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ENTERTAINMENT

Interested in performing at Bayou City Art Festival? 

Send all inquiries to our entertainment director 
sara@bayoucityartfestival.com

2024 DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

KPRC 2 HITCH STAGE

Saturday

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Saturday 10:30am - 12:00pm 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.

Sunday

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Sunday 10:30am - 12:00pm DeSoto Rose has become one of Houston's favorite cover bands performing Americana, Indie, Folk Rock, Alt Country, and Classic Rock. DeSoto Rose is: Heidi Kaim (vocals), Nick Karam (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Andy Bost (bass), Cameron Clark (keyboard, banjo), Frans Sluiter (guitar), and Bruce Godzina (percussion), with guest vocalist Ayesha Najam.

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Saturday 1:00pm - 2:30pm Houston-based The Modern Standard is comprised of pianist Ben Clifton, bassist AJ Moyler, and drummer Graeme Francis. They began performing together in late 2023, and have carved out a space in Houston’s diverse jazz scene with their emphasis on original compositions, sophisticated arrangements, and infectious grooves.

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Sunday 1:00pm - 2:30pm Houston’s Hot City Brass Band is a respectful nod to the New Orleans style second-line band. They draw on the tradition but also add their own twist of pop, classic soul and 90’s r&b covers that leave you feeling nostalgic and keep the party going.

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Saturday 3:30pm - 5:00pm The Broken Spokes are a beloved Texas traditional country outfit with a name synonymous with country due to the famous Austin honky tonk. This well-seasoned outfit's put in the time honing their craft in honky tonks across Texas, perfectly illustrating the textbook definition of country music in its purest form.

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WINE GARDEN STAGE

Saturday

Saturday 11:00am - 12:30pm Danielle Reich is a jazz, swing, and French chanson vocalist performing in southeast and central Texas. Danielle has been featured at the Trinity Jazz Festival, the Manouche NW Concert Series, the Houston Composers Salon, the Austin Jazz Festival, Houston Fringe Festival, and the Western Swing Hall of Fame, and will perform at LuluFest Austin in 2024.

Saturday 1:30pm - 3:00pm “Too foreign for here, too foreign for home, and never enough for both” – Amanda Pascali’s music is as unique as it is universal. Her powerful storytelling and enchanting timbre take us on a journey of beauty and human connection.

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Sunday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm LaQuin is a saxophonist, educator, and songwriter from Houston, TX. He is a graduate of HSPVA and holds a BA in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. LaQuin & the Family Tree Band are a mission driven funk and improvisation band consisting of saxophone, drums, guitar, turntables, vocalist, and LaQuin’s on spot arrangements by Ableton Push.

Sunday

Sunday 11:00am - 12:30pm Raquel Cepeda is a jazz singer and songwriter who brings the best styles and rhythms from around the world to the refined language and aesthetics of jazz. Her latest album “Passion” was nominated for “Best Jazz Album” at the 2020 Pepsi Music Awards.

Sunday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Horace Alexander Young is a 21st Century musician whose combined saxophone and vocal style revisits the sensitivity and grit of Lester Young and Cannonball Adderley, and the smoothness and grace of Nat King Cole. After 30+ years in the music business playing, arranging, composing and recording music for other artists his focus now is on his personal artistry and mentoring the next generation of musicians.

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Saturday 4:00pm - 5:30pm Gracie Chavez is an ambassador for the Texas music scene. She honed her taste-making skills on the decks to earn top accolades and Houston’s Best DJ (2016). She also co-founded Bombón, a collective DJ/musicians based on screwmbia, Houston rap and tropical bass who made a cultural impact in the Lone Star State.

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Sunday 4:00pm - 5:30pm An H Town Charlie DJ set is a world funk and jazz journey through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. He mixes in live percussion from Cuba and Brazil to elevate the experience for the listeners, who quickly become dancers.

ROAMING MUSICIANS

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Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm 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.

Sunday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ACTIVE IMAGINATION ZONE

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Sunday 2:30pm - 3:30pm Acoustic Trance, Psychotropic Jungle Lullabies, Original Heavy Metal

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Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm Folk artist, Art Car Artist, Portrait Artist; Bonnie Blue has done it all. She has made her career as a successful, fun, exotic, funky, one-of-a-kind artist. 95% of all the art materials she uses in her works are recycled.

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Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm Jennifer Lang is a multifaceted artist in Houston, TX whose life and art revolve around the mantra to keep playing.

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