Bayou Music Center

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"Verizon Wireless Theater" redirects here. For the venue in Grand Prairie, Texas, see Verizon Theater.
Bayou Music Center
Former names Aerial Theater (1997-2002), Verizon Wireless Theater (2002-2012)
Location 520 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas, United States
Owner Live Nation
Type Theater
Seating type Standing Room, Reserved
Capacity concert(standing room): 2,815
theater(all reserved): 2,400
club(standing room only): 1,100
cabaret: 900
banquet: 850
Opened November 14, 1997

The Bayou Music Center[1] (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theater and Aerial Theater) is an indoor theater owned by Live Nation and located in Houston, Texas, United States. The theater is located at 520 Texas Avenue in the 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) Bayou Place entertainment complex in Downtown Houston.


A variety of acts have performed in this venue ranging from Demi Lovato, Nas, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Velvet Revolver, Chevelle, Owl City, The Killers, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Lorde, Alanis Morissette, P.O.D., and other musical acts, to comedy, such as Joe Rogan and Bill Maher. It is the current home venue for Houston Roller Derby games.

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  1. ^ Gray, Chris (2012-03-15). "Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center - Houston Music - Rocks Off". Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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Coordinates: 29°45′44″N 95°22′01″W / 29.762242°N 95.366872°W / 29.762242; -95.366872