I've been to quite a few free performances here, and it is always a good time! It is hot during the summer, of course, but you can bring food, drinks, whatever you want. The one thing that can be irritating is when people are being loud during the performances. If you are looking to come here to really appreciate the Houston Symphony, for example, it won't happen...because there are kids running around, dogs, people talking, etc. But if you don't mind that, it's a fun place to enjoy a free show!