The Final Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Discovery Green

Come Together Houston: A Community Arts and Health Partnership is hosting its final event on July 23 at Discovery Green. Bring chairs, blankets, or a comfortable seat to enjoy performances by Houston artists: GONZO247, Mariachi Pumas, Outspoken Bean, and Urban Souls! Food and drinks wil be available for purchase at restaurants located in the park.

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010

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12-3:55 pm

Vendor/Event Set-Up

3:55-4:15 pm

Opening Remarks/Community Health Conversation Panel

4:15-4:50 pm

Mariachi Pumas

4:50-5 pm

Transition/5-Minute Health Presentation

5-5:30 pm

Outspoken Bean

5:30-5:40 pm

Transition/5-Minute Health Conversation/Intro

5:40-6:10 pm


6:10-6:20 pm

Transition/5-Minute Vaccine Conversation/Intro

6:20-6:50 pm

Urban Souls

6:50-7:20 pm

Closing Remarks/Health Conversation Panel

7:20-8 pm

Tear Down

Event Location

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010

Performance Locations
• Anheuser-Busch Stage
• Fondren Foundation Performance Space
• Gita and Ali Saberioon Plaza

    Audience/Vendor Area
    • Fondren Foundation Performance Space


    Parking at Discovery Green

    There are several parking options including metered street parking, parking garages, and surface lots – are conveniently available to park visitors. See Downtown Houston's interactive parking map.

    PLEASE NOTE: Always read the posted signs, which supersede any instruction from park staff. Houston Police can and will issue tickets for illegal parking.

    Metered Parking
    Streets on the park’s perimeter and nearby streets offer metered parking. Parking meter stations on each block accept Visa/MasterCard and cash. Metered parking is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Handicap Parking
    A citizen with a valid handicap placard or veteran plate is allowed to park in a regular metered space without paying provided there are no other restrictions such as time restrictions by signage.

    Surface Lots
    Lots are available around the perimeter of the park and on nearby streets. Rates vary and many accept Visa/MasterCard and cash.

    Garage Parking
    The closest garage, Avenida Central is located at 1002 Avenida de las Americas (713.853.8970 or 713.480.3837). Several other parking garages also offer convenient access to Discovery Green. Check Downtown Houston's interactive parking map for a complete list of options.


    How This All Began

    In early 2022, Dr. Courtney Crappell, Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, was selected as a Center for Disease Control Foundation grant recipient. The goal of the CDC grant is to encourage vaccine awareness through the arts. Our project will provide opportunities for underrepresented communities from across the Houston Metropolitan area to attend performances aimed to encourage vaccine education and bring the community back together.

    The grant's prime objectives are to:

    1. Increase the availability of accurate information about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines delivered in innovative and creative ways, and drawing on the strengths of the arts community nationwide.
    2. Increase acceptance of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.
    3. Increase the number of people who are vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza.

    The power of the arts can truly make a difference in ensuring that our community is safe. In collaboration with Houston Methodist, the Kathrine McGovern College of the Arts is on the forefront of using the arts to create change in our community.