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The Best Venues to Catch a Rock Concert in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

It’s time to rock and roll all night! There’s no better way to unwind, let loose and just enjoy life than with some live music at a cool venue. There are many locations throughout Corpus Christi that offer all kinds of live music, but when you’re in the mood to take in a rock show, these are the places you’ll want to check out!

Concrete Street Amphitheater

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This unique amphitheater in the Downtown/Bayfront area offers affordable prices on tickets and two great outdoor stages for both headlining acts and intimate shows. The Mainstage plays home to the biggest acts that come through South Texas, can hold up to 10,000 people and offers lawn seating and general admission standing room right in front of the stage. For smaller concerts, you’ll likely find yourself in The Pavilion, another outdoor stage that is covered. This venue holds roughly 3,000 people and is standing-room only.

If you’re looking to get even closer to all of the action, take advantage of the VIP experience. The CSA VIP package includes access to the VIP parking lot and entrance, lounge seating with the best views of the stage, a catered meal and a personal lounge attendant.

House of Rock

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You know it’s going to be a great rock concert at this venue simply because of the name. House of Rock, located in the Downtown/Bayfront area of Corpus Christi, is divided into two sections. The Venue is where you can catch all of the entertainment as well as host private events such as weddings, fundraisers and parties. Live music is offered every Thursday through Saturday along with open mic nights every Tuesday.

The Main Bar and The Kitchen make up the other half of this popular concert destination. There is never a cover charge, and they are open seven days a week. The menu includes a variety of food including pizza, sandwiches, salads and appetizers along with more than 80 beers on tap.

Rockit’s Whiskey Bar & Saloon

This unique rock concert venue has a rich history in the Downtown/Bayfront area of Corpus Christi. Rockit’s Whiskey Bar & Saloon was established in 1989 as Dr. Rockit’s and re-opened in 2015 after undergoing extensive renovations to the building and the menu.

Live music is offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and you can enjoy the show outside on the patio on Fridays and Saturdays. “Free-For-All” live music highlights the Thursday night lineup, and there is never a cover to get into the show. Stop by to take in all of the live entertainment and enjoy drink specials all week long including Two-Dollar Tuesdays and Whiskey Wednesdays.

Theo’s Billiard Saloon

For those looking for more of a laid-back live music venue, Theo’s Billiard Saloon is the perfect spot. It’s located in the Southside of Corpus Christi and features an 8,500 square foot pool hall full of rock roll. Live music is offered in a variety of genres other than rock to appeal to every kind of music fan from metal, freestyle, rap and punk.

They’re open seven days a week so the party never has to end. Test your luck on one of the many sweepstake/slot machines, grab a bite to eat, play a round of pool or take advantage of the many drink specials.


When was the last time you went to a good rock and roll show? If you don’t have an answer, then it’s time to take in a show at any of these fantastic venues. Whether you are looking to join 10,000 people or 30 people, there is a location perfect for the tastes of every concert-goer. Grab a beer or cocktail and a bite to eat and get ready to party it up all night long. Get your rock and roll on and start planning your trip to Corpus Christi today at visitcorpuschristitx.org!


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