Rev It Up, Freeport!

I know I’ve already told y’all about the Summertime Bikes and Blues Festival coming up here in Freeport, but it’s looking so good that I have to talk about it some more!

Labor Day weekend, August 29th and 30th, Freeport is gonna be even hotter than usual thanks to the hot bands and cool bikes rolling into town! Things kick off on Friday the 29th with Leannasaurus Rex, the Bonfire Choir, and four other great bands! Check out a little taste of what you’ll be hearing on Friday from Leannasaurus Rex:

Then on Saturday, things really kick into high gear thanks to the Thousand+ Bike Ride starting at Goe Harley-Davidson at 11:15AM (registration opens at 9AM) and driving into the heart of Downtown Freeport! Once all that chrome slides into town, things get really interesting, with the Bike Games! Try your hand at the Keg Barrel Race, the Slow Race, the Tennis Ball Challenge, the Balloon Toss, or, if you’re hungry, the Weenie Bite! You can get info on how to sign up for the Games here.

Even after all that excitement, things’ll keep going into the evening with a lineup of hot acts playing cool rock and blues! This year’s Summertime Bikes and Blues Fest performers include the Tony Vega Band, Wes Jeans, Vitera, and Carolyn Wonderland. But that’s not even half the acts that’ll be on offer on Saturday night, so check out the full lineup here!

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can look forward to Saturday night from Vitera at the Summertime Bikes and Blues Fest:

The Summertime Bikes and Blues Fest is August 29th and 30th in Downtown Freeport, TX. Admission is $10 at the gate each day. Get directions, hotel info, and check out all the cool stuff in store at FreeportBluesFestival.com or like their Facebook page for all the latest info!

(This post first appeared on JentheMusicMaven.com)

Summertime Bikes and Blues Festival

August 29th & 30th, Freeport, TX

Summertime Bikes and Blues Festival

Looking for the perfect Labor Day weekend? You just found it!

Join Jen for two days of cool brews and red-hot blues at the summertime bikes & blues festival over labor day weekend in Freeport, TX!

Set on the streets of historic downtown Freeport the Summertime Bike & Blues Festival is bringing you a a Back To The Blues Blowout featuring the best in blues music the Lone Star State has to offer! This Labor Day weekend, come on down to Freeport and join thousands of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and enjoy cold refreshments, bike shows, live music, vendors, bike games, a Thousand+ Bike Ride and much more!

This year’s festival features headliners Carolyn Wonderland, Wes Jeans ,and Vitera! And as if that weren’t enough, we’re also jam-packed with vendors, contests, a bike show, bike games and the Thousand + Bike Ride!

For more info on events, lodging, and tickets, visit FreeportBluesFestival.com!

Performance Lineup:


Lineup is subject to change.

Friday, Main Stage:

Friday, Second Stage:

Saturday, Main Stage:

Saturday, Second Stage:

See ya there!

Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Fr. Oct 12 – Su. Oct 14, 2012

Hi Friends!

It’s Brazoria County Fair Time Again! You’re on the lookout for trail riders, rodeo clowns, Country Music Super-Stars (see calendar), the best in show in everything from cows to cakes (but NOT cow-cakes) and that’s no bull!

 

Check here for the entire event schedule from Oct. 12th – Oct. 20th, 2012. See you there and bring the kids!

 

Friday Aug 24

Fr Angleton Icehouse: Check back for updates

Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Closed Oct 12-Oct 21 for Brazoria County Fair

Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia: No Band Tonight

Fr Brazoria County Fair: Open Air Concerts – John Conlee (9:00 – 10:30 pm), Josh Abbott Band (10:30-12:00 am).

Fr  Buster’s Bar, Brazoria

Fr Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Rock

Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   Country
Fr  Crab Trap, Sargent 

Fr Dido’s Seafood and Steak  Elvis Impersonator on the Patio

Fr The Clarion (Brazosport College):

Fr Club VIP,Freeport:   Dance

Fr Club Kaboom: (217 E. Park Ave.,Freeport) Dance/Hip Hop

Fr KC’s on the Creek: Oyster Creek

Fr Kicks, Angleton:    Steel Country   Country

Fr Iron Cactus BBQ & Grill

Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: DJ

Fr Neon Moon,   Ron Shumate  Country

Fr Pier 30, Surfside:  The Liars   Rock

Fr Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates

Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:

Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport:  Digital Jukebox and Outdoor Fun!

Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:

Fr Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside  DJ Juan

Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport:

Fr West of the Brazos, Damon

Fr Willie’sEventCenter (formerly Bobby Joe’s) Angleton

 

Saturday, August 25

 

Sa Angleton Icehouse:   Check back for updates

Sa Armadillo Ballroom Brazoria Country

Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia:     Charlie Carter -  Country! Starts at 9:00 pm

Sa  Beach Bait and Tackle, Surfside 

Sa Buster’s Bar, Brazoria:

Sa Brazoria County Fair: Open Air Concerts -Cody Johnson Band (9:00-10:00 pm), Aaron Watson (10:00-11:00 pm), Robert Earl Keen (11:00-1:00 am).

Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Big Richard – Rock Covers/Originals

Sa  The Clarion atBrazosportCollege:

Sa Club VIP, FreeportDJ – Variety/Dance

Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: Rock/Country
Sa  Crab Trap, Sargent:

Sa Dido‘s, Brazoria   Restaurant and Entertainment   Ronnie Coleman   Pop/Country

Sa Fraternal Order of the Eagle #3111, (6818 Surfside Road, Hwy. 332 E,FreeportTexas77541)

Sa Iron Cactus Grill BBQ & Grill:  Sargent
Sa KC’s on the Creek   Turtle Cove

Sa Kicks, Angleton:    Steel Country   Country

Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: Birthday Bash and Jersey Party (wear your favorite jersey)!

Sa Neon Moon, Bay City

Sa Pier 30, Surfside:  Electric Soul  Blues/Rock

Sa Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates

Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:

Sa Sandbar and Grill   Quintana

Sa Scotties Lounge,Freeport: Internet Jukebox and Outdoor Fun! Halloween Contest Oct. 27th – Come as your favorite SNL character!

Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:

Sa Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside  Easy Lovin’ Bandn  Traditional Country

Sa VFW Hall (108 So. Ave. D,Freeport)

Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 2 Smooth  Pop/Rock

Sa West of the BrazosOld Rascals   Country/Rock   8:00pm to 12:00 am

 

Sunday, August 26

 

Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia   5-9pm Karaoke by  Winstorm

Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!

Su Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:

 

Su Pier 30, Surfside:   Rock

Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton

Su Sharkies on the Beach Bar and Grill, Surfside: DJ Notorious R.O.D. Kick off of 6 Week Karaoke Contest starts today! See Sharkies Facebook site for more info!

Su  West of theBrazos,  Damon  Classic Rock Sundays!

 

Restaurants, Bands, Venues, Clubs, Entertainers, Music Retailers, Recording Studios – Let Brazoria County Know About You! 

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Best Selling Authors for Young Readers Visit Freeport Branch Library Oct. 6th 3-5 pm

Best Selling Authors Greg and Cynthia Lietich Smith Appearing at Freeport Library Sat. Oct. 6th – Check Freeport Branch Library for info or see below!

Freeport Branch Library Author Visit

October 6, 2012

 

 

About the authors
Cynthia and Greg write books for young readers. Cynthia is a New York Timesand Publisher’s Weeklybestelling author who was named the first featured author of Texas Library Association’s Spirit of TexasReading Program.

 

Quick Links
Cynthia Leitich SmithFreeport Branch Library

Brazoria County Library System

 

Contact Us
Brazoria County Library System
451 N Velasco
Angleton, Texas 77515

 

 More by Cynthia and Greg:
 

 

 

 

Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith and her husband Greg Leitich Smith are coming to Freeport!

 

Greg and Cynthia Leitich Smith 

Author visit and signing

 

Saturday, October 6

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Freeport Branch Library

 

 

Cynthia Leitich Smith 

Cynthia is the New York Times andPublisher’s Weekly best-selling author of “Tantalize,” “Eternal,” “Blessed,” “Diabolical,” and “Tantalize: Kieran’s Story,” all Gothic fantasies from Candlewick Press.

“Tantalize” was a Borders Original Voices selection, honored at the 2007 National Book Festival, and The Horn Book called it “an intoxicating romantic thriller.”

“Eternal” was a YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee, featured at the Texas Book Festival, and Publisher’s Weekly said “…readers should be hooked by this fully formed world, up through the action-packed finale. It debuted at #5 on theNew York Times best-seller list and #13 on the Publisher’s Weekly best-seller list.

“Blessed” was a YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee and cheered by The Horn Book Magazine as “A hearty meal for the thinking vampire reader.” Kirkus Reviews calls the world “wild and ultimately fascinating.”

 

Greg Leitich Smith 

In addition to “Chronal Engine,” Greg is the author of “Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo” and “Tofu and T.Rex.” He and Cynthia co-authored the picture book “Santa Knows.”

 

Greg has degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin.  In addition, he has a degree in law from The University of Michigan Law School.

 

 

Jingle DancerCynthia’s book “Jingle Dancer” was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, runner-up for the Western Writers Association Storyteller Award, and was named to the Texas 2×2 List.

 

 

Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Th. Sep 27 thru Su. Sep 30

Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Thur. Sep 27 – Sun. Sep 30

Hi Friends!

Super Festive News Flash!! It’s here!  The iPhoneJen on the Brazos” app is here! It’s FREE!! Now you can search who’s playing at your favorite venue, or where your favorite band will be tonight! There’s a handy restaurant guide (with reviews) and even a place to look for special ‘Deals on the Brazos’!! Catch a happy hour deal – restaurant deals and more! It’s the handiest guide for fun on the Brazos. Android Version Available also.

