Grand Central Park hosts grand opening Jamboree this Saturday


There is no shortage of events in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, April 21-23, between the grand opening of Grand Central Park and the inaugural Rising Stars and Legends of Texas art festival.

Find something to add to your weekend plans, here.

Rising Stars and Legends of Texas
April 21-22
Hosted by the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, this two-day event celebrates visual, performing, literary and cultural arts in Texas through live performances, panel discussions, exhibits, food and wine throughout Historic Downtown Conroe. The event will also feature a children’s art show and workshops. 6-10 p.m. (April 21), noon-10 p.m. (April 22). Free. Historic Downtown Conroe, Conroe.

Grand Central Park Jamboree
April 22
This event celebrates its grand opening of the long-awaited Grand Central Park, with a Jamboree event. Participants will get to tour nine model homes from seven different builders such as Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes and Village Builders and will get the chance to register to win a Jeep tour trip to Sedona. The even will also include a visit from Smokey the Bear and Ranger Paul, a rock wall, a photo opportunity with a kangaroo and baby joey, a Jeep showcase drinks from the canteen bar and camp cuisine. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Grand Central Park, Grand Central Parkway, Conroe. 936-447-2820.

Farce of Nature
April 21-23
The Crighton Theatre hosts this comedy by Jones Hope Wooten, which portrays a day in the life of the Wilburn family from Mayhew, Arkansas at the Reel ‘Em Inn fishing lodge in The Ozarks. The show runs each weekend until April 30 with 8 p.m. evening performances Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. 8 p.m.  $15-$22. The Crighton Theatre, 234 North Main Street, Conroe. 936-441-7469.

Live Music
April 21-23

The Corner Pub
302 N. Main Street, Conroe

April 21 | Louis Pionessa | 9 p.m. | Free
April 22 | Desdimona | 9 p.m. | Free

The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton Street, Conroe

April 21 | Little Outfit | 9 p.m. | $7
April 22 | Johnny Riley | 9 p.m. | $7
April 23 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m. | Free


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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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