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UHD’s Thursday Night Discovery Green Concert Series Is Back!

Gator Alumni Night Kicks Off The Series on April 7

After a two-year hiatus, the University of Houston-Downtown Thursday Night Concert Series at Discovery Green is back!

The UHD tradition came to a halt due to the pandemic. Now that restrictions are lifted, the sounds of a variety of musical acts will take the stage at the popular Downtown venue (1500 McKinney St). The free, family-friendly concerts offer community members an opportunity to wind down for the week.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.

UHD Alumni Night will kick off the series on April 7 and all alumni are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun with opening act Oliver Penn performing his version of “sad boy soul” followed by former American Idol contestant Ren Patrick, who has toured with Drake Bell, Trevor Jackson, Justine Skye, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas.

Thursday Night Concert Series Lineup
This year’s line-up of artists will showcase a range of talents, from rock, pop, rap and Latin to Tejano music. 

  • April 7: Ren Patrick with opening act Oliver Penn (rock/soul)
  • April 14: Negami with opening act Selena tribute artist Amanda Solis (Tejano)
  • April 28: AJ McQueen with opening act American Psychos (Hip Hop)
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo Night featuring Las Fenix with opening act Morena Roas (Norteño and Cumbia/rap)
  • May 12: Girl Ultra with opening act Tee Vee (Latin alternative)
  • May 19: Paul Wall featuring Doc Loc and the Swangers with DJ Mav (Rap, Hip Hop)

Learn more about the artists in upcoming editions of UHD News.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.