- Houston Int’l Jazz Fest presents The Down-Beat Kick-Off Party
- When: Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Music World Music Entertainment Complex
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- $15 for one ticket (up to $26.62 value)
- $25 for two tickets (up to $36.87 value)
- What It Is: the annual kick-off party to the Houston Int’l Jazz Fest, a festival born 25 years ago to help support underserved student musicians within the community.
- What to Expect: live bands, a burlesque host, art exhibits, a DJ, and educational jazz and art exhibits plus cuisine, spirits and beer, and complimentary margaritas in a large complex with both inside and outside venues and stages
- This year’s theme: “Honoring Tradition and Shaping the Future”, creating a broadened perspective on jazz by exploring its inspiration and influence on genres including blues, electronic, and rock
- Sponsors include: Music World Music Entertainment, TeQava Tequila/Margarita, Resignation Brewery – KCCO Beer, Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KTSU Radio 90.9 FM, KOCH, Houston TV, Fox TV, Comcast Community Partners, Lightnin’ Records, and Eugot Entertainment.
- Event admission includes: complimentary margaritas from Teqava for every couple’s ticket, as well as tickets to Teqava’s festival in October