Everything About Music In Houston 

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Over the next few minutes we will all be going on a deep dive into everything about music in Houston. Of course this is a really broad topic but we will do our best to share as much info as possible while doing our best to not waste your time.

Getting things going will be a list of the best musical instrument stores in your area. There will even be separate lists for where to buy guitars and the top drum shops in town and while some may quibble about which store should go in which list we will do our best to get things sorted out for you.

Where to get a broken instrument repaired will follow that up. There are many repair companies that can tune a piano, repair a guitar, or work on all varieties of band instruments.

Once all the instrument talk is out of the way we will pivot to local music classes and lessons for kids or adults before moving on to stores for music lovers that sell vintage CD’s and records. You can find numerous places to be entertained at the best concert halls and live music venues near you.

Bars and restaurants with live music will get a shout out as well. A discussion about the Houston music calendar wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some great festivals and events either.

At the end we will share a map to help you find these stores or venues, and you are all welcome to read more about the scene in some other towns around the Midwest if interested.

Musical Instrument Stores In Houston

The best musical instrument stores near you would be:

Guitars, basses, drums, and other instruments in your area as well as rocking sound systems and more from brands like Focusrite, Presonus, Yamaha, and Steinberg are available at Texas Music Emporium.

A large selection of brass, woodwind, keyboard, orchestral string, and other instruments along with general accessories, books, music sheets, and more are available at Music and Arts in Houston who also provides lessons, rentals, and repairs.

Brook Mays H and H Music Company is one of the oldest and largest full line musical stores in the USA.

Sam Ash excels at providing top quality drums, amplifiers, band and orchestra, and wind instruments plus they sell used equipment and provide maintenance services.

Lisle Violin Shop in Pasadena sells violins, violas, cellos, and bass instruments while also providing  repair and rental services.

Top quality instruments including violins, violas, cellos, and bass for beginners and professionals are sold at Katy Violin Shop.

The Music Factory is a premier music store in Pearland offering local music lessons, instrument sales, and rental services. There are both private and semi-private lessons for piano, guitar, bass, violin, and even band instruments available.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories check out:

You can buy an array of guitars, basses, and some other instruments near you or take private studio lessons at Memorial Music.

Acoustic, electric, and bass guitars are offered along with folk instruments, amplifiers, accessories, and effects pedals at Fuller’s Guitar.

Infinity Guitars features a wide selection of handmade guitars, amplifiers, and pedals ranging from early era to contemporary to innovative.

Guitar Center is home to one of the largest selections of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussions, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear, and more.

Top quality guitars, drums, keyboards, folk instruments, and PA systems are available at Guitars and Music in Conroe.

Danny D’s Guitar Hacienda in League City excels at providing electric, acoustic, and classical models as well as parts, amps, lessons, and repairs.

There are plenty of stores in some different lists that are also good places to buy guitars in your area including Sam Ash, Texas Music Emporium, Quantum Bass Center, Lisle Violin Shop, Katy Violin Shop, and The Music Factory.

Drum Shops Near You

And for the best drum shops visit:

Cymbal Fusion is a great local drum shop that has been specializing in new and used kits, cymbals, and percussions for nearly 10 years plus they have a compact showroom for all collections.

Hammer Custom Drums works tirelessly to produce great sounding custom snare drums and custom drum kits.

Sam Ash, Texas Music Emporium, Quantum Bass Center, Lisle Violin Shop, Katy Violin Shop, GuitarCenter, and The Music Factory are some other good shops to try and buy drums in Houston that we have mentioned in other sections.

Instrument Repairs

You can get quality instrument repair services in Houston at:

Inhorn excels at providing quality repair services for clarinets, oboes, saxophones, bassoons, flutes, piccolos, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, baritones, tubas, and anything else with pads.

Good local repair services for guitars, basses, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, autoharps, dulcimers, guitarrons, bajo sextos, and much more are offered at Heights Guitar Tech.

For more than 40 years Best Band Repair has been repairing and maintaining woodwind and brass instruments near you.

You can have your woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments repaired and even buy new ones at Fleming Musical Instruments and Repair.

JB’s Band Instrument Repair in League City is a one stop shop for brass and woodwind cleaning and repairs.

Joey Naeger Basses uses a variety of woods including, maple, mahogany, and sycamore in making and repairing top quality instruments.

Music and Arts, Lisle Violin Shop, and Danny D’s Guitar Hacienda from some different lists also provide professional instrument repair services.

Music Lessons

Taking music lessons at these schools can level up your game in a hurry:

Vivaldi Music Academy is one of the largest music schools in Houston offering piano, violin, guitar, cello, voice, and drum lessons for students of all ages.

Lessons for guitar, bass, drums, voice, piano, saxophone, violin, and other instruments are provided at Clear Lake Music Lessons.

