Discovery Green Brings Back Thursday Night Concerts

Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, continues its Spring 2018 season with the return of Thursday Night Concerts. This free concert series, presented by University of Houston-Downtown, is a family-friendly showcase of the some of the best music along the Gulf Coast.

Amanda Cevallos
photo by Morris Malakoff

“UHD is proud to once again partner with Discovery Green in showcasing some of the top artists from the great state of Texas,” said university President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. “This concert series has become a summer tradition in Houston. I look forward to memorable performances under the stars and the opportunity to extend our cultural reach beyond campus and into downtown Houston.”

The series, emceed by KPFT DJ Roark Smith, opened on May 17 with a performance by Houston hip-hop royalty Slim Thug with DJ Baby Roo.

Next on the schedule:

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: Marcia Ball with Mighty Orq

Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m.

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: Terry Allen with Libby Koch 

Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: Rosie Flores with The Octanes

Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: John Doe with VODI

Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: Ruthie Foster with The Peterson Brothers                        

Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.

UHD Thursday Night Concerts: Dale Watson with Celine Lee

Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m.

The events are free to attend. Visit for additional information.

Feature photo by Katya Horner

Photos courtesy of Discovery Green