Best concerts in Houston: December 13-19, 2021

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The Temptations play consecutive nights at the 1894 Grand Opera in Galveston | Photo: Scarcliff Photography; courtesy of the group

Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, December 13 to Sunday, December 19, 2021.

This week, Motown legends take the stage in Galveston, rising hip-hop and R&B stars take to Houston, and some holiday traditions return for in-person concerts.

Want to go one step further for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place across H-Town.

And if you’re feeling the spirit of the season, check out our holiday concert guide.

Top 11 Live Shows & Concerts In Houston This Week

  • Beach Bunny at White Oak Music Hall | Monday, December 13 – Chicago indie pop group honors the stage below White Oak to perform recent tracks from their EP release in early 2021, Blame game, and their acclaimed debut album in 2020, Honeymoon. Tickets are sold on the site, but you can find seats that are difficult to obtain using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Pink sweatshirt $ at House of Blues | Wednesday 15 December – Singer-songwriter Philly R&B tours downtown while backing his debut studio album, Pink planet. $ 22. 8 p.m.
  • J Stone at Warehouse Live | Wednesday 15 December – Los Angeles-based rapper known for his Nipsey Hussle tribute, “The Marathon Continues,” hits Warehouse Live in EaDo after his recent releases, Stoney montana 2 & 3. $ 35. 8:30 p.m.
  • Robert Earl Keen’s Christmas road at the Maison du Blues | Thursday December 16 – The legendary Texan singer-songwriter returns with his holiday lore, performing fan favorites and holiday delicacies on a theme that changes every year. $ 45 to $ 99. 7 p.m.
  • Lunay to the warehouse live | Thursday December 16 – After releasing several platinum singles from his first album, Epico, the Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper is hitting the road again to tour his early summer follow-up, El Niño. $ 50 to over $ 100. 8 p.m.
  • Hayes Carll at the Heights Theater | Friday 17th December – Tap your foot to the rousing country sounds of Woodlands native Hayes Carll when he arrives for two shows at the Heights Theater. $ 24. 7 p.m. and 9.45 p.m.
  • Apollo Chamber Players in attendance Vacation trip to MATCH | Friday 17th December – The Houston Chamber Quartet’s Fourth Annual Concert features a cross-cultural repertoire of Christmas, Jewish, and Kwanzaa-inspired music. $ 30; some discounts available. 7 p.m.
  • Midland, with Jonathan Terrell and Hailey Whitters at 713 Music Hall | Friday 17th December – Texas country band take the stage at Post HTX’s concert hall to play hit singles from their chart-topping album Let it roll and their recent EP, The last resort. $ 40 to over $ 55. 8 p.m.
  • The temptations at the 1894 Grand Opera in Galveston | Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December – Historic Galveston Opera House hosts the legendary soul quintet, which celebrates its 60th anniversary performing iconic Motown hits like “My Girl”, “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Papa Was a Rollin ‘Stone “. Tickets are sold on the site, but you can find seats that are difficult to obtain using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • A Christmas Symphony with Sarah Brightman at the Smart Financial Center | Saturday, December 18 – The multi-talented English Grammy-nominated soprano is joined by an orchestra and choir for an evening of mind-blowing renditions of holiday classics and fan favorites. $ 69.50 to $ 125. 7:30 p.m.
  • Larry June at House of Blues | Saturday, December 18 – The Bay Area rapper with a prolific production of studio albums, mixtapes and underground projects comes to Downtown’s House of Blues to support his latest studio release, Orange print. $ 30 to $ 40. 8 p.m.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.