Missouri City to Host First Annual MCTX FEST – Celebration of Food, Music and Art on Saturday, April 8

This spring, the “Show Me City” is set to host its First Annual MCTX FEST – a new Parks & Recreation initiative that will feature an exciting day full of live music, art, and food for residents and visitors. The festival of fun will take place on Saturday, April 8 from noon to 9 p.m. at 5855 Sienna Springs Way. This first-of-its-kind celebration will allow guests to try food from local restaurants such as Brandani’s and Soto’s Kitchen, and stroll through an art market, showcasing creations of local artisans. Guests will also be able to enjoy live music by festival headliner Blue Water Highway and dance the day away to other musicians such as Griffin House.

“Last fall, we had the opportunity to promote Missouri City as an entertainment destination with our first annual Community Night Out in the City Hall complex,” said City Manager Anthony Snipes. “This spring, we are launching MCTX Fest as an all-day, premier music festival in line with efforts by our new 501©3 Parks Foundation and Parks and Recreation Department to brand the City as a prime tourist destination. We are excited to share the great combination of food, music and art with the public in an exciting and groundbreaking way for the Show Me City.”

Entry for the festival is free, though food and beverages will be available for purchase. The full list of musical artists includes:

      • Blue Water Highway

     • Griffin House

     • Aaron Sinclair

     • Cari Q

     • Bourbon Street Band

     • Campfire Soul

Additional food vendors include Old Hickory Inn Barbecue, Off the Vine Bistro, Ula’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Hoggs N’ Chicks, Red Oak Grill and refreshments from B’s Wine Bar. More than 20 vendors including Linda Wagner, Tim Herschbach and Heather Chappelear will also have art and goods displayed for attendees to enjoy when they’re not dancing to the day’s live music acts.

Food and art/goods vendor applications are now available; for more information, visit the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov or email Recreation Specialist Julia Montgomery at julia.montgomery@missouricitytx.gov.