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Ben Folds Joins the Symphony, Stirring Scores from Game of Thrones + More Weekend Concerts

Winter is coming ... to Houston.

By Bryce Dodds March 15, 2017

While Rodeo Houston wrangles chart-topping artists, including Luke Bryan (Thursday, March 16) and Willie Nelson (Saturday, March 18), don't miss these intimate marquee acts* that are sure to be crowd pleasers. 

Ben Folds

Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 | Jones Hall

The decorated musician, known for leading rock trio Ben Folds Five to '90s success with hits “Underground” and “Brick,” joins the Houston Symphony for a one-of-a-kind performance, featuring a few of Folds’ older hits, new songs from his upcoming record So There, and his very own Piano Concerto.

From $29. 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-3974. houstonsymphony.org

Conor Oberst

Friday, March 17 at 8 | Warehouse Live

Best known as the frontman of Bright Eyes, the alternative performer has established himself as one of the top musicians of his generation, being named best songwriter in 2008 by Rolling Stone. Riding the wave of his 2016 solo release Ruminations, Oberst brings his intimate music and highly-personal lyricism to Houston for a night of hauntingly great music.

From $29. 813 St. Emmanuel St. 713-225-5483. warehouselive.com

Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience

Friday, March 17 at 8 | Toyota Center 

*Okay, okay, so this is an arena show. But we'll make an exception thanks to Ramin Djawadi's gorgeous score from the hit HBO series, bringing George R. Martin's Seven Kingdoms to life with a full, live orchestra. (Dragons not included.)

From $39.50. 1510 Polk St. 713-748-7200. houstontoyotacenter.com

Minus the Bear

Saturday, March 18 at 8 | White Oak Music Hall

Since hitting the scene in Seattle in 2001, the indie rock group hasn't slowed down, continuing to record and tour prolifically over the last 16 years. Their 2017 album, Voids, is one of the group's best works to date and guarantees a can’t-miss show on Saturday.

 From $22.50. 2915 N. Main St. 713-237-0370. whiteoakmusichall.com

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