It’s the end of summer in Corpus Christi but don’t sing the summer time blues. Here’s a quick guide to these not-to-be-missed live music dates in August 2019.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate listening experience or prefer rib cage-rattling concert spaces, Corpus Christi brings in music acts that fit the bill for all music lovers.

August 8

Whiskey Myers
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Southern Rock


Whiskey Myers has been steadily building a devoted following with its gritty authenticity, and with their self-titled fifth album, they’re poised to explode.   The band’s roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where the band members first began playing together. For this band of renegade brothers, the goal isn’t to fit into a format or try a new direction for its own sake, it’s to be true to the music they love.

August 9

Aaron Watson with Kevin Fowler and Jon Stork
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Texas Country


Aaron Watson brings his Texas charm to Brewster Street Icehouse for a boot-stomping evening of Texas Country. This charismatic singer-songwriter entertains audiences with energy and endearing stories that blend well with his songs.

August 10

at House of Rock
El Dusty


Raised and rooted in Corpus Christi, producers DJ and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty translates the Southern Texas border experience into new barrio anthems where the MPC2000 sampler and chopped clips of Latin music history collide. El Dusty’s self-taught approach is as collaborative as it is singular, drawing from a crate-digging and turntablist tradition that links Latin classics with the new generation of bass-heavy soundsystem and hip-hop cultures. Critical acclaim has hailed El Dusty as Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know, Billboard’s New Latin Act to Watch in 2016.

August 16

Koe Wetzel with Shane Smith & Dirty River Boys
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Texas Country


Koe Wetzel brings his rambunctious, rascally and irascible antics to Brewster Street Ice House for a show that’s sure to please fans of the latest outcrop of the Texas music scene. Hailing from Stephenville, Texas, Koe Wetzel falls somewhere between rock and roll and Texas Country — and he’s part of a growing group of young musicians who are striving to redefine the genre.    Enjoy the open air experience at Brewster Street with a group of your friends for an evening you won’t forget!

Blackbird Sing
at Executive Surf Club
Genre - Indie Folk


Blackbird Sing has found the recipe to blending the swaggering bravado of punk, emotively captivating lyrics of the grandest forms of folk, rural country music, aesthetics, the experimentation of an indie band with nothing to lose, and good old fashioned Texicana that can only be described as exclusively their own.

August 22

at House of Rock
E.N Young with Lion Heights
Genre - Roots Rock Reggae,


E.N Young’s sole mission in life is to make sweet reggae music and spread it across the globe to inspire others.   House of Rock brings the former Tribal Seeds singer to Corpus Christi after setting the roots reggae genre ablaze with his unique and distinct sound. “Reggae music for a lot of people changed their life,” says E.N. Young in an interview with Top Shelf Reggae. “And it’s a positive, uplifting music that really hits people.”

August 24

The Powell Brothers
at Executive Surf Club
Genre - Psych/Blues/Rock


Hailing from Houston, Texas, and fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals) and Blake Powell (lead guitar), The Powell Brothers have a strong passion for performing live, as evidenced by the band's busy tour schedule. The group has shared the stage with numerous top national and regional acts, including Willie Nelson, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Granger Smith, Pat Green, The Bellamy Brothers, Randy Rogers Band, Cody Johnson, Gary P. Nunn, Kevin Fowler and many more.

August 31

Josh Abbott Band Parking Lot Party
at Brewster Street Ice House
Genre - Texas Country


The Josh Abbott Band’s fans are a dedicated bunch, flocking to the Texas-bred band on their tours. Their songs of positivity, built on sold country textures and delivered with Abbott’s signature voice, guarantee a JAB-style good time. The seven-piece group’s hooky melodies that delivery real-world stories have cemented the Josh Abbott Band’s prominence not only in the Texas Country music scene that they hail from, but the national music stage.

Want to catch local live music?  Don’t miss these great open mic nights and check out these venues for great options:

The Exchange - Open Mic Nights every Monday

House of Rock - Open Mic Nights every Tuesday

Executive Surf Club - Open Mic Night every Wednesday

The Goldfish - Jazz Night every Thursday

House of Rock - Sundays with the Fundaze

Rockit’s Whiskey Bar and Saloon - Live music Thursday through Sunday

Blackbeards on the Beach - Live music every night

Mikel May’s Beachside Bar and Grill - Live music every Saturday and Sunday

The Waterline at Doc’s Seafood & Steaks - Live music Thursday through Saturday