Don’t Miss EnergyFest 2014: Rock the Corridor! Saturday, April 5
EnergyFest 2014 is ready to Rock the Corridor, noon-5 p.m. Saturday April 5. And if you’re ready to rock, admission costs as much as an air guitar.
EnergyFest will turn the normally sedate square in front of Parkway Village Plaza (Briar Forest and Eldridge Parkway) into a lively festival scene. There will be the Bud Light concert stage lighting up eclectic bands; a beer garden; food and merchant booths representing The Energy Corridor; fun family activities; and pet adoptions from BARC Animal Shelter.
It’s a chance to showcase a lifestyle experience in The Energy Corridor for residents who live here, employees who commute here, and Houstonians who don’t know much about here.
The buzz is building as EnergyFest emcee Lily Jang, KHOU-11 Morning News Anchor, invited 38,000 followers on her Twitter feed. Lily emcees from noon-2p.m., then hands over the microphone KHOU-11 Reporter Katherine Whaley from 2-5p.m.
“It’s the second year for EnergyFest and we hope it becomes a spring rite for The Energy Corridor,” says Rachael Weaver, Community Relations Coordinator for The Energy Corridor District, which hosts the festival.
On stage, there’s a bit of ear candy for everyone, with bands that seem to defy categorization: Jazz and its contemporary brethren, pop, singer-songwriting, world music and rock, even a little rock en Espanol.
For families, there’s even more rock, as in a rock climbing wall, plus a bounce house, face painting and balloon animals. For their parents and other adults, there’s the beer garden.
BARC Animal Shelter will be at EnergyFest, looking to help homeless dogs and cats. “BARC finds homes for some wonderful homeless animals, and we really enjoy having them at EnergyFest,” explains Weaver.
It’s not often there’s a live, outdoor music festival in The Energy Corridor. “EnergyFest’s sponsors stepped up to make this possible,” says Weaver.
CITGO sponsors Merchant’s Row, featuring businesses from The Energy Corridor; Watson’s House of Ales brings their popular patio environment to the EnergyFest Beer Garden Exhibit; Alliance Residential Company hosts the Kid’s Arena; while eSiteful presents Energy Pavilion, where visitors can learn about Enterprise CarShare, while EnergyFest Community Partner METRO-Houston shares alternative transportation options.
Help us Rock the Corridor April 5. As an astute band that’s sold more than 200 million albums sang, For those about to rock, we salute you.
Read more at houstonenergyfest.com.