Party on the Plaza at Avenida Houston
Head over to the Bud Light Stage at Avenida Houston for Party on the Plaza on Thursdays from March 29 to May 10. Catch local and regional bands perform, for free, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy free concerts, countless jams, delicious food, craft beer specials, games, outdoor fun and more!
Schedule of Events:
6:45 pm - 8 pm: Opening band
8:15 pm - 9:45 pm: Headliner
Beer specials begin at 6 pm
Every other Thursday 6 pm -10 pm
Thursday, March 29
Poppy supported by DK the Drummer
In 2014, a small doll-like creature emerged from Youtube.com. Is she a human? Android? Will we ever know? Well, thanks to the video "I'm Poppy” (viewed over 12 million times), many know one thing is for sure: She’s Poppy! Her performances are known for transcheIf the internet Gods have blessed you with Poppy’s presence, you have probably felt like you were transported into another dimension or perhaps another state of mind? Directed by Titanic Sinclair, Poppy’s videos are a daily fix for a social media addicted generation.
DK the Drummer has created a new kind of DJ-meets-live-band experience that he likes to call his "Drum Jockey" set. He has played shows all around the globe and produced for many artists, including co-producing and performing on Kanye West's "Life of Pablo" (most notably playing piano on the song "Real Friends") along with Ty Dolla Sign and Houston native Travis Scott.
Thursday, April 12
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive.
For more information on Dumpstaphunk, visit dumpstaphunk.com.
Thursday, April 26
Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
Visit Fishbone's YouTube page for more videos.
For more information on Da Camera JAM- Mwenso & The Shakes, visit www.michaelmwenso.com.
Thursday, May 10
Trombone Shorty is New Orleans’ most popular music extraordinaire. A trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, he is well-known for his jazz, funk and rap music hits. Adding his melodic tunes to every performance, he has played with some of the music industry’s most popular artists like Daryl Hall & John Oates, Dierks Bentley, Mark Ronson, Zac Brown and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name a few. His appearance credits are also just as long (an impressive). Trombone Shorty has appeared in Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways documentary series, backed Macklemore and Madonna at the Grammys and voiced the iconic sound of the adult characters in The Peanuts Movie. Not to mention, he has played at the White House a record number of five times. The jazz maestro began playing trombone at age six, and after 2009, toured with his band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. They light up every stage with amazing sounds and stage performances.
For more info on Trombone Shorty, visit www.tromboneshorty.com.
Food and Beverage
Those attending Party on the Plaza will find an array of restaurants among Avenida Plaza. Restaurants are open daily and will be closing at 10 pm. You can find more about where to eat here. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from cash/credit bar stations along the plaza. Outside alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.
Each concert night, from 6 pm to 7 p.m, come out early for our $4 draft beer special!