Jazzy Sundays - Free concerts coming to Houston Parks this Fall

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Gear up for enthralling Sundays this Fall with free concerts in Houston parks! Discovery Green partners with Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Emancipation Park Conservancy, and DACAMERA this Fall to celebrate the legacy of jazz in Houston.

Jazzy Sundays in the Parks is a free, live music series that has been made possible due to a significant contribution from the Kinder Foundation. The series features free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday in September at Emancipation Park, every October Sunday at Discovery Green, and every November Sunday at Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park.

Free Concerts in Houston Parks – Event Schedule

Emancipation Park – September

The concerts will be preceded by music workshops led by Young Audiences of Houston at 3 PM. The shows will start from 4 PM until 6 PM. The address of the events is 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, TX 77004. The event schedule is as follows,

  • Conrad Johnson Orchestra (Sunday, September 5, 2021)
  • Diunna Greenleaf / Joe Carmouche (Sunday, September 12, 2021)
  • Lavelle White (Sunday, September 19, 2021)
  • Chubby Carrier (Sunday, September 26, 2021)

Discovery Green – October

Jazzy Sundays - Free concerts coming to Houston Parks this Fall

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At 3 PM, there will be a workshop for young musicians featuring Sam Dinkins Dinky Drum Company, programmed by DACAMERA and followed by concerts from 4 PM to 6 PM. The musical action will take place at 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Here’s the event schedule.

  • Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits; The Raquel Cepeda Septet (October 3, 2021)
  • Jose-Miguel Yamal & Phase 1 (October 10, 2021)
  • The Sam Dinkins, III Quintet; Vanguard Collective (October 17, 2021)
  • Sea Breeze; Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet (October 24, 2021)
  • The Kendall Moore Quintet; DACAMERA Young Artists Jazz Trio (October 31, 2021)

Buffalo Bayou Park – November

Jazzy Sundays - Free concerts coming to Houston Parks this Fall

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Young Audiences of Houston will conduct a music workshop at 3 PM, and then the concerts will take place from 4 PM to 6 PM. The event address is 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007, and the schedule is,

  • David Caceres (November 7, 2021)
  • Jewel Brown (November 14, 2021)
  • The Peterson Brothers (November 21, 2021)
  • Crystal Thomas (November 28, 2021)

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

About Emancipation Park Conservancy

Emancipation Park Conservancy is a non-profit charitable corporation. It was established in 2014 to restore, manage and enhance Emancipation Park. The conservancy works with a purpose to create an open space of community and environmental excellence while, at the same time, preserving the park’s integrity and historical roots. To know more about the park, click here.

About Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created through a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. The park opened in 2008 and has welcomed over six million visitors and hosted over 2,000 public and private events. Discovery Green Conservancy works with several programming partners to present three exciting seasons every year. To know more, click here.

About Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park was established in 1986. Its focus is the 10 square mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive through downtown’s heart into the East End and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. The park hosts several diverse events throughout the year. To know more about the park, click here.

About Kinder Foundation

The Kinder Foundation is a non-profit organization, incepted in 1997. The foundation supports transformational urban projects in Houston and a range of quality of life and education initiatives. To know more about the Kinder Foundation, click here.


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