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  • Sean Chambers
    Sean Chambers
    Sean Chambers
    05-21-2016 - 05-21-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD  Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Sean Chambers "Chambers' brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated sense of ferocity Sean came to wail, and he does so with a transparent sense of devotion and scholarship to the music he plays so well" - Mark Uricheck, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE Sean Chambers toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader from 1998-2003 Britain's own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century After his tenure with Sumlin, he performed on his own, and in 2003 was asked to headline the prestigious Maryport Blues Festival In 2004, shortly after his second CD release, Sean was forced to relocate when his home in Florida was struck by two of the major hurricanes that hit the state, and flooded out his home In 2009, Chambers went back into the studio to record what would be his most critically-acclaimed album to date, Ten Til Midnight When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release It received steady airplay in 45 states around the US, as well as many markets overseas The title cut was featured on The House of Blues Radio Hour as a Blues Breaker; and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radios blues channel as a Pick to Click The Sean Chambers Band released Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse in 2011, which featured 10 tracks of mostly originals, along with Seans distinctively searing takes on Full Moon on Main Street, a highlight song from an early album by The Kinsey Report; as well as a blistering version of Elmore James Dust My Broom, which recalls Johnny Winter in its approach Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse appeared on BB Kings Bluesville XM/Sirius Blues Charts as a Pick to Click for 6 weeks in a row, as well as 15 weeks on the RMR Weekly Blues Roots Chart and 11 weeks on the House of Blues Radio Chart The album was voted Best Live Blues Album of 2011 by Canadas Blues Underground Network and ranked as one of the Top 3 Live CDs in Germany by the magazine Wasser Prawda In addition it was nominated for a Jimi Award for Best Live Blues Album of 2011 Guitar Player Magazine did a full page feature story on Sean in February, 2012, and the same month Vintage Guitar Magazine ran a two page feature story On October 15, 2013, Sean Chambers will release his newest album, The Rock House Sessions, on Blue Heat Records The Rock House Sessions features a number of firsts: its the first album hes recorded as Sean Chambers rather than the Sean Chambers Band; producing for the first time is legendary keyboard player Reese Wynans (best-known for his long tenure as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughans band); and its his first recording exclusively using studio musicians, as Sean and Reese drew from the deep talent-laden pool of Nashville musicians and songwriters The album was recorded at the studio of another acclaimed keyboardist Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton Band) named The Rock House, hence The Rock House Sessions The core band on the album aside from Sean on lead vocals and lead guitar includes Reese Wynans on keyboards, Tommy MacDonald on bass and Tom Hambridge on drums Special guests include Rob McNelley on guitar, TJ Klay on harmonica, Chaz Trippy on percussion, Etta Britt on backing vocals, Bob Britt on guitar, Steve Herman on trumpet, and Jim Hoke on sax Besides three new original Sean Chambers compositions, The Rock House Sessions includes Choo Choo Mama, written by Alvin Lee; Holding On written by Gary Moore; and Come to Poppa, written by Willie Mitchell and Earl Randle but made famous by Bob Seger Other tracks include new songs by Gary Nicholson, Tom Hambridge, Kenny Greenberg and Rick Vito In June, 2012, Sean was invited to be the new front man for classic Southern rock band, Blackfoot, by founding member (now with Lynyrd Skynyrd) Rickey Medlocke Chambers is currently working on a new CD with Blackfoot and continues to perform with them when not performing with his own band If you like your blues blazin hot, The Sean Chambers Band will definitely light your fire!

  • John Richardson Birthday Bash
    John Richardson Birthday Bash
    John Richardson Birthday Bash
    05-07-2016 - 05-07-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents  John Richardson Jonn Del Toro Richardson is an Albert King and BMA winner for his fiery guitar playing with Diunna Greenleafs Blue Mercy and his backing Pinetop Perkins in the Grammy and BMA award winning Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year-Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen Jonn Del Toro Richardson is a blues guitarist from Houston TX representing the strong defining sound of the Texas Blues Inspired by his uncles he picked up the guitar in his early twenties and immediately started playing in the music scene around Houston From starting his own bands to having the honor to play with many of the blues greats in Houston early in his career, Richardson discovered his passion in blues music Richardson is widely known for his impeccable tone, as well as, his incomparable tasteful playing His soft voice in conversation is a calming cover to the strong and steady singer and the explosive guitar player he is on stage His passion for the blues radiates creating a fire of excitement during each guitar solo He is the Bull and the Toreadors all in one As he begins to play he lets the energy of the fans inspire him using their energy to calculate his attack Without warning he can transition from his steady smooth sound to his explosive guitar solos elevating the crowds energy higher and higher with each solo always maintaining control to bring it back to the slow and steady Giving the crowd a chance to breath before his next strike forcing the crowd to beg for the encore! For more information on Jonn Del Toro Richardson, go to his site at http://deltoroblueswordpresscom/

