Music will celebrate Texas Independence Day in Friendswood.
To kickoff the weekend, three nights of entertainment will be happening at Friends Uncorked.
On Thursday, March 2, Baytown born singer Jeremy Kilgore will host open mic night at 7 p.m. Kilgore is a popular returning artist to the establishment at 111 S. Friendswood Drive.
Friday night brings Bobby T, guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Greg Afek will be performing Saturday night at 7 p.m.
“These guys play all around the Galveston County area and are really good,” Friends Uncorked General Manager Janel Yarberry said.
Friends Uncorked will also have a presence Saturday night at the Texas Music Fest down the street at Captain’s Corner Shopping Center. The store will have a tent selling tee shirts, glasses, and gift baskets and will have an employee there to talk about and take party reservations.
Dunn Brothers Coffee next door to Friends Uncorked will also have a kickoff to Texas Independence weekend.
Local country music singer-songwriter Alyssa May will be performing from 7 – 9:30 p.m. March 3 in a free concert in the outdoor patio at Dunn Brothers Coffee in Friendswood.
May, 22, is from Pearland and is the great niece of late folk singer-songwriter Jean Ritchie who penned tunes for Johnny Cash, as well as Dolly Parton’s girl group, Trio. May intends to continue Ritchie’s legacy through her own songwriting achievements.
Dunn Brothers Coffee is located at 201 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood.
The second Texas Music Fest is set for March 4 from 2 – 9 p.m.
Held in Downtown Friendswood at the Captain’s Corner Shopping Center at the corner of FM 2351 and FM 518, the event sponsored by Ron Carter-Clear Lake and The Original Ron Carter-Alvin, offers food, vendors, exhibits and live entertainment from Country artists Cory Morrow (headliner), Josh Ward, Two Tons of Steel and The Junior Gordon Band. Tickets are $10 with VIP tickets also available for $125.
For more information, go to www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org.
Story by Karolyn Gephart