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
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 (pictured); Barbara Lynn
Opening Act: Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights
POSTPONED FROM JUNE 26TH DUE TO WEATHER. NEW DATE WEDNESDAY, JULY 2.
Houston’s own Archie Bell and the Drells hit the #1 spot on both the pop and R&B charts in 1968 while teaching the world how to Tighten Up. He calls Houston home as he travels the world performing at club shows and festivals, our city's ambassador for hip-shaking, hand-clapping, head-bobbing funk and solid-gold soul.
Beaumont native Barbara Lynn stormed onto the charts in 1962 with her signature hit, You’ll Lose a Good Thing! The Rolling Stones were so impressed with Barbara Lynn that they recorded her follow up hit, Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going) in 1965. With constant touring and festival performance Barbara continues to delight audiences with her singing and funky guitar playing. Lil’ Wayne proved that great songs last forever by sampling Barbara’s classic composition I’m a Good Woman!
Larry Lange kicks off the show with a set of swamp pop classics and backs up Barbara and Archie for the night! Larry Lange stepped out to front his own band, The Lonely Knights, in 2006 after a career backing legends such as Delbert McClinton, Doug Sahm, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more great artists to celebrate the great songs popularized on the Old Highway 90 circuit.
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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!