Postponed: Jazzy Sundays in the Parks with Mavis Staples Kickoff

Postponed: Jazzy Sundays in the Parks with Mavis Staples Kickoff
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A series of free concerts to celebrate the great musical legacy of jazz in Houston.

POSTPONED: The Jazzy Sundays in the Parks series, made possible by the Kinder Foundation, is postponed. Please check back for more details soon, including a rescheduling of Mavis Staples’ kickoff concert.

Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, is partnering with Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Emancipation Park Conservancy this spring to celebrate the legacy of jazz in Houston with Jazzy Sundays in the Parks, a free live music series made possible by the Kinder Foundation.

Acclaimed American gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples, headlines the series kickoff concert at Discovery Green on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. with an opening performance by emerging jazz star and Houston native Marcos Varela.

The series features free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday in April at Discovery Green in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), presented in partnership with DACAMERA. Each concert will be preceded by a free workshop where kids can learn about music and instruments.

Jazzy Sundays continues with concerts and children’s music workshops every Sunday in May at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, starting with a performance from Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band on Sunday, May 3, and throughout June at the historic Emancipation Park, including a special performance by Houston Jazz Collective Featuring Andre Hayward during the Emancipation Park Conservancy’s annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The events are free to attend.

Jazzy Sundays Event Details
Series kickoff with Mavis Staples at Discovery Green
Opening act: Houston native Marcos Varela
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7–10 p.m.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

April at Discovery Green
celebrating JAM – Jazz Appreciation Month in partnership with DACAMERA
Music workshops at 3 p.m., followed by concerts from 4–6 p.m.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

The Sam Dinkins, III Quintet; Boomtown Brass
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Woody Witt Quartet; Darrell Lavigne Quartet
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Raquel Cepeda; Marlon Simon
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Phase 1; Jose-Miguel Yamal
Sunday, April 26, 2020


May at Buffalo Bayou Park
Music workshops at 3 p.m., followed by concerts from 4–6 p.m.
The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

June at Emancipation Park
Music workshops at 3 p.m., followed by concerts from 4–6 p.m., except for June 13**
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, TX 77004

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