The Houston Downtown Street Festival presents a tribute to Hendrix

This year’s Houston Downtown Street Festival will present A Tribute to Hendrix on Friday, May 24, from 5:00 until 11:00 P.M., and Saturday, May 25, from Noon until 11:00 P.M. The Festival will be held in Downtown Houston’s Jones Plaza, This one block square park located across the street from the Alley Theater & Jones Hall is bounded by Smith on the West, Louisiana on the East, Texas on the North and Capitol on the South.

Jimi Hendrix who died in 1970 at the age of 27 may have been history’s greatest guitarist. He expanded the range of the electric guitar into areas where no musician had ever ventured. The combination of his creative drive and technical ability created songs that forever transformed rock and roll.

The Festival is designed not just for music lovers, but for the whole family. A variety of musical talents will be featured and entertainment will include music from the many styles of Jimi Hendrix including rock, blues, and all forms of rhythm & blues.

Each performer playing at the Festival will pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix by performing two of Hendrix songs. Entertainment will include the Classic Rock Laser Light Spectacular featuring a special Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Many of the acts performing at the Festival are “unsigned” by major recording companies and are seeking positive reviews, performance bookings and record contracts.

In addition to its music, the Festival will feature hand made arts and crafts, music-oriented vendors and select food menus showcasing the restaurants of Downtown Houston.

By focusing on the Downtown environment, it’s events, historic buildings and unique culture; this Festival draws people under its spell.

Tickets for the Houston Downtown Street Festival Tour are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets.

Ticket prices are $6 per day or $10 for a 2-day VIP pass. On Saturday, from Noon until 3:00 P.M., the Festival will accept donations of $5 in cash or nonperishable food in lieu of admission.

Donations will benefit a local food pantry and the Endangered Species Media Project, an organization that promotes the understanding of how the quality of human life can be enhanced by the preservation of our wilderness and wildlife.