The Definitive Guide to Houston

Photo by Dave Rossman, courtesy of

Top Spring Shows You Don’t Want to Miss at Smart Financial Centre

in Art & Culture/Things To Do by

Houston, already the nation’s fourth-largest and most diverse city, is growing by the day.  There are countless reasons for this, but one of our favorites is its world-class cultural amenities. Beyond its quartet of high-profile professional sports teams and Space Center Houston, Bayou City boasts a thriving museum district and some of the best concert venues in the nation. Look no further than Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for proof of this — they attract a dizzying array of top-notch talent, running the gamut from classical music to rock and pop to stand-up comedy and beyond. No matter your taste, Smart Financial Centre’s lineup always has the right show for you. Check their website for their full spring lineup and details on each performance; below, we run down a few of our favorites.

Barry Manilow

Friday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Mary A Lupo /
Mary A Lupo /

Still spry at 74 years, the timeless crooner comes to Houston to celebrate his latest album, This is My Town: Songs of New York. He’ll perform classics like “Mandy” and “Copacabana,” too.

Tickets start at $59.75.

Dancing With The Stars: Live! – Light Up The Night

Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 P.M.

ABC’s super-smash hits the road in support of their stellar 25th season. Big-ticket names like Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz will dance their way through every style seen on the show, plus original numbers choreographed by Mandy Moore.

Tickets start at $55.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Tuesday, March 6 at 8 p.m.

Debby Wong /
Debby Wong /

The juggernaut band brings their signature fusion of funk, jazz, disco, pop, and soul to their Smart Financial Centre debut. Come for hits like “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

Tickets start at $50.50.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

stock_photo_world /
stock_photo_world /

This legendary duo is responsible for some of your favorite songs—from “Love is a Battlefield” to “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” to “Promises in the Dark.” Hear stripped-down acoustic versions of the classics, along with stories from 35 years of marriage and music.

Tickets start at $59.50.


Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades makes their Smart Financial Centre debut, fresh from their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Forget the park—this Saturday, you’ll want seats in Sugarland.

Tickets start at $79.50.

John Cleese – Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Thursday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

vallter /
vallter /

Following a screening of the 1975 cult hit Monty Python and the Holy Grail, legendary performer John Cleese will take the stage to answer audience questions and tell stories from his side-splitting career in comedy.

Tickets start at $69.50.

Tom Jones

Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

Photo copyright Hayley Bray, courtesy of
Photo copyright Hayley Bray, courtesy of

The Welsh superstar’s career has spanned six decades, and he’s only getting better with age. Sir Tom’s latest album, Long Lost Suitcase, drew universal acclaim. This date is rescheduled from October.

Tickets start at $79.50.

Khalid: The Roxy Tour

Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is already on his third headlining tour of North America. His album American Teen garnered mass critical acclaim. The tour is inspired by Roxy, Khalid’s rescued Pitbull mix—a $1 donation from every ticket sold will be given to a local animal shelter.

Platinum tickets start at $260. (Certified resale tickets are also available.)

Steely Dan With The Doobie Brothers: The Summer Of Living Dangerously

Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Simply two of the best, most enduring bands of the 1970s, they’ve sold close to 100 million combined albums worldwide. What more is there to say?

Tickets start at $49.50.


Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Okay, this show technically isn’t until summer. But tickets are on sale now, and the chart-topping country duo is back on the road and making music after a long hiatus, so it counts as newsworthy. Their Still the Same tour proves that they haven’t missed a beat.

Tickets start at $59.50.

Cover photo by Dave Rossman, courtesy of

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest from Art & Culture

Go to Top