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.
February 7th, March 7th (7-10pm): First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck – Bring your instruments of choice and let’s get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery and don’t forget your favorite vegan dish to share. All ages welcome. Wine will be available. From the HeArt is located at 2111 Postoffice St., in Downtown Galveston
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.
February 3rd (7-10pm): Jersey Boys at The Grand – They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobody had ever heard. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story − a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. Hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language,” and is recommended for mature audiences.The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
February 16th (8-10pm) Neil Berg’s 50 years of Rock and Roll – With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock & Roll in the1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, through MTV in the early 80s, the show uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic stars as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, and Journey. The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
February 22nd (9pm-1am): Hamilton Loomis Returns! Sharky’s Tavern, located at 504 25th St., Downtown Galveston. Loomis will perform his “Live from Texas” tour to kick off your Mardi Gras. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar, and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family’s doo-wop group. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by “Blues Blast Magazine” as “a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute.” Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned. “Being comfortable on stage is something that comes completely natural to me,” he says. “I feel joy when I play music and it literally moves me. It moves my body. I learned long ago that whenever music is coming from you, from deep inside your soul and from the right place, people will feel that on a deeper level and might not even know what’s going on inside of themselves. I enjoy engaging the crowd and feel a show should be an interactive experience.” Get your advance tickets by calling (409)443-5584 or go by the bar to pick up your tickets. This will be a fantastic evening of music and fun! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
March 16th (12 noon-10:30pm) and 17th (10am-8:30pm): The Roof & Martini Blu Spring Wine and Jazz Festival 2019 – At this festival, it’s all about the music and the line up is fierce this year featuring TAKE 6, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Lindsey Webster, Stephen Richard, Jay Miles and Miles of Soul, Andre Cavor and Kyle Turner. This year’s festival will be held at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. Tickets are $60-$75 and available at facebook.com/events/510429766091330.