Hear The Soundtrack of the Gulf at a free concert from Bayou Music Series

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Kick back and enjoy a free, outdoor concert showcasing The Soundtrack of the Gulf at Emancipation Park Cultural Arts Center on Sunday evening, September 23, 2018 from 6pm to 9:30pm. 

Update: 9/21/18: This event was relocated to the Emancipation Park Cultural Arts Center from The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, due to expected heavy rains.

Update 9/13/18: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 15, but was postponed due to expected inclement weather. 

Houston’s popular Bayou City Music Series resumes with the first of a three-part fall concert series highlighting the voices and sounds that shaped the Gulf Coast region.

The Soundtrack of the Gulf invites the public to revel in the diverse blend of genres, singers, and styles that call the third coast home.

Ahead of the live music, a local market featuring vendors with original products opens at 6pm. Musical entertainment takes the stage at 7pm.

All ages are welcome and blankets for the lawn are highly encouraged. Food trucks will be on site, plus the grown ups will be glad to find beer and wine available for purchase.

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Line-up

The Soundtrack of the Gulf kicks off with vocalist Annika Chambers, an Iraq war veteran, who uses her powerful voice to blur lines between jazz and blues.

Archie Bell, former lead singer of Archie Bell & The Drells, will follow with his early soul and funk stylings, including his Billboard-topping single, “Tighten Up”, from 1968.

The great Port Arthur zydeco accordionist C.J. Chenier—son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier—headlines this concert.

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The Bayou City Music Series

A new concert series presented by the Kinder Foundation, the Bayou City Music Series honors Houston’s great jazz, blues and zydeco musicians with a series a free concerts.

After wrapping its successful summer series, the concerts continue this fall at three landmark Houston parks—The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, Emancipation Park, and Discovery Green. This is the first of the three concerts.

October’s concert lands in Emancipation Park on Saturday, October 13, 2018, and will feature Jason Moran and HSPVA jazz as part of the Jazz in the Tre program.

The fall series wraps up on Saturday, November 10, 2018 with Diunna Greenleaf and James Francies performing blues, jazz, and soul at Discovery Green.

Click here for more information on the Bayou City Music Series fall concerts. 

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Bayou City Music Series: Soundtrack of the Gulf in Concert at Buffalo Bayou Park

Update: 9/21/18: This event was relocated to the Emancipation Park Cultural Arts Center from The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, due to expected heavy rains.

Update 9/13/18: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 15, but was postponed one week due to expected inclement weather. 

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