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December 7, 2023

Discovery Green named best Houston live venue by Houston Press

The Houston Press’ Best of Houston® is out and Discovery Green’s Anheuser-Busch stage made the list as the city’s best mid-sized live venue. From the writeup:

“[T]he sound engineers make everything pop impeccably, whether you’re hearing a mariachi band or a Mardi Gras Indian funk band or jazz on a Sunday. Even with state-of-the-art audio, that’s no small feat in the middle of a 12-acre park, folks.”

The Houston Press also gave kind remarks to the hillside view of the stage which allows for the audience to spread out a blanket and get comfy. What really made the Discovery Green Conservancy staff smile was the publication’s remarks on the diversity of music the stage showcases:

“The best part of it all is Discovery Green isn’t just staging family-friendly shows in a unique environment, it’s actively working to push the Houston music narrative. Its music series – particularly the Discover Houston Music Showcase, which leans on treasured Houston music hub Wonky Power – give Houston artists a one-of-a-kind venue to share their work with others.”

Discovery Green Conservancy’s mission is to shine a light on the diversity of talent that exists in Houston. We strive to support, nurture, and engage Houston’s artists by providing opportunities to perform. During the most recent Jazzy Sundays series, Houstonian and acclaimed jazz musician Jason Moran spoke about the importance of nurturing local talent. The Conservancy took his words to heart and launched the Discover Houston Music Showcase this fall with not only a free concert, but cash stipends for the bands. You can see the winning band, The Creeps, in the video below.

Winning best live venue and the recognition for Houston local, live music scene made us very happy. Thank you, Houston Press!


Did you know Discovery Green is more than a 12-acre urban oasis? It’s also a rental venue.

When you rent space for your corporate event, family get-together or community festival, your dollars are put to work maintaining Discovery Green’s beautiful environment and supporting programs like Discover Houston Music Showcase that support the city’s artists.

Acclaimed cultural festivals such as the Korean Festival, Igbo Fest and the Southern Smoke Festival have all chosen Discovery Green as their event space because of the beautiful venue, the Conservancy staff’s experience, and skill in live events and because dollars spent at Discovery Green are dollars spent supporting Houston’s artists.

To hold your next live event at Discovery Green visit for more information.


For our end-of-year campaign, we’re giving back with the Donor Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Make a donation of any amount over $50 between now and December 22 and you are automatically entered to win a one-night stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, a $100 gift card to The Grove and a family pack of Green Mountain Energy Ice rink.

Anheuser-Busch stage at Discovery Green is Houston's best live venue according to the Houston Press