Art Car Fever

Celebrity music legend builds the anticipation for The Art Car Parade: Close encounters with a star

Celebrity music legend builds the anticipation for The Art Car Parade

News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015
Art Car Parade Sneak Peek stars Aaron Neville at Discovery Green. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Barry Mandel, Aaron Neville, Susanne Thies
Aaron Neville posed for a jillion photos including this one with Barry Mandel, left,  and Susanne Thies. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Reginald Hatter
Reginald Hatter with "chopper bikes" from  Workshop Houston. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Lonnie Schiller, Candace Schiller, Bob Schultz
Lonnie and Candice Schiller, left, with Bob Schultz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Grace Olivares,
Grace Olivares, left, and Gabby Albarras. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015
Aaron Neville kicks of the Art Car weekend. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Carolyn Watson, Ester Perine, Roxann Neumann, Tim Neumann
Carolyn Watson, from left, Esther Perine, and Roxanne and Tim Neumann. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Glen Larner, Susie Criner, Sanford Criner
Glen Larner, left, with Susie and Sanford Criner. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Harald Dodd
Harald Dodd, from left, Pat Jasper and Nancy Wozny. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Will Robinson, Julia Hester
Will Robinson and Julia Hester.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Ulysses Archild, Venessa Archild
Ulysses and Vanessa Archild. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Jeff Falk, Roxy
Jeff Falk, left, Roxy Siegrist, Xavier Pena. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Sheby, Art Car preview, Anita Taylor, Merritt Talbot
Anita Taylor, left, and Merritt Talbot. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Sheby, Art Car preview, Don Mafrige Jr., Aaron Neville
Don Mafrige Jr., left, and Aaron Neville. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, David Ruiz, Pattie Abshire, Beth Hammond
David Ruiz, from left, Patti Abshire and Beth Hammond. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Barry Mandel, Aaron Neville, Susanne Thies
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Reginald Hatter
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Lonnie Schiller, Candace Schiller, Bob Schultz
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Grace Olivares,
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Carolyn Watson, Ester Perine, Roxann Neumann, Tim Neumann
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Glen Larner, Susie Criner, Sanford Criner
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Harald Dodd
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Will Robinson, Julia Hester
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Ulysses Archild, Venessa Archild
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, Jeff Falk, Roxy
News, Sheby, Art Car preview, Anita Taylor, Merritt Talbot
News, Sheby, Art Car preview, Don Mafrige Jr., Aaron Neville
News, Shelby, Art Car parade sneak preview, April 2015, David Ruiz, Pattie Abshire, Beth Hammond

How cool was it for guests at the VIP reception preceding the Art Car parade sneak preview Thursday night to get up close and personal with the star of the evening's entertainment Aaron Neville?

It was special treat for Discovery Green's dedicated supporters, who gathered at the Lake House deck for cocktails and schmoozing before the concert which was sponsored by the Kinder Foundation.

The Grove's Lonnie and Candice Schiller were on hand to make sure that guests were well fed with mini-cheese burgers, truffle macaroni and cheese fritters, sea scallops and house-smoked deviled eggs. Discovery Green president and park director Barry Mandel and program director Susanne Theis welcomed guests on this evening that commemorated the park's seventh anniversary.

More than 2,000 gathered on the lawn in front of the Anheuser-Busch Stage for the performance by the Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville. Adding to the fun was the display of "chopper bicycles" built by Workshop Houston's "chopper"kids.

In the VIP reception were Susie and Sanford Criner, Roxanne and Tim Neumann, Julia Hester and Will Robinson, David Ruiz, Marilyn Oshman and John Harris.

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