For those interested in learning how to play guitar, bass, piano, drums, and ukulele Tempo School of Music offers private in person lessons.

Nassau Bay Music Lessons teaches violin, viola, cello, upright and electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, harp, mandolin, psaltery, flute, Irish whistle, duduk, and the lute to students of all ages and abilities.

You can take private guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, piano, vocal, and songwriting lessons in your area at TR Music and Voice Lessons.

Lessons On The Go has been providing fun personalized music lessons in The Woodlands including guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, and others for more than 10 years.

Lessons for various instruments such as piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, drums, saxophone, and more for students aged 3 years and above are available at Daisy’s Music Center in Conroe.

For more than 30 years Harmony Music Academy in Friendswood has been a pillar in the community offering private local lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, and ukulele.

Wisely Music Learning has private and group lessons in Katy for voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, saxophone, and clarinet.

TPS Music Academy is committed to offering a variety of music lessons in League City for all skill levels.

Allegro Pearland Academy of Music is one of the largest and most acclaimed music schools in town providing private lessons for piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, ukulele, viola, drums, orchestra, and more.

Music and Arts, The Music Factory, Memorial Music, and Danny D’s Guitar Hacienda who we have mentioned before are great places to take lessons too.

CD & Record Stores

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Some of our favorite stores for local music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

You can buy new and used CD’s and records near you at Vinal Edge which opened in 1985.

Since 1980 Allrecords has been offering new and used vinyl records, CD’s, and cassettes.

Sig’s Lagoon Record Shop sells new and used vinyl, art prints by Derek Yaniger, tiki mugs, bobbleheads, books, used CD’s, collectibles, and much more.

Live Music Venues

These Houston live music venues are great places to see a concert or performance:

Many people enjoy the live music along with Southern dishes like po’ boys and jambalaya at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar.

Since 1955 Continental Club has been a top destination for live music in your area covering roots, rockabilly, country, swing, and rock and blues every night of the week.

Some of the genres featured at Warehouse Live include acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, folk, funk, honky tonk, jazz, R&B, rock, roots, music, and soul.

Top national and local bands perform all music genres at The White Swan Live.

The Heights Theater is a restored early 1900’s movie theater with a marquee and film projector that hosts concerts and private events.

High Volume Music Live is a multi purpose concert venue with monthly funk, rock, gospel, and other shows plus they also host private parties, receptions, and more.

Coldplay, Nickelback, Etta James, James Brown, Velvet Revolver, and Steely Dan are some of the musicians that have performed at the Bayou Music Center.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands can accommodate up to 16,500 people offering 6,500 covered seats and up to 10,000 uncovered lawn spots.

Red Brick Tavern offers live music in Conroe in addition to refined American pub grub and craft brews in nostalgic surroundings.

Mo’s Place is a sports bar and nightclub in Katy with a large dance floor, karaoke nights, and live country bands on the weekends.

You can catch talented bands and artists including Grammy winning songwriters performing live at Pearland House Concerts.

Restaurants With Live Music

Have a nice meal and enjoy good music at these restaurants:

Nightly live music, savory new American fare, and modern cocktails are all featured at Sambuca.

Café 4212 Restaurant and Lounge is known to be one of the best spots for live music near you in addition to other shows and entertainment.

Last Concert has been offering homemade Tex Mex food along with live entertainment since the 1940’s.

You can catch local and national artists performing live at The Rustic which also offers craft beers and cocktails under the stars.

Since 1974 Birraporetti’s has been one of the best spots to go for dates, live music, theater performances, happy hours, and Italian food.

Bars With Live Music In Houston

Plus there are bars that play live music too:

Scout Bar features a wide variety of live music in your area ranging from national touring artists to regional bands to occasional cover or tribute bands.

Rudyards has been offering a huge draft beer selection, great food, and cocktails on tap along with live music and events in Houston for nearly 50 years.

There’s live music featuring some of the best Texas bands at The Concert Pub.

Live music is hosted at Truck Yard which also features dog friendly indoor and outdoor seating.

Scotty’s Pub on the Bay is a friendly neighborhood restaurant and pub with pool, electronic darts, Golden Tee, a jukebox, loads of craft beers, whiskeys, and live music in League City.

Music Festivals In Your Area

And finally for the top music festivals near you:

The Free Press Summer Festival is an annual two day music festival offering fireworks, interactive art installations, a paint slide, music workshops, a 30 foot water wall, and an off site after party.

Astroworld Festival is an annual music festival in Houston run by American rapper and singer Travis Scott held at NRG Park near the former site of Six Flags AstroWorld.

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Enjoy The Houston Local Music Scene

Well guys, we tried cover as much as we possibly could. You read about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD and record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still here probably knows bit about the local music scene themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post. Now go have fun enjoying the music in Houston.

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