  • Step Rideau Birthday Blast!
    Step Rideau Birthday Blast!
    Step Rideau Birthday Blast!
    05-20-2016 - 05-20-2016
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD  Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Step Rideau With seven CDs to his credit, international Zydeco sensation Step Rideau has been a cornerstone of the Zydeco scene in Houston for over fifteen years Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws offer traditional sounds from the bandleaders native Louisiana fused with the urban vibe of contemporary Houston Their music fuses influences ranging from old Creole folk songs to classic rhythm & blues to rap and beyond, making them one of the top zydeco bands of the Gulf Coast region where the genre originated Today Step Rideau is widely acknowledgedon both sides of the Sabine Riveras one of the living masters of the instrument Hes also established himself, over the past decade and the course of multiple recordings and festival appearances nationwide, as one of the most prolific and passionate zydeco recording artists, songwriters, and live performers in the region Part of Rideaus appeal is that he brings a true singers sensibility to zydeconot just shouting out the lyrics but soulfully engaging with them to articulate the song, both in English and in Creole French In that respect, hes served well by his band of Outlaws, who provide not only fine instrumental accompaniment but also unusually rich and melodious backing vocal harmonies Collectively these players make music that respects the art of the human voice in song as much as it respects the driving rhythms, funky beats, and accordion riffs that make zydeco perhaps the ultimate dance soundtrack for the upper Gulf Coast

  • Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    05-05-2016 - 05-12-2016
    4
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: NO cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Thursdays Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Luther & The Healers Luther & The Healers is of one of Houston's longest running and hardest working blues bands Established in 1991 and continuously performing upwards of 300 shows per year since, the band has been steadfastly dedicated to preserving the beautiful sounds of the blues in all of it's colors in every imaginable venue with the singleminded goal of bringing joy to the people while remaining true to the integrity of the music A Texas-based blues band doing their very best every night to uphold the tradition of one of Americas true artistic treasures, the Blues Photo by Lance W Moreland

  • Houston Blues Society Monthly Jam
    Houston Blues Society Monthly Jam
    Houston Blues Society Monthly Jam
    05-26-2016 - 05-26-2016
    4
    Houston Blues Society
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: NO cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents the Houston Blues Society Monthly Jam Held on the last Thursday of every month, the jam features a different host band every month Come and hear some of Houston's finest musicians, as well as up and coming musicians - pack your axe and get it down to the Big Easy Keep the Blues Alive!

  • Catherine Denise
    Catherine Denise
    Catherine Denise
    05-06-2016 - 05-06-2016
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover
    713-523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD  Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Catherine Denise Catherine Denise is a young guitarist / vocalist / songwriter from San Antonio, Texas She began singing at age 3 and by age 6 she was learning to play the piano She wrote her first song at age 8, and by the age of 13 began to take up songwriting seriously During this period, she spent much time learning about the recording studio and made several recordings of her own music on the piano By her mid teens she discovered the blues through the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan and began learning the guitar She spent many hours listening to many blues greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, Magic Sam, trying to pick up as many guitar licks as possible After a few years of sitting in with many bands, Catherine formed her first band, which was a trio She eventually expanded her band by adding a keyboard player Her musical influences range from classical music which she was exposed to as a child learning the piano, to the pop/rock sounds she heard on the radio as a teen, to the blues and jazz she later fell in love with as a young adult Catherine has played in many venues across the United States She has opened for Rick Derringer, Doyle Bramhall Sr, W C Clark, and Omar and the Howlers She has shared the stage with Smokin' Joe Kubek, Deborah Coleman, Texas Johnny Brown, Bugs Henderson, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and BB Chung King In 2005, Catherine was chosen 2nd place in the nationwide Blues icon Competition She was also mentioned as one of the up and coming young Texas blues artists and included on the accompanying CD of the book "You Can't Stop a Comet," written by Stevie Ray Vaughan's road manager Cutter Brandenburg She recorded with Double Trouble's Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon on her debut CD entitled Treat Me Like a Lady which is currently being played on stations across the country and around the world Currently, Catherine has a four piece band and plays in venues across the United States TWITTER: https://twittercom/cdbluesmusic

