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EnergyFest Returns for Encore! Rock the Corridor April 5 with Live Music

03/21/2014

Local Food and Brews, Rock Climbing Wall and Pet Adoptions from BARC Round Out Energy Corridor Festival

HOUSTON, March 2014 – Back by popular demand, EnergyFest 2014 will Rock the Corridor, noon–5 p.m. Saturday April 5, with a lineup of live bands on stage at Parkway Village Plaza, on the corner of Briar Forest and Eldridge Parkway. Admission is free.

This time, EnergyFest 2014: Rock the Corridor will spotlight live music, a beer garden featuring local craft beers such as Saint Arnold and Karbach, food from Energy Corridor restaurants, plus pet adoptions from BARC Animal Shelter, and for families a rock climbing wall, face painting, balloon animals and a bounce house.

KHOU-11 News Anchor Lily Jang returns as EnergyFest emcee, this time on a Bud Light Stage with theatrical lighting and festival sound being brought in for the event. Joining Jang as emcee is KHOU-11 Traffic Reporter Katherine Whaley. 

”We owe a round of applause for our sponsors CITGO, Watson’s House of Ales Alliance Residential Company and e-Siteful, plus our community partner METRO, who have made it possible to bring back EnergyFest for a second year,” says Rachael Weaver, community relations coordinator for The Energy Corridor District. “We hope it becomes an Energy Corridor tradition.”

The repertoires of the Houston bands taking the stage April 5 are eclectic and genre-busting, covering an audio spectrum as diverse as the FM dial.

 

Kalila takes soul and rock influences to a unique place, with one foot planted in catchy pop. The band takes an approach it says seeks to break down some of the stereotypes saddling music genres. Returning from a well-received performance at EnergyFest 2013, Kalila takes the Rock the Corridor stage from 1-2 p.m.

 

Performances by The Bandara Quartet are known for delivering complex and tightly woven melodies through a canvass of original compositions and energetic arrangements, creating an exciting aural palette beyond categorization. Pop, rock, classical, contemporary jazz become something new and fresh under the artistry of the Bandera Quartet, which will play EnergyFest from 2-3 p.m.

 

Energy Corridor local favorite SNAFU delivers a world music party, attended by the songs of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, The Killers, Maroon 5, Guns 'n Roses, Mana, Incubus, the Beatles, Bob Marley, ZZ Top and more. SNAFU’s fun-time musical romp will tear up the EnergyFest stage from 3-5p.m.

Rock the Corridor follows last year’s inaugural EnergyFest, which led with music, dance performances, cuisine from area restaurants and food trucks, exhibits by West Houston businesses, and even a visit from City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. 

Make plans to Rock the Corridor April 5 and see why The Energy Corridor is where energy moves.

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About The Energy Corridor District

Created in 2001 by the Texas Legislature, The Energy Corridor District (Harris County Improvement District #4) works to enhance the community’s quality of life and sense of place by implementing mobility, public safety, and streetscape and business development initiatives. The Energy Corridor District consists of over 1,700 acres that extend along both sides of Interstate 10 from Kirkwood to west of Barker Cypress and along Eldridge Parkway from north of IH-10 to south of Briar Forest.