Courtesy of White Oak Music Hall 

Image: Trish Badger

Since opening its doors in 2016, White Oak Music Hall has quickly become a staple for Houston's diverse music scene. This month, the beloved concert venue is celebrating five years in the city's Near Northside neighborhood with a fan appreciation party. 

Located two miles north of downtown, White Oak Music Hall has served as a destination for local and touring musicians for the past five years. The multi-venue music complex has hosted nearly 1,700 concerts and welcomed nearly one million visitors to its indoor-outdoor shows.  This year, White Oak has put on sale 145 shows since May and broke a venue record of 57 in June alone. 

Tame Impala on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall, 2019. 

From Hurricane Harvey to the COVID-19 pandemic, White Oak has overcome its fair share of adversity. In April of last year, they raised nearly $70,000 for the venue’s staff after the pandemic sent the industry into crisis. “We started with just a vision to take live music in Houston to another level, but with the support of artists, patrons, staff, investors, sponsors, and the City of Houston, we have weathered many challenges," says Jagi Kaital, White Oak’s Managing Partner and Principal in a statement. This anniversary celebration is just a small way of saying thank you as we continue to build upon the foundation we’ve established for years to come." 

On Saturday, August 21, fans of the venue are invited to a special event featuring a range of musical acts including Ruckus, Marley Moon, hip-hop artist iLL LiaD and a special guest DJ set by Open Source co-founder, Hiram. This celebration will be preceded by a series of concerts including The Mountain Goats on Thursday, August 12, Tune-Yards on Friday, August 13 and The Elovators on Saturday, August 14. Each show will include a giveaway and commemorative elements, from free merchandise to the special edition WOMH Birthday cocktail. 

Fans can RSVP for the free appreciation here.

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