For more than 25 years, the mayor’s official 4th of July celebration, Southwest Freedom Over Texas, has lit the sky over Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou.

Celebrate the fourth and watch the star-studded lineup hitting the Freedom Stage!

Starting at 4:30p, 0pening acts on the Freedom Stage include:

The Ernest Walker Band with a mix of funky blues, Latin and soul music, his ensemble includes famous percussionist Marcie Chapa who has toured with Beyonce, Yolanda Adams, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Regina Belle.

David de la Garza, an accomplished keyboard player and vocalist and member of the four-time Grammy Award-winning La Mafia.

Andy Vargas, singer for Carlos Santana, saxophonist Eric Demmer who has performed with B.B. King, George Duke, David Sanborn, Todd Rundgren, Delbert McClinton and The Allman Brothers, Houstonian Tamar Davis, featured soloist, currently touring with Tyler Perry, and Brent Carter, lead singer for the Average White Band and formerly with Tower of Power.

Just as in year’s passed, Country music is taking center stage as the event’s main entertainment. This year is no different.

[2011 Freedom Over Texas with Chris Young and Rodney Atkins]

Country music superstars Billy Currington and Sara Evans, presented by Reliant, headline Freedom Stage starting at 7pm until 9:30.

Then, the celebration turns to the sky as the event concludes with a magnificent fireworks show over the downtown skyline.

You can listen to the live simulcast on our sister station,100.3 KILT, during the fireworks show!

As a thank you to loyal customers, Reliant is offering current customers 2 free tickets to the event.

Reliant is offering non-Reliant customers 2 half-price tickets for the event. All you have to do to take advantage of this special offer, visit by midnight July 3rd to get your tickets.

Date: Wed, July 4th – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou
Prices: $8 per person/free children 5 and younger.
Click here for parking and street closure information.

Freedom Over Texas

For more information from CBS Local about this year’s Southwest Freedom Over Texas, click here.


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