Houston's Best Free Concerts in October

Max Baca & Los TexManiacs put some conjunto groove on Discovery Green on October 8.
Max Baca & Los TexManiacs put some conjunto groove on Discovery Green on October 8.

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

EDITOR'S PICKS

Trudy Lynn, Jewel Brown, Trudy Lynn, Milton Hopkins: A true All-Star Houston Blues Revue. (October 8)

Romeo Dogs: Veteran Houston roadhouse rockers have a nearly bottomless repertoire. (October 9)

Upcoming Events

Mucky Duck Irish Sessons: Houston's top Celtic players and pickers gather for jigs and lots more (Wednesdays)

Von Hindenburg: Whole lotta Zeppelin and more '60s/'70s hard rock. (October 16)

Kristin Hersh: The muse behind Throwing Muses has a poignant new memoir of her friendship with wayward super-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, Don't Suck, Don't Die. (October 18)

Friday, October 2, 2015
Breakfast at Tiffany's: Sambuca
Hochschule für Musik Recital: Moores School of Music
Klockwork Band: Last Concert Cafe
Picture Book: Continental Club
*The Damn Quails with Midnight River Choir: Redneck Country Club

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Dawn & Hawkes: Cactus Music
Gerard Baldwin: Cactus Music
Greg Izor & The Box Kickers: Shakespeare Pub
Redneck Country Club Second Anniversary Party with Josh Fuller, Justin Van Sant, The Captain Legendary Band
This is Our Band: Sambuca
Wild Child: Cactus Music

Sunday, October 4, 2015
"March" Madness Band Concert: TDECU Stadium
Bon Ton Mickey: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
Nic + Jaci: The Vine

Monday, October 5, 2015
First Monday Java Jazz: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
Tianna Hall: Sambuca

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
DJ Big Reeks: MKT Bar
Kamil & Friends: Sambuca
Tres Amigo Percussion Trio feat. The Mighty Orq: Shakespeare Pub 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Austin Meade: Dosey Doe Music Cafe
Bart Crow Band: Cactus Music
Eve Monsees & The Exiles: Under the Volcano
The Mighty Orq: Sambuca
Tony Vega: Shakespeare Pub
*Libby Koch: Redneck Country Club

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Buenos Diaz: Continental Club
Gracie Chavez: MKT BAR
Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs with Amanda Cevallos & the High Hands: Discovery Green Conservancy
Pecos Hand: MKT BAR
Treynwrek: Shakespeare Pub
*Mark Powell: Redneck Country Club

Friday, October 9, 2015
Amanda Cevallos: Cactus Music
Jones Band: Sambuca
The Romeo Dogs: Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
Tony Vega Band: Shakespeare Pub
*Bri Bagwell with Bo Brumble: Redneck Country Club 

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats: Shakespeare Pub
Electric Vacation with Biz Vicious, Vertigo Blue TM, Ten Pixels Tall: Notsuoh
Hip Hop is Jazz Monthly Jam: Bohemeo's
Jones Band: Sambuca

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Gail Archer: St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Steve Gilbert Band: House of Blues Crossroads Stage

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Josu de Solaun: Moores School of Music 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale: Shakespeare Pub
Shinyribs: Under the Volcano
*Market Junction: Redneck Country Club

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Dave Wrangler: MKT BAR
Sonny Boy Terry: Shakespeare Pub
Trudy Lynn, Jewel Brown, Milton Hopkins: Discovery Green Conservancy 
*Gary Kyle: Redneck Country Club

Friday, October 16, 2015
A Fistful of Soul: Big Top Lounge
John Stephens: MKT Bar
Larry Tillery & the Vagabond Dreamers: Shakespeare Pub
Von Hindenburg: Continental Club 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Kathy Murray & The Kilowatts: Shakespeare Pub
*Vinyl Ranch: Redneck Country Club

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Kristin Hersh Performance, book reading & signing: Cactus Music 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Tres Amigo Percussion Trio feat. The Mighty Orq: Shakespeare Pub 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tony Vega: Shakespeare Pub
*David Grace: Redneck Country Club 

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Rosie Flores: Coffee House Live at St. Andrew's
Sounds like Houston with Quiet Company & Say Girl Say: Discovery Green Conservancy
Steve Gilbert Band: Shakespeare Pub 
*Doc West Band: Redneck Country Club 

Friday, October 23, 2015
Birdlegg: Shakespeare Pub
Rkn Country Blues Band: Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou
This is Where Two Oceans Meet with Dead Leslies, Candy Lee, Paper Sparrow: Notsuoh
*George Ducas with The Posse: Redneck Country Club
*Hocus Pocus Pops by Houston Symphony: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sunday, October 25, 2015
National Zydeco Foundation Jam: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
Steve Gilbert Band: House of Blues

Monday, October 26, 2015
William Westney: Moores School of Music
Wounded Warriors feat. Romi Mayes: Dosey Doe Music Cafe 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
ROCO Connections — Musical and Literary Ofrenda: Lawndale Art Center
William Westney: Moores School of Music 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale: Shakespeare Pub
*East Texas Ramblers: Redneck Country Club 

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Frank Turner: Cactus Music 
Sonny Boy Terry: Shakespeare Pub
*Abbi Walker: Redneck Country Club

