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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival
Grammy nominee and Blues Music Award winner Ruthie Foster will be the concert headliner at the 8th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, a Showcase of Visual and Performing Arts set for Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 6 pm along The Woodlands Waterway® and in Town Green Park. Foster is scheduled to perform at 3 pm on Sunday, April 14 on the Palette Café Stage, near The Woodlands Waterway.

Texas native Ruthie Foster is a consecutive Blues Music Award Winner, winning Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. She was also recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Blues Album, Let It Burn, and in 2009 was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for The Truth According to Ruthie Foster. She is a multiple winner at the Austin Music Awards, winning Best Female Vocalist in 2007-2008 and Best Folk Artist in 2004-2005.

Foster’s newest album, Let It Burn, is “a captivating blend of soul, blues, gospel, New Orleans funk, folk, rock and R&B,” stated the Los Angeles Times.

Patrons of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival enjoy a full schedule of performing arts concerts throughout the festival weekend, according to Festival Director Jenny Wright. In addition to Foster’s performance, the schedule includes Emily Elbert, The Grace Wright Quartet, Level One Band, Step Rideau, Zydeco Outlaws, Texas Johnny Boy with Milton Hopkins, and Texas Johnny Brown.

Ranked #9 among the Top 100 Arts Festivals in the U.S. by ArtFair Source Book, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival attracted more than 15,000 people last year. This juried arts festival features over 200 artists displaying a variety of original artwork in mediums including clayworks, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and emerging artists.

For detailed information about the festival and to purchase tickets online ($10 or $15 for a weekend pass; children 12 and under admitted free), visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.com.

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The Woodlands Waterway Square – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend With Free Concerts and Fireworks

The Woodlands Waterway Square Fireworks

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with fireworks presented by Wells Fargo, vendors, live music, face painting, a balloonist and more as The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts “Memorial Day in The Woodlands,” May 26 – 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Waterway Square.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy sounds from local country favorite, The Sheila Marshall Band, as the group takes to the stage on Saturday, May 26 from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. followed by the top cover band, Rapture, from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

The fun continues on Sunday, May 27 with live music from Houston’s hottest party band, 11th Hour, from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Another Houston favorite, Park Avenue, will play music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

A fireworks display, presented by Wells Fargo, will light up the night’s sky each evening beginning at 8:55 p.m., weather permitting. Organizers say Waterway Square offers the best viewing for fireworks.

Memorial Day in The Woodlands is free and open to the public thanks to Wells Fargo, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, University of Phoenix, Munday Chevrolet, Wrights Printing, and Kroger.

Attendees to Memorial Day in The Woodlands will find parking in the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and curbside along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza and Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the parking lots at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place and the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive.

Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center.

For more information on the event or special Memorial Day weekend hotel offerings, visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com/memorialday.asp or call 281-363-2447.

Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is an emerging destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 190 miles of hike-and-bike trails, the 1,700-acre Mitchell Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and kayaking on The Woodlands Waterway, Lake Woodlands and 121 parks. The Woodlands features world-class golf and was the home of the Shell Houston Open for 17 years. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,500 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.

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The Woodlands “LIVE AT NIGHT” Returns To The Woodlands Waterway Square

The Woodlands Live At Night

Another season of the popular outdoor concert series “Live at Night,” returns to Waterway Square in The Woodlands every Saturday in March from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This year’s free concert series feature a variety of entertainers including rocking Texas country band Dunville, classic rock and blues sensation Heated Frenzy, contemporary jazz group Jazz Avenue, classic rock rhythm and blues band RockitBayou and the cover band Soulshine.

Live at Night’s spring entertainment schedule is as follows:
• March 3, 2012 – Dunville
• March 10, 2012 – Heated Frenzy
• March 17, 2012 – Jazz Avenue
• March 24, 2012 – RockitBayou
• March 31, 2012 – Soulshine

Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center.

“Live at Night has become one of the most popular live music settings in the area,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With the Fountains at Waterway Square as its backdrop, people of all ages flock to enjoy the scenic venue while listening to the sounds of local and regional favorites.”

“Live at Night” attendees will find limited, free curbside parking along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place, and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking also is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (located at corner of Fountain Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court). Additional uncovered parking is available in the surface parking lot along the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place.

“Live at Night” is free and open to the public, thanks to generous sponsors including Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, The Woodlands Development Company and Munday Chevrolet.

For more information on The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, please visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com or call 281-363-2447. You can also “like” The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodlands or “follow” on Twitter. www.twitter.com/TheWoodlandsCVB.

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The Woodlands 2011 Battle Of The Bands Concert

The Woodlands Waterway Square

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2011 Battle of the Bands concert, which is set for Friday, September 30, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Waterway Square. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 9, 2011.

There are three ways bands can apply for the competition: in person, online or by mail. Apply in person at The Woodlands Recreation Center located at 5310 Research Forest Drive.

To apply online, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov, and click Recreation and then Program Registration and Facility Request. Click View Activities then enter Battle of the Bands in the keyword box.

To apply by mail, print a copy of the contest application that can be found on The Woodlands Township Web site or at The Woodlands Recreation Center and mail it to the Recreation Center. To view the Battle of the Bands web page, visit the Township Web site and click Recreation, Programs and Events, then Battle of the Bands.

There is a $15 audition fee. All auditions will be held at The Woodlands Recreation Center on Tuesday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Audition times will be assigned.

For more information about the Battle of the Bands contest, please call 281-210-3950. For more information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Source: TWT

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The Woodlands Waterway Square Live Music

The Woodlands Waterway Square

Live music and entertainment returns to Waterway Square this fall as the popular, free concert series, “Live at Night” returns every Saturday beginning September 10, 2011 thru October 1, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This free event features a variety of entertainers including:
• September 10 – Shellee Coley and Folk Family Revival
• September 17 – Tim Nichols and Southern Slang
• September 24 – Bayou Roux
• October 1 – Yelba

“This event has become a favorite among visitors to The Woodlands and we look forward to kicking off the fall season with great music,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Live at Night attendees will find parking in the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court), 24 Waterway Parking Garage (at corner of Fountain Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the surface parking lot at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place and the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive as well as curbside along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place and Timberloch Place. Parking costs vary.
Live at Night is open to the public thanks to the generous sponsors: The Woodlands Development Company, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, Munday Chevrolet and Berripop Frozen Yogurt.
Waterway Square, located along Lake Robbins Drive between Waterway Avenue and Woodloch Forest Drive, features a 120-foot long, 10-foot high stone water wall where ribbons of water flow down seven terraced levels to a lower pond with 20 cascade jets. The water wall is flanked by stairs and stepped water cascades, all leading to an upper fountain containing 80 jets and three boomer jets that shoot water up to 75 feet high. The water jets, waterfalls and cascades are designed to create a variety of displays and effects ranging from the subtle flow of water over a stone wall to dancing columns of water, to intense bursts of water shooting several stories into the air. Waterway Square features seven speakers on the upper level and 12 speakers on the lower level.
For more details on Live At Night, visit www.TheFountainsAtWaterwaySquare.com and click on “Live at Night” or call 281-363-2447. Also, follow The Woodlands on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodlands.

Visit Michele Flory at www.MicheleFlory.com for more information on The Woodlands.