Unplugged at Discovery Green to Deliver Acoustic Concerts at the Park This Fall

On select Sundays this fall, Unplugged at Discovery Green hosts the best musical acts in town for acoustic concerts on the park’s Transier Bandstand 

Photo by Katya Horner

This popular series challenges bands to rethink and rearrange their songs using only acoustic instruments, resulting in unique and intimate performances.

Each Unplugged concert features a selection of local and regional bands representing a mix of genres including rap, metal, Latin, indie, rock and soul.

Highlights of the Fall 2018 season include Christian Kidd of iconic Houston punk band The Hates, Ancient Cat Society and Soul Creatures.

In 2010, Houston promoter and manager Mark C. Austin and SugarHill Recording Studios founder Josh Applebee launched the series, originally called Canned Acoustica; after a years-long hiatus, the concept was revived at Discovery Green last fall.

Pecos Hank; Photo courtesy of the artist

Over the years, Canned Acoustica concerts have been a way for musicians and audiences alike to give back to the community, and that tradition of giving back continues with Unplugged at Discovery Green.


  • Unplugged at Discovery Green featuring Nick Gaitan, Jealous Creatures, Christian Kidd of The Hates, SG & The Soul and Pecos Hank on Sunday, Sept. 16, 5–9 p.m.
  • Unplugged at Discovery Green featuring Ancient Cat Society, Howard & the Nosebleeds, Kay Weathers, John Eagan and Kimi Kent on Sunday, Oct. 21, 5–9 p.m.
  • Unplugged at Discovery Green featuring Soul Creatures, Metanoia, Now We Fly, Sara Van Buskirk and Los Dietes on Sunday, Nov. 25, 5–9 p.m.

Nick Gaitan; Photo courtesy of the artist

Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to make a small donation to support the park’s free year-round music programming.

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase on site from The Grove.

No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages allowed.

Please visit www.discoverygreen.com for additional details and event updates.

FEATURED PHOTO: The Hates; Photo courtesy of the artist