Bayou Place
Bayou Place
3.5
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In the entertainment district, a new development of theaters, clubs and dining.
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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Bayou Place complex includes a number of leisure and entertainment premises including dining and bars. The Hard Rock Cafe is adjacent. It also contains a concert venue, called the Verizon Center (since re-named?).

I have seen Oasis, Alice Cooper and Megadeth there. Tickets are usually quite easy to get and as a small venue, it is easy to get a great view / close to the stage if you want to.

I really like this venue, and I’m pleased to recommend it to you.
Written 24 January 2020
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Kim A
Montgomery, TX57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Saw Dancing With The Stars-or tried to. Don't bother paying extra for floor seats. The stage is so low and folding seats are all at the same level, so it's nearly impossible to see what's happening on the stage. It doesn't help that people are holding their cell phones above everyone to film and there is no policy against it (or at least that's what the usher told us). Many people left their seats and stood on the side to watch DWTS. If I had to go back (which I don't plan on) I would sit in the upstairs area as those seats are at an incline. I think they're also less expensive. For the record, we were in seats 102 R 25 and 26 (on aisle midway in middle front section).
Plan on walking too. Parking is limited and most people either parked at the Aquarium (ate dinner and walked over) or paid $10 for underground parking. Both require a long walk.
Written 29 January 2015
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HarpersGampy
Houston, TX36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
My wife and I attended the Feb 7 Ron White performance at the Bayou Music Center. The performance was great but the seats and facility was horrible. We had center section 24th row tickets on the floor (Sec 102, row X). The seats are literally connected folding chairs backed very close to the row in front. You better like your neighbor because you will be touching thighs and shoulders. Drinks were also very expensive. Drink before you get there at Hard Rock because once you get in the facility, we spent $48 for a double margarita and a double crown/diet coke. Workers were very nice and helpful. They have got to do something about the seating. I doubt I would go back to see a show at that facility.
Written 11 February 2014
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lucrna
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I've endured this place on a couple of times only because of the artist they booked there. If you unfortunately purchased a floor seat be prepared to be up close & personal with your neighbor. The folding chair seats were never meant for a normal size human. And don't try to find your seat after the lights are down. The row is lettered in chalk on the floor and the seat number is under the folded seat. RIDICULOUS! Don't plan on seeing much of the artist if the people in front of you are tall or elect to stand. The only good seating is in the balcony. Best thing about this is the artists they book there. Maybe the worst venue for concerts I've ever attended.
Written 30 October 2012
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John D
Katy, TX18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
My wife and I attended a show at the music center this past weekend. This was our first time to this venue. When researching the parking options, I selected a link on the venues web site for prepaid parking. The closest recommended parking was approximately 6 blocks away. I selected this lot. On arrival at the venue, much to my surprise there was parking under Bayou Place available. When we entered the theater, much to our surprise we were sitting in folding chairs that were not made for grown person. I would not attend any function at this venue again.
Written 22 September 2014
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T R
Galveston Island, TX27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
This is the WORST seating I have ever paid for. We couldn't see the stage. Crappy folding chairs, linked too close together, lined up right behind the head in front of you. Duh, since the floor is flat - ever heard of staggering the chairs? How about enough room between rows for people to slide by you to get to their seats or to get out to use the bathroom? How about seats that are spaced so that you don't press cheeks with a total stranger? I will never go here again.
Written 8 December 2013
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Jack M
Sugar Land, TX228 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Used to really love coming here but just don't know if we can come back without getting end of aisle seat. Why they put the seats so close together I'll never know. What a gray place to see your favorite artist but they need to get the seating right
Great staff always friendly and ready to help
Written 11 September 2016
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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
I have been to Bayou Place (formerly the Verizon Center) three times over the years - the first time was to see Oasis (when the Gallagher boys were not squabbling so much), the second time was for Megadeth, and this week, I have been to See Alice Cooper.

The venue is easy to get to downtown, and there is lots of parking nearby usually charging $5-10 (depending, it seems to me, on what else is on in town that night!). It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe too, so easy to eat beforehand if you wish.

The place is licensed and there are several bars inside - prices are OK.

I have been surprised all three times I have been at how (pretty) big acts call at this (pretty) small venue. It really is great to get so close to acts you like. Even seats at the back are close to the stage (!). I was in row 2, however for Alice Cooper and when he was singing/performing, I could have reached out and touched him.

The sound here is good, and the whole place has the feel of "a great concert venue". There is a small balcony on three sides, and either seats or standing on the floor.

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Written 16 February 2015
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wolfie_n
Dallas, TX375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
We attended a roller derby bout at Bayou Music Center, which is located in Bayou Place. It’s the only part of Bayou Place we went to, so this review is just for that. We had no problem parking, since there is a parking garage below the facility. As we started looking around to find the stairs, an employee asked us where we wanted to go and pointed us to the best stairway to get there. Once we got there, the line to get in went slowly, as security was checking everyone pretty thoroughly. As we went to our seats, we stopped for drinks. Drinks were expensive, even for this type of venue, and were very light on alcohol. I only bought one drink there, and waited for the after party elsewhere to get anything more. We ended up sitting in the balcony. The view from there wasn’t great. We were only able to see the side of the track that was opposite from where we were sitting. This meant we missed a good part of what was going on. This type of arrangement might work for a concert, depending on how the stage is set up, but it’s not very good for a sporting event. The roller derby itself was great, and I recommend seeing it, but make sure you get a seat on the floor rather than in the balcony.
Written 10 April 2013
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Ron Murry
San Angelo, TX2,555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Saturday night, 12 of us went out to eat and then to the Bayou Place at the Revention Music Center where all of us are seeing Jeanne Robertson and her Rocking Chair Tour.
All of us really enjoyed the show ... constant laughter throughout the entire evening. It is our 74th Monthiversary Celebration and what a wonderful time we had. Jeanne Robertson is a Riot of Funny. Her stories are Hilarious and Very Remember-able. Hope to see her again when she is in town. The flow into the Revention Music Center was very quick and professional. These people know what they are doing.
We Love Jeanne.
Written 5 November 2017
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