Arts & Culture

Houston’s Warehouse Live concert venue moving from EaDo to Midtown

Warehouse Live, which has operated since 2006 at 813 St. Emanuel St., is relocating next month to 2600 Travis St., which is currently occupied by Rise Rooftop.

Warehouse Live Marquee
Warehouse Live Facebook page
Warehouse Live, a concert venue that has operated since 2006 at 813 St. Emanuel St. in Houston, is relocating to 2600 Travis St. in December 2023.

Warehouse Live, which has hosted star-studded live music performances for nearly two decades in East Downtown, is relocating next month to Houston's Midtown neighborhood.

The concert venue is being rebranded as Warehouse Live Midtown and will reopen Dec. 29 at 2600 Travis St., where the Rise Rooftop nightclub has operated since New Year's Eve in 2021. Rise Rooftop will close after its final show Dec. 17, and the property will subsequently "undergo extensive renovations and upgrades," according to a news release from Big City Entertainment LP, the company behind Warehouse Live.

Big City Entertainment said the "strategic move is part of a larger vision to elevate the Warehouse Live experience."

"The venue offers a unique multi-use concept, blending extraordinary design aesthetics with an immersive audio-visual experience," the company said of the Travis Street property. "The 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space includes a retractable roof providing shelter from the elements and offering excellent views of the city. Patrons can anticipate year-round entertainment and a range of experiences, including lounges, VIP sections, balcony seating and private bars."

Warehouse Live Concert
Warehouse Live Facebook page
Warehouse Live, which has operated since 2006 at 813 St. Emanuel St. in Houston, is relocating to 2600 Travis St. and rebranding itself as Warehouse Live Midtown in December 2023.

It is unclear what is next for the 35,000-square foot property at 813 St. Emanuel St., where Warehouse Live opened in 2006, as the property owner did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. It is valued at more than $3.1 million by the Harris Central Appraisal District and is situated between Shell Energy Stadium and the Eastex Freeway in what has become a booming and bustling EaDo neighborhood.

Musicians such as Adele, Drake, Duran Duran, Gary Clark Jr., John Legend, Pink, Chris Stapleton and the late Prince have performed at Warehouse Live, which has its final EaDo show scheduled for Dec. 3. It will reopen at the new Midtown location Dec. 29 with a performance by Sullivan King, followed by a grand-opening show on New Year's Eve featuring Cash Cash.

Rise Rooftop has hosted its own high-profile concerts during its comparatively brief tenure. Kane Brown, Gryffin, Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg are among the acts to have performed there.