Canned Acoustica, part of our Xfinity Entertainment Series, brings the best musical acts in town to perform an unplugged concert on Discovery Green’s Transier Bandstand. This popular series challenges bands to rethink and rearrange their songs using only acoustic instruments, resulting in a unique and intimate performance.
Each concert features a selection of local or regional bands representing a mix of genres including rap, metal, Latin, indie, rock and soul. Houston promoter and manager Mark C. Austin originally launched Canned Acoustica in 2010; after a years-long hiatus, the concept was revived at Discovery Green in fall 2017.
Over the years, Canned Acoustica concerts have been a way for musicians and audiences alike to give back to the community. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to make a small donation to support Discovery Green’s free year-round music programming. Food and drinks, provided by The Grove, will be available on site.
Sunday, March 11, 5–9 p.m.
Featuring: Rosewood Thievz, Sik Mule, The Wheel Workers, texture: Yellow and Blaggards
Sunday, April 22, 1–6 p.m.
Earth Day Edition featuring: Fat Tony, Hogan & Moss, Max Flinn, Arthur Yoria, The Broken Spokes, Heapin’ Helpin’ and Giant Kitty
Sunday, May 13, 5–9 p.m.
Featuring: Clay Melton Band, Andrew James, Blaze X Black, Second Lovers and Miears
Sunday, June 10, 5–9 p.m.
Featuring: Only Beast, Tightn Up, VODI, The Suspects and The Tontons