Ruben Moreno & Zydeco ReEvolution (Friday, 12-2pm) Chicano-Creole artist from Houston, Texas having begun playing professionally at age 13 playing Rubboard with some of Zydeco’s greatest performers such as CJ Chennier, Leroy Thousand and Andre Thierry. Drawing on his rich musical roots, he captures both the Louisiana and the Texas Zydeco sound.
Boomtown Brass Band (Friday, 3-5pm) Formed in 2015, the musicians of Boomtown Brass Band evolved into a performing ensemble steeped in the traditions of authentic 1920s hot jazz. The Boomtown sound begins with the classic New Orleans jazz style, travels north to include Chicago’s “dixieland” style, visits the early 1930s “gypsy jazz” guitar style, and finally adds in a touch of New Orleans second line for good measure.
The Mighty Orq (Saturday, 12-2pm) The Mighty Orq is one of Texas’s most exceptional and hardest working talents. Born in Houston, Orq has a sound that is as diverse and unique as his hometown. His performances include music spanning numerous genres, but all flavored by elements of the Texas Gulf Coast. With an arresting and nuanced voice, and singular guitar style, The Mighty Orq is powerfully soulful.
Sergio Trevino & Friends (Saturday, 3-5pm) Sergio Trevino, a Houston music scene mainstay for 20 years, has garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times and Texas Monthly for his work with Buxton. More recently, he has been working with the band Ancient Cat Society, and is set to release a full-length record this year. Sergio and Friends' unique style, blending twang and groove, has kept them busy over the last year.
De Cuba Quartet (Sunday, 12-2pm) De Cuba Quartet is a group comprised of musicians whose goal is to promote their Cuban culture through music of Cuba and Latin America. Tatiana Sunday Safonts is the lead singer, Yoan Alonso on bass, Felix Melo on keyboards and Luis “Wicho” Ricardo on percussion. They play locally at Gypsy Poet and Toulouse Cafe.
Gary Cain (Sunday, 3-5pm) Gary Cain is a Canadian-born, Austin-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter with one foot planted firmly in the blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else. He’s been called “ridiculously talented” and a “jaw-dropper” by Blues Matters Magazine, and is considered by many to be among the top guitar players in the blues-world.
Hope Cowan (Saturday, 2-4pm)
Batalá Houston (Sunday, 12-12:30pm): Batalá Houston is a local percussion group that is part of worldwide movement that plays the energetic and contagious rhythms of Samba Reggae and Samba Afro, which come from Bahia, a state in northeastern Brasil. The Houston group is made up of people of all walks of life who share a deep respect and passion for Brazil and its people, especially Afro Brazilian and Native Brazilian cultural and artistic expressions. We love the music we play and desire to cultivate positivity and inclusion through vibrant culture and music.
Brass With Class - Zachary Lerner (Friday, 11am-1pm): Zachary has a rich professional background, from his beginnings with the 101st Airborne Division Band to touring with Grammy Award winning blues artists and finally, settling down in Houston as an in demand free-lance artist.
Fred Lowery (Sunday, 1-3pm) Long-time Houstonian and current Brenham resident Fred Lowery has been performing in and around Texas, both as a solo artist and in the band Kirby and the Kruisers. Fred loves to entertain his audiences by playing a broad range of pop, rock, and country tunes on guitar, ukulele, and harmonica.
KPRC 2 HITCH Stage
String Theory (Friday, 10:30am-12pm) String Theory is a jazz group from Houston, presenting music from the great American songbook, jazz standards and originals. The featuring of jazz cello and violin is what makes their sound unique.
Guillermo Serpas (Friday, 1-2:30pm) Guillermo Serpas is a Nuevo Flamenco guitarist based in Houston TX. His unique style combines a fusion of Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, and World Music. He's recorded several albums of all original music, and recently released his CD 'The Muses Brew' in Jan 2019.
Amber Nicholson (Friday, 3:30-5pm) Formerly the lead singer and front person for a budding indie outfit, Amber has now stepped out on her own with her striking new EP, tellingly-titled Far Away Dreaming. Co-produced by Amber and Jacob Meador -- who also engineered -- at Orchestrate Sound in Needville, Texas, it boasts five original songs penned by Amber that run a gamut of emotion veering from a casual caress to sultry sensuality.
Supper Party (Saturday, 10:30am-12pm) Supper Party brings you a delicate blend of folk, blues, indie, and even a little rock and roll. The band’s main dish, husband and wife duo Shane and Kayla Doyle, have combined their backgrounds of Texas Country, Musical Theatre, and Classical training to create an Ethereal Americana Folk sound coupled with a southern-inspired edge. To experience their performance is to hop inside of their love story.
Elise Morrison (Saturday, 1-2:30pm) Southern songstress, soon to release her first full length album, this Houstonian, single mom honky-tonk woman shares her brand of Texicana, singer-songwriter originals with Bayou City Art Festival 2023.
Jes Schneider (Saturday, 3:30-5pm) Jes Schneider is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Houston, Texas. Through songs that resonate from his soul, Jes reveals his passion,love, and desire for music through his self written tunes combining elements of rock, blues, country, and folk with his powerful vocals
Ben Clifton Trio (Sunday, 10:30am-12pm) Ben Clifton is a sought-after jazz pianist in the Houston music scene. He leads his own piano trio while also performing as a sideman for many jazz and singer-songwriter acts, such as the official B.B. King Tribute band and his work with Amanda Pascali. Clifton released his first EP Reflection in 2016 and is currently working on his next trio album.
DeSoto Rose (Sunday, 1-2:30pm) DeSoto Rose, formerly The Wonderfolk, has become one of Houston's favorite cover bands performing Americana, Indie, Folk Rock, Alt Country, and a few 90s throw-backs for good measure. DeSoto Rose is: Heidi Kaim (vocals), Nick Karam (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Andy Bost (bass), Cameron Clark (keyboard, banjo), Frans Sluiter (guitar), Bruce Godzina (percussion), and Mead Turner (vocals, fiddle).
El Turko Sonidero (Sunday, 3:30-5pm) Edgar Anguilu, originally born in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, came to the United States in 1991. His record selection consists of cumbia (all types), ska, rocksteady, punk, goth, and other Spanish classics. Playing music and introducing people to new sounds from around the world is a passion for him. He loves to play records that embrace his culture and make people dance.