The city's best free concert line-up returns for Fall 2019
DON'T MISS: Come by Party on the Plaza at Avenida Houston on select Thursdays in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center for free concerts, great food and beverages , craft beer specials and much, much more!
6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Opening band
8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: Headliner
*Beer specials begin at 6 p.m.
🎆 Thursday, 10/3
The Marcus King Trio
At only 23 years of age, Marcus King has been writing songs and performing on stage for half his lifetime, delivering a blistering brand of Americana inspired by rock n' roll. The Marcus King trio includes the band leader, drummer Jack Ryan and bass player Stephen Campbell to create an electric, yet soulful unit that has honed their synergy through endless touring.
Marcus King doesn't strive for authenticity, they never had to-- it's busting out of his DNA in every note he plays and every word he sings. This focused, firmly rooted artist isn't just perpetuating the proud legacy of American rock and soul music, he is adding his own eloquent chapter to the rich narrative in his new hometown, Nashville.
Sir Woman is the newest creation from Austin native Kelsey Wilson, a co-founder of Wild Child and member of Glorietta. Wilson has accumulated an impressive body of work through co-writing, singing and arranging strings on over fifteen albums and musical projects spanning across all music genre. Her album "Party City" will be her first solo release.
🚗 Thursday, 10/17: Halfway to Art Car
The 17th officially marks the halfway mark to the 33rd annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, where 250 rolling works of art turn concrete into a colorful canvas to celebrate the artist in everyone! Mobile masterpieces motor down in and near downtown in the world’s oldest and largest Art Car Parade. Join us in celebrating with a night full of legendary performances, cocktails and cuisine. 🎆🚗
The War and Treaty
As The War and Treaty, Michael and Tanya Trotter serve up healing and pain robbing with freewheeling joy on their new full-length album, Healing Tide. Michael is a wounded warrior who found his voice while serving in Iraq, when he was pulled from the frontlines to write songs for the fallen. Tanya is a lifelong artist, drawn to singing's power to take another's pain away. Funky bass lines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple's transcendent vocals. A tour-de-force produced by Buddy Miller, the collection swaggers with confidence only gained by artists who are wholly, proudly themselves.
Tomar and the FC's
Tomar and the FCs is a soul band from Austin, TX. The band is a mainstay on the Austin music scene and have been voted in the top five of the Austin Chronicle's Music Poll for best Blues, Funk and Soul artist in 2017 and 2018. In addition to numerous club dates throughout Texas and the US, they've performed at Austin City Limits (ACL), South by Southwest, Old Settlers, NOLA Soul & Art and many other festivals. In 2018, the musical group signed with Splice Records and were awarded the Black Fret grant.Their second full length album, "Rise Above", is scheduled to be released in February, 2020.
Thursday, 9/19: Latin Night
**This event has been rescheduled due to weather. Stay tuned for a new date!
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the first Party on the Plaza of the fall season could only be Latin Night! Starting the night off with opening act Bonbón, the vibrant collective of DJ's and musicians integrate traditional Latin vibes with deep booming baselines and a dash of Houston's deep purple aura to make room for their unapologetically unique sound! It's guaranteed to be a Party on the Plaza for the ages. ✨
Luna Variety Band
LUNA is a band consisting of experienced musicians that are active members of the following bands: Kaos, Bidi Bidi Tribute, Los Skarnales, and The Suffers. Five family members and a friend decided to put this band together to bring you a good time and enjoy some Funky Disco Pop Music and a heavy dose of Cumbia and other Latin styles. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Grupo Cañaveral de Humberto Pabón
Grupo CAÑAVERAL, emblematic cumbia group, was created by Don Humberto Pabón, to rescue the roots of a genre that filled them with pride; today, in collaboration with his son, the singer-songwriter and music producer, Emir Pabón, are the group that has reinvented cumbia and enriched it with collaborations from pampered artists from across the continent, which translates into a new era of music , rhythm and the feast have made the cumbia a heritage of our collective mind, of our idiosyncrasies, joy and Latin identity.
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!
Bud Light presented Avenida Houston's Fall 2019 concert series
Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green
Come to Avenida Houston every week for free music concerts. Visit Discovery Green to learn more about upcoming concerts on alternating Thursdays from Party on the Plaza at www.discoverygreen.com.