Gov. Abbott’s task force on concert safety releases list of recommendations to prevent future tragedies like Astroworld Festival
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the Texas Task Force on concert safety has released their final report, which includes recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers.
18-year-old Astroworld concertgoer caught on video trying to stop show after getting caught in crowd surge
At the Astroworld Festival last Friday night, a devastating mixture of injury, panic and ultimately death, transpired as concert-goers surged forward toward the stage where Travis Scott was performing.
Big concert announcement to be made at Minute Maid Park (but we already have a pretty good guess who it is)
Just after lunchtime on Wednesday afternoon, newsrooms across Houston received a news release indicating a BIG announcement was going to be made the next morning at Minute Maid Park. It noted that details would be revealed about a concert happening at the ballpark next fall featuring “one of the greatest musicians of our time.”
White Oak Music Hall will resume concerts starting Oct. 23. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
HOUSTON – After shuttering its doors for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, White Oak Music Hall plans to bring back concerts. Upcoming acts include artists Shakey Graves (Oct. 23-24), Major Lazer (Oct. 26), and Texas Legend Robert Earl Keen (Nov. 21). Get all the info at https://t.co/G4bGvHUMWV pic.twitter.com/QffZKfZs3m — White Oak Music Hall (@WhiteOakMH) October 6, 2020GRID Tickets will not be sold individually, but for groups who will receive a reserved space. Currently, White Oak Music Hall has a limit of 25% occupancy inside the building and in the lawn area. To learn more about how White Oak Music Hall is keeping their concertgoers safe, click here.
Houstons Megan Thee Stallion to perform virtual rap concert this weekend: Heres how to watch
HOUSTON Houstons chart-topping rapper Megan Thee Stallion will bring her live concert to audiences this Saturday. Hosted by LiveNation, the concert will be live Saturday night at 5 p.m. Those who purchase tickets for $15 will receive a one-time access code and link on their confirmation email after purchase. While 2020 hasnt been a great year for many of us, Megan Thee Stallion has had a great year with several top singles such as Savage with fellow Houston native Beyonce, and her latest with rapper Cardi B, WAP.HERES HOW TO WATCH:Megan Thee Stallion - Virtual Live ConcertSaturday, Aug. 295 p.m.Tickets: $15 - Click here to purchase.
Vehicle clubs coming together this weekend in San Antonio to honor Vanessa Guillen
SAN ANTONIO – Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are encouraged to attend a San Antonio-based convoy this weekend in honor of Vanessa Guillen, KSAT reported. The #IAmVanessaGuillen convoy will take place Saturday and all vehicles, including vehicle clubs are invited, according to a Facebook event of the same name. Attendees without a vehicle are also invited to join. The event was created to honor Guillen and other service members who suffered from sexual assault or harassment, KSAT reported. Over 200 attendees are expected to participate this Saturday, and strict COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, according to the Facebook event.
Blake Shelton is following in Garth Brooks footsteps with his own drive-in concert
Get ready because you have another drive-in concert to add to your calendars. Country superstar Blake Shelton announced on Wednesday that he has a drive-in concert debuting July 25 at over 300 locations across the country. The concert, presented by Encore Live, will be pre-taped and feature Shelton's longtime girlfriend, Gwen Stefani and fellow country star, Trace Adkins. "This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe," Shelton said in a news release. Tickets go on sale July 14 via Ticketmaster and according to the release, each ticket for the Encore Drive-In Nights will admit one passenger car, truck or SUV.
Chase Rice says Please go by the rules after being criticized for packed concert
Country singer Chase Rice released a video Monday commenting on his weekend concert which drew controversy. "Everybody had a blast," Rice said in the video posted Monday on his verified Instagram account. Brushy Mountain is a former prison more than 130 miles east of Nashville that has been converted into a museum and concert venue. The video showed a mostly mask-less crowd packed in together, singing and jumping as Rice, 34, urged them on from the stage. "Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people's health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now," Ballerini, 26, tweeted.
