Sammy’s at 2016 Main, the hippest, most enthusiastic live entertainment venue in Houston, recently launched Rockstar Karaoke and the Main Street Rockstar Competition, bringing “LIVE BAND” Karaoke to Houston the last Friday of every month.
In support of local nonprofits struggling to make a positive impact in the community despite dismal economic conditions, Sammy’s at 2016 Main, in partnership with bareCommunication, is ready to help! With a different non-profit beneficiary every month, Sammy’s will provide participating non-profits with a cash donation equal to 50% of signature drink sales during their dedicated evening.
In December 2009, Sammy’s will host the final Main Street Rockstar Competition, a face-off between the winners of all the previous competitions. The winner of the final competition will walk away with $500 cash and will choose one participating organization to share in the rewards of their vocal victory. The chosen charity will receive a free fundraising event at Winter Street Studios including a special catering bonus from Beavers.
This Friday, February 27, Rockstar Karaoke and the Main Street Rockstar Competition will benefit Cancer Counseling, Inc., whose mission is to assist cancer patients, their families, and friends in coping with the emotional effects of cancer on their lives through no-cost professional counseling and community education.
In the fabulous debut of Rockstar Karaoke on January 30, more than 500 eager guests showed up to participate in the first installment of the new and exciting events that featured the band, Time Machine, an energetic group that is famous for producing successful live band karaoke shows.
COMPETITION/NONPROFIT BENEFICIARY CALENDAR:
February 27: Old School Rock benefitting Cancer Counseling
March 27: Rodeo Honky Tonk benefitting TBD
May 29: Disco Kings & Queens benefitting Literacy Advance of Houston
June 26: Funky Cold Medina benefitting SNAP!
July 31: Pop Prince’s & Princesses benefitting Houston Downtown Alliance
August 28: Motown Madness benefitting Devine Creations
September 25: 70R17;s Lunchbox benefitting Pink Door
October 30: TIME MACHINE (singer’s choice) benefitting WomenR17;s Chamber of Commerce
November 27: Woodstock 60’s TBD
December: MAIN STREET ROCKSTAR COMPETITION
TICKETS: Tickets are $10 at the door. Be sure to arrive early to claim your mic! Doors open at 8pm. 21+ only. Admission is limited.
Note: Karaoke performers: Compliments of Fox News Web Staff!
City Controller Annise Parker called on Governor Rick Perry today to give Houston its fair share of federal stimulus dollars controlled by the state government, and to open up the process for deciding how the dollars are spent.
“Governor Perry’s priorities have not always been Houstonians’ priorities,” said Parker. “From the failed Trans-Texas Corridor, to threatening to turn away a portion of federal stimulus dollars intended for Texas, we’ve seen that the Governor’s priorities do not always help Houston.”
As an example, Parker cited a move this week by the Texas Department of Transportation, controlled by Perry, to shut local leaders out of the decision making process for spending Texas’ share of transportation funds from the stimulus program. TXDOT was supposed to vote today on allocating the funds, but legislators from the House committee overseeing Texas stimulus funds forced a delay in the vote to allow more input.
“Houston’s representatives in Austin need to have input in how these dollars are spent in order to make sure that Houston gets its fair share of funds,” said Parker. “In these tough economic times, we need to put these dollars to work creating good jobs in Houston – in health care, public education and transportation projects.”
“Frankly,” Parker continued, “Perry’s office has shown its willingness to railroad through his agenda. We have to make sure our representatives are at the table too.”
Parker said she will meet with members of the legislature in Austin next week about the use of state-controlled stimulus funds.
Parker concluded: “When Governor Perry finally accepted the federal money, he warned the President that he ‘would work to ensure that [Texas] citizens receive their fair share.’ Governor Perry should be on notice we’re fighting for Houstonians’ fair share as well.”