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Live Music in October 2019

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October means cooler weather in Corpus Christi — and cool music. Check out the live music scene in Corpus Christi with these great acts featured at some of the best live music venues in Texas. Whether you’re looking for an intimate listening experience or prefer rib cage-rattling concert spaces, Corpus Christi brings in music acts that fit the bill for all music lovers.

October 3

The Toasters with The Scotch Bonnets
at House of Rock
Genre - American 2Tone Ska

Known as pioneers in the ska genre, The Toasters have maintained their unique 2-Tone ska sound over a robust career. Their lean, mean ska machine has galvanized audiences and musicians alike with their embrace of the Jamaica-born pop music style that overwhelmed England in the 1960s, migrated to America in the early 1980s and went global in the 1990s. The hallmark Toasters sound sits at the nexus of reggae, jazz, punk and soul and is the musical equivalent of a brass knuckle-duster.


October 5

JaRule and Ashanti
at Concrete Street Amphitheater
Genre - Hip Hop and R&B

JaRule and Ashanti have reunited for an epic tour and will deliver a great night of hip-hop and R&B for fans of the genre. Their 25 song setlist features their chart-topping hits, Ashanti’s amazing voice and JaRule's tight raps.

¡MayDay!
at House of Rock

No matter whom they work with or who hears their music, ¡Mayday! quickly impresses whoever hears its diverse music and sees its riveting live show. Having performance cred with Lil Wayne, collaboration with Cee Lo Green and extensive touring with with label-mate Tech N9ne, ¡Mayday! makes the kind of music that can be enjoyed by everyone.


October 10

Of Good Nature with Th3rd Coast Roots and Flatbroke
at House of Rock
Genre - Good Vibes

Raggae, pop and alternative are more popular descriptions of Of Good Nature's fusion-friendly approach to music, but this group of hardworking songwriters strive to explore a range of styles that have led to a high-accessible sound. The band’s high-energy live show has caught on across the United States, earning them spots on with bill with groups like Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, George Clinton, Blues Travelers and more.


October 11

Noel McKay and Brennen Leigh
at The Churchyard
Genre - Americana, Country

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures of heart and humor. The singular duo effortlessly balances wit and whimsy throughout their set, with gems like "Let's Don’t Get Married" or "Let's Go to Lubbock on Vacation." Traveling in from Nashville for this special engagement in Corpus Christi, this singer-songwriter duo is keeping the sacred mix of authentic, brilliant and soulful songwriter that made country and Americana a staple of the American Music experience.

Cody Jinks
at Concrete Street Amphitheater
Genre - Country

Hailing from Fort Worth, Cody Jinks is a venerable singer-songwriter who defies any genre. His working-class roots keep his music raw and honest, writing about everyday people in everyday situations. Wide Open Country describes him as "a performer who marries slow-burning honky tonk with the most soul-baring aspects of the original heroes of Outlaw country."


October 13 - Live and Local Bonus

CC Singer-Songwriters in the Round
at Executive Surf Club
Genre - Multiple

Check out the local singer-songwriter movement in Corpus Christi at CC Singer-Songwriters in the Round. This listening-room-only monthly experience gives fans of those that love original music and opportunity to discover new talent in the Coastal Bend.


October 13

Toadies
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Rock

It's been 25+ years since The Toadies started playing rock music in Fort Worth, Texas. Through lineup changes, shelved albums, band break-ups, and reunions, the Toadies have experienced nearly everything. Over the years, they have remained true to their distinctly grunge and distinctly Texan sound and continue to tour across the United States.


October 18

Hirie with Rdgldgrn and Kash'd Out
at House of Rock
Genre - Reggae, Reggae-Pop

Lead singer Hirie's silky, smooth voice mixed with a live band - who she obviously loves to perform with - makes for a unique sound and show for music fans looking for an amazing night of eclectic music. Hirie's energy takes over the stage as she dances to the most excellent vibe the bands creates. If you're not already one, be prepared to definitely be converted into a fan at House of Rock.

Wade Bowen with John Baumann
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Texas Country

Wade Bowen is a Texas country music staple and moved beyond a Texas-secret into national fame. Coming off a hiatus after recovering from vocal surgery, he's back on tour and bringing his heartfelt honesty and solid Texas country sound back to the scene.


October 26

Goo Goo Dolls
at American Bank Center
Genre - Rock

Get your 90s nostalgia on at the Selena Auditorium in the American Bank Center with the Goo Goo Dolls! This concert delivers all your fan favorites with "Slide," "Black Balloon" and more from the latest releases. It's an evening not to be missed!

Randy Rogers Band
at Concrete Street Amphitheater
Genre - Texas Country

The Randy Rogers Band built its audience through its dynamic live act centered around songs that fit the rowdy, party vibe of the concert circuit while keeping the depth of their lyrics. The Randy Rogers Band tracks give the listener a joyful experience and plenty of reasons to want to down a celebratory brewski while listening. It's no wonder that the Texas-based band has reached the Top 5 of Billboard's country albums chart. Rogers and his band have gone from a rowdy college-town bar group to one of the most successful, longest-running acts in the Texas music scene.


Want to catch out the local talent in Corpus Christi's live music scene? Don't miss these great open mic nights and check out these venues for great options:

The Exchange - Open Mic Nights every Monday

House of Rock - Open Mic Nights every Tuesday

Executive Surf Club - Open Mic Night every Wednesday

The Gold Fish - Jazz Night every Thursday

House of Rock - Sundays with the Fundaze

Rockit's Whiskey Bar and Saloon - Live music Thursday through Sunday

The Waterline at Doc's Seafood & Steaks - Live music Thursday through Saturday


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