With the lazy days of summer winding down already, here’s an event for music and festivalgoers that will take place this weekend.
The Seabrook Music Fest will be at 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday at Rex Meador Park, 2400 Hammer St., in Seabrook.
For a two-day pass, the cost is $15 in advance or $25 at the gate. Ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free.
The bands performing today include Erase The Virus, Cassette Tape, Soul In Tension, The Wayward Sons, The Snow Indian, Matt Cash, Truckstop Assassins and Mr. Peabody and the Way Back Machine; 12 Stones, Dorydrive, Flatbroke, The Holophonics, Alvin and the Slickpunks, Lions May Cry, The Band Hennessy, Jimmy Shadeux and the Steeltoed Soul, Fear The Poet, D.M.L. Cartel, Soulfiya, Travel Be, Marc Borde, Vincente Castaneda and Drew Watkins, Showdow Hound, Reverand Rich and Andy Sobolik, Bruce Courtney, Chris J. Hardy, Sean Guidry and Jessie Watkins and School Of Rock will perform Saturday.
The event will have vendors selling food, art, clothes and antiques. There also will be a children’s area.
musicfest.com or call 281-954-5931.
War of the Wings Cook-off
If you love chicken, then here’s an excuse to eat some for a good cause.
Texas Auto will present its War of the Wings Cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 16200 state Highway 3 in Webster.
The inaugural event, which will benefit the Galveston County Food Bank, also will feature a beer garden, children’s play area, live music, a wing-eating contest at 3 p.m. and wing sampling from the entrants in the cook-off.
Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.
Visit www.texasautoonline.com, or call Scott Hanley, 281-938-2005.
Come out and support the troops
Galveston resident Chris Durbin is hoping that the public comes out to support his inaugural fundraiser, The Warrior Project, slated as a six-string salute to troops featuring local musicians from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Rain Forest Café, 5310 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
Set to perform along with Durbin are Paul Beach, Lyda Plummer, The Weeds, Mike Elliott and Johnny Brues, Shane Ludwig, Kevin Anthony, Cash McCall, and Joel Premo.
Proceeds will go toward combat veterans and their families, as well as fallen heroes.
Donations will be accepted on site. There also will be a silent auction at 2 p.m.
Durbin also is planning another fundraising event in November, so stay tuned to Hot Ticket for details.
If you would like to donate and can’t attend, call Durbin, 832-683-0096.
And don’t forget about these events
My friends over at the Front Door Social & Charity Club will have its annual J.C. Shannon Fish Dinner Sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Front Door Club, 6106 FM 1765, in Texas City. Dinners will be $8 each. Call Russell Gary, 409-739-4361.
And, the Galveston Elks Lodge will have its Halfway to Mardi Gras Sweetheart Fundraiser at 6 p.m. today at 1518 Tremont St. in Galveston. The Zydeco Dots will perform. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 409-762-1212 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.