Concerts & More Music Events
Every Tuesday (8pm) – Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern. Come join for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a lively jam.
First Thursday of every month (7-10pm) – Open Acoustic Jam – This is an acoustic jam session with several of the top local Island musicians, collaborating along with artwork from local artisans. This is a free event to bring an instrument to or just take it all in. This event is located at From the HeART Gallery, 2111 Postoffice St. For more info find From the HeART Gallery on Facebook.
Every Friday (9pm-12 midnight) – Galveston Djembe Drum Circle will be held at Jimmy’s on the Pier. Everyone is welcome.
Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm) – The Tremont House Jazz Series – Enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013, and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. The Tremont House is located at 2300 Mechanic St., Downtown.
Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm) – Jazz Duo Reg and Cary – Listen to the sweet sounds of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com.
Every Sunday (1-5pm) – Sunday Hootenanny will take place at Galveston Island Brewery. Bring the family, fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins and swap songs!
Every Sunday starting March 4th (3-6pm) – Sunday Funday Music on the Albatross Patio – Join the fun on the patio every Sunday for a little live music. There is no cover charge. If the weather is bad, the music will move inside.
Concerts & Events
March 11th (4pm) – Beethoven: Fifth Symphony with Galveston Symphony Orchestra will be performed at The Grand, 2020 Postoffice St. This concert is presented by Trond Saeverud, Conductor, and will feature Copland – “John Henry,” Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade for Orchestra, Op.33, Bennett – Suite of Old American Dances, and Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.3, Op.30; Andrew Staupe, piano. The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature. For more info call (409)763-2481) or go to galvestonsymphony.org. One remaining concert is April 22nd (4pm) – From Youthful Passion to Artistic Salvation.
March 2nd (8pm) – Jerry Jeff Walker – One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors, Jerry Jeff Walker, returns to The Grand in concert. Walker has been called “Mister Bojangles,” “The Gypsy Songman,” and “The Jimmy Buffett of Texas.” Praised for his unpretentious poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing singing style, Walker is a gifted storyteller with a “say what you mean, sing what you say” delivery. His annual return to The Grand will include a special combination of spirited melodies, heart-tugging ballads, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
March 10th (8:30pm) – Tish Hinojosa and Tommy Lewis will perform in concert at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St. Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa’s blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam. She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs. With sixteen CDs to her name, Tish’s distinct sound has gained her much critical acclaim. Her latest CD “After The Fair,” released in 2013, was recorded in Germany and is reflective of her 9 years spent in the Beatles old stomping grounds in Hamburg. Tish has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and continues to draw a loyal and growing audience. Cover is $30.
March 16th (10pm-1am) – The Line Up will perform at Yaga’s Cafe, Downtown Galveston. Kick off your weekend at Yaga’s Cafe grooving to the sounds of live music and all your favorite cover band songs from the past, present and will have you singing along on the dance floor.
March 18th (9am) – HGTV’s Anitra Jay will be in concert at the downtown branch of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market till 1pm. Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. With a recent musical feature on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-caution-to-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra’s vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called “Work in Progress.” Anita will also perform at MOD Coffeehouse March 24th at 7pm.
March 23rd (8:30pm) – Paige Lewis will be at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Splitting time between L.A. and Texas, Paige Lewis is a singer/songwriter with a passionate voice, a vibrant guitar, and an even crazier schedule. Writing and performing insightful songs in the vein of Stevie Nicks or Carole King, Paige is an ASCAP award-winning songwriter with four full-length studio albums. These days, you might catch her in California performing with her band See How They Run or somewhere down in Texas strapped with her acoustic guitar singin’ Snoop Dogg to Friday night crowds. Whatever the case, it’s always a show worth seeing! Cover is $12 at the door.
March 30th (7pm) – Catherine Stroud will perform at MOD Coffeehouse – Local artist and musician Catherine Stroud delights your ears on the MOD Coffeehouse patio for a relaxing evening. This event is family friendly and free, although tips are greatly appreciated.
April 8th (3pm) – Harbors over Highways will perform at Woody’s Beach Bar on the deck. No cover charge.
April 14th (10pm-2am) – The Blaggards will be at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 213 22nd St. The Blaggards rock it every single time, from covers to originals you are bound to get on the floor and move to some Stout Irish Rock! Also, May 12th, The Blaggards will perform at Saengerfest Park at 6pm.
April 26th-29th (varies) – Third Coast Music Festival – The Third Coast Music Festival takes center stage the last weekend in April with 40 bands and 50 shows held on historic Galveston Island. Tickets are $40-$125 at thirdcoastmusicfestival.com.