By Christopher Philipps
After a long week of learning and studying, it is nice to finally relax and have fun over the weekend. A
perfect way to enjoy this short time off can be through the many concerts that Houston has to offer. It
is safe to say that most people enjoy a good concert whether it is a soft classical or a wild EDM
concert. Mark these dates on your calendar, because the few following events are sure to deliver the
fantastic live entertainment that H-Town is notorious for.
Rapper Iggy Azalea plans on preforming at the Bayou Music Center at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October
The Australian rap star has been continuously releasing record-breaking singles like “Work” and
“Bounce” over the past few years. Her growing fame has allowed her to collaborate with other famous
artists like T.I. (“Change Your Life”) and Charli XCX (“Fancy”). Among other awards, Azalea is the
fourth solo female rapper to ever reach the top of the Hot 100. Tickets are around $54 and are
limited, so get yours as soon as possible.
If soul and pop music is more your style, consider visiting Houston’s House of Blues on Saturday,
October 4 at 7:00 p.m. to see singer/songwriter Sam Smith. With popular singles like “Money on My
Mind” and “Stay with Me” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Smith’s distinctive
vocals and musical ability promise one entertaining show. If you do not trust the hype, know that the
British singer has won both the 2014 BRIT Critics’ choice award and BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll.
General Admission is around $45.
If the commuting is not that much of a problem, The Arctic Monkeys’ show presented by Huntsman
at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands is well worth the drive. The English indie rock
band starring Alex Turner as lead vocalist has released five studio albums that have won over seven
British awards. Also nominated for two Grammy Awards, The Arctic Monkeys are definitely worth the
general admission price of $75.67. Arrive early at 8:00 p.m. because you will not want to miss a
second of this bands act.
Despite your personal music preferences, Disney On Ice’s Princesses & Heroes presented by
Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is expected to be one of the best events of the year. If your bedtime
allows, definitely try to attend the event at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. This
popular event, world-renowned among children aged three to six, will be complete with your favorite
Disney characters joining together for one magical performance. Expect exhilarating adventure and
classic songs that will melt your heart and make you wish you were still in elementary school. Bring
your girlfriend, baby-sitter, friends or all of the above so that you will never forget this magical
Remember that when you are tired of schoolwork and need a break, these concert options are
definitely a great alternative to the boring weekend you will more than likely end up spending at