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Bayou City Music Series: “Soundtrack of the Gulf” (Rescheduled and new location)


NEW LOCATION: Please note we have moved Sunday’s event indoors to Emancipation Park Cultural Center (3018 Emancipation Avenue). Thank you!

Sunday, September 23 (Rescheduled from Saturday, September 15)
Market: 6-9pm
Concert: 7-9pm
Emancipation Park Cultural Center (3018 Emancipation Avenue)
Limited capacity

The Bayou City Music Series resumes this fall with free performances at Discovery Green, Emancipation Park and The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The concert series, made possible by the Kinder Foundation, honors the great jazz, blues and zydeco musicians of Houston and Southeast Texas.

The fall series kicks off with The Soundtrack of the Gulf. The great Port Arthur zydeco accordionist C.J. Chenier—son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier—headlines this concert which features opening performances by vocalist Annika Chambers, an Iraq war veteran whose powerful voice blurs lines between jazz and blues, and Archie Bell, former lead singer of Archie Bell & The Drells, whose early funk single “Tighten Up” topped Billboard’s R&B and pop charts in 1968.

This event will include a market featuring local vendors with original products and will be open beginning at 6pm and throughout the concert.

Parking options:  Parking available on Tuam and Hutchins streets