Concrete Street Amphitheater: a piece of Corpus Christi history
By: Sierra Washington
Tucked away amongst all of the hustle and bustle of downtown Corpus Christi in the heart of the SEA District, you’ll find Concrete Street Amphitheater, a premier South Texas music venue that thrives on the support of its local fans and sponsors.
The Main Stage is complemented by the Pavilion Stage, which increases the diversity of shows that come to the venue, as well as the ability to have multi-stage festivals year-round. With a performing alumnus of artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett, Steve Aoki and many others, Concrete Street never disappoints on bringing many big-name acts to Corpus Christi.
This year should be no different from any other for Concrete Street, with the next shows coming up featuring Breaking Benjamin, ZZ Top and Bash at the Beach, which is quickly becoming one of the signature annual Texas country music festivals.
First up on the spring lineup is Breaking Benjamin, which will be heading to Concrete Street on April 19. With support from British band Young Guns, this alternative-rock band has a dedicated following with hits such as “So Cold” and “Diary of Jane.” The band is coming off of a four-year hiatus after facing legal troubles and losing two members, but is planning to come back better than ever. The opening band, Young Guns, is an alternative-rock band from England that is set to debut their third studio record this June.
Next up is set to be one of the biggest shows in Concrete Street Amphitheater history: ZZ Top. On May 3, these rockers from Houston will be ready to rock Corpus Christi. They are known for their many popular hits, including “La Grange” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” (Younger crowds may even recall playing along to La Grange on the video game, Guitar Hero.) ZZ Top is going to be joined by Jeff Beck, an English guitarist who has several Grammys and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. Yes, twice.
Last, but not least, one of the biggest Texas country music festivals of the year is set to go down this May at Concrete Street Amphitheater: Bash at the Beach. Known for its country music festivals, every year, Concrete Street consistently brings some of the greatest Texas country artists who bring fans from all over the state. As a follow-up to their first country festival of the year, Spring Break on the Coast, the lineup for Bash at the Beach this year features Josh Abbott Band, Kyle Park, Jack Ingram, Jon Wolfe and Tyler & The Tribe.
Concrete Street Amphitheater has a wide array of tickets, food, contests and more available during their shows. Concert attendees can purchase VIP tickets that include amenities such as discounted drinks, catered food, VIP parking and more. During the show, attendees are free to walk around the park and check out all of the old pieces of Corpus Christi history that help make this city what it is today.
When you attend a show at Concrete Street Amphitheater, you are looking at a piece of Corpus Christi history, and a stage (or two) where dozens of talented acts have put on shows for thousands of people. Concrete Street Amphitheater is definitely a piece of Corpus Christi history that is here to stay and will continue to bring in talented acts for years to come.
For more information on Concrete Street Amphitheater, visit www.concretestreet.net.