Chris Gray Day

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This upcoming Saturday, Houston’s first festival of the year is going to take place in the Main street compound of The Continental Club and Big Top Bar from 10 in the morning all the way until they close their doors at the end of the night. The festival is a benefit concert for my good buddy and boss at the Houston Press Chris Gray, who suffered a major heart attack back in late October, and is now dealing with a heap of growing medical bills. Gray has made it back to his full music loving self, and plans to return to his post come February, but for now we can celebrate his health with a walloping day of music this weekend. Tons of great bands have stepped up to play this event which Gray partially curated, including a recent addition of the one and only Hayes Carll who we caught not long ago at House of Blues.

The tickets are a minimum donation of $20, and you can pick those up either here or when you arrive at the door on Saturday. Remember to get there early to try and bid on one of several great auction items which will include signed pieces of merch from the likes of Willie Nelson, Wilco, Steve Earle, Local Natives and Charlie Louvin as well as a bunch of other great music related stuff.

It should be a great day of music which you can start planning with the full schedule that you’ll find after the jump.

Continental Club

10 a.m. — The Allen Oldies Band
11 a.m. — David Beebee 3
12 p.m. — Little Joe Washington
1 p.m. — Texas Johnny Brown
2 p.m. — Jesse Dayton & Friends
3 p.m. — Flying Fish Sailors
4 p.m. — Orange Is In
5 p.m. — Paula Nelson Band
6 p.m. — Hayes Carll
7 p.m. — Spain Colored Orange
8 p.m. — CHangoMan
9 p.m. — Electric Attitude
10 p.m. — Wild Moccasins
11 p.m. — Buxton
12 a.m. — Pale
1 a.m. — Horseshoe

Big Top

11:30 a.m. — Umbrella Man
12:30 p.m. — John Egan
1:30 p.m. — Matt Harlan
2:30 p.m. — Young Girls
3:30 p.m. — Chase Hamblin
4:30 p.m. — Allison Fisher Band
5:30 p.m. — Miss Leslie
6:30 p.m. — Jean Caffeine
7:30 p.m. — Texas Tycoons
8:30 p.m. — Benjamin Wesley
9:30 p.m. — The Mathletes
10:30 p.m. — Poor Pilate
11:30 p.m. — The Handshake
12:30 p.m. — thelastplaceyoulook

Pachinko Hut (weather permitting, fingers crossed)

12:15 p.m. — Paul Ramirez Band
1:15 p.m. — Governors Chair
2:15 p.m. — Zydeco Dots
3:15 p.m. — Bright Men of Learning
4:15 p.m. — ADream Asleep
5:15 p.m. — League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
6:15 p.m. — Jealous Creatures
7:15 p.m. — Footnotes
8:15 p.m. — 4 Barrel Ramblers
9:15 p.m. — Landis Armstrong Trio