HOUSTON (September 1, 2023) – The Plaza at Avenida Houston will come alive Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 6-9 p.m. with Latin and Mexican Regional Music in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Presented by Houston First Corporation (HFC), Party on the Plaza is free and open to the public as part of the organization’s recognition and appreciation of the contributions of Latinos and Hispanic Americans.

Showcasing local, live, diverse entertainment is part of HFC’s commitment to support programming that reflects the rich tapestry of cultures and people who make up Houston’s vibrant community.

This year’s featured artist is SHEKERE Band, directed by singer and musician Agustin Nava who combines his Venezuelan roots with his American influence. Nava trained as a young child on the Cuatro Venezolano (a traditional Venezuelan guitar), playing his version of Spanish pop rock.

Grupo Vadenagi is one of very few female-dominated Norteño groups in what is still a male-dominated regional music genre. Grupo says its mission is clear: to empower women, promote family wellness and keep Norteño music traditions alive!

In addition to live music, Avenida de las Americas street will be closed to traffic as Houston First Corporation partners with Discovery Green to bring Flea by Night, an open-air market featuring local artisans and small businesses selling a variety of goods.

Visitors will be able to discover new handmade, recycled, repurposed, local goods as well as enjoy free live music at Party on the Plaza.

For photos and bios go here. For information on parking, places to dine and stay when visiting The Plaza at Avenida Houston, go here.


About Houston First Corporation:
Houston First Corporation (HFC) is a local government corporation and the official destination marketing organization for the country's fourth largest city. In addition to serving as operator for the George R. Brown Convention Center and some of Houston's most prominent art, entertainment, and event venues, HFC is focused on promoting the city's vibrancy and rich tapestry of culture. By harnessing the city's collective energy, ambition, and creativity, including its diverse culinary scene, world-renowned performing arts, medical and space innovation, and elite filming locations, HFC is solidifying Houston as a premier national and global destination. For the latest news and info regarding HFC, visit www.houstonfirst.com.

HFC Contacts:
Carolyn Campbell (832) 982-9902
Jennie Bui-McCoy (832) 374-3994
Celia Morales (713) 444-0507

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