Don't Forget - Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green Underway
Don't forget - UHD is once again sponsoring the popular Discovery Green Thursday Concert Series and the shows are already underway!
An incredible lineup is slated to take the Anheuser-Busch stage at Discovery Green during May and June. Beloved by many Houstonians, these concerts will feature music from Texas blues to Latin rock, and honky tonk to funky soul.
The free, family-friendly concerts began May 8 and will run Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through June 26. Bring family, co-workers and friends to dance, sing and relax on the hill to tunes from some of the Gulf Coast's most dynamic bands.
Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but glass containers and outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Concessions are available for purchase at The Lake House which provides fast casual food and beverages. A special Lake House tent will be set up to sell fresh grilled tacos, corn and other tasty bites!
This series is co-sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Cactus Music, Houston Press and KPFT. Saint Arnold Brewing Company will offer double reward points for individuals recycling their empty Saint Arnold six pack carriers at Discovery Green during concerts on May 8, May 29 and June 26.
The remaining shows include:
May 22 - Quiet Company; Finnegan
Quiet Company is a Texas pop band that started in 2005 and won a record breaking 10 Austin Music Awards in 2012. Dynamic shows, constant touring, savvy promotions, and great tunes have built their audience beyond the Texas borders. The band was featured on NPR's All Things Considered in December of 2013.
Finnegan is a family band based in Houston featuring stellar harmonies and an orchestral indie rock feel. After a brief hiatus, the band returned to the scene and is set to release a new CD of original tunes in 2014.
May 29* - Kashmere Reunion Stage Band / Opening Act: Peterson Brothers
Legendary Conrad Johnson inspired generations of Fifth Ward funk, jazz, and soul musicians. "Prof" Johnson turned Kashmere High School into the MoTown of H-Town, leading a school band that swept nationwide awards for two decades. Pay tribute to a Houston music legend the best way you can—by dancing all night long!
Teenage blues sensations from Austin, The Peterson Brothers, open the show!
June 5 - Little Joe y La Familia / Opening Act: DaHeBeGeBes
Tejano legends Little Joe y La Familia have won 2 Grammy awards, released over 50 albums, and created enormous joy for millions of music fans all over the world!
Joe's son, Ady, carries on the family tradition with his own powerful mix of Latin, soul, funk, and rock grooves with his band, DaHeBeGeBees!
June 12 - Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band / Opening Act: The Zydeco Dots
Corey Ledet is a native Houstonian who started playing Zydeco at the age of 10. His obsession with the accordion led him to study the masters such as Clifton Chenier, Boozo Chavis, John Delafose, and Rockin' Dopsie. He received a Grammy nomination in 2013, and has performed Zydeco music in Moscow, Paris, Germany, and all over the United States. Corey's versatile sound enables him to energize any audience.
The Zydeco Dots kick off the night of pure Houston fun!
June 19 - SKYROCKET! (UHD Alumni Night at Discovery Green)
A wickedly original party band, SKYROCKET! brings everyone to their feet with a relentless and wildly entertaining soundtrack of disco, glam rock, soft work, and soul one-hit wonders. This talented group of musicians including Houston's own Trish and Darin Murphy and Johnny Goudie, put the power in the pop of Top 40 radio classics.
Food and beverages for UHD alumni!
June 26* - Archie Bell; Barbara Lynn / Opening Act: Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights
Houston's own Archie Bell and the Drells hit the #1 spot on both the pop and R&B charts in 1968 while teaching the world how to Tighten Up. He calls Houston home as he travels the world performing at club shows and festivals, our city's ambassador for hip-shaking, hand-clapping, head-bobbing funk and solid-gold soul.
Beaumont native Barbara Lynn stormed onto the charts in 1962 with her signature hit, You'll Lose a Good Thing! The Rolling Stones were so impressed with Barbara Lynn that they recorded her follow up hit, Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going) in 1965. Larry Lange kicks off the show with a set of swamp pop classics and backs up Barbara and Archie for the night!
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