As the weather warms up, Galveston Island becomes home to a number of amazing, free events. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies and live concerts throughout the historic downtown.
This April, Movie Nite on The Strand starts the season off right for locals and visitors. Movies begin just after dusk at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. Moviegoers are encouraged to stop for a bite to eat at a wide variety of downtown restaurants before setting up a blanket or chair for a free movie under the stars.
Upcoming movies are:
April 5 - The Maltese Falcon (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor
May 3 - Hairspray (2007) starring Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Zac Efron, and Christopher Walken
June 7 - Miracle (2004) starringKurt Russel and Patricia Clarkson
July 5 - Rocky (1976) starring Sylvester Sallone and Talia Shire
August 2 - Despicable Me (2010) starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel
September 6 - Gravity (2013) starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
October 4 - Dracula ('31) starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler
Beginning in March, music enthusiasts looking for a great live music scene will enjoy Music Nite on The Strand which is scheduled on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. A dance floor and limited seating are provided so crowds can dance to the beat and rest between songs. Bands perform at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating.
This year’s Music Nite schedule includes:
March 8 – The Classix (classic rock)
March 22 – Ocean Roots
April 12 – The Fab 5 (Beatles tribute band)
April 26 – Pee Wee Bowen (classic rock)
May 10 – Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils (country)
May 24 – Journey Agents (funk)
June 14 – Dolly Rockers with Cottonwood Blossom (rockabilly)
June 28 – Noise Poets (classic rock) with Kevin Anthony (country)
July 12 – Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears (R&B and funk)
July 26 – Zach Tate Band (rock)
August 9 – Classix (classic rock)
August 23 – Eric Tessmer Band (blues)
September 13 – Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (zydeco)
September 27 –TBD
October 11 – Blaggards (Irish rock)
October 25 – CSMDP (Gypsy rock)
Movie Nite and Music Nite are sponsored by Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees.
About Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including three hotels, The Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House, and Harbor House, as well as commercial and residential properties located downtown and at Pier 21 along Galveston’s historic harbor. The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helps spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21 as a tourist destination. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.
Sarah Harano, Mitchell Historic Properties
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