Rock On Along the Coast in Corpus Christi

The beach is always a good idea. Especially in summer, when the warm weather means you can bask in the sun’s glow for hours. And especially along the Texas Coast, where the vibe is undeniably laid-back and fun. Corpus Christi, along Texas’ Gulf Coast about two hours from San Antonio, is the perfect destination if you are looking for some good old beachy fun this summer.

But Corpus Christi is so much more than just a cool Texas city with a great beach vibe. It is the original home to Whataburger, the legendary Texas fast food joint that first launched in 1950. Corpus Christi offers up the largest aquarium in Texas, the Texas State Aquarium, which is also one of the largest in the US. The Bayfront Seawall, one of the top attractions in Corpus Christi, was constructed in 1928 by Gutzon Borglum, who later went on to construct Mount Rushmore. Indeed, Corpus Christi is a deeply fascinating and undeniably fun place!

If you’re a fan of live music, you, too, will enjoy spending time in this waterfront city. From Texas country to rock and roll and Tejano music to top 40, Corpus Christi sees artists of all types and genres come to play and have fun. If you are looking for a beachfront vacation spot with a great live music scene, here are five places you need to visit when you vacay in Corpus!

5 spots to catch summer concerts in Corpus Christi, Texas

Old Concrete Street AmphitheatreWith multiple stages and bars, this is the spot you head to when you are looking to get a little rowdy! The mainstage is located at the back of the property, underneath the stars, and is reserved for festivals and big names. There is also a covered, smaller stage for more intimate shows. Check out their amazing summer line up today.

American Bank CenterAmerican Bank Center is the spot you hit up when you are hoping to catch the biggest names in music. This summer’s lineup includes Parker McCollum, Chris Stapleton and more. Beyond live music, though, this spot also hosts kid-friendly events as well as sports and high school graduations. Book a suite here for the ultimate VIP experience.

Executive Surf ClubThis is the place to go when you want a laidback vibe, good eats and live, local music. Listen to up-and-comers test out their songs on the stage while you nosh on great eats and enjoy the great company all around. Located on popular Chaparral Street, this is one venue you won’t want to miss.

Rockit’s Whiskey Bar & SaloonDrink, eat, listen and play at this local hot spot for musicians looking for an audience. You can catch live music every Thursday through Saturday along with drink specials, billiards and so much more. The original Dr. Rockit’s Legendary Blues Bar opened in 1989 and, although it is now under new ownership, it is still in the business of offering up great nightlife to tourists and locals alike.

House of RockEstablished in 2005, House of Rock offers up live music Wednesday through Sunday as well as Open Mic Nights for all. Catch local and national acts on the stages at House of Rock while you drink and nosh on excellent food. This spot is the perfect place to hit up when you want to kick your heels up and enjoy your evening in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi lodging

Come to Corpus Christi for the live music but stay for the vibe, the fun and the community! Hatch RV, located in Corpus less than two miles from the bustling downtown area, is an inexpensive yet rich place to hang your hat while you explore this coastal town. You’ll have access to the pool and spa as well as common areas at this family owned and operated RV park that has been in business since 1933. What are you waiting for? The coast is calling!


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