Earlier this year, the Miller Outdoor Theatre celebrated its 98th anniversary. Founded in 1923 at the height of the Jazz Age, Miller has provided Houstonians with free music and community for nearly a century. This fall, the festivities continue with their jam-packed list of September performances. Highlights include a Tina Turner tribute, a Mexican Independence Day celebration, the Houston Jazz Festival, and more.
The Miller Outdoor Theater and the Asia Society celebrate Indian arts with Bollywood dance and music. Featuring award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter and composer Abby V and internationally renowned L.A. dance company Karmagraphy, Miller promises it will be a night to remember.
Sept 3. 8 p.m. Live and online.
In a testament to the venue's century-old history, Miller is kicking it back to the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s in a night jam-packed with the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest hits: Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer, among others.
Sept 10-11. 8 p.m. Live only.
Scheduled for Mexican Independence Day, Miller provides the perfect way for Mexican Houstonians to celebrate la Independencia. The event will begin with a traditional Grito ceremony and then transition into performance by Cascada de Flores, a band that seeks out and shares “the real stories of Mexico,” according to the Miller Outdoor Theater.
Sept 15. 7:30 p.m. Live and online.
Get ready for night of jazz with Chris Dave, Mike Moreno, and the artwork of Jack Whitten. Dave has drummed across countless genres and for artists like Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber. Moreno was awarded the highest scholarship the New School University has ever given to a guitarist. Whitten’s renderings of Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Duke, Miles, Bags, Lena Horne, John Lennon and our very own Barbara Jordan will be used as set design.
Sept 18. 8 p.m. Live and online.
Ever in touch with our Mexican heritage, the Calmecac Indigenous Organization brings to life the world of the Aztecs through dance. The “Aztecs” refers to one of the largest Mesoamerican kingdoms of the pre-colonial era, made up of many diverse indigenous groups. The ruling Aztecs themselves were not called Aztecs at the time, but Mexi’ca or Teotihuacanos, after their capital city. The performance will also reveal more information about Aztec daily life, including history, philosophy, language, culture, and foods.
Sept 29. 11 a.m. Live only. Daytime performances are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
More information on tickets, seating, and the full list of performances can be found here.