Discovery Green is pleased to announce the return of the popular UHD Discovery Green Thursday Concert Series with title sponsor University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). An incredible lineup is slated to take the Anheuser-Busch stage at Discovery Green during May and June. Beloved by many Houstonians, these concerts will feature music from Texas blues to Latin rock, and honky tonk to funky soul.
“The UHD Thursday Concert Series has provided a valuable benefit to the greater Houston community. We are pleased, once again, to partner with Discovery Green for this family-friendly event, which has become a source of pride for UHD – students, alumni, faculty and staff,” said William Flores, president of UHD.
Awarded “Best Concert Series” by the Houston Press, the free, family-friendly concerts begin May 8 and run Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through June 26. Bring family, co-workers and friends to dance, sing and relax on the hill to tunes from some of the Gulf Coast’s most dynamic bands.
This series is co-sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Cactus Music, Houston Press and KPFT. Saint Arnold Brewing Company will offer double reward points for individuals recycling their empty Saint Arnold six pack carriers at Discovery Green during concerts on May 8, May 29 and June 26.
The spring line-up for UHD presents Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green includes:
May 8* – Bill Kirchen & Too Much FUN
Opening Act: The Hollisters
May 15 – Chuck Mead of BR549 & The Grassy Knoll Boys
Opening Act: Deep Cuts
Chuck Mead is a rambunctious front man, a founding member of BR549, and musical director for the hit theater production Million Dollar Quartet, a musical about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis at the famed Sun Studios. He’s toured recently with Old Crow Medicine Show, Loretta Lynn, and Todd Snider, and performed on the opening show of the 2013 A Prairie Home Companion.
Lively local popsters, Deep Cuts, opens the show with their cool Tex-Mex delivery and tunes.
May 22 – Quiet Company; Finnegan
May 29* – Kashmere Reunion Stage Band
Opening Act: Peterson Brothers
June 5 – Little Joe y La Familia
Opening Act: DaHeBeGeBes
June 12 – Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band
Opening Act: The Zydeco Dots
June 19 – SKYROCKET!
June 26* – Archie Bell; Barbara Lynn
Opening Act: Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights
For more information on the 2014 Spring Programming Season at Discovery Green, sign up for our weekly e-blasts at discoverygreen.com.
Free and Open to the public.
Most street parking is free after 6 pm, and all concerts start promptly at 6:30 pm.
Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but glass containers and outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Concessions are available for purchase at The Lake House which provides fast casual food and beverages. A special Lake House tent will be set up to sell fresh grilled tacos, corn and other tasty bites!