The Willow Waterhole MusicFest returns to Houston on Oct. 28 with a slew of live music performances, food trucks and Halloween activities.

The overview

The free festival, which will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., is put on each year by the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, the nonprofit steward for the 291-acre greenway in southwest Houston. In addition to the music and activities, eventgoers will also be able to check out new amenities at the greenway, including a fishing pier and 3.5 miles of hiking and biking trails, officials said.

The details

Bands cover genres such as R&B, blues, zydeco, funk, jazz, classic rock and Latin.

The following professional bands will perform at the festival:
  • Santanabraxas featuring Mark Towns
  • Entouche featuring Horace Young
  • Jazzie B & Funky Krew
  • Matthew Hartnett & The Gumbo All-Stars
  • Reverb Cartel
  • Eric Demmer Band
Bands from local schools that will perform include:
  • Westbury High School
  • Kinder High School of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Meyerland Middle School
  • Parker Elementary School
Food trucks that will be on-site include:
  • Jamaican food from Cool Runnings
  • Frozen snackitems from Friohana
What else?

Attendees are allowed to bring chairs and blankets for the event. Halloween-themed attractions include a haunted house, a costume parade and trunk-or-treating. Willow Waterhole can be found at 5300 Dryad St., Houston.

Quote of note

“MusicFest guests will be blown away by the improvements that have been made at the Greenway,” 2023 festival chair Howard Sacks said in a statement. “We hope folks will bring their blankets and lawn chairs and hang out with us all day at what promises to be our biggest and best MusicFest yet.”