Live music is among the activities planned when the Emmett Kelly Clown Festival begins later this month.
A music stage is planned in downtown Houston on Saturday, April 30.
Here is the lineup:
•9 a.m. — Houston Jazz Band
•10 a.m. — Tanya Pacheco
•11 a.m. — Kirk Pierce
•Noon – Announcements by Rep. Bennie Cook
•1 p.m. — “Out of Darkness,” featuring Zack and Jamie Taylor and Gavin Altman
•2 p.m. — Billy Jack Purnell, “Plain and Simple.”
•3 p.m. — Markus Deutsch
Later in the afternoon entertainment is planned by The Stars Foundation.
Here are other key events planned:
•6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, dinner and entertainment at Houston Storm Shelter, First and Pine streets. Meal with the daughter of Emmett Kelly Sr, Stasia, and circus historian Chris Berry. Tickets are $20 and available at Houston City Hall.
•7 p.m. Friday, April 29, Academy Award winning movie — “The Greatest Show on Earth” featuring Kelly Sr. — at Melba Performing Arts Center on Grand Avenue. Free tickets (limited supply, first-come, first serve) are available at city hall or the Houston branch of the Texas County Library. Sponsored by Amick Construction. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
•Noon Saturday, April 30, walking parade downtown. Prizes awarded. Throughout the day — lots of vendors in the downtown business district. Car show begins at 1 p.m. Check-in starts at 10 a.m.
To learn more, contact Shannon Jordan at Houston City Hall at 417-967-3348 or email her at email@example.com