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EnergyFest Encore! Rock the Corridor April 5 with Live Music, Food, Brews & Pet Adoptions

There’s still time to get a festival booth, but they’re going fast

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.

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, a rock climbing wall and bounce house for youths, plus pet adoptions from BARC Animal Shelter. Admission is free.

KHOU-11 News Anchor Lilly Jang returns as EnergyFest emcee, this time on a Bud Light Stage with theatrical lighting and festival sound being brought in for the event.

“We owe a round of applause for our sponsors CITGO, Watson's House of Ales and e-Siteful, 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 Bandera 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.

If you’re a business that wants to join this year’s fun, it’s not too late to participate. Booths are going fast, but the few remaining spaces can be reserved by clicking here, or contacting Rachael Weaver, at (281) 759-3800, or rweaver@energycorridor.org.

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