Sure, you could go to an indoor concert and not sweat your face off this summer. But that's not really harnessing the power of rock 'n' roll, is it? Put on a proper display of your true grit by attending a bunch of open-air, cool-as-hell concerts that in reality are going to be hot as hell, because Houston has no ozone layer. If only you had a master calendar of musical merriment to help you do that... oh, wait.

Carnival Houston

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Jun 4 Sat

Accordion Kings & Queens Accordion-heavy Texas roots, zydeco, and country & western.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Accordion Kings & Queens Miller Outdoor Theatre Accordion-heavy Texas roots, zydeco, and country & western.

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Jun 4 Sat

Free Press Summer Festival Two day sweatfest featuring deadmau5, Modest Mouse, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.

Eleanor Tinsley Park

Free Press Summer Festival Eleanor Tinsley Park Two day sweatfest featuring deadmau5, Modest Mouse, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.

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Jun 9 Thu

Free Thursday Concerts: The Quebe Sisters Western swing phenoms turned young adult Americana band.

Discovery Green

Free Thursday Concerts: The Quebe Sisters Discovery Green Western swing phenoms turned young adult Americana band.

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Jun 12 Sun

Boston Just a band out of Boston giving you 鈥淢ore Than a Feeling.鈥

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Boston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Just a band out of Boston giving you 鈥淢ore Than a Feeling.鈥

Of Mice & Men | Flickr/Dan Cox

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Jun 17 Fri

Exxon Mobile Summer Symphony Nights The sights and sounds of (you guessed it) the Houston Symphony, Fridays and Saturdays.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Exxon Mobile Summer Symphony Nights Miller Outdoor Theatre The sights and sounds of (you guessed it) the Houston Symphony, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Jun 18 Sat

FreshDark Fest Electronica with a mix of acid jazz, classic hip-hop, and alternative soul.

Last Concert Cafe

FreshDark Fest Last Concert Cafe Electronica with a mix of acid jazz, classic hip-hop, and alternative soul.

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Jun 19 Sun

Wild Rabbit Salad Local indie band mixing classic rock & blues with Americana.

Last Concert Cafe

Wild Rabbit Salad Last Concert Cafe Local indie band mixing classic rock & blues with Americana.

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Jun 26 Sun

Vans Warped Tour Classic punk rock, from gritty to pop.

NRG Park

Vans Warped Tour NRG Park Classic punk rock, from gritty to pop.

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Twenty One Pilots | Flickr/Kmeron

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Jul 2 Sat

Johnny Rivers "Secret Agent Man" singer with 17 Gold records and two Grammys.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Johnny Rivers Miller Outdoor Theatre "Secret Agent Man" singer with 17 Gold records and two Grammys.

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Country Music Awards | Flickr/Disney ABC

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Aug 4 Thu

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton The Southern rockers and the legendary guitarist combine forces.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Southern rockers and the legendary guitarist combine forces.

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Aug 6 Sat

Dixie Chicks All-female pop-country trio with powerhouse vocals.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Dixie Chicks Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion All-female pop-country trio with powerhouse vocals.

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Aug 12 Fri

Hank Williams Jr. & Chris Stapleton The first of eight stops on the highly anticipated joint tour of the country legend and breakout star, respectively.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Hank Williams Jr. & Chris Stapleton Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The first of eight stops on the highly anticipated joint tour of the country legend and breakout star, respectively.

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Aug 13 Sat

Zac Brown Band A little bit of chicken fried country rock.

Minute Maid Park

Zac Brown Band Minute Maid Park A little bit of chicken fried country rock.

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Goo Goo Dolls | Flickr/Fr. Jeff Lorig

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