  • Tommy Dardar
    Tommy Dardar
    Tommy Dardar
    05-27-2016 - 05-27-2016
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $500 cover
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD  Call for details
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Tommy Dardar  A 40-year veteran of the music business, Tommy Dardar is a consumate vocalist, as well as a true blues harp master Dardar plays a powerful brand of swamp rock steeped in the traditions of Louisiana Zydeco and blues masters such as Bobby Bland and the legendary Jimmy Reed In the past, Tommy has played for such blues greats as Jimmy Reed, Lightning' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Juke Boy Bonner, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ben E King, Lloyd Price and Percy Sledge Tommy has opened for such artists as John Lee Hooker, Bo Didley, Willie Dixon, Bobby Bland, Joe South, John Mayall, Joe Simon, Johnny Winter, Chicago, and The Neville Brothers

  • Grady Gaines 82nd Birthday Party!
    Grady Gaines 82nd Birthday Party!
    Grady Gaines 82nd Birthday Party!
    05-13-2016 - 05-13-2016
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Grady Gaines GRADY WAS SAXOPHONIST AND BANDLEADER for Peacock Records' Don Robey when he met Little Richard and became leader of the Upsetters They recorded many classics like "Long Tall Sally", "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" and when Richard (temporarily) retired, Grady was hired by Sam Cooke to lead his band After Cookes' death, Grady continued to play all the great houses like The Apollo and the Palladium, backing up Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Jackie Wilson and many, many others When Grady came off the road he returned to Houston for some years but the force of disco in the 80's moved Grady to tour Europe, and to play festivals Starting again in the early 90's, Grady re-formed the Upsetters and has been playing private parties, clubs, and festivals ever since His music is authentic, soulful and represents the best music from 6 decades - Grady is the real deal

  • Alan Haynes
    Alan Haynes
    Alan Haynes
    05-28-2016 - 05-28-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Alan Haynes Alan Haynes has performed with such Blues Greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (with Jimmie Vaughan), Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Bugs Henderson, Gregg Martin, Joe Walsh, Leroy Parnell, Willie Nelson, John Mayall, James Cotton, Denny Freeman, Austins Sexton brothers (Will & Charlie), Derek OBrien, Doyle Bramhall ll, and the great Johnny Winter, who he claims as a major inspiration This influence can be heard especially in Alan's passionate and throaty singing style Hes opened for the Talking Heads, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and has toured with Albert King & Bobby Blue Bland to name a few Born February 19th 1956 in Houston, Texas, he started playing guitar at the age of 8 and soon discovered the Blues when he was about 12 or 13  It was in the early 70's - Alan was about 16 - when he was standing at the crossroads and had to choose his way He made up his mind and hit the road of Blues and he "knew that there was no turning back" Alan has graced the covers of such magazines as Southwest Blues (January '99) and Buddy Magazine (April '00) He has received rave reviews for his 2002 CD release on Red Guitar Records, "Live at The Big Easy" by Dan Forte in the October 2002 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine When you have a chance to see Alan playing Don't miss him!!!

  • The Mighty Orq
    The Mighty Orq
    The Mighty Orq
    05-19-2016 - 05-19-2016
    4
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: NO cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents The Mighty Orq The Mighty Orq (pronounced Ork) is a power trio from Houston, TX known for their unique blend of emotionally charged vocals, soaring guitars, and powerful drum lines The Mighty Orq has quickly risen to be one of Houston, Texas' biggest bands by combining the energy of classic rock with undeniable pop hooks and melodies Influenced by legendary Texas bands like ZZ Top, Soulhat, and Kings X, the band has been able to reach out to wide-ranging audience that continues to grow and diversify For almost nine years The Mighty Orq have been playing relentlessly around the South and Europe releasing five albums, their last two on Pepper Cake Records, and developing a distinct, recognizable sound as well as a tremendous grassroots following Their music is a blend of classic rock energy, Gulf Coast blues, R&B, and pop with gospel undertones that are as unique as they are powerful The future is busy and bright for this talented and hard-working band from Houston TWITTER: https://twittercom/mightyorq

