Party on the Plaza
Every Wednesday night in May and June, Avenida Houston will be transformed for free concerts; showcasing local and regional artists for free! Concerts will take place in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center along Avenida Plaza from 7-9 pm. Two groups will perform each night, along with activities and more!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Los Skarnales w/ Muddy Belle
Over 20 years of Punk-Ska-Pachuco-Boggie-Beat. The legacy continues stronger than ever. Guaranteed to make you dance the night away. Muddy Belle is a Houston favorite with rock and roll, mixed with blues, soul, funk and jazz.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Allen Oldies w/ Ruby and the Reckless
The Allen Oldies Band started delighting audiences in 1996 at their debut gig at the Astrodome, and continued to make the world more fun for 50/60's rock and roll fans. Past highlights include multiple mentions in the New York Times and many performances at SXSW. Ruby and the Reckless bring a smooth rock feel, fiddle-driven, and dance-worthy music to the stage.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mango Punch! w/ Gio Chamba
Mango Punch! brings high-energy dance music in Spanish and English. One of the widest variety of musical styles in Texas. Gio Chamba is a tropical fusion duo from Houston, fronted by Gio and Coffee Guzman. Their signature Chamba sound will make you get up and dance!
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
SOULDIG w/ Sherita Perez
Funk, soul, R&B, rock and Latin are the sounds that influence the deep grooves experienced with SOULDIG. Ol' School influences drive the core of the rhythm section and soulful vocals and solos deliver the right energy to soothe the soul! Sherita Perez is a Gulf Coast indie-folk singer/songwriter that focuses on manifesting positive change through action.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Nick Gaitan w/ Nico Diaz
Nick Gaitan heads up the local Umbrella Man, a quintessential Houston band that mixes and matches a variety of Gulf Coast genres that find a musical home in this region. The group's thumping bass, bright reedy accordion and ringing steel guitar blend in surprising but always recognizable ways. Country, rockabilly, zydeco and conjunto are all a part of the sound and song writing, and the swinging, dance-oriented traditions infuse their repertoire. Nico Diaz creates a jazzy kind of Latin rock that carries clear influences from Latin Folk and Nova Trova.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Ishi w/ Romina Von Mohr
Ishi is a high-energy electronic band from Dallas, Texas with influences of soul, funk & house music. They thrive on creating a positive atmosphere that allows their audience to let loose and express themselves. Romina is a singer/songwriter based in Houston who has songs that carry intricate rhythms, mixed with catchy, wandering melodies.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Say Girl Say w/ El Lago
Say Girl Say is a multi-instrumental female duo from Houston, Texas. Bridgette Yawn and Suzan Zaghmouth are known for their interwining, haunting harmonies that break your heart and will leave you wanting more. El Lago is a band from Galveston that sometimes evokes a past era of dream pop, post punk, shoegaze and 80's alternative - always looking to the future.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Brownout w/ Vodi
Nine-piece psychedelic Latin-funk collective Brownout hails from Austin, Texas, and has been providing hardcore grooves and breakbeats for the dance floor since 2003. Recently gaining widespread notoriety for their Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Project, they return this year with an EP of brand new original material sure to break it down. Vodi is a six-piece indie rock band based out of Houston, featuring ambient keys, driving rhythms, effortless hooks and a nostalgic sound.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Fat Tony w/ Young Mammals
Fat Tony stands for the forefront of a new generation of young rappers who get it themselves - a DIY hustler who's built his burgeoning career on a foundation of smarts and swagger. The Houston MC owns the mic with a casual confidence, workmanlike in his delivery, both laid back and lyrical. Through his simmering solo work and boundary-busting collaborations, Fat Tony has already launched a legacy. Young Mammal's sound ranges "from bulstery power-pop to hushed art punk, with a youthful energy pushing equally through evocative guitar chords and gutsy vocals." - Impose
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 11pm. You can find more about where to eat here. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from bar stations along the plaza. Outside alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.
Party on the Plaza sponsor KRBE is a local station (104.1FM) that plays Houston's top hits. Personalities will be making several appearances during Party on the Plaza nights, promoting the various bands and artists as well.