“LIVE AT THE FOUNDERS CLUB” Series Launches at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts with presenting sponsor ExxonMobil announces Live at the Founders Club, an intimate new cabaret nightclub experience showcasing both local performers and national talent in a format not commonly offered in Houston.

For this series the Founders Club – a flexible event space located above the Hobby Center’s restaurant Diana American Grill – has been transformed into an intimate cabaret club with tables for 4 and table service throughout the performance. Patrons are invited to bring a group or meet new friends as parties of 1, 2 and 3 may be seated with other guests.

A full bar and light bites are available before and during the show with doors opening at 6:00pm and show at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $49.

Live at the Founders Club is part of the Hobby Center’s new mission and strategic plan that seeks to transform the organizations impact in Houston’s performing arts ecosystem, and position the Hobby Center as a connector, conveyor and incubator for all Houston audiences, artmakers and arts organizations.

“Our goal is to curate a wide and diverse range of exceptional artistic and educational programming throughout our campus,” said Hobby Center CEO Mark Folkes. “The Founders Club stood out to us an underused space that could become home to a series of intimate concerts from local, Texas and sometimes national performers. Every other major market across the country has multiple supper club, or cabaret type performance venues. Now Live at the Founders Club provides the opportunity to create that experience in Houston.”

The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John starring Michael Cavanaugh | April 4 & 5

Sophisticated Lady: The Songs of Natalie Cole starring Belinda Munro| May 17 & May 18

*Presented by the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz Houston

Sinatra & Beyond starring Tony DeSare| June 14 & 15

Desde De Alman: Songs from the Heart starring Camille Zamora| June 21 & 22

TICKETING: Tickets start at $49. Beginning Friday, February 16 at 10 am, available online at www.TheHobbyCenter.org and in person at the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002). Discounts available for groups of 10 or more by calling 713-315-2525, option 4.

Patrons can become a “Hobby Center Insider” by signing up at thehobbycenter.org/news/stay-connected where they receive perks such as access to purchase tickets before public on sale. Live at the Founders Club pre-sale access for “Hobby Center Insiders” begins Thursday, February 15.

Photo courtesy of Hobby Center for the Performing Arts