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House of Blues: the Hottest Music Venue in Houston

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Studies show live music adds years onto your life. Who are we to argue with science? For 25 years, House of Blues has been the home for live entertainment and the country’s preeminent live music venue. It’s the ultimate nightlife experience, from VIP encounters with the world’s best artist to the inventive, Southern-inspired cuisine and the world-famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays, House of Blues is truly a place that will feed your soul.

House of Blues is located in the heart of downtown–right across the street from the Toyota Center. You may pass by quite often, but when was the last time you’ve actually enjoyed live music here? If you answered, “it’s been a minute,” stop what you’re doing now and add it to your to-do list! House of Blues is always the answer if you’re looking for an exciting night out!

All About the House of Blues

House of Blues is designed as an extravagant, multi-faceted entertainment destination and covers approximately 43,000 square feet. The multi-level music hall features national and local entertainment, state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, general admission dance floor, a seated balcony, and a seated lounge for private enjoyment.

In addition to the emerging artist that roll through the venue monthly, House of Blues has been host to many international touring artists and music legends like Prince, John Mayer, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, and countless others. So, girls night? Date night? Or just looking to have some fun? They’ve got you covered for any occasion.

Check out their monthly event calendar. From there, you can purchase tickets at your convenience!

Restaurant Galore

From daytime to playtime, the House of Blues restaurant is guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds. Their menu offers traditional Southern-inspired foods, from Creole seafood jambalaya to house-smoked pulled pork barbecue to crispy fried chicken. Don’t worry vegan and vegetarian friends, there’s something for you as well–the Impossible cheeseburger is now possible at their restaurant! It’s made from plants but tastes like beef. Amazing!

If you’re looking for the perfect Sunday Funday starter, look no further. House of Blues famed Sunday Gospel Brunch exceeds our expectations. Enjoy live traditionally and contemporary Gospel performances and treat yourself to a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites, chicken and waffles, and yummy desserts. Check out their calendar for select Sunday brunches.

Elevate your experience with VIP access and all the vibes at the House of Blues Foundation room. Their luxurious lounge takes everything you love about the venue to the next level. The private membership club offers members and their guest upscale dining, world-class hospitality, and unforgettable memories. Members never wait in lines, always get first choice in tickets, and enjoy a pile of perks like pre-show performances and artist meet and greets! Sounds like a steal, huh? Get your VIP membership today!

Parking and More

Okay, we know what you’re probably thinking, parking will be a nightmare since the music venue is located in the middle of all the downtown action. But guess what, it’s really not as bad you think! We have several options to make your experience a complete breeze. House of Blues offers valet parking every day, for a small fee. Around the venue, there are several parking garages available and street parking is always free after 6PM Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Our best and easiest option, Uber!

One of the best parts about living in the city is the opportunity to explore by foot! Downtown Houston’s GreenStreet development, where the music venue is located, is full of restaurants, shopping and lots of entertainment you can enjoy before or after a show. Bonus: being within walking distance to the beautiful 12-acre park at Discovery Green! You not only get to attend an amazing show at the House of Blues but also get to discover new gems in this wonderful city we call home!x

Keep up with the hottest artist and concerts at the House of Blues on the UNATION app. So if you’re ever in the area looking for fun stuff to do, stop by the House of Blues for a drink, amazing music, and wonderful vibes! Be sure to tell them we sent you! 

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Kelci Wallace

Kelci Wallace

Kelci is the City Manager for UNATION and author of the  Stuff to Do in Houston blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on Instagram and Facebook..

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