Concerts & More Music Events
Every Tuesday (8pm) – Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th, Downtown Galveston. Come join the fun for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a fun jam.
Every Friday (9pm-12 midnight) – Galveston Djembe Drum Circle will be held at Jimmy’s on the Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. 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 Jazz Series 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 Galveston.
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. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com.
Every Sunday (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
Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month through October, 6-9pm. These free concerts are a great family-fun event. Scheduled concerts are:
- May 12th: The Blaggards (Irish Folk)
- June 9th: Donovan Keith (Soul)
- July 14th: Campfire Soul (Blues)
- August 11st: Dem Roots (Reggae)
- September 8th: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute)
- October 13th: Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Zydeco)
For more info and a full list of events go to galveston.com/saengerfestpark. Saengerfest Park is located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand Downtown.
May 5th (8pm) – “The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6” – Combining forces in concert, these amazing vocal groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards between them. Their range of performance styles and innovative arrangements cover nearly every genre of popular music from jazz to swing, and gospel to urban R&B. With unexpected twists and turns, this jubilant show by the coolest masters of vocal harmonies on the planet and will have you bouncing in your chair! Tickets start at $25. The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
May 12th (4pm and 8pm) – Blood Sweat & Tears – 50th Anniversary Tour – Combine the sophistication and musical skill of jazz with the energy and universal appeal of rock vocal music, then add spontaneously improvised jazz solos and horn arrangements…and you will have BS&T – one of the top touring attractions of the past five decades. Celebrate an amazing performance with “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “God Bless the Child,” and much more. Tickets are $30-$125. The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St.. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.