Smart Financial Centre announces return to live programming with Fall 2021 season

Season highlights include performances from H.E.R., TLC, Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper, Erykah Badu, Old Dominion and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Season highlights include performances from H.E.R., TLC, Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper, Erykah Badu, Old Dominion and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Season highlights include performances from H.E.R., TLC, Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper, Erykah Badu, Old Dominion and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land announced its return to live performances with a fall 2021 lineup. After a lengthy shutdown due to COVID-19, the Smart Financial Centre is back with programming featuring a diverse range of artists and performers from a variety of genres with acts including H.E.R., LANY, Pat Benatar, Lindsey Buckingham, Maluma, Erykah Badu, Alice Cooper and more.

Smart Financial Centre also announced the hiring of General Manager Michael Rilley, who has 25-plus years of experience in live entertainment.

“Nothing can beat the experience of seeing your favorite band perform live and in person,” Rilley said in a press release. “There is an energy and bond created between the audience and performer that can only happen in a live setting. We created the tagline 'Together Again' to highlight that communal experience with the audience and artists. This fall, we’re celebrating not only the return of live music but also the responsibility to create as safe an environment as possible for fans. We have implemented numerous safety protocols, working hand-in-hand with artists on additional measures they are requiring for their own tours. We’re looking forward to welcoming fans back to Smart Financial Centre this October with a full schedule of shows.”

For all 2021 concerts, masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated or at-risk guests. Some shows may require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for admission at the discretion of the performing artists. All staff and vendors will be required to wear masks. Sanitization stations will be accessible throughout the venue. All tickets will be electronic and accessed through cell phones, and concessions will be cashless.

When the pandemic forced the cancellation of live entertainment programming in 2020, the Smart Financial Centre served as a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site for Sugar Land.


“The reopening of the Smart Financial Centre represents a significant step in our city’s economic recovery from the pandemic,” Sugar Land Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman said in the press release. “Its opening will positively impact many of our restaurants, hotels and destination shopping locations, in addition to providing much-needed support to the performing artists who were among the first to shut down in 2020 and the last to resume.”

Smart Financial Centre 2021 calendar

H.E.R.

Back of My Mind Tour with special guest Tone Stith

Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.

El Alfa

La Layenda Del Dembow

Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

Joe Bonamassa

Oc. 16 at 8 p.m.

Maluma

Papi Juancho World Tour

Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.

Alice Cooper

With special guest Ace Frehley

Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

NEEDTOBREATHE

Into the Mystery Tour with special guests Switchfoot and The New Respects

Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

The Millennium Tour 2021

Omarian and Bow Wow

Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.

Alejandro Sanz

La Gira Tour

Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

With special guest Jon Waite

Oct 25 at 8 p.m.

LANY

GG BB XX tour with special guest Keshi

Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.

Hasan Minhaj

The King’s Jester Tour

Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Karol G

BICHOTA TOUR

Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

Ron White

Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.

Jo Koy

Just Kidding World Tour

Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.

Crowder

The Milk & Honey Tour with special guest Jonathan McReynolds

Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Christian Nodal

Botella Tras Botella Tour with special guest Gera MX

Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.

Farruko

LA167 Tour

Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.

No Limit

Reunion Tour

Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Mastodon/ Opeth

Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

Bert Kreischer

The Berty Boy Relapse Tour

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

"The Elf on a Shelf — The Christmas Musical"

Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Lindsey Buckingham

With special guest Sammy Brue

Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony

Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Pentatonix Christmas

Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.

Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m.



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