With spring break around the corner, many musicians are under the pressure of rehearsing for gigs while local venues are getting ready for big crowds.
All of this hard work leads up to the music events that will be occurring this spring in and around Corpus Christi.
Outdoor music venue Old Concrete Street Amphitheater opened up in 2001 and has consistently brought widely successful artists. This year, the Corpus Christi venue will continue to bring a variety of artists to the community.
To start off the spring break celebration, Sand Jamz 2017 will feature rap artist Russ on March 12 with tickets starting at $25 for general admission.
On March 18, Spring Break on the Coast will include the return of country music group Randy Rogers Band, this time sharing the stage with Cody Johnson, Jon Wolfe and Mike Ryan at the starting cost of $25 per ticket.
Lastly, rock groups Skillet, Sick Puppies and Devour the Day Stage will perform March 22 at the cost of $29.50 per ticket, wrapping up the spring break extravaganza at the amphitheater.
Another place for music, art and game-day events is Brewster Street Ice House, established in June 2006, where Justin Timberlake, Lady Antebellum and other artists have made an appearance.
Brewster Street will start the spring break off on March 12 with a band that formed in the 1990s called Jimmy Eat World.
Jimmy Eat World got their breakthrough hit in 2001 with their single “The Middle.” Sharing the stage with them will be the band Rooney, a Los Angeles band that formed in the 1990s.
Tickets start at $25 per person and ages 10 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. Minors aged 20 and younger, not including children under 10, will have a surcharge of $3 at the door.
Located in downtown Corpus Christi and established in 2005 is House of Rock, which often hosts live music as well as many other events. American rapper and Grammy nominee Afroman will be hitting the stage on March 12 with general admission tickets at $17.
A few hours south of Corpus Christi, South Padre Island will keep the tradition going for spring break and will be hosting many events throughout the week.
Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill is a hot spot in South Padre that will be hosting the Spring Break Beach Bash on March 14. Performing live are headliners Lil Wayne and Migos. Tickets are starting at $55-$100 per person.
As spring break is a target for live music events, the noise doesn’t stop there.
The annual Fiesta De La Flor will return to Corpus Christi March 24-25.
The event, held in honor of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, will feature artists such as A.B. Quintanilla and Elektro Kumbia, La Mafia, Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz, Pete Astudillo and many more.