Galveston, Texas Mayor James Yarbrough will honor Tina Knowles, mother of Beyoncé and Solange, with the Key to the City at the opening of the 6th annual Red Cat Jazz Festival.
Sam Pink, founder of the Red Cat Jazz Festival, was thrilled to partner with the City of Galveston to honor Knowles. Pink said, “We were compelled to ensure Knowles received the well-deserved honor of the Key to the City of Galveston because of her inspiring dedication to developing one of the world’s biggest brands, House of Dereon, and her commitment to making our local and surrounding communities better.”
The Red Cat Jazz Festival kicks off May 5 with a reception at the Moody Gardens and later the Legends Awards ceremony honoring La La Wilson, hosted by Thomas Miles aka “Nephew Tommie” of the Steve Harvey Morning Show.
Friday, May 6 will be the Red Cat Jazz Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted by Mike Phillips. Later in the evening will be the VIP All White Party at the Moody Gardens poolside and following will be the All Star Jam Session.
Performances Saturday, May 7 include with Mike Phillips, Jonathan Butler with Gerald Albright, Jessy J, Alex Bugnon, Warren Hill, Theresa Grayson and Jhasmin Ghent. The afterparty will be hosted by Marian Meadow at the convention center.
On Sunday, May 8, day two of the festival will start with an inspirational performance by Rev. Randy Baughn, Rev. Dr. Terrance Grant-Malone and Rev. Dr. Simeon Queen. Following will be performances by Chris Mitchell, La La Wilson, Eric Darius, Mindi Abair, Karen Briggs, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Eric Marienthal, Lao Tizer, Kyle Turner, Andre James, Ronnie Laws, Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville and Michael Ward at the Oleander Bowl.
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