Jitterbug Vipers – A Night at Market Square Park – Oct. 15th
Come downtown to Market Square Park to celebrate the 3rd annual block party with special guest the Jitterbug Vipers!
The Jitterbug Vipers were scheduled to perform at last year’s series, but were unfortunately replaced by a downpour of rain. We welcome them back to Market Square Park for their appearance at A Night at Market Square Park as the live entertainment for the evening. A rare mixture of 30′s era swing and jazz, the Jitterbug Vipers bring a unique sound to echo off the buildings of downtown Houston. Their music may best be described by the etymology of their name:
Jitterbug ~ Another name for the Lindy Hop or swing dancing. Jitterbug music is the very danceable music from the 30s & 40s.
Vipers ~ Viper music is a special kind of swing music from the 30s & 40s which was played and sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Louis Jordan.
Find out more information for the night’s activities below:
A Night at Market Square returns to Houston’s Historic District with lights, tastings, music, and the Glow N Go Illuminated Art Car Procession on Saturday, October 15 from 6-10 p.m. Visitors and downtown residents can to stroll from place to place, enjoying food and drinks from the Historic District’s diverse and eclectic restaurant and bar scene. At the heart of the event – Market Square Park – will be the swinging jazz sounds of Austin’s The Jitterbug Vipers.
“A Night at Market Square is truly a celebration about everything that is unique to this part of Houston,” said Angie Bertinot, director of marketing and communications for the Downtown District. “Visitors and downtown residents can wander the neighborhood and enjoy the many wonderful eateries Houston’s Historic District has to offer while enjoying the festivities in and around Market Square Park.”
For one night only, visitors can peruse Kitchen Incubator’s Edible Market, sample craft beer from Saint Arnold Beer Garden, and get a sneak peek of Georgia’s Market downtown before their grand opening later this fall. View an installation from Gallery Two1Four exhibit: Functional Art. Functional Parts. Public Parks. Guests can register to win fabulous prizes at Heritage Texas Properties Open House. Glow N Go Illuminated Art Car Procession wind through the Historic District and Austin’s super cool swing band The Jitterbug Vipers will round out the evening.
To help plan the evening, a mobile guide is available for smart phone users at www.downtownhouston.org/anams. The mobile guide is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know – from times and locations to where to park. Use the “My Itinerary” section to customize your own night out at A Night at Market Square.
Don’t forget to signup for A Night at Market Square Park’s event page on Facebook.
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