School is officially out! And now its time to whip out that “summer-time-fine” bod, meet a beach hottie, and create an epic summer romance. All jokes aside, we know the summer can leave you with “unlimited” time, and if you aren’t careful this can turn into the boredom monster (yikes). So whether you have road trip plans with your homies, or plans of pizza and re-runs, here is the ultimate list for music fun in the sun.
Geo Digital x Silver Platter x New Kings Presents: Migos
Its the Migos! And they’d rather be rich than famous. These “No Label” rappers have definitely made a name for themselves this year! Last summer, the trio had everyone (including Drizzy Drake) chanting: Versace, Versace! VERSACE! VERSACE! This summer, they will be here in H-Town! Who knows? These guys might drop another hot track for the summer.
Place: Warehouse Live
813 St. Emanuel St.
Houston, TX 77003
*Quick Tip: Arrive at least an hour early for the best stage view.
Kid Ink – My Own Lane Tour
Kid Ink is new to the mainstream music scene, and he’s been dominating the charts with his hit single, “Show Me”. Titled after the album, the My Own Lane Tour will grace twenty one cites, and Houston is one of them! So go on. Show Kid Ink some Texan love!
Place: House of Blues
1204 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77002
MAY 31 – JUN 1
Free Press Summer Festival
What would a hot Houston summer be without FPSF? Its full of food, art, crazy tunes, and crazy people. If you’re crazy and you know it, and if you’re a rock star and you know it, this is the music fest made for you! Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Mike Jones (Who?), and Paul Wall will be there. The Ying Yang Twins will be there. Childish Gambino will be there. Even Lauryn Hill knows she should be there! So you be there too.
Place: Eleanor Tinsley Park
Houston, TX 77019
Houston Public Media Silent Film Concerts
Everyone loves movies! But what about the music in the movie? If there wasn’t music in the film, I bet top dollar viewers would be throwing tomatoes at the screen. This summer, meet Graham Reynolds. The man behind the film music! He’ll play scores from all the movies he’s done (including the film Bernie!) and there’s even a free movie after the concert. If for some reason you missed Bernie on the big screen, here is your chance.
Place: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010
Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Mixed Media
Is it possible to have a Project X experience in an art museum? The Museum of Fine Arts says heck yes! Named the “multi-sensory experience”, this event is packed with booze (21+), food, DJs, live performances, colored lights, and art exhibits. Not to mention an after party. The event is designed by Ikea, and will even have a smilebooth available to capture all the moments you can’t fit into those flawless selfies.
Place: Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Lady GaGa’s Art Rave – The ArtPop Ball
Where the monsters at? Mommy Monster is on her way, and this time she’s coming with the ArtPop Ball! Whether the Monster is long gone or on hiatus, Lady GaGa can do no wrong in our eyes. She’s just that – (Shut yo’ mouth!). Pop up in your most creative costume and give her the applause applause applause!
Place: Houston Toyota Center
1510 Polk St.
Houston, TX 77002
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé & JAY Z
Last, and most certainly not least, it is the collaborations of all collaborations guys. The pep in our step. The gleam in every baby’s eyes; the capital “E” in epic; the hands down ultimate, most anticipated concert of the summer… THE ON THE RUN TOUR. Everyone has heard a bizarre story or two (or thousands…) of crazed fans going to extreme lengths for Beyoncé tickets. But when there is nothing left, what will they do for Beyoncé AND JAY Z. What will become of the world? Check out the power couple’s teaser below:
Place: Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St.
Houston, Tx 77002
By Tobechi Oparah