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Texas City Music by The Bay Festival • September 13 & 14, 2013

Aug 13, 2013 12:40AM ● Published by SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF

The 6th Annual Texas City Music Festival is a quickly growing noted community festival showcasing a variety of Texas Country, Zydeco, Blues and local talent the weekend after Labor Day since 2006.  Austin-based bands like Marcia Bell and Kevin Fowler, Galveston’s own Hamilton Loomis, Zydeco great Leroy Thomas and powerhouse Randy Rogers Band were just a few of the acts in 2011.

This all-ages music festival has set itself apart by showing a commitment to booking emerging artists and big name entertainment.  Recognized for fostering a unifying community and fun atmosphere, the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has hosted groundbreaking big TEXAS MUSIC.  The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay is a local event with growing surrounding county appeal.

Activities The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has activities to keep both young and old entertained all day.  The wide variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors should satisfy any appetite. For the younger ones, there are a number of jump houses, a rock wall, European bungee jump, face painting, a fire safety house sponsored by Texas City Fire Department, and much more. The event’s Presenting Sponsor, First Choice Power, is hosting their 3rd annual tamale-eating contest held at the festival’s main stage.  For more information, please contact First Choice Power’s Texas City location at 409-949-9260.

Festival History Honoring the late great pianist CHARLES BROWN at Texas City’s first annual Blues Festival on November 3, 2007.  Charles Brown was a classically trained musician and learned to play the piano at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Church and was the composer as such hits as Driftin Blues, Trouble Blues, Get Yourself Another Fool, In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down.  Charles Brown developed a unique and popular piano style referred to as “cocktail blues.” Texas City is proud to host along with the Texas City Cultural Arts Foundation the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay.

Now in its sixth year, the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay, “A Charles Brown Day of Remembrance,” has progressed rapidly from its modest beginnings and blossomed into a musical event that attracts thousands of fans from across Galveston and Harris counties. By continually broadening the scope of featured music, the festival now provides wide appeal to music lovers of every age and genre.

The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has now added Friday night performances to bring the festival two days of live entertainment spotlighting local artists as well as top name bands in Texas Country music, Cajun & Zydeco, and, of course, Blues. In addition to the great line-up of musical entertainment planned, the festival offers a variety of activities, vendors and kids zone to entertain adults and children alike

Head out to Texas City’s beautiful Carlos Garza Sports Park, 3300 Magnolia, September 13 and 14, we promise you great music, amazing food, and fun for the whole family!

Purpose: To promote Cultural Arts within the City of Texas City and surrounding communities.

Mission Statement: In an effort to promote a greater appreciation of the arts, the Texas City Music Festival by the Bay presents and annual music festival of diverse music that fosters an atmosphere of collaborations and inspirations promoting the belief that all people are elevated through the experience of listening to great music together inspires the appreciation of culture and art.

Live Music, In Print Hamilton Loomis A Charles Brown Day of Remembrance Blues Carlos Garza Sports Park Charles Brown Driftin Blues Get Yourself Another Fool In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down Kevin Fowler Leroy Thomas Marcia Bell Randy Rogers Band Texas City Fire Department Texas City Music Fest by the Bay Texas City Music Festival Texas Country Trouble Blues Zydeco

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