Conroe - Montgomery Edition | June 2021

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT Conroemusic festival in theworks


In-person events are returning to the Conroe and Montgomery area.


$1.1 million. There is also a clause in the agree- ment in case of a natural disaster and the event needs to be canceled. “Should there be, God forbid, another pandemic or something would happen, we would be able to be fully refunded,” Overby said. FUNDING THE FESTIVITIES Conroe’s new music festival is estimated to draw thousands of guests.

JUNE 24 THE PULSE SERIES-STATE OF THE STATE Hosted by the Conroe-Lake Conroe Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, this luncheon is an update on the Texas legislative session for 2021. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $30. 936- 756-6644. JULY 03 FREEDOM FEST Montgomery’s annual Freedom Fest to celebrate independence includes a parade, barbecue, baking contest, a kids zone, vendors and food trucks. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Building, 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936- 597-5004. freedomfestmontgomery 03 PATRIOTIC CONCERT The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, led by new conductor

Anna-Maria Gkouni, will perform a repertoire of songs such as “America, the Beautiful” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Heritage Place, 500 Collins St., Conroe. 936-760-2144. Bring a noodle and relax in the pool while watching Disney’s “Aladdin.” Popcorn and Root beer provided. 7:30 p.m. $5. 100 Park Place, Conroe. 936-522-3930. 23 THROUGH JULY 25 COMIC CONROE 09 FLICK AND FLOAT Galactic Events is hosting its first comic book convention with plans to expand in future years to include anime and pop culture conventions across the Houston area. An after party at Southern Start Brewery is scheduled July 24. noon-9 p.m. (July 23), 9 a.m.-8p.m. (July 24), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (July 25). $15-$120. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe.

The city of Conroe is in the process of launching a new music festival, slated for April 2022. At a City Council workshop May 12, Director of Visit Conroe Shannon Overby provided an update on the project, asking for the approval of $80,000 in expenditures from the city. The project has been in the works for several years and is being done in part- nership with Open Sky Media, a music festival developer and promoter, and would be managed by the Texas Music Magazine staff. The four-day festival would include more than 30 bands and 40 shows across multiple venues and pop-ups, targeting between 8,000- 10,000 people over the four days. The cost to market and promote the event is $80,000; $40,000 would be from this fiscal year’s budget and $40,000 for next. The estimated economic impact, which accounts for factors like the number of expected attendees, average cost of tickets and lodging, to Conroe is

Date: APRIL 22

City expenditures: $80,000

Estimated economic effect:


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