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Houston’s East End is a vibrant international business district rich in diversity and bursting with residential and commercial development.  Strategically located between the Port of Houston, downtown Houston and Hobby Airport; we are blossoming with a dedicated professional and semi-skilled workforce, the community is a magnet for growth! With over 250 available acres of land to build, including the recent purchased KBR property along the Buffalo Bayou, the East End is at a tipping point for transition.

This year we will be celebrating the continuous revitalization of our neighborhood with the East End Street Fest. This family event promises to be a blend of music, art and family entertainment. Last year we had very successful event with over 6,000 attendees. This year, we are expecting close to 10,000. Our objective is to provide a safe and fun environment to neighbors, businesses and families from the surrounding communities.

PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2016

East End Street Fest to Launch an Educational Program for Low-Income High School and College Students

Houston, TX September 21, 2016 —The Navigation Esplanade will once again host the East End Street Fest to be held October 15th, 2016 from Noon to 10:00pm. This year’s highlight will be the implementation of an educational program for local students interested in the entertainment and arts industries.

Houston’s East End is known for its colorful art expressions and rich Latino history. The average household income in the area is $47,000 and only 9.5% of those living in the neighborhood hold a college degree or higher. Most students cannot afford more than $2,000.00 to travel and attend national entertainment conferences and festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. To address this issue, the East End Street Fest committee will introduce an educational program for high school and college students interested in careers in Entertainment, Media, and Arts.

The educational program will be held at Talento Bilingue de Houston on October 15 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. The goal is to nurture the next generation of creative minds in the East End community and also work with local universities and community colleges to allow participating students to receive academic credit.

East End Street Fest committee members hope that this initiative will make the East End a national destination to discover emerging Latino talent and to cultivate the next generation of entertainment and media professionals.

The East End Street Festival 2016 will open its doors to the public at noon with a music lineup that includes national, regional and local music artists such as the psychedelic music band from California, Chicano Batman and the Texas Latino rising star, AJ Castillo. Other rock, Tejano, cumbia, electronic and indie music artists include La Diferenzia and their legendary Tejano style, El Dusty with his revolutionary cumbia-electronic music and Atlanta’s Xavier BLK with his high energy underground party music and many other local music artists.

Admission to the East End Street Fest is FREE for kids 12 and under. Adults can purchase their tickets for $10.00 online ($12 at the gate). The location is the East End Esplanade at 2600 Navigation. The time is 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.eastendstreetfest.com or call, 713.926.3305. Some of the event proceeds will benefit the Houston Firefighters Association.

Click HERE for 2015 pictures.

About the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce: For more than 22 years the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce has provided support for its business partners. It is the go to place for breaking news of all the redevelopment opportunities for the private and public sector. The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce is ranked as one of the largest by the Houston Business Journal.

Educational Panels include:

Careers in Media

  • Rita Garcia, Anchor Fox 26
  • Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle
  • Shea Seranno, Best selling author
  • Nelson Venegas and Jessica Bolaños Vanegas of HAHMP

And more…

Careers in Music

  • Gracie Chavez, DJ
  • Hala Bowen, Talent, Live Nation
  • Anthony Villareal, Pitbull’s Globalization channel on Sirius XM, DJ on Hot 95.7,  and Regional rep for DJ City
  • Erin Rodgers, Entertainment Attorney

And more…

Monetizing your Art

  • Xavier Blk, DJ, Event Production and Shade 45 DJ
  • Donkee Boy, Visual Artist
  • B-Boy Moy, International dancer and hip hop ambassador, founder of Break Free Houston.

And more …

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2016

Fifth Annual East End Street Fest Expected to Bring National and Regional Music Artists to Houston’s Birthplace

Houston, TX Sept 20—The Navigation Esplanade will once again showcase the East End Street Fest to be held October 15th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, the event organizer, is expecting to reach record attendance of 10,000 festival and music lovers from the Houston area.

The music lineup includes national, regional and local music artists such as the psychedelic music band from California, Chicano Batman and the Tejano and bachata rising star, AJ Castillo. Other rock, Tejano, cumbia, electronic and indie music artists include La Diferenzia and their legendary Tejano style, El Dusty with his revolutionary cumbia-electronic music and considered by Rolling Stone’s top new artist for 2015. Also, Xavier BLK with his high energy underground party music and Trippy Cholo, Tight’n Up, Mas Pulpo, and El Tlazho. The fest will open with the performance of the Sam Houston and the East End Academy High Marching band and will feature a wide variety of artistic performances by Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, Dash DanceWorks and many more through-out the day.

This year, the East End Street Fest will also feature educational panels and workshops heavily focused on the future of the entertainment industry and how to further careers in the arts. The educational activities will take place at the Talento Bilingue Houston.

The East End Street Fest offers something for every family member. Tourists will enjoy four street blocks of beautiful artwork on the Navigation Esplanade. Foodies will be delighted to taste local traditional foods from over 50 food booths including a beer garden from local breweries. Kids will have a blast at the Kiddie Corner with plenty of features for their entertainment. Music lovers can dance and enjoy a variety of performers in a cool October afternoon.

Admission is FREE for kids 12 and under. Adults can purchase their tickets for $10.00 online ($12 at the gate). The location is the East End Esplanade at 2600 Navigation. The time is 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.eastendstreetfest.com or call, 713.926.3305. Some of the event proceeds will benefit the Houston Firefighters Association.

Click HERE for 2015 pictures.

About the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce: For more than 22 years the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce has provided support for its business partners. It has worked to make sure the East End is even better for future generations.  With the support of its members in 2012 it provided $34,000 in scholarships to graduating students. It is the go to place for breaking news of all the redevelopment opportunities for the private and public sector. The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce is ranked as one of the largest by the Houston Business Journal.

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