  • Erykah Badu (with Ro James)
    Erykah Badu (with Ro James)
    Erykah Badu (with Ro James)
    05-28-2016 - 05-29-2016
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price: $6950, $9950 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm <span style="color: #4b0082">SECOND SHOW ADDED SUNDAY, MAY 29 AT 8pm</span>
    Arena Theatre presents Erykah Badu With guest Ro James TWO NIGHTS Erykah Abi Wright, better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in her hometown; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997 It spawned three singles: "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game" The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Badu's first live album, Live, was released on November 18, 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA Badu's second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000 It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva" The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003 It generated two singles: "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)" The album was certified Gold by the RIAA Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released on February 26, 2008 It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier" New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy Musically her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul subgenre She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul" Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday She was a core member of the Soulquarians As an actress, she has played a wide range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes

  • Texas Johnny Boy
    Texas Johnny Boy
    Texas Johnny Boy
    05-14-2016 - 05-14-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $500 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Contact venue for showtime
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Texas Johnny Boy Texas Johnny Boy, eclectic bluesician, is a blues vocalist and plays diatonic and chromatic harmonica, flute, tenor and alto saxophone and is the only person, in the state of Texas, that fronts a blues band with that instrumentation Rolls a variety of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, West Coast Jump, and Louisiana blues, all into one evening of music

  • Faith Evans & El Debarge: Mothers Day Concert
    Faith Evans & El Debarge: Mothers Day Concert
    Faith Evans & El Debarge: Mothers Day Concert
    05-08-2016 - 05-08-2016
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: &nbsp;Price: $3950, $4950 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm
    Arena Theatre presents Faith Evans & El Debarge: Mothers Day Concert Grammy-winning R&B singer Faith Evans joins longtime hitmaker and "Lay With You" collaborator El DeBarge for a Mother's Day concert of love songs at Houston's Arena Theatre With hit singles like "You Used to Love Me," "Soon as I Get Home," "Love Like This," "All Night Long" and "Gone Already," Evans is a platinum-selling recording artist In 1997, along with Puff Daddy and the band 112, she recorded the Grammy-winning "I'll Be Missing You," a tribute to her late husband, Notorious BIG An elder statesman in R&B, El DeBarge first topped the charts in the mid-'80s as frontman for the family group DeBarge, scoring hits with "Time Will Reveal," "Stay with Me," "All This Love" and the irresistible "Rhythm of the Night" A successful solo career followed, in which he showcased his trademark high tenor voice and strong falsetto on hits like "Who's Johnny" and "Love Always" His 2010 album, Second Chance, nabbed three Grammy nominations and included a duet with Faith Evans Now you can see these two soulful singers together live TWITTER: https://twittercom/faithevans TWITTER: https://twittercom/ElDeBarge

  • 9th Annual MenilFest (& Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair)
    9th Annual MenilFest (& Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair)
    9th Annual MenilFest (& Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair)
    05-07-2016 - 05-07-2016
    Menil Collection
    http://www.menilfest.com/
    Menil Collection - 1515 Sul Ross Houston TX 77006
    Admission: The festival is free, open to the public, and suited for all ages <a href="http://wwwmenilfestcom/faq/">PARKING INFORMATION AND OTHER INFO</a>
    713-525-9400 or (713) 743-3223
    indiebookfest@gmail.com
    Start Time(s): Saturday, May 7th from 11 am to&nbsp;5 pm <a href="http://wwwmenilfestcom/schedule/">DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS</a> <strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp; Menil Campus, from West Alabama to Richmond, centered around the Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross &nbsp;
    Celebrate the 9th Annual MenilFest and Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair along with dozens of locally and nationally-distributed literary journals, local booksellers, publishers, small presses, literary and fine arts organizations, and authors at the Menil Campus on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am to 5 pm Founded through the collaborative efforts of NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast in 2008, MenilFest and the Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair has evolved into a collaboration between Gulf Coast and the arts organizations of the Menil Community MenilFest spotlights writers, artists, journals, presses, independent bookstores, and arts organizations committed to preserving and promoting the arts and humanities within Houston, Austin, Louisiana, and the rest of the Gulf Coast region MenilFest is a free event open to all lovers of literature, art and music! Drop by and catch a reading, an informative panel, live music and don't forget to make the rounds at our Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair which features artists, authors, publishers, presses from all over Texas Visit our website wwwmenilfestcom  for more information and a list of book fair vendors! We hope to see y'all there! Since its inception, the festival has grown from a small gathering of local bookstores and journals to a full-scale regional family event that includes multiple art forms: music, writing, and visual arts An average of over 70 vendors participates each year, coming from all over the Gulf Coast region, and attracting approximately 3,000 people throughout the day PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts The  Menil Collection Da Camera Inprint Houston Center for Photography Writers in the Schools Rothko Chapel TWITTER: https://twittercom/IndieBookFest FACEBOOK: https://wwwfacebookcom/HIBFest/

  • 29th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival
    29th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival
    29th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival
    05-13-2016 - 05-15-2016
    5
    Sam Houston Memorial Museum
    http://gshff.com//
    Sam Houston Memorial Museum - 1402 19th St Hunstville TX 77340
    Admission: Adult: (13-and up) $5 Child: (4-12) $3 Under 3 Free <strong>Parking:</strong> Friday: 19th Street will be closed Saturday and Sunday: Drop off entrance is 19th Street Please follow signs to remote parking with shuttle to Festival
    1-936-294-1832
    http://samhoustonfolkfestival.blogspot.com/
    Start Time(s): May 13: 9am-3pm May 14: 10am-6pm May 15: 12pm-5pm
    The Sam Houston Memorial Museum presents the 29th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival, in Huntsville, TX Friday-Sunday, May 13-15 Step Back In Time To The 1800s And Enjoy our 29th Folklife Festival A fun variety of cultural and memorable experiences for every family member The Sam Houston Memorial Museums fifteen-acre grounds will be transformed from a peaceful setting into a bustling frontier settlement where you can watch historical reenactments, listen to music, shop for crafts, wares, and food, or simply stroll the same land where Sam and Margaret Houston lived and where their children played Festival admission includes the May 14th-15th: "17th Annual Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship" On the museum grounds During this event, you can return to the days when the first and third President of the Republic of Texas lived on the land as tourists walk past Sam Houstons personal items during a museum tour, which includes a look at his second lieutenant epaulets form the War of 1812, his flintlock pistol, a sword and a silver teapot formed from the coins he received for his service to the military in the battle of Horseshoe Bend You will learn about life in the 19th century as costumed historical characters demonstrate daily chores Here echoes of the 1800?s will be heard in the songs performed by The Traveling Murphys, the Celtaire String Band and more KEEP UPDATED ON FACEBOOK: https://wwwfacebookcom/GeneralSamHoustonFolkFestival The mission of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival is to increase all visitors' understanding and appreciation for Texas history, the life of Sam Houston, and our frontier & pioneer heritage The program is a major component of Huntsville's tourism development plan and a significant contributor to the local economy

  • Cocktails and Coward
    Cocktails and Coward
    Cocktails and Coward
    08-12-2016 - 08-13-2016
    5
    Main Street Theater
    http://www.mainstreettheater.com/
    Main Street Theater - Rice Village - 2540 Times Blvd Houston TX 77005
    Admission: All tickets $100 ($60 of which is tax deductible)
    713-524-6706
    http://www.mainstreettheater.com/info/benefit_events.html
    Start Time(s): There are 2 performances, August 12 and 13 at 7:30pm
    Main Street Theater (MST) will wrap up its 40th Anniversary Season with 3 summer offerings: 2 one-person plays that will run in repertory and a 2-night fundraiser featuring the works of Noel Coward MST is bringing back its 2012 hit production of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-A** Wit of Molly Ivins starring Sara Gaston as Ms Ivins  Houston favorite Joel Sandel will star in RFK: A Portrait of Robert F Kennedy The productions will trade off performance nights between July 10 and August 14 at MSTs Rice Village location, 2540 Times Blvd After a long hiatus, MST is bringing back its popular fundraiser Cocktails and Coward, featuring the sparkling wit of Noel Coward through his sketches, plays, and songs, and featuring the Main Street company There are 2 performances, August 12 and 13 at 7:30pm at 2540 Times Blvd About Cocktails and Coward Cocktails & Coward is back! Sip a Main Street Martini as you enjoy the wit and sophistication of the plays, sketches, and songs of Noel Coward, performed by the Main Street company A fundraiser for Main Street Theater Directed by Claire Hart-Palumbo Attire is cocktail casual

  • Self-Taught Artists at Discovery Green: An Outdoor Celebration
    Self-Taught Artists at Discovery Green: An Outdoor Celebration
    Self-Taught Artists at Discovery Green: An Outdoor Celebration
    06-24-2016 - 06-24-2016
    5
    Menil Collection
    https://www.menil.org/events/1393-self-taught-artists-at-discovery-green-an-outdoor-celebration
    Discovery Green - Labranch at Lamar Houston TX 77010
    Admission: Free
    (713) 525-9400
    Start Time(s): 7:3010:30 pm
    Join us for Self-Taught Artists at Discovery Green: An Outdoor Celebration, an outdoor celebration, performance, and film To complement the exhibition As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Artists from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither, Discovery Green and the Menil Collection present an evening of visionary art and music 8:00 pm Lonnie Holley Live Alabama-born Lonnie Holleys expressive art has been collected across the US for decades Less well known was his music, until recently, when at aged 62, he began to perform live The New York Times called his 2014 recording one of the years best Joining Holley are musicians Steve Nistor, Dave Eggar, Kelly Pratt, and Marshall Ruffin 9:00 pm Mr Dial Has Something to Say (Directed by Celia Carey, 2007, 100 minutes) The documentary traces Thornton Dials path from rural Alabama to Americas most important museums, interweaving his story with those of other African American artists whose work was long under recognized The Menil Collection gratefully acknowledges the support of the Discovery Green Conservancy Related Exhibition: As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither on view June 10 through October 16 Pictured: Lonnie Holley Photo: Matt Arnett TWITTER: https://twittercom/lonnieholley TWITTER: https://twittercom/daveeggar TWITTER: https://twittercom/brightmoments1 (KELLY PRATT) TWITTER: https://twittercom/marshallruffin

  • 21st Annual Dancin in the Street Motown & More Revue
    21st Annual Dancin in the Street Motown & More Revue
    21st Annual Dancin in the Street Motown & More Revue
    05-26-2016 - 05-29-2016
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    BACE Productions
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a free event However, this is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): Thursday-Sunday 8:15pm
    This Memorial Day Weekend, MIller Outdoor Theatre and Bace Productions are taking it back to Hitsville, as Houstons most happening entertainers, cover your favorite soul music classics Groove with us back down memory lane, for the 21st Annual Dancin in the Street Motown & More Revue Our all new Stevie Wonder tribute, plus a full weekend of nonstop hits, are sure to knock you off your feet! Dancin in the Street Motown & More Revue The thrill on the hill, where soul music lovers meet Produced by Bacement Foundation for the Arts

  • 27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival
    27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival
    27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival
    06-04-2016 - 06-04-2016
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    Texas Folklife
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/784/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): 7pm
    Texas Folklife presents the 27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival - the annual celebration of the states accordion roots music - at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 4, at 7:00 pm  In keeping with its mission to preserve and present Texass diverse musical heritage, the festival will feature stars and legends in polka, Cajun, zydeco, and conjunto This years accordion stars will include David Lee Garza and special guests, The Magnolia Sisters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, and The Czech Melody Masters This years event will again be co-emceed by writers and radio hosts Joe Nick Patoski and Tony Diaz The festival is free and open to the music-loving public Festivalgoers wanting seats in the pavilion area can pick up their free tickets the day of the festival at the Miller Box Office or become members of Texas Folklife and receive reserved tickets in advance  Membership information is available at http://wwwtexasfolklifeorg/info/membership David Lee Garza has had a thirty-year career playing the accordion in Texas He started playing at age seven in his hometown of Poteet, which he still maintains as his home base Garza and his band Los Musicales have generated hit after hit with their blend of progressive conjunto, country, Tex-Mex and Tejano The band has produced over 30 albums, worked with two major labels and has recently started their own label, JROD Records The first CD produced from the new label, Just Friends, won a Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album in 2013 Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose Geno is one of the younger generations of the genre who has helped create the musical style known as nouveau zydeco This style is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also from country and western His debut album, which was released in 1994, was titled French Rockin Boogie The name of the album became the name of his band with whom he still plays todayand will be on stage with him at the Festival Geno Delafose was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album in 2007 for his Le Cowboy Creolealbum The Magnolia Sisters have been called folklorists as well as gifted musicians The band has a rich repertoire that hails from southwest LouisianaCajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads In addition, they sing rich harmonies on a cappella ballads, play string band numbers from the 1930s, tell stories, and play songs from long lost Cajun musical scores The four members include Ann Savoy on accordion, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Jane Vidrine on guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Anya Burgess on fiddle, guitar, and vocals; and Lisa Trahan on bass, vocals, percussion, and accordion The Czech Melody Masters describe themselves as Austins only authentic Czech polka band Their repertoire includes historic melodies theyve rescued from faded music scores and 78 rpm records They have performed all over the country and have produced four albums Members include Dennis Svatek, lead trumpet, lead vocals, and music arranger; Dave Bedrich, trumpet and vocals; Thomas Durnin, stand up bass; Frances Barton on accordion; Rob Schmidt on drums; and Stephen Svatek on baritone and guitar The Accordion Kings and Queens Festival is one of the flagship programs of Texas Folklife, said Acting Director Charlie Lockwood The Festival honors the national instrument of Texas, and the legends and superstars performing Texas roots music all across the state in all the different genresCajun, zydeco, conjunto, and Czech and German polka Not only do we get an opportunity to promote this music, more importantly we get the opportunity to enjoy it Please come out to the Miller Theatre on the first Saturday evening in June and help us celebrate The Accordion Kings & Queens Festival is funded in part by the Board of Texas Folklife, the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Houston Endowment, Hohner Inc, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Raven Grill, and the Houston Press Additional support for the contest is provided by Sign Effects, Hacienda Records, South Central Music Source, and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art About Texas Folklife Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State For 32 years, Texas Folklife has honored cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences

  • Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band - the 2016 'I Dont Know Tour'
    Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band - the 2016 'I Dont Know Tour'
    Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band - the 2016 'I Dont Know Tour'
    06-04-2016 - 06-04-2016
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    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    http://www.woodlandscenter.org/
    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - 2005 Lake Robbins Drive Spring TX 77380
    Admission: Tickets: $136 Reserved Pit/ $136, $86, &amp; $46/ Lawn $46 <i>Tailgaiting tickets are now available for pruchase in person at The Pavilion Box Office only</i>
    (713) 629-3700 or 281-363-3300
    info@woodlandscenter.org
    http://www.woodlandscenter.org/tourarchive.html?n_id=2610
    Start Time(s): Time: 8 pm / Doors: 7 pm
    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band The 2016 I Dont Know Tour Born December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Miss, but raised in Mobile, Ala, Buffett describes his songs as "90 percent autobiographical," a statement attested to by his narratives of wine, women and song He is "the son of the son of a sailor," and he describes his grandfather's life in "The Captain and the Kid" His father was a naval architect who often took Buffett on sailing trips Buffett studied journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi Buffett settled in Key West, Fla, and although initially involved in smuggling, he changed his ways when offered $25,000 to make an album for ABC Records He went to Nashville, recorded A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean for $10,000 and bought a boat with the remainder In 1975, Buffett formed the Coral Reefer Band and their first album together, Havana Daydreaming His next album, arguably his best, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, included the million-selling single and Top 10 hit "Margaritaville" His songs continue to reflect his Key West lifestyle and to quote "He Went to Paris": "Some of it's tragic and some of it's magic, but I had a good life all the way" He remains a major concert attraction, especially in Florida where he addresses his fans as "Parrotheads" The magnificent 72-track, 4-CD box set, Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads, includes the Parrothead Handbook Of the over 30 albums Jimmy Buffett has released, as of October 2007, he has 8 Gold Albums and 9 Platinum or Multi Platinum Albums In 2003 Buffett won his first ever Country Music Award (CMA) for his song "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" with Alan Jackson, and was nominated again in 2007 for the CMA Event of the Year Award for his song "Hey Good Lookin" which featured Alan Jackson and George Strait TWITTER: https://twittercom/jimmybuffett

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