Texas Heritage Festival
Americana duo Shovels & Rope and Austin-based rock group Okkervil River perform at the second annual Texas Heritage Festival, where attendees can benefit Feeding Texas by sipping cold beers and savoring delicious food. Someone's gotta do it!
July 2 at 6 p.m. $10—$13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St. feedingtexas.org/heritagefestival/
Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular
Oh say, you will see the ultimate firework display on Monday at the City Centre, but don't miss great music throughout the weekend, like Motown-cover band Soul Infinity and rock group Cypress Republic Band.
July 1—4. 7 —10 p.m. for concerts. July 4th Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parking is $5. City Centre, 800 Town and Country Blvd. citycentrehouston.com
Freedom Over Texas featuring Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band
Celebrate America's birthday by singing along with Grammy-award winning country crooner Darius Rucker along with the Eli Young Band, concluding with copious amounts of fireworks igniting over Eleanor Tinsley Park.
July 4 from 4—10 p.m. $10 at the door. Eleanor Tinsley Park, 500 Allen Pkwy. houstontx.gov/july4/
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' by the Houston Symphony
Indiana Jones fans, this event is for you! In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Houston Symphony performs John Williams's score alongside a screening of the classic film.
July 1—2 at 7:30 p.m. $22—$115. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. houstonsymphony.org
Journey Through China VI
Be transported to China on Friday (with no jet lag!) as this interactive performance captivates audiences with Chinese history, traditions and culture through authentic dances.
July 1 at 11 a.m. Free. Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. milleroutdoortheatre.com