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Dancin' in The Streets Motown Festival

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Houston’s favorite Memorial Day weekend event, Dancin’ in the Street Motown & More Revue, is back! Features Houston’s best singers and the Bacement Soul Orchestra, performing soul music from old school to today. You'll hear covers of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, the Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The O’jays, the Pointer Sisters, Luther Vandross, Boyz to Men, Aretha Franklin & more.

NOTE: last year, I went 2.5 hours early and didn't even get a lawn seat with a view of the stage. This is easily a half-day event, so pack refreshments and come early! We will be meeting all kinds of people, so you won't be bored. The actual show starts at 8:15.

The festival is a free, but ticketed, event for the separate covered seating area. If you want tickets for stadium seats, they are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller box office the day of the performance between 10:30am-1pm. As always, there's open seating on the hill. Again, you must come early to get a seat that views the stage at all.

Meetup details:

General seating on the hill/lawn has two sides: to the left is the lawn chair side. To the right of the stage, you can sit/lay on blankets in the grass. I prefer to sit on the left side in a lawn chair. (That ground is hard).

If some of you want to sit on the blanket side, we can split into two groups. There will be a crowd, so it will be a challenge for you to find us if you don't come early.

It sucks, but there are several free parking lots around Miller. You must get there early to get a free spot, which is why we're meeting at 5 pm.

Where/when to meet:
Meet between 5 pm and 5:30 at the top of the hill by the funny statue/sculpture if it isn't already crowded. After 5:30, you are on your own finding us. If you post to the Meetup group online, other members may help you find us. Again, the show starts at 8:15 pm.

You can pack and bring almost anything--dinner, snacks, drinks. You can bring alcohol, but please be discreet. Miller doesn't allow glass bottles. If you bring canned beers, put them in koozies. Bringing food to share is a much-appreciated tradition. :-)

You may organize a carpool from your area of town in the comments below, but you do so at your own risk. Use common sense when getting into (or not getting into) a car with a stranger from the internet.

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