 

Thursday Aug 23

Th  Angleton Icehouse and Grill: October 6th: ”Breast Cancer Benefit for Miriam Hyman”, battling stage 4 triple negative breast cancer on Saturday, October 6 from 11:00am-til you’re happy. Contact person is Tracy West @979-848-7373; e-mail — fatboyisaac@yahoo.com; FaceBook Page– Miriam Hyman Benefit.

Th Belles Landing,E. Columbia  Matt Edquist, Benny Notgrass, Kurt Ruthstrom and Friends! Country/Americana

Th Busters Bar, Brazoria: Notorious R.O.D. & Dub D Ent.  TX Style Karaoke & Music

Th Castaway’s Surfside: Check back for updates

Th Club 332  (Super 8 Motel)  Clute:   DJ Juan and Ultimate Sounds

Th Club Kaboom 215 E. Park Ave., Freeport: Dance/Hip Hop

Th  Cooter Brown’s, Brazoria: Darker Side Karaoke - No Cover!

Th The Crab Trap  Sargent Annual Fishing Tournament this Weekend (see Fri and Sat for more info)!

Th Kicks, Angleton: Shane Barnhill  Country

Th Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: 

Th Pier 30, Surfside: Karoake by Karoake Concepts
Th Shady’s Porch Pub , Angleton:

Th Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Digital Juke Box

Th  Sharkie’s on the Beach (Surfside)

Th West of the Brazos, Damon:

 

 

 

Friday Aug 24

Fr Angleton Icehouse: Check back for updates

Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria:  Country

Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia: Matt Edquist, Benny Notgrass, Kurt Ruthstrom and Friends! Country/Americana

Fr  Buster’s Bar, Brazoria

Fr Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Check back for update

Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   Country
Fr  Crab Trap, Sargent   Houston Bearing and Supply Annual Fishing Tournament

Fr Dido’s Seafood and Steak  Ronnie Coleman  Pop/Country

Fr The Clarion (Brazosport College):

Fr Club VIP,Freeport:   Dance

Fr Club Kaboom: (217 E. Park Ave.,Freeport) Dance/Hip Hop

Fr KC’s on the Creek: Oyster Creek

Fr Kicks, Angleton:    Shane Barnhill  Country

Fr Iron Cactus BBQ & Grill , Sargent Benny Notgrass (1st Friday of each month)    Country

Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: DJ

Fr Neon Moon,   Ron Shumate  Country

Fr Pier 30, Surfside:  Downfall    Futuristic Rock

Fr Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates

Fr Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:

Fr: Scotties Lounge, Freeport:  Digital Jukebox and Outdoor Fun!

Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:

Fr Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside

Fr Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport:

Fr West of the Brazos, Damon

Fr Willie’s Event Center (formerly Bobby Joe’s) Angleton

 

Saturday, August 25

 

Sa Angleton Icehouse:   Check back for updates

Sa Armadillo Ballroom Brazoria Country

Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia:     The Silverado Band – Pure Country!

Sa  Beach Bait and Tackle, Surfside 

Sa Buster’s Bar, Brazoria:

Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Big Richard – Rock Covers/Originals

Sa  The Clarion at Brazosport College:

Sa Club VIP, FreeportDJ – Variety/Dance

Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: EIGHTY PLUS!!! Eighties to contemporary Rock
Sa  Crab Trap, Sargent: Houston Bearing and Supply Annual Fishing Tournament

Sa Dido‘s, Brazoria   Restaurant and Entertainment   Ronnie Coleman   Pop/Country

Sa Fraternal Order of the Eagle #3111, (6818 Surfside Road, Hwy. 332 E,FreeportTexas77541)

Sa Iron Cactus Grill BBQ & Grill:  Sargent
Sa KC’s on the Creek   Turtle Cove

Sa Kicks, Angleton:    Desert Roads Country

Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: Grupo La Soledad FREE ADMISSION!

Sa Neon Moon, Bay City

Sa Pier 30, Surfside:  Trip to Cascity   Rock

Sa Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates

Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:

Sa Sandbar and Grill   Quintana

Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Internet Jukebox and Outdoor Fun!

Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:

Sa Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside  

Sa VFW Hall (108 So. Ave. D,Freeport)

Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 2 Smooth  Pop/Rock

Sa West of the BrazosOld Rascals   Country/Rock   8:00pm to 12:00 am

 

Sunday, August 26

 

Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia   5-9pm Karaoke by  Winstorm

Su Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:

 

Su Pier 30, Surfside:   Rock

 

Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!

 

Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton

Su  West of theBrazos,  Damon  Classic Rock Sundays!

 

Restaurants, Bands, Venues, Clubs, Entertainers, Music Retailers, Recording Studios – Let Brazoria County Know About You! 

Advertise with Jen on the Brazos! 

Starting as little as $50 per month!