Friday, October 30, 2015
Big Cletus Blues Experience: Shakespeare Pub 
Pigs on the Wall: Last Concert Cafe

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Lucky Losers with Phil Berkowitz, Cathy Lemons: Shakespeare Pub
Mojave Red with Middlechild, Popenqm, Cosmic Bug Loaf: Notsuoh

EVERY SUNDAY
A Sure Thing: Concert Pub (Galleria)
Houston Songwriter Series: Dean’s Downtown
Sparetime Murray & the Honeymakers Blues Jam: Shakespeare Pub
Square Wave Sundays with DJ Mishka & Eddie: 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
DJ X Karaoke: The Pub Fountains
The Easy Three with Matt Johnson and James Wilhite: Shakespeare Pub
Free Radicals, They Who Sound: AvantGarden
Glover Gill: Continental Club
John Egan: The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
Melodic Mondays, Mixtures, DJ Docta: The Flat
Milonga: Continental Club
Monday Night Jam: Emmit’s Place
Open Mike: Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill
Open Mike with Jimmy Lee Deen: Last Concert Cafe
Open Mike: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Beatles Open Mike: Bohemeo’s
Big & Easy Blues Jam: The Big Easy Social & 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
Karaoke: Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill
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 & DJ Rollie: The Flat
Drink of Ages Radio Show: Firehouse Saloon
Keith Karnaky & Friends: Bohemeo’s
Luther and the Healers: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Big Top Lounge
Nick Greer: The Corkscrew
*The Hightailers & The Annie B! Band: Last Concert Cafe

EVERY FRIDAY
DJ Sun & Friends, Flight 1701, DJ Rolle: The Flat
Friday’s Upside-down House Pary: AvantGarden
Jimmy Lee Deen: Last Concert Cafe
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 Cypress Creek Pkwy., acadiabarandgrill.com
ALLEY KAT BAR & LOUNGE: 3718 Main, Facebook page
AVANTGARDEN: 411 Westheimer, avantgardenhouston.com
BFE ROCK CLUB: 11528 Jones, bferockclub.com
THE BIG EASY SOCIAL & PLEASURE CLUB: 5731 Kirby, thebigeasyblues.com
BIG TOP LOUNGE: 3714 Main, bigtoplounge.com
BOHEMEO'S: 708 Telephone Rd., bohemeos.com
CACTUS MUSIC: 2110 Portsmouth, cactusmusictx.com
CAFE LUXOR HOOKAH BAR & GRILL: 3730 Washington, thecafeluxor.com
CLUB TEQUILA: 8150 Southwest Fwy., clubtequilahouston.com
COFFEEHOUSE LIVE AT ST. ANDREWS: 5308 Buffalo Speedway, sapch.org/coffee
CONCERT PUB (GALLERIA): 5636 Richmond, theconcertpub.com
CONTINENTAL CLUB: 3700 Main, continentalclub.com/houston.html
THE CORKSCREW: 1308 W. 20th, houstoncorkscrew.com
CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION: 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, woodlandscenter.org
DEAN'S DOWNTOWN: 316 Main, deansdowntown.com
DISCOVERY GREEN CONSERVANCY: 1500 McKinney, discoverygreen.com
DOSEY DOE MUSIC CAFE: 463 F.M. 1488, doseydoe.com/musiccafe.php
EMMIT'S PLACE: 4852 Benning, emmitsplace.com
FEDORA LOUNGE: 2726 Bissonnet
FIREHOUSE SALOON: 5930 Southwest Fwy., firehousesaloon.com
THE FLAT: 1701 Commonwealth, theflathouston.com
GREENSTREET: 1201 Fannin, greenstreetdowntown.com
THE HIDEAWAY ON DUNVALE: 3122 Dunvale, hideawayondunvale.com
HOUSE OF BLUES: 1204 Caroline, hob.com/houston
KAY'S LOUNGE: 2324 Bissonnet, Facebook page
LAST CONCERT CAFE: 1403 Nance, lastconcert.com
MCGONIGEL'S MUCKY DUCK: 2425 Norfolk, mcgonigels.com
MKT BAR: 1001 Austin, Web site
MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC: UH Main Campus, uh.edu/class/music
THE NIGHTINGALE ROOM: 308 Main, nightingaleroom.com
NOTSUOH: 314 Main, notsuoh.com
THE PUB FOUNTAINS: 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, thepubfountains.com
REDNECK COUNTRY CLUB: 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, theredneckcountryclub.com
RE:HAB BAR ON THE BAYOU: 1658 Enid, rehabar.com
RUDYARD'S: 2010 Waugh, rudyardspub.com
SAMBUCA: 909 Texas, sambucarestaurant.com
SHAKESPEARE PUB: 14129 Memorial, shakespearepub.net
ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 4900 Jackwood, stthomashouston.org
TDECU STADIUM: 3874 Holman, uhcougars.com/TDECU_Stadium.info
UNDER THE VOLCANO: 2349 Bissonnet, Facebook page
UNION TAVERN: 435-A El Dorado Blvd, uniontavernhouston.com
THE VINE: 12420 Memorial, vinewineroom.com


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