On the final leg of the House of Blues summer photo tour we ended up at the beautiful new House of Blues in Downtown Houston, Texas. Texas is hot and clammy in the summer, so we limited our exposure by working inside during the day and shooting the exteriors at night. The huge new restaurant has many large windows facing out side so the shoot started at around 11 pm and finished up around 2:30 am, nothing like a long day of Architectural Photography! The next night we tackled the exterior of the House of Blues using a tall ladder, stopping traffic, and ending up with the moon and super blue night sky as the background.
After soaking up the Houston vibe and some killer food at the Goode Company Barbeque, we were on our way to Las Vegas. The House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the original venues and is loaded with great outsider art that adorns every part of the venue. Huge art pieces with real guitars and suitcases sticking out by Patterson and Barnes, line the entrance to the concert hall. Along with great food and entertainment, the private “Foundation Room” club at the top of Mandalay Bay boasts the best view of the Las Vegas strip at night. House of Blues special events services offer private party rental of club “Oba” which looks over the restaurant from one side and into the concert hall from the other.
Our last night we were able to enjoy some live blues in the restaurant that was filled with people eating, drinking, and having a great time. The next morning we had and early call to complete an architectural shot of the same restaurant space with no crowd.
It was great to see the House of Blues Las Vegas again to photograph the changes since my first House of Blues photo shoot there 10 years ago!