Hip Hop is Jazz Monthly Jam: Bohemeo’s
Jealous Creatures: Cactus Music
The McClanahans: Sambuca
Tianna Hall: Kirby's Steakhouse
*Dub Miller: Redneck Country Club

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Steve Gilbert Band: House of Blues (Crossroads Stage)

MONDAY, AUGUST 10
Tianna Hall: Sambuca

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
Kamil & Friends: Sambuca
Lucas Eason & the Panhandlers: MKT Bar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Azonto: The Flat
Colton O’Neil: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
David Grissom: Under the Volcano
Mark Dini Group: Sambuca
Pickin’ Party with Market Junction: Redneck Country Club
Tianna Hall & Mike Wheeler: Houston Marriott Westchase

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
Gio Chamba, DJ Act Badd: The Nightingale Room
*Shane Barnhill: Redneck Country Club

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
Betty Fox Band: Shakespeare Pub
Doppelganger: Sambuca
Statesboro Revue: Cactus Music
*Justin van Sant: Redneck Country Club
*Vagrant Sons: Last Concert Cafe

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
FM: Sambuca
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch: Shakespeare Pub
Party on the Square: Nassau Bay Town Square
L.O.U.D.: Warehouse Live
*Bummer Summer II: Fitzgerald’s

MONDAY, AUGUST 17
Yvonne Washington: Sambuca

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
Tianna Hall: Sambuca

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Hunter Tynan Davis: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
The McClanahans: Sambuca
Tianna Hall & Mike Wheeler: Houston Marriott Westchase

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
Buenos Diaz: Continental Club
Night Drive: The Nightingale Room
*2015 Houston Press Music Awards: Warehouse Live
*EDX: Stereo Live

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
John B Griffin Benefit: BFE Rock Club
Jones Band: Sambuca
Tommy Dardar: Shakespeare Pub
Von Hindenburg: Continental Club

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
Far Out: Cactus Music
Jones Band: Sambuca
Michael Holt & the Trophy 500’s: Shakespeare Pub
The Otonana Trio, The Drafted: Cork Grinders
Recloose: The Flat

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
Steve Gilbert Band: House of Blues (Crossroads Stage)

MONDAY, AUGUST 24
Tianna Hall: Sambuca

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
Lois Albez: Sambuca

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
Mark Dini Group: Sambuca
Tianna Hall & Mike Wheeler: Houston Marriott Westchase

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
Great Scott & the Almighties: Shakespeare Pub
Houston Blues Society Blues Jam: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
RKN Country Blues Band: Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
Shapeshifters: Sambuca
Sparky Parker Band: Shakespeare Pub

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
Kathy Murray & the Kilowatts: Shakespeare Pub
Shapeshifters: Sambuca
Tianna Hall: The Corkscrew
*Carry the Storm: Acadia Bar & Grill

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
National Zydeco Foundation Jam: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

MONDAY, AUGUST 31:
Yvonne Washington: Sambuca

EVERY SUNDAY
Houston Songwriter Series: Dean’s Downtown
Sparetime Murray & the Honeymakers Blues Jam: Shakespeare Pub
Square Wave Sundays: The Flat
Sunday Acoustic Jams: Last Concert Cafe
Thomas Helton’s Sunday Sessions: The Flat
Woody Witt Jazz Trio: Bohemeo’s

EVERY MONDAY
Bob Henschen & Friends: Bohemeo’s
Free Radicals, They Who Sound: AvantGarden
Glover Gill: Continental Club
Jimmy Lee Deen: Last Concert Cafe
John Egan: The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
Milonga: Continental Club
Mixtures, DJ Docta: The Flat
Monday Night Jam: Emmit’s Place
Open Mike: Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill
Open Mike: Last Concert Cafe
Open Mike: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

EVERY TUESDAY
Beer N Beats: House of Blues
Big Ass Blues Jam: The Hideaway on Dunvale
The Big Easy Trio: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
Chris J. Hardy & Open Mike: Union Tavern
Jazz Jam with No No Disco, The Art Fristoe Trio: The Flat
Muttonfist: Kay’s Lounge
Rick Lee & The Night Owls: The Hideaway on Dunvale
Singer Songwriter Open Mike: AvantGarden
Turnstyled, Junkpiled, and Railroaded Tuesdays: Last Concert Cafe

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Beatles Open Mike: Bohemeo’s
Big & Easy Blues Jam: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
Flash Gordon Parks: Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
Honky Tonk Hump Night: Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
Irish Session: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
John McVey & The Stumble: Shakespeare Pub
Open Mike: Acadia Bar & Grill
Open Mike: Firehouse Saloon
Open MIke Night Hosted by The Red Bastard: BFE Rock Club
Peter & James: Big Top Lounge
Paul Ramirez Band: Continental Club
Reggae Wednesday: The Flat
Stevie Menijivar vs Open-Mike Poetry: Notsuoh
*New Light New Music Wednesdays: Numbers
*Western Swing Wednesday: Rudyard’s

EVERY THURSDAY
Beetle (Beatles Tribute): Continental Club
Central Station: The Flat
Drink of Ages Radio Show: Firehouse Saloon
DJ Rollie: The Flat
Keith Karnaky & Friends: Bohemeo’s
Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Big Top Lounge
Nick Greer: The Corkscrew
The Zentenos: Sambuca
*The Hightailers: Last Concert Cafe

EVERY FRIDAY
DJ Sun & Friends: The Flat
Flight 1701, DJ Rolle: The Flat
Friday’s Upside-down House Pary: AvantGarden
Jimmy Lee Deen: Last Concert Cafe
Nick Greer: The Corkscrew
Nu Lounge: Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
The Mighty Orq: Shakespeare Pub

EVERY SATURDAY
DJ Tempty: MKT Bar
Jimmy Lee Deen: Last Concert Cafe

VENUES
Acadia Bar & Grill: 3939 F.M. 1960
Alley Kat Bar & Lounge: 3718 Main
AvantGarden: 411 Westheimer
BFE Rock Club: 11528 Jones Rd.
The Big Easy: 5731 Kirby
Big Top Lounge: 3714 Main
Bohemeo's: 708 Telephone Rd.
Concert Pub (Galleria): 5636 Richmond
Continental Club: 3700 Main
Cork Grinders: 206 W. Texas Ave., Baytown
The Corkscrew: 1308 W. 20th
Dean's Downtown: 316 Main
Dosey Doe Music Cafe: 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe
Emmitt's Place: 4852 Benning
Firehouse Saloon: 5930 Southwest Fwy.
Fitzgerald's: 2706 White Oak
The Flat: 1701 Commonwealth
The Hideaway on Dunvale: 3122 Dunvale
House of Blues: 1204 Caroline
Houston Marriott Westchase: 2900 Briarpark
Kay's Lounge: 2324 Bissonnet
Kirby's Steakhouse: 1111 Timberloch, The Woodlands
Last Concert Cafe: 1403 Nance
Libra Lounge: 9880 Buffalo Spdwy.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck: 2425 Norfolk
MKT Bar: 1001 Austin
Nassau Bay Town Square: 18100 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay
The Nightingale Room: 308 Main
Notsuoh: 314 Main
Numbers: 300 Westheimer
Redneck Country Club: 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford
Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou: 1658 Enid
Sambuca: 909 Texas
Shakespeare Pub: 14129 Memorial
Stereo Live: 6400 Richmond
Union Tavern: 435 El Dorado Blvd. #A, Clear Lake
Warehouse Live: 813 St. Emanuel


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