Well it’s approaching the time of the year when outdoor entertainment events are gearing up. Unlike other places in the United States, the weather begins to turn for outside entertainment venues by the end of February. April is an especially great month for open-air events in Texas and the Houston area. It’s not too cold and not too hot.
That means it’s a busy time for TSE Entertainment. Over the next two months, TSE has a number of fair, festival and corporate outdoor entertainment events booked in Texas and Arizona.
The schedule includes events for which TSE Entertainment provides everything from staging and logistics support, all the way to turn-key concerts. Here’s the lineup:
The 5th Annual Matagorda County Fair Association Concert: February 24, 2018; Bay City, Texas;
TSE Entertainment as Texas Sounds has been providing booking and concert support services for this outdoor entertainment event since its inception 5 years ago. It’s part of the Matagorda County Fair and Rodeo in Bay City, Texas.
The Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Exposition Association has produced a Local County Fair and Livestock Show continually since that 1944 and, as a result, the association has aided in the development and education of several thousand county youth. Over the past 19 years, the Fair Association has awarded over $523,000.00 in scholarships to Matagorda County graduating seniors.
This year’s concert performers include Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue.
Stoney LaRue has sold over one million records over his career and plays 200-plus shows a year. His songs have seen the top of the charts, most recently his hit “Golden Shackles” from his eOne Music debut, Aviator, in 2014.
Wade Bowen is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt singer from Waco, Texas. He just released Solid Ground, his seventh studio LP and most musically ambitious set of songs in a career that stretches back two decades.
San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment: April 21, 2018; La Porte. Texas
Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History
TSE Entertainment (formerly Texas Sounds Entertainment) has been supporting the San Jacinto Day Festival for over 15 years, from supplying talent to handling all the services needed to support their outdoor entertainment events.
Mark your calendar to celebrate this event on the anniversary of the battle that won Texas independence. Plans are under way to make this event full of fun, education, and entertainment.
For this year’s event, TSE will provide primarily concert support services. TSE will supply two stages, sound equipment, and power equipment. In keeping with TSE’s desire to provide the services the client needs, TSE will also provide a petting zoo for this festival.
Veranda Vibes Concert: Johnson Development April 14, 2018; Richmond, Texas
This concert will take place in Johnson Development’s master-planned community, Veranda. The Veranda is the Houston area’s newest master-planned community located in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Since 1975, award-winning Johnson Development Corp. has been elevating the concept of master-planned communities to new levels.
The concert will take place in this community with glimpses of water and lush landscaping. Walking trails meandering through the sloped terrain. The community provides a picturesque setting for this concert. This family-friendly open-air event is open to the public and Johnson Development is inviting families to come out and enjoy the music and their community.
The outdoor entertainment event will feature four Tribute bands to provide attendees with a variety of music. Tribute bands are acts that look, sing and act like the real deal. For this event TSE Entertainment is providing a turn-key concert, with the following performers.
Lost Shaker of Salt: A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band
Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney Tribute Show
Soul Sacrifice: A Santana Tribute Band
Eclipse: A Journey Tribute Band
These Tribute artists and many more can be found on our Featured Tribute Acts gallery
TSE Entertainment is producing the event as a turn-key concert, meaning TSE will handle ALL of the talent, equipment and logistics issues. This includes staging, lights, sound, loading/unloading, talent transportation, meals, rooms, etc. TSE will even handle security for the concert. TSE will provide all the staff to put what is needed in place and make sure the concert goes off smoothly. That involves everything from the show producer to sound/lighting technicians, to labor for loading and unloading equipment and everything in between.
AtG, the event management company will handle the non-concert portion of this Veranda event. TSE and AtG work together to provide the people of Johnson Development and their guests a great experience. AtG and TSE Entertainment often work together. It allows AtG to concentrate on the others aspects of events while TSE handles the details for the concert portion of the events.
Jordan Ranch’s Better in the West Fest Concert: April 21, 2018; Fulshear, Texas
This concert will take place in Johnson Development’s master-planned community, Jordan Ranch. Jordan Ranch, a 1250 acre with 2,800 single family home sites.
The Better in the West Fest Concert will feature Maddie & Tae with Jay Allen appearing as the opening act. The open-air entertainment event is open to the public.
Maddie and Tae is a female country duo made up of Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye out of Nashville. Maddie is actually a Houston-area local talent from Sugarland, Texas. They are a nationally-renown duo with two nominations for the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year. Their accolades, including number one hits and television appearances are too long to mention here.
Appearing before Maddie and Tae is singer/songwriter Jay Allen. Allen hails from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He moved to Nashville in 2013.
TSE Entertainment is also producing this outdoor entertainment event as a turn-key concert for Johnson Development. TSE Entertainment will handle the talent, equipment and logistics. This includes staging, lights, sound, loading/unloading, talent transportation, meals, rooms, etc. TSE will provide all of the people needed for the concert, even down to security personnel for the concert.
AtG, the event management company will also provide the event management services for the non-concert portion of this event.
PERA Club Concert, April 27 & 28; Tempe, Arizona
This concert at the PERA Club is a private event for employees and families of the Salt River Project, the major water and power utility in Phoenix and surrounding cities.
The PERA Club (short for Project Employees Recreation Association) is a private country club for employees and families of the Salt River Project, The outdoor entertainment event will take place on the parking lot of the 83-acre club.
TSE Entertainment books some of the biggest names in country music for this private event. This year’s concert is a two-night performance by Martina McBride. McBride has won the Country Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” award four times and the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Female Vocalist” award three times. She is also a 14-time Grammy Award nominee.
Her latest album, Reckless, is now available.
Besides negotiating the booking, including rider issues, TSE Entertainment will have two people on-site in Tempe, Arizona to handle logistics and see that the outdoor entertainment event goes smoothly on both nights.
This private concert is another example of TSE Entertainment’s long-term approach to venue and artist relationships. TSE has been booking entertainment for the PERA Club for over 15 years.
Booking and Concert Support Services for Outdoor Entertainment Events
TSE not only books entertainment for outdoor entertainment venues, but we provide concert support. Typically, we provide the staging, lighting and sound equipment for these events and a person on site to see that these items are set up to the artist’s technical rider as well as in a way that pleases the venue talent buyer.
TSE’s logistic support services continues before and during the performance itself. We take pride in making sure everything runs smoothly so we have someone on hand for larger events to coordinate the artists; sound and lighting technicians; hospitality rider issues and anything else that might arise to anticipate and solve any issues that would hinder a smooth concert experience.
From logistics support to turn-key event concert production, TSE takes pride in its work. That’s why venues keep coming back to us.
Bob Brecht, PhD.