Two-time Grammy-nominated, New Orleans-based soul, funk, hip-hop band Tank and the Bangas dropped a joy bomb on Discovery Green to kick off the spring UHD Thursday Night Concerts.
Tarriona “Tank” Ball has a voice that reaches out and grabs an audience’s attention. She’s at once playful, confident and powerful. So, when she asked Discovery Green to jump up on stage and wiggle with her, the crowd was happy to jump up. From adults, to tots just barely able to walk, dancing ensued.
Opening for Tank and the Bangas was Houston’s own Sunami Force, a roots reggae band led by Rohan Whyte. The band set the tone for the evening with good vibes and grooves.
Thank you, Houston, for showing up and sharing the love. Please consider joining the community of donors who make joyful moments like these possible. The Discovery Green Conservancy’s spring fundraising campaign needs to raise $30,000 by the end of May. Donate now.
Take a look through the photos above for more. And make plans now for the rest of the UHD Thursday Night Concerts series for spring of 2023:
From: Austin via Colombia and Miami
Sounds like: A fusion of Afro-Colombian, Reggae and Latin world beat
Sounds like: Rock, Latin, pop, soul reggae and blues
Sounds like: Electronic sound mixed with cumbia, reggaeton and plus perreo
Sounds like: RnB and pop
Sounds like: Neo soul, and jazz
From: New Orleans
Sounds like: deep funk grooves and pure joy, a “portable Mardi Gras dance party”
Sounds like: Indie, soul psych
Thursday, May 25
From: San Antonio
Sounds like: country honky tonk rock
Ms Mack & The Daddies
Sounds like: soul
Sounds like: soul, funk and psych rock to a world beat
Sounds like: rock/pop, melodic, grungy and fun