Country singer Chase Rice faces backlash online after gathering hundreds of fans for a concert in Tennessee
Country singer Chase Rice sparked outrage after posting a video online of what appeared to be a packed concert hall in Tennesse where the current number of coronavirus cases is more than 40,000, according to the LA Times. Rice posted the video to his Instagram story on Saturday with the caption “we’re back.”In the video, Rice can be heard saying, “Corona ain’t slowing us down,” as hundreds of unmasked fans standing shoulder-to-shoulder applauded at the end of a song. A screen recording of the video reposted on Twitter attracted the attention of thousands of users, including fellow artists. “Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect,” country star Kelsea Ballerini tweeted to Rice. Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now.
Houston Symphony announces Live from Jones Hall virtual concert series
The Houston Symphony is returning to the stage for a new concert series. The symphony announced the series Live from Jones Hall will offer an intimate concert experience. The new series will introduce audiences to diverse and engaging programs during an hour-long live stream from Jones Hall at 8 p.m. each Saturday night in July and Saturday, Aug. 1. “I think it will be emotional for all of us when our incredible musicians return to the Jones Hall stage after a more than three-month absence. Virtual attendees can gain access to the private live stream performances by purchasing a $10 ticket online.
Another Global Citizen streaming concert is coming, this time with Dwayne Johnson as host
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will host a new concert aimed at tackling Covid-19. Global Citizen and the European Commission announced on Monday that "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert" will stream on June 27. Also appearing will be Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Olivia Colman, Salma Hayek Pinault and more. In April, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization threw a virtual benefit concert curated by Lady Gaga, “One World: Together At Home.” The event featured Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert. Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and many others.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.
Ticketmaster, LiveNation backtrack, ease refund policy for postponed and rescheduled events
HOUSTON – Ticketmaster and its parent company LiveNation appear to be easing up and relaxing a stringent refund policy that stuck thousands of consumers with the cost of event tickets, even when the events were canceled on the originally scheduled date. We told you about Phyllis Bailey’s efforts to get a refund when the March concert she planned to attend was rescheduled for August. She wanted a refund instead, but Ticketmaster declined her request. Ticketmaster told her she wasn’t eligible for a refund because her tickets would “still be good” for the new show on March 24, 2022. For cancelled shows fans can choose to receive up to 150% of their ticket value as Concert Cash, and for rescheduled shows they will receive Concert Cash once they attend the new date.
Here’s how you can watch Lizzo and your favorite stars perform tonight during One World: Together At Home
The cancelation of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was crushing for Lizzo fans who were just days away from seeing the Houstonian in concert. In a change of plans, Lizzo’s next performance will take place in living rooms across the world as a part of One World: Together At Home. I’ll be joining @GlblCtzn and @WHO for the One World: #TogetherAtHome primetime broadcast to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the global fight to end #COVID19. Before the primetime broadcast, Global Citizen will host a digital stream with more performances beginning at 1 p.m. CT. The digital stream can be viewed on the Global Citizen website, Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.
WATCH: Houston Rodeo audience lights up NRG Stadium for Chris Young during emotional performance
HOUSTON – Chris Young performed on the first night of spring break stampede at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, entertaining more than 50,000 attendees. Here’s what they had to say:Chris Young was amazing tonight 💙 — lina 🎐 (@linaS1V) March 10, 2020Chris Young never disappoints me. I love seeing him at the rodeo 🥺 — Cayla 🌸 (@YoCaylaaAlysee_) March 10, 2020During the concert, Young performed his current single, “Drowning,” written about the death of a friend. During the song, fans lit up NRG Stadium by holding up their cellphones. i gotta say missin you comes in waves, and tonight im drowning 😢❤️ #ChrisYoung pic.twitter.com/EBODvXTEDq — Angelica (@luzadleon) March 10, 2020Amazed by the moment, Young tweeted a video from his performance saying “Houston you are unreal...”
WATCH: Chance the Rapper displays his ultimate love for Houston at the rodeo
HOUSTON – If you missed night three of the Houston Rodeo, you missed a good show. Chance the Rapper made his rodeo debut on Friday and fans online are saying it’s one of the best concerts they’ve ever attended. Houston loves you, I love you, keep doing you man. During his set, the rapper performed a cover of “Barre Baby” by legendary Houston rapper Big Moe who passed away in 2007. Favorite part of the night was @chancetherapper shouting out Big Moe, DJ Screw and @theestallion 🔥 — alexis (@alexxisxo_) March 7, 2020The rapper displayed a deep love for Houston and received it right back.
WATCH: Willie Nelson cries on stage during Houston Rodeo performance
HOUSTON – Closing out night two of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Willie Nelson delivered an outstanding performance in front of more than 70,000 fans on Armed Forces Appreciation Day. I can’t believe I just saw Dr. James Allison play on stage with Willie Nelson!! Total surprise pic.twitter.com/ZBJ4aIJgBe — Luis Valencia (@Luis_E_Valencia) March 5, 2020The singer was also joined on stage by his son Lukas Nelson. 1) Tonight, I watched Willie Nelson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Willie Nelson the GOAT!🐐 pic.twitter.com/briI2c498Q — Noah Outlaw (@OutlawNoah) March 5, 2020Willie Nelson shed a tear after singing “Always On My Mind” at the Houston Rodeo.
18 interesting things to know about this year’s Houston Rodeo performers
RELATED: Here are some of the new features coming to Rodeo Houston 2020Here’s a list of facts Rodeo officials shared about the performers on the lineup:Midland’s Cameron Duddy collaborated with Bruno Mars for his “24K Magic” music video. The youngest Houston Rodeo solo entertainer Khalid is 22-years-old and the oldest Houston Rodeo solo entertainer is Willie Nelson, 86. Houston Rodeo “Go Tejano Day” performer, Ramon Ayala, began playing the accordion at just six years old. Luke Bryan is signed on as a judge for the 2020 season of the reality singing competition “American Idol.”Did you know most of these? Test your knowledge about all the music entertainers at this year’s rodeo and learn more about them in our rodeo quiz.
The Who is coming back to Houston; Here is what you need to know
HOUSTON – The Who is coming back to Houston! After their disappointing show in September – when the concert was canceled eight songs in because lead singer Roger Daltrey lost his voice – the band promised they would be back, and they are following through on their word. New information on the Toyota Center website showed that the rescheduled concert will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets start as low as $35 a ticket for seats in the nosebleeds and up to over $1,300 for floor seats, according to the website. The band promised to honor all tickets from the abbreviated show, but the Toyota Center does not have any information about what previous ticket holders should do, or if those tickets will actually be honored. For more information on the concert, tickets or other questions visit the Toyota Center Website or call 1-866-446-8849.
Here are 10 concerts you should know about in Houston in January
We’ve put together a list showcasing some of the concerts around Houston this month. Here’s a look at what’s going on around Houston in January:Gladys KnightJan. 9 -- Arena TheatreGladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp)Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses Road ShowJan. 10 -- Revention Music Center // House of Blues Houston presented by Cricket WirelessReady to kick off this tour tomorrow night! (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Roddy RicchJan. 24 -- Warehouse LiveHere are more live music venues. Click on the venue to see the schedule.
RodeoHouston adds K-Pop, EDM to 2020 lineup
Korean Pop music, or K-Pop, is the newest genre to be added to the RodeoHouston lineup and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) will also be making a comeback, officials wrote. From March 3 to 22, 2020 fans can attend performances in the Country, Latin Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, K-Pop, EDM and Pop genres. See the RodeoHouston musical genre calendar below:The 2020 RODEOHOUSTON Genre Calendar is out! 17 performers will be announced Jan. 9, and the three Fri-YAY Friday performers will be announced Feb. 4. 🎉 pic.twitter.com/9VdVcMxuca — RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) December 4, 2019Organizers will announce the names of 17 of 20 artists on the 2020 lineup on Jan. 9 and tickets to their performances will go on sale on Jan. 16.