Category Archives: Festival

MOJI to release “Desert Son” EP at Free Press Summer Festival

The Houston trifecta makes its major festival debut performing singles off their new EP “Desert Son,” available to the public on June 7 

1426191828257HOUSTON—Making their major festival debut, Houston indie-rock/jazz trio MOJI will release their newest EP “Desert Son” during their performance at Free Press Summer Festival on June 7th (www.fpsf.com). The band takes the Mars Stage at 12pm on Sunday June 7th with an expanded ensemble of seven members to perform their first two singles Ceasefire and Free as well as new and previously unheard tracks. Founded in 2014 and led by powerhouse front woman Moji Abiola, who has garnered attention from her international performances with legends Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard as well as an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the group has developed a unique and vibrant sound rooted in blues and jazz. The past year has seen MOJI perform at events and clubs throughout Houston, gaining recognition as one of the hottest new acts to follow in the city.

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The 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Rolls up to April 9-12, 2015

Earth Rover 1 by Dion LaurentHouston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is pleased to announce a fantastic weekend of events April 9-12, 2015 as part of the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend! What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston, drawing one of the largest crowds for any free public event all year. 2015 marks the first year that the Houston Art Car Parade will take place on its new permanent date, the second weekend in April – allowing for cooler and a more enjoyable experience for both participants and spectators alike.

Over the past 28 years, the Houston Art Car Parade has received national and international attention as being the premier celebration of self-expression and “the drive to create” – a representation of Houston’s unique entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Continue reading

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6th Annual MenilFest to take place Saturday May 3

DSC_1059Free public event features live music, readings, kids activities, art & book sale, and more

Back for the sixth year, now with a much shorter name (formerly called the Menil Community Arts Festival and Houston Indie Book Fest), MenilFest takes over the Menil Campus for an extraordinary day of FREE art and entertainment on Saturday, May 3, from 11AM to 6PM (rain or shine). Highlighting the diversity of the Menil neighborhood arts community, the festival will include musical performances, spoken word, Chakra tuning, literature, and visual art, all taking place on the Menil Collection lawn and the Menil Bookstore deck, as well as the Rothko Chapel and Houston Center for Photography.

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26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Set to Roll May 9-11, 2013

c5102a0e-3c91-4c7e-994c-26ff5ce12880Houston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is thrilled to announce a fantastic weekend of events May 9-11, 2013 as part of the 26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade! What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals 26 years ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day.  Continue reading

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