Families are always looking for something fun to do together and if it’s free - that’s even better! How about relaxing on the lawn or sitting on a patio along the beautiful Lake Woodlands listening to great live music? Rock the Row is a free concert series in Hughes Landing that features area bands playing favorites from country to classic rock on select Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Check out these Insider Tips to get the most out of your evening at Rock the Row.
ENJOY A PICNIC
Place a to-go order from one of the nearby restaurants! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax near the stage for an up-close view of the talented performers! Many like to get up and dance during the concert, so be sure to come at least 30 minutes early to grab the perfect seat.
HIT THE WATER
Rent a kayak from Lakes Edge Boat House on Lake Woodlands. A one-person kayak rents for $20 for the first hour and a two-person kayak goes for $25, there are also paddle boards and water bikes available for rent. After the first hour, the cost is $5 for each additional hour. Each recreation option can be rented up to an hour before sunset and must be returned before the boat house closes, be sure to confirm this time before setting out on your journey.
WATCH FROM A PATIO
Enjoy the music from the patios along Restaurant Row. All of the restaurants have great outdoor patio seating options and most have happy hour specials to enjoy during or just before the concert! Take advantage of their umbrellas or semi-covered outdoor areas that will keep you protected from the sun while you listen and dine! To help with the elements, most patios also have outdoor fans, and during the cooler months, many of the patios have heaters!
After dinner, treat yourself to something sweet at Hughes Landing. Grab a Macaron or Gelato from MACARON by Patisse. Each macaron is made with all-natural ingredients and has no added preservatives. Bonus, a majority of them are 100% gluten-free! The featured flavors change each day, but a few must-try flavors are the Fig & Goat Cheese, the Ferrero which is filled with hazelnut Nutella, and Lavender White Chocolate. For an extra cool treat, try their Gelato which is available by the scoop or pint. Perfect for children or to-go on your walk back to the concert is the Macaron Gelato Pop, which features layers of delicious macarons between the creamy gelato.
EXPLORE THE PUBLIC ART
There are several art sculptures around the Hughes Landing area. Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge created a sculpture called Wind Waves which is a continuous loop of bright red bronze. It’s meant to represent the culture and outdoors of The Woodlands area and is located at the end of Aviator Way. Other notable art pieces are the four Art Benches that call the immediate area home. Check our public art page to find out about each of the pieces in our growing collection.
Family-friendly live music can be found year-round at parks throughout The Woodlands. Check for upcoming concerts and live music performances that can be found in restaurants, at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, or at a concert series like Rock the Row. The spring Rock the Row series is hosted by The Howard Hughes Corporation and the summer and fall series is hosted and produced by The Woodlands Township.
From free concerts and festivals or a night of music at one of the top amphitheaters in the world, The Woodlands is known for its live music scene!