Houston based independent record label Splice Records, is thrilled to announce the Annual BowiElvis Fest on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 from 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at The Continental Club and Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge, located at 3700 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002.
Honoring the Jan. 8 birthdays of David Bowie and Elvis, two of the most loved and influential artists of the previous century, this year’s annual incarnation will feature music by Pecos Hank, Tomar and the FCs, Bayou City Funk, Nick Gaitan, Clay Melton, Sherita Perez, Opie Hendrix, The Wheel Workers and Ganesha.
The night will also feature an “Oh You Pretty Things” costume fashion contest, themed games and an appearance by Houston’s heralded burlesque troupe, Dem Damn Dames. Tickets are $20 at the door but we highly suggest you purchase your tickets in advance here. This event is sponsored by Topo Chico, Saint Arnold, Rick Chester, Texas Direct Insurance and Deep Eddy Vodka.
“The festival is a multi-generation festival experience that draws a wide range of ages from the seasoned music fans to the younger generation rock ‘n’ roll fan,” said Shaun Brennan, founder of Splice Records. “It is a party like no other and it comes from a place that tries its best to remember what letting go at a good party can really feel like. It is important of us to create a place where one can focus on that freedom and make sure we do not give up on the good times!”
The brainchild of Hank Schyma (of local band Southern Backtones fame), who commemorated Elvis’ birthday at Avante Garden each year, BowiElvis Fest officially started in 2010 with an inaugural event at the infamous local venue.
“In my opinion Hank shines more than normal at BowiElvis Fest,” said Brennan. “He often has his best performances and as he is a man with so many talents, there is no disputing that he was carved from the same cloth of both David Bowie and Elvis. He has style, he has charm and he knows how to have fun!”
For more information on BowiElvis Fest in Houston, please visit the event page at: facebook.com/events/
For more information on BowiElvis Fest in Austin, Jan. 12 at the Continental Club and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.continentalclub.com/