Halloween parties and concerts in Houston 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons. This Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Houston has plenty going on, from pop stars to EDM festivals. So, guys and ghouls get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Bruno Mars
Oct. 24 @ 8 p.m.
Toyota Center - 1510 Polk St., Houston, TX 77002

Enjoy a night of "24K Magic" with singer Bruno Mars, who is bringing his tour of the same name into town a week before Halloween on Oct. 24 for a concert at the Toyota Center. He'll have support from Jorja Smith. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $85 to $295. Can't make it? The tour rolls through San Antonio on Oct. 25 and Denver on Oct. 30.

Halsey
Oct. 25 @ 7 p.m.
Toyota Center - 1510 Polk St., Houston, TX 77002

Catch rising star Halsey at the Toyota Center on her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour on Oct. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $29.50 to $69.50. Can't make it? She'll also be performing in Denver on Sunday, Oct. 29, ending Halloween weekend.

Bebe Rexha
Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m.
Warehouse Live - 813 St. Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003

You've heard Bebe Rexha's songs before--you just don't know it. She got her start as a songwriter for some of pop's biggest stars, spawning some big hits, but now she's going off on her own. For her fall tour, she's paired up with Marc E. Bassy for the aptly named Bebe and Bassy Tour, which will bring the two musicians to Houston on Oct. 16. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, ranging from $26.50 to $32.50.

Blues Traveler
Oct. 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
House of Blues - 1204 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002

It's hard to believe that 30 years have passed since Blues Traveler first started serenading with a harmonica, but here we are. The band responsible for '90s hit "Run-Around" is celebrating with an anniversary tour, scheduled to come to Houston's House of Blues on Oct. 28, just in time for Halloween weekend. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $30 to $55.

Something Wicked
Oct. 28 and 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77064

The end of festival season doesn't have to mean the end of festivals, especially when it comes to Halloween. Enjoy Houston's Something Wicked, an EDM festival held over Halloween weekend. The lineup includes Marshmello, Tiësto, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and many more. Passes are on sale now, with single-day passes costing $94.95 and two-day passes costing $149.95.