UHD Thursday Night Concert Series
Live music at Discovery Green is back this spring with Thursday Night Concerts sponsored by UHD.
Ren Patrick and Oliver Penn
April 7, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Ren Patrick has toured the country with acts such as Drake Bell, Trevor Jackson, Justine Skye, Badflower, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas and many others. She has worked with members of Panic at The Disco, The Hush Sound, Plain White T’s, and has sold songs to the legendary founder of Motown, Berry Gordy. She was also a contestant on American Idol! Opening for Ren Patrick is Oliver Penn who combines his reverence for traditional music with his interest in modern technique to create a unique sound he calls “sad boy soul.”
Negami and Amanda Solis
April 14, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Negami’s energetic musical style is twisting and turning the stifling image of Tejano music backward, forward and on its head. The Houston-based band brings a fresh spin on the traditional sounds. This new wave of Tejano is here to stay! Opening for Negami is Texas City native Amanda Solis who spent the last few years paying tribute to Tejano icon Selena by expertly recreating the late singer’s looks, moves and voice onstage.
AJ McQueen and American Psychos
April 28, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
AJ McQueen lives in Houston where he mixes lyricism with organic creativity. He most recently released a mixtape series called “Goat-ish”, offering a new fresh, organic, and captivating sound to Hip Hop, this generation, and the world at large! Opening for McQueen is American Psychos who will chest bump you and teach you the secret handshake if you call them “legit punk.”
Las Fenix and Morena Roas
May 5, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Las Fenix are a group of five sisters and talented musicians from Houston, Texas that have gathered a following over the years with their charisma, performances, and love for Regional Mexican music. From an original, to a norteño classic and cumbia, their live performances are full of energy and fun. Opening for Las Fenix is Morena Roas, a phenomenal Houston-based artist, singer, and rapper. She has had the opportunity and pleasure to perform on the most iconic stages in the city of Houston and beyond becoming a true staple artist of the city.
Girl Ultra and Tee Vee
May 12, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Nan De Miguel comes to music better known as Girl Ultra. This project was born in Mexico City, based on the nostalgia for late 80’s, early 90’s silky smooth sounds and contemporary soul but in her own language: Spanish. With the release of the two albums ‘Boys EP’ and ‘Adios’, she opened a brand-new path for herself and upcoming Latin alternative R&B artists. Opening for Girl Ultra is Tee Vee, the musical guise of Teresa Vicinanza, a singer-songwriter, operating out of Houston, Texas.
Paul Wall featuring Doc Loc & the Swangers with DJ Mav
May 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Rapper, DJ and entrepreneur, Paul Wall is one of Texas's most successful independent musicians. Paul has been a Governor and Trustee for the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys), and with over 100 mixtapes and album releases, he continues to be a leader in hip-hop. Led by Dr. Henry Darragh, Doc Loc and the Swangers is a big band that puts an unusual twist to famous Houston hip-hop by arranging it for big band and small group. Their first single released in 2018, “Sittin’ Sidewayz” featuring updated verses by Paul Wall and Big Pokey. Opening act DJ Mav who creates mixes that stimulate the senses and satisfy the sonic appetites of all listeners.
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