POP 2008: showcasing top stars in downtown Houston

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One of Texas' biggest outdoor concert series is set to unload in Houston.

POP 2008 300.JPGThe always popular Party on the Plaza series is scheduled to kick off Sept. 23 in downtown Houston's Jones Plaza.

Organized by Houston concert promoters Michael D. Kobus and C. Arzayus, the Party on the Plaza puts the spotlight on the hot genres that fans love from Tex-Mex and Tejano, to norteno, regional-Mexican, conjunto, old school and Latin hip-hop. Artists have included Eddie Santiago, Toby Love, David Lee Garza, Ramiro Herrera, Grupo Vida and many more.

The concert series runs 5-10 p.,m, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is free before 7 p.m.; $5 after. 21 & up only. For further details call (832) 324-8074.

According to Kobus, Party on the Plaza is Houston's most successful weekly Hispanic concert series of all times. Held in the heart of Houston's famous theater district in downtown,

He added that POP was established as an entertaining musical and cultural event to raise money for scholarship programs and local charities. To date, Party on the Plaza has raised over $350,000 for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Texas Hispanic Peace Officers Association, the University of Houston Downtown, the Houston Salsa Dancers and other local Hispanic Charities.

POP Crowd 2008.jpgKobus said that Party on the Plaza will continue its tradition in giving this year to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Music For Cancer Foundation to help in the fight against cancer. A portion of all proceeds from Party on the Plaza will be distributed between the two organizations.

Celebrating it's 14th year in 2008, Party on the Plaza's provides Houston's Hispanic communities a place to gather with friends and family to listen to live Hispanic music. An estimated 50,000 plus Hispanics will attend Party on the Plaza this year, making it a perfect destination for companies wishing to extend their reach to the Hispanic market.

Tuesday's is Tejano Tuesdays, also known as POP, and is Party on the Plaza's flagship concert series night. Every Tuesday night, this event draws an average attendance of 2,500 plus Hispanics.

Wednesday's is Latin Mix Wednesdays and is Party on the Plaza's newest concert series night. Entering its 6th season, this event continues to grow every year and draws average attendance of 1,500 plus Latinos.

Details: www.partyontheplaza.info
 www.myspace.com/partyontheplaza

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