Live Music in September 2018
Corpus Christi is known for its beaches, but it offers much more like some of the best live music. There is a thriving diverse music scene that will thrill the taste of any music lover.
Whether you're looking for an intimate listening experience or prefer a higher energy concert, Corpus Christi has what you're searching for.
Rediscover Corpus Christi with these not-to-be-missed live music dates coming in September 2018.
Power On Music Summit
Power On Music Summit brings creative industry professionals, educators and government agencies together for a one-day conference. The conference will focus on the growth of the music industry in Texas and its connection to tourism as economic development. Power On will include panel discussions with music industry professionals to educate music creatives on how to build a successful career in the industry. Keynote Speaker Saul Paul, the 2017 Austinite of the Year, will address attendees. His reputation as a "Musician with a Message" has inspired international audiences.
¡Otra Fest! is a 3 day indoor music festival featuring bands from all across Texas of a variety of genres including Americana, Indie, Folk and more. ¡Otra fest! will be held at House of Rock in downtown Corpus Christi for its inaugural year and feature over 25 bands. Some headliners for the music festival are Bright Light Social Hour, Shinyribs, Fastball, Whiskey Shivers, Mobley and Superfonicos!
Josh Ward is a modern-day traditionalist who is keeping the Lone Star honkytonk sound alive. The singer/songwriter Josh Ward has won over a large and growing following playing country music with accents of rock and blues. The country star started out as an amateur rodeo rider before learning music. On rodeo nights Ward would play music in the parking lot before riding in the rodeo.
Nina Diaz, at age 13, began performing with Girl in a Coma. After a decade fronting the critically hailed indie-punk band, Diaz made the decision to work on solo material and the creative floodgates opened. Her album, an expansive body of work that references musicals, alt-metal, indie pop and new wave, captures the introspection that comes with a life-changing experience. Nina Diaz has been described as "one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today."
The Maypearl, Texas, native Bart Crow began writing songs during his time in the United States Army. The veteran's blue collar mix of Texas country, hard-edged rock, soul, and blues has continued to win over fans the old fashioned way--through tireless gigging, radio exposure, and persistence. Crow, one of Rolling Stones "artists you need to know", has put together an impressive track record as a recording artist, having lofted six No. 1 singles onto the Texas Music Chart – one of which, “Wear My Ring,” sold over 165,000 copies.
Coming from Surf City USA, Pacific Dub is a six-part reggae band that includes its own live sound/dub control in its sets. The band is one of the youngest and newest to solidify themselves as professionals in the reggae rock scene. Combining catchy chorus’s, heavy rock n’ roll guitar melodies, smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms are all significant characteristics that add to Pacific Dub’s coastal vibe. They have a genuine objective of creating innovative alternative-rock-reggae while sharing a message of love and peace.
The Atlanta-based quintet Sevendust is one of the most prominent late 90's rock acts with its aggressive blend of bottom-heavy riffs and soulful melodies. With 11 successful hard-rock albums, Sevendust flipped the script by producing its first acoustic album. Twenty-one years later the Grammy Award-nomiated Sevendust is still rocking out and creating new music for its diehard fan base. The five musicians are known for their equally intense and unforgettable live force and say that they've "always been a people's band."
ZiegenBock Music Festival
The ZiegenBock Music Festival is a one stop shop for all your favorite Texas Country music artisits! This year's lineup features eight bands on two stages including Gary Allan with Josh Abbott Band, Kevin Fowler, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jake Ward, Robert Ray, Steven James & The Jaded and Reverend's Daughter.
Thomas Csorba has secured his place among the storied voices of folk and Americana music. After immersing himself in the styles of the the greats like Buddy Holly, he created music of his own and a name for himself with melancholy and nostalgic songs for the soul. Skilled both lyrically and vocally, Csorba writes songs that are rustic, honest, and as mournful as they are sweet
Want to catch local live music? Don't miss great open mic nights and other venues for amazing local artists:
- The Spazmatics at Brewster Street Icehouse on September 7.
- Russel & Danny's Sing-Along Piano Bar at Brewster Street Icehouse on September 8.
- Hip Hop Hooray at Brewster Street Icehouse on September 15.
- Tribal Seeds at House of Rock on September 27.
- Third Eye: Tool & A Perfect Circle Tribute at House of Rock on September 29.
- Open mic night at Executive Surf Club, every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Open mic night at House of Rock, every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday with The Fundaze every Sunday at House of Rock.
- Live jazz music at The Goldfish, every Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.