Beat the Heat!

1996 Summer Guide

July 10
Don Walser No summer would be complete without a visit to hear Texas' favorite yodeling cowