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Grand Central Park Hosts Jazz Fest April 29

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CONROE, TX – Jazz enthusiasts can groove to the sound of local artists at Grand Central Park during Jazz Fest, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at The Lake House, 1039 Lake House Drive.

Jazz Fest at The Lake House in Grand Central Park Conroe
Jazz Fest returns to Grand Central Park 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Admission is free, but guests are asked to register for tickets online.

Boomtown Band, Raquel Cepeda and Bayou City Funk will take the stage during the free festival which also features food trucks, a balloon artist, face painters and more. The first 100 families to attend will receive a free picnic blanket.

“Jazz Fest offers something for everyone,” said Amanda Burke, Director of Marketing for Grand Central Park, “live music, great food and so much fun. We love showcasing the talent of local musicians. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of the amazing Grand Central Park lifestyle.”

Boomtown Brass Band will bring authentic 1920s hot jazz to the community at 1 p.m.  The classic New Orleans jazz style also mixes in Chicago’s “Dixieland,” early 1930s “gypsy jazz” guitar and a touch of New Orleans second line. The band will lead guests in a second line parade at 2:30 p.m.




Raquel Cepeda has shared the stage with jazz legends Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis. Her album Passion was nominated for “Best Jazz Album” at the 2020 Pepsi Music Awards and remained in the No. 1 position on the Roots Music Report Jazz chart for eight consecutive weeks. She will perform at 1:30 p.m.

Bayou City Funk takes the stage at 3 p.m. playing a mix of funk, soul, blues and jazz fusion music. The band is known for its tight three-piece horn section. 

Some of the Houston-area’s top food trucks will be on hand, including Culinary Cognition, Come & Taste It, Conroe Party Connections and Frios Pops. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Guests will also have an opportunity to tour Grand Central Park’s 9 model homes.

The event will take place rain or shine. Parking will be available at 960 Town Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77304.




To learn more about Jazz Fest and reserve tickets, visit

For more information about Grand Central Park, visit

Grand Central Park is a 2,046-acre master-planned community in Conroe that has a naturally wooded setting, an extensive trail system and lakes. The Lake House amenity complex features a 7,600-square-foot clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness room, patio with lake views, pavilion, event lawn, playground and dog park. Just five miles north of The Woodlands along Interstate 45 and Loop 336, Grand Central Park offers an enviable location near the growing Montgomery County energy corridor and world-class entertainment. Homebuyers can select from a range of homebuilders priced from the low $300,000s. Shopping, dining and everyday conveniences are on-site at 336 Marketplace. City Central commercial district offers upscale options at the Marcel Boulevard shopping center. The Hyatt Regency Conroe Hotel & Convention Center occupying 7.5 acres of land in City Central is expected to open this summer. For more information, visit

Dedicated to creating vibrant, sustainable and connected neighborhoods, Johnson Development was founded in 1975 and is a nationally recognized, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating 48 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in top residential markets around the country, including the Houston-area communities of Sienna, Woodforest, Cross Creek Ranch, Grand Central Park, Veranda, Harvest Green, Imperial, Edgewater, Riverstone, Cross Creek West, Jordan Ranch, and Tuscan Lakes. The company also is developing Viridian and Trinity Falls in the Dallas region, Lake Arrowhead north of Atlanta, and Bryson in the Austin area. Johnson Development has had more top-selling master-planned communities than any other developer in the nation over the past decade. An affiliate of Johnson Development — Johnson Development Services — manages development of boutique communities within the Johnson portfolio, including Amira and Candela in the Southwest Houston area, and Nolina in Georgetown. For more information, visit or LinkedIn.