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Family-friendly Starlight Music Series hits 19th year

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

For 19 years, the Starlight Music Series has attracted music lovers for free, family-friendly entertainment under the stars at the beautiful Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.

The 2021 Series begins May 8, followed by shows on May 22 and June 12. We invite families, friends, and visitors to bring your picnic baskets, coolers, blankets, and lawn chairs for three Saturday nights of rockin’ fun.

Here’s the lineup:

Saturday, May 8

Midnight Express with guests Reagan Quinn and the Brazos Valley Jazz Society

Bryan/College Station’s Midnight Express specializes in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, along with today’s hits. The big, brassy, and sassy band makes you think you’re hearing the original artists. Midnight Express is recognized as one of the best classic rock ‘n’ roll cover bands in Texas.

Saturday, May 22

Queen Nation and Infinite Journey

Queen Nation is a visual and musical tribute band show to Queen. The group’s image, sound, and stage persona strive to recreate the legendary originals’ aura. Queen fans are enthralled by the live performance of classic songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, and more.

Infinite Journey is an international Journey tribute band from Dallas that has been performing high-energy shows across the country since 2012. The five-piece group delivers a musically immersive Journey experience, focusing on the overall sound, solos, and soaring vocals that made Journey iconic.

Saturday, June 12

Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. and The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band with guest Mi’Chel Rose

The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band features Sir Reginald Masters Dural, also known as Buckwheat, Jr. The son of the late great Zydeco legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr., he has become the accordion frontman for his father’s Grammy Award-winning band. The group’s music captures the potency and eclecticism of the zydeco genre.

Load up your coolers, blankets, and lawn chairs for another entertaining schedule of open-air concerts at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Here are more details:

  • Gates open at 6 p.m., with the concerts starting at 7.

  • Free parking is available at the festival site and the Meyer Senior & Community Center, with handicap parking off Colgate Drive.

  • Coolers and containers must be 48 quarts or smaller.

  • Pets, kegs, and glass aren’t allowed.

  • Chairs are welcome but may not occupy blanket-only seating.

  • Smoking isn’t allowed in the main seating area, but we provide designated smoking areas.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Backstage Sound and Lighting, Candy 95.1, Maverick 100.9, Willy 97.7, and WTAW Newstalk 1620.

For more information, visit cstx.gov/starlight, call 979-764-3486, email parks@cstx.gov, or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. https://blog.cstx.gov/2021/04/15/family-friendly-starlight-music-series-hits-19th-year-2/



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