Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Market Street Events in the Woodlands, TX

Market Street – The Woodlands presents the return of its popular, month-long Fall Concert Series every Thursday night in October when some of the area’s hottest musical talents perform right in Market Street’s Central Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and unwind to the live music sounds from renowned local artists every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, October 1 – 29. Or, enjoy the concert sounds while dining on the patios at Jasper’s, CrĂș – A Wine Bar, Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe, UNI Sushi or any other Market Street restaurant. All Market Street fashion retailers also are open before and after during each concert performance.

Scheduled performers include:

Moodafaruka October 1

Level One October 8

Althea Renee October 15

The Brew October 22

Grady Gaines
and the Texas Upsetters October 29

Fred Astaire Dance Studios will be performing in Central Park on Oct. 1, 15, 29 and invite attendees to join them on the floor.

Concert fans are reminded to visit for updated schedules and information. Located across the street from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Market Street is bound by Lake Woodlands Drive, Lake Robbins Drive, Grogan’s Mill Road and Six Pines Drive.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Woodlands Rotary Club will present its 1st annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27

The Woodlands Rotary Club will present its 1st annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, at Town Green Park, located along The Waterway and adjacent to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

All proceeds from Oktoberfest will go directly to The Woodlands Rotary Club Foundation, a 501c(3) organization, to raise funds for local students’ scholarships. The event is expected to attract festival-goers from around the area, many dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes.

"The success of the Tomball German Heritage Festival, held in late March, highlights the attractive nature and spirit of the German heritage in our area. Our Oktoberfest will exemplify the true spirit of the traditional fall harvest festivals in Germany. There will be something fun to do for all ages," says Bob Schucker, The Woodlands Rotary Club’s President and Oktoberfest chairperson. "

This family-oriented Oktoberfest will feature music from German bands as well as authentic German food. Oktoberfest Bavarian souvenirs will also be for sale in the festival's craft vendor fair.

Ticket prices are $10 per person, 10 years and older; $5 for children 2 years – 10 years old; and free for children under 2 years. For more information about advanced ticket purchases or the event, visit Rotary’s Oktoberfest site.

For sure in Texas

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