The 2017 Willow Waterhole Music Festival Performance Schedule has been finalized and and announced. This year's lineup consists of 16 pro bands/performers and 7 student school bands covering a wide spectrum of music genres from Contemporary Jazz to Classic Rock, from Latin Big Band to Blues and R&B! Join us for another 2 days of fabulous music totally FREE at the Willow Waterhole MusicFEST 2017.
Please also visit our MusicFEST 2017 Performers page for more information on the participating bands and musicians.
The Recollection are the Original TexGrass Band. Their goal is to offer a live band experience, playing people’s favorite songs, but using traditional bluegrass instrumentation paired with strong vocal harmonies.
Runaway Radio is a Houston band covering favorites from rock, blues, country and garage band music.
Crocro y su Tumbaká’ is a multicultural musical group, founded by Jorge ‘CroCro’, that interprets songs with echoes of latin-jazz, percussion solos, batá, son, güarachas and opera/salsa.
The Pat Williams Group plays jazz, fusion, funk, soul, and R&B.
Charlie Perez is a locally acclaimed musician, educator and advocate of local culture.
The Conrad Johnson Orchestra (formally known as the Conrad O. Johnson Big Band) was formed in the mid 1960’s. The band is composed of over 20 professional musicians who have been playing together for more than 30 years.
The Mark Dini Group offers a wide range of influences as well as a strong original direction. Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Latin, and many other stylistic colors are part of the palette.
The Classix play a wide variety of Classic Rock, R & B, Disco, Soul, Funk, Blues, Country and contemporary hits. Band leader Michael Aguilar is a two-time Grammy Award winner with nine total nominations.
Funk, soul, rock, r&b, jazz, latin are the sounds that influence the deep grooves you will experience with Soul Dig
Kyle Turner is a native Houstonian whose main sound is jazz, although he also enjoys playing a variety of musical styles.
1. Westbury HS Southwest Feeder Pattern Jazz Band (10:00-10:30am) (Parker EL, Meyerland MS, Westbury HS)
2. Houston Youth Klezmer Band (10:30-11:00am)
3. Kipp Academy Jazz Ensemble (11.00-11:30am)
4. Summer Jazz Workshop All-Stars (11:30am-12:00pm)
5. Pin Oak MS Stage Band (12:00-12:30pm)
6. Emery Weiner School Rock Band (12:30-1:00pm)
7 HSPVA Combo (1:00-1:45pm)
TKOh! started playing together one Sunday night and over 20 years later, with a few ups and downs, they’re still playing.
Jelando Johnson is establishing himself as a premier jazz artist and professional musician in the music industry.
If you like 'The Buena Vista Social Club' or 'The Afro-Cuban All-Stars' you will certainly love this Houston based band!
Guitarist Joe Carmouche is one of the most popular and in-demand performers on the Houston jazz scene and has been nominated twice by The Houston Press for Best Jazz Artist
Luther & The Healers is of one of Houston's longest running and hardest working blues bands. Established in 1991, they have been continuously performing upwards of 300 shows per year since.
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.