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Axelrad celebrates Houston, being outside, and relaxing.

Housed in the premises of a former grocery store built by the Axelrad family in the early 1920s. Like our predecessors, we seek to carry on the tradition of being an open and welcoming place for all.

Our expansive garden hosts a variety of video art, film screenings, live music, events, festivals, and more.

Outdoor and indoor spaces are suitable for large and small gatherings. Bike and car parking is located on site and surrounding, and METRORail’s Red Line Ensemble Station is a few blocks away.

Grab a pizza from Luigi’s or one of the constantly rotating food vendors and soak up some music from our grove of hammocks!

Hammocks are provided by Be Free Imports. Use promo code "Rad" for $10 off purchase

Live music programming is a collaboration with Wonky Power Records.

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There is plenty of free parking all around, but we'd love you more if you arrive by any other way :)
5% discount to anyone who bikes, walks, uses public transit, or arrives via basically anything except a personal car!

Bike racks are next to Luigi's and if you forget a lock, just ask us! The Ensemble/HCC station is a few blocks west. A bus stop is on the corner of Almeda and Alabama.


Thank you for purchasing tickets to attend our special concerts at Axelrad! Doors at 7pm. Axelrad is located at 1517 Alabama Street, at the corner of Alabama and Almeda.

We encourage ride sharing, as parking for this event will be limited. Onsite parking is in the lot at Almeda and Alabama opposite Axelrad.
Street parking is available on Winbern at your own risk. The small lot directly across the street from Axelrad is for employees only!

Please remove all valuables from your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is locked and secured. While we will have security in the parking lot, we cannot guarantee the safety of any vehicle.

Unfortunately, HCC gives parking tickets to any non-students that park in its lot just north of Axelrad. Concerts are strictly 21+ only. You must show a valid physical ID at the door to enter - NO EXCEPTIONS! If you do not have a valid physical ID you will not be permitted inside the venue, no refunds will be given.
No Outside Beverages.
Outside beverages of any kind will be confiscated and destroyed.

No Re-entry. We do have a clear bag policy for our ticketed concerts.  All bags must be clear and must be no larger than 12" x 12" in size.  All bags are subject to search. This is an environment in which we respect one another and our personal space. Absolutely no pushing or crowding will be allowed. Please take a step back from your neighbor and enjoy the show safely and responsibly.

Axelrad will be taking card and cash! Please call us at 713-597-8800 if you have any specific questions about our tickted concerts at Axelrad!  Thank you for supporting small local businesses like Axelrad!

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