Country star Chris Young is set to headline the 2018 edition of Freedom Over Texas, the official City of Houston Fourth of July celebration to take place at Eleanor Tinsley Park.
The event, taking place from 4 to 10 pm on Independence Day, July 4, will offer four stages for music, culminating in a massive fireworks display. The family-friendly event will also have a kids zone and beer garden.
This year’s party follows up a successful 2017 edition that featured performances from the Joe Jonas-led band DNCE and country singer Hunter Hayes.
The headliner has ties to the Bayou City. Young auditioned for the reality competition series Nashville Star in 2006 in Houston, which he would go on to win, launching his career. He also was one of the first stars to set up a donation fund for Hurricane Harvey victims following the storm. He also performed at RodeoHouston five times, including last month. Young has made a name for himself with numerous award nominations and ten No. 1 country hits, including "I'm Comin' Over" “The Man I Want to Be,” and “Voices."
Other music acts on the bill include Americana country band, The Mavericks; Louisiana R&B singer Cupid, known for his 2007 hit “Cupid Shuffle,” a requisite spin at any wedding or bar mitzfah; Austin-based singer-songwriter Jackie Venson; Latin fusion group Bamuaya Band and Houston country singer Will Carter. Also performing is the Ernest Walker Band playing alongside the Houston Allstars.
The best part? Tickets to Freedom Over Texas are only $5 through May 31 at the event website. Following that, they’ll be $8 through July 3 and a still affordable $10 on the day of the show. Admission is free for kids ages five and younger.