Party on the Plaza at Avenida Houston
Head over to the Bud Light Stage at Avenida Houston for Party on the Plaza concert series. Every other Thursday, from September 13 to October 25, catch amazing bands and solo artists (free of charge) in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Stop by to enjoy countless tunes, delicious food, craft beer specials, games, outdoor fun and more at the free concert series!
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, September 13
Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a live performances by GRAMMY-nominated Los Amigos Invisibles, Grupo Fantasma and DJ Gracie Chavez!
Los Amigos Invisibles
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the "gozadera" – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. Over the years, Los Amigos Invisibles have garnered a considerable fanbase across the U.S. with their electrifying live show and worldwide tours. This year, El Paradise earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative album. Learn more about Los Amigos Invisibles here.
Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the U.S. in the last decade. In 2011, they garnered further acclaim by winning a GRAMMY for their self-produced release El Existential on Nat Geo Music, which The Wall Street Journal described as "Latin music both new and traditional…vibrant fusions that transcend easy classification." For more on Grupo Fantasma, click here.
Starting the event off at 6 p.m. is Houston's own DJ Gracie Chavez, bringing skills that earned her H-Town's Best DJ (2016).
Thursday, September 27
The Suffers present a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece wonder-band steps on to the scene. Since 2011, the Suffers have been on a steady grind and have no plans of stopping, which included their national television debut in 2015 on Letterman where he exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of the business!" They debuted their 2015 EP, Make Some Room, followed by their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in 2016. Most recently, The Suffers released their highly anticipated album Everything Here on July 13, 2018. The album features a riveting collection of 15 originals that explore the many sides of love, celebrate the virtues of individuality, reminds us of the destruction of Hurricane Harvey and the resilience of human spirit, and declares their love for their mothers.
Visionary singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Xenia Rubinos uses her soulful voice to lead a genre-defying live band pulling from R&B to hip hop to jazz influences, all delivered with a New York punk-funk abandon. ANTI-Records released her second full-length album, Black Terry Cat, which garnered her wide critical acclaim. Rubinos' powerhouse vocals have been featured on albums by legendary sonic adventurers Deerhoof, as well as labelmate, Son Little. Learn more about Xenia Rubinos here.
Thursday, October 11
Don't miss the Halfway to Houston Art Car Parade celebration along Avenida de las Americas!
The Molly Ringwalds
“Showmen…Sensational…Glamorous…Magnificent…Epic.” Those are just a few words to describe The Molly Ringwalds. As a group of talented and dedicated musicians, The Molly Ringwalds dazzle and engage audiences with energy and passion, as well as taking them on a musical journey filled with all of the hits that transcended the 80s and defined the generation. In addition to the music, the accomplished musicians combine their individual talents with the visual enormity and glam that encompasses the essence of the decade’s music scene. Learn more about The Molly Ringwalds here.
October 11: Roxy Roca
Austin-natives, Roxy Roca has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011. Their shows present a sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul, funk, and rock n' roll complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows per year. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin' horn lines and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that ‘happiness is a choice,' sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca's Taye Cannon can deliver. For more on Roxy Roca, click here.
Thursday, October 25
GRAMMY-nominated Hayes Carll hails from Texas but spends most of his time traveling around the country playing his music for his loyal and enthusiastic fans. His most recent album, Lovers and Lovers, was critically acclaimed - winning Austin Music Awards for both Album of the Year and Song of the Year (Sake of the Song). In 2018, Hayes signed to Dualtone Records (Lumineers, Mt Joy, Shovels and Rope, Shaky Graves) and is recording his new album in early Fall for a February 2019 release. He will be sharing some of the new songs, along with some of his bigger hits at Party on the Plaza. Click here for more information on Hayes Carll.
Crockett released his debut solo album, A Stolen Jewel, in 2015 receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing the Dallas Observer Music award for Best Blues Act. Rich with Southern flavor, the record featured a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz that led Crockett to comparisons to the legends like Bill Withers, Hank Williams and Gary Clark, Jr. Crockett has since released his sophomore album In The Night in 2016 and most recently A Lonesome Shadow – an album of all original material recorded in Memphis at the legendary Sam Phillip’s Recording Service with Producer/Engineer Matt Ross-Spang. Click here for more information.
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!
Avenida Houston's Fall 2018 concert series presented by Bud Light is here!