Best concerts in Houston: May 2-8, 2022

Coldplay heads to NRG Stadium for one of the biggest shows this month | Courtesy of Coldplay

Discover the biggest talents in music at these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 8, 2022.

This week, massive names from the country music world hit multiple venues in Houston, Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin at Miller Outdoor, indie rockers take to the stages downtown, and NRG Stadium hosts a band world-famous rock music.

Want to dig deeper for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place in H-Town.

Top 12 Live Shows and Concerts in Houston This Week

  • The Avett Brothers on the White Oak Music Hall lawn | Tuesday, May 3 – The folk rock group offers an evening of songs from their Grammy-nominated catalog and their latest album, 2019 closer than together. $55. 7 p.m.
  • Live Nation Concert Week | Starts Wednesday, May 4 – Earn $25 All In Tickets – which includes all ticketing fees – for over 3,700 upcoming shows in the US, including Houston shows like Ben Rector, Coheed & Cambria, Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert, Danzig, Cheer Live, Incubus, Haim, New Kids on the Block, Los Angeles Azules, Steely Dan, Swedish House Mafia, and more. $25. Until Tuesday, May 10, discounts start at 9 a.m.
  • Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Hobby Center | Wednesday May 4 – The legendary actor and also accomplished jazz performer comes downtown to answer questions, deliver jazz standards alongside the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and blow your mind. $40 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Offspring at the Bayou Music Center | Wednesday May 4 – The longtime punk rock band take a stroll through Downtown in support of their first album in nine years, 2021 Let the bad times roll. $49.50 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Kurt Vile at the White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday May 4 – The indie rock singer-songwriter brings songs from the brand new album, Watch my moves, as well as sing-worthy bits from old records. $30 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Rotimi at the House of Blues | Thursday May 5 – Known for his television roles on Boss and Ablethe American actor and singer takes to the Downtown stage of House of Blues to perform songs from his 2021 studio album, All or nothing. $25 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, May 6 – Joining forces as they did in 2018, Grammy-winning country artists Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town bring a wealth of catchy tunes and country belts to the Woodlands outdoor stage. $40 and up,. 7 p.m.
  • Haim at 713 Music Hall | Friday, May 6 – The indie rock sister trio head to the Post Houston stage to perform songs from their album of the year – nominated Women in Music Pt. III, and other fan favorites. $29.50 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo at the Miller: Jarabe Mexicano at the Miller Outdoor Theater | Friday May 6 | FREE – Get into the groove of Cinco de Mayo when the versatile, multi-genre quintet known as Jarabe Mexicano brings a Mexican folk journey to the Miller stage. 8 p.m.
  • Turnpike Troubadours on the White Oak Music Hall lawn | Saturday May 7 – The six chart-topping country musicians head out to White Oak for an evening of the band’s popular hits from albums like away from your heart. Tickets are sold onsite, but you may find hard-to-get tickets on the online resale market. 7 p.m.
  • Coldplay at NRG Stadium | Sunday May 8 – Building on the critically acclaimed late 2021 release Music of the Spheres, the world famous pop rock band will take to the stage at Houston’s biggest venue for an evening of their latest hits and songs. $57 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7 p.m.
  • The Who at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday May 8 – Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend head to Cynthia Woods for an evening of iconic hits and rock ‘n’ roll anthems from The Who’s decades-long catalog. $33 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7:30 p.m.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.


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