Houston Matters

A Guide To Houston’s Summer Concerts

From Kendrick Lamar, to Wild Moccasins, to a pair of joint shows by Beyonce and Jay-Z, the Houston Chronicle’s music writer Joey Guerra runs down some of the concerts to watch for this summer.

Wild Moccasins
Members of the Houston band Wild Moccasins (L-R): Cody Swann, Avery Davis, Zahira Gutierrez and Nicholas Cody. The group performs at White Oak Music Hall on July 7.


Hip-hop artist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kendrick Lamar performed in Houston over the weekend, kicking off a summer full of diverse musical acts performing here.

So, who are some of the big – and more obscure – names coming through town? Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sits down with Houston Chronicle music critic Joey Guerra to find out.

Jussie Smollett
Singer Jussie Smollett, who stars in the Fox television series Empire, performs in Houston June 1.

Artists Mentioned In This Segment:

Kendrick Lamar (Woodlands Pavilion, May 19)
Jussie Smollett (Satellite Bar, June 1)
Snow Tha Product (Warehouse Live, June 21)
Wild Moccasins (White Oak Music Hall, July 7)
Maren Morris (Woodlands Pavilion, July 18)
Yuridia (Arena Theatre, Sept. 8)
Beyonce and Jay-Z (NRG Stadium, Sept. 15-16)


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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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