The eighth annual Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival, sponsored by the city of Dickinson, will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of FM 517 and state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

Reckless Kelly will be the headliner. Cameran Nelson, Bart Crow, Seth Candan & Company, and Curtis Poullard & The Creole Zydeco Band also will be performing at the all day event that will include food, vendors, children’s activities and a crawfish race.

Also at the festival, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will announce its new season. The first 600 visitors will be offered special tickets with a 50 percent discounted price for the first show of the season, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” which opens July 7.

Tickets are $5 per person until 5 p.m. Saturday (go up to $10 after 5 p.m.) and are available at Tickets also can be purchased at Dickinson City Hall and the Dickinson Historic Railroad Center, or you can purchase tickets the day of at the gate.

For information, visit the website above or call 281-337-0466.

Galveston Island Beach Revue

The ninth annual Galveston Island Beach Revue will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd.; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd., both in Galveston.

Tonight’s event will feature jazz age revival music by Dandy Wellington, and the introduction of the 40 bathing beauty contestants, who will be competing in the Bathing Beauties Contest on Saturday (begins at 5 p.m.).

There also will be events on Sunday. Saturday events are free and open to the public. For information, visit or call 409-457-1055.

Concert in the Park

The Mitch and Artha Wright Concert in the Park series will be at 7 p.m. Fridays through June 30 at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, in Friendswood.

The free concerts will feature performances by Flashpoint today; Zydeco Dots, May 26; Hamilton Loomis, June 2; Slags, June 9; Yelba, June 16; Funksion, June 23; and Mango Punch, June 30.

So grab the whole family and take your own blanket, lawn chair and refreshments, and sit back and enjoy the show!

For information, call the city of Friendswood’s Parks and Recreation Dept., 281-996-3220.

Live band performance and two-step workshop

The 601 Live Band will be performing live starting at 9 p.m. at Mr. Calvin’s, 6020 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For information and tickets, call 409-354-9844.

L&G Steppers also will present its Houston 2 Step Workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Registration is $20 per person. To sign up, call 281-889-2214.

Movie, music nites on The Strand

Looking for something to do outside during the evening hours? Well, I have the perfect free events just for you.

Mitchell Historic Properties has brought back its annual Movie Nite on The Strand and its Music Nite on The Strand events, which are both at Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand streets, in Galveston.

Movies are shown on the first Saturday of each month through Oct. 7. The next presentation, “Earth to Echo,” is set for June 3. Showtimes begin at dusk, or after the music performances, which generally end at 9 p.m.

The Blaggards, an Irish rock band, will perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10; Jason James, July 8; Campfire Soul, with Zach Person, Aug. 12; The Fab 5, Sept. 9; and Harbors over Highways rounds out the Music Nite on The Strand performances on Oct. 14.

For information, visit

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

Angela Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News.

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