A Gulf Coast Juneteenth: Featuring Bobby Rush
- Dates: 6/19/2021
- Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Address: 6000 Hermann Park Drive
- Phone: For performance updates, please call (281) FREE-FUN (281-373-3386)
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Price: Free
- Admission: Free
- Area of Town: Museum District
- Free Admission: Yes
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We are so excited to bring you our annual Juneteenth blues and creole festival featuring Grammy award-winning blues legend Bobby Rush! This story telling bluesman boasts gritty, sensuous vocals and impressive harmonica chops that wow audiences wherever he goes!
After decades of tearing up the chitlin’ circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. This revered legend, well past 80 years of age, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.
“I’m a bluesman who’s sitting on the top of my game, proud of what I do and proud of who I am and thankful for people accepting me for what I am and who I am,” says the charismatic Rush. “I’m happy about what I’m doing and still enthused about what I’m doing.
This show promises something for everyone. Rush wails on pungent harmonica throughout the set, his vocals as sly and sensuous as ever while elastic grooves simmer and surge behind him. Rush has been a master storyteller for decades.
His work is influenced by a slew of blues greats, including Louis Jordan, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Bobby Bland, BB. King, and Junior Parker to name a few.
“I guess you can find about 20 guys that I like, and when you hear my music, you can hear a little of this, a little of that, a little up, a little down. You put ’em all in a bowl and stir ’em up, you get a Bobby Rush. That’s called a Bobby Rush blues soup,” Rush said.
NEW ONLINE TICKETING IS HERE!
Now you can get your Miller tickets online and on your smartphone! Limit 4 per person. Seating will be socially distanced. Masks are required in all City of Houston facilities and buildings. Miller Outdoor Theatre is owned by the City of Houston. The policies and protocols will all be strictly enforced.
No tickets are necessary for the Hill! The Hill will be sectioned into pods with a maximum of 10 adults per pod.
We thank you for your cooperation!
The show goes on rain or shine.
Produced by Miller Outdoor Theatre
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.