Houston, Texas has been cultivating its reputation as a home to much more than sports and country music for some time. It has already become perhaps the most important city in the state of Texas, but it can no longer be ignored for what if offers athletically and artistically.
The Houston Rockets are a huge draw at Toyota Center, even with Yao Ming retired and the back-to-back NBA championship memories nearly two decades old. Still, this is Texas and football is a religion. So, the Houston Texans and Reliant Stadium are the preacher and the parish for this city.
The arts options include round-the-year performances by the Houston Ballet at the Brown Theater at Wortham Center, plays at the Sarofirm Hall at the Hobby Center, and concerts playing at venues throughout the city. Those bands come to play the local House of Blues locale and the Stereo Live. There are plenty of events on the upcoming schedule in Houston and plenty of venues to explore.