Conroe, Texas, is officially a hot spot for live music; they recently received the Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. It’s one of seven cities in the Lone Star State to earn this title, joining the likes of Fort Worth and San Antonio.
To experience some of Conroe’s live music scene, groups can visit The Corner Pub downtown, where open mic nights are hosted Monday through Thursday. The newest downtown venue, Pacific Yard House, hosts live performances every Friday and Saturday night. At the Red Brick Tavern, which is a restaurant housed in an historical building, visitors can hear live country music and indulge on wood-fired pizzas, tavern cheese fries and 12 different craft beers.
Southern Star Brewery and B-52 Brewery host tap parties and live music throughout each month. Both offer a feel for the outdoors with picnic tables, patios and a fire pit. Visitors can get to Papa’s on the Lake by car or boat; dance to live music on the weekends; play pool, volleyball and foosball; and take a dip in the swimming pool.
The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival closes down the city streets and brings in Texas country music, zydeco music and lots of family-friendly fun each October. And, for a glimpse into the musical past, The Sounds of Texas Music Series highlights country classics from the ’80s and ’90s in an intimate concert setting at the historical Crighton Theatre.
Top photo by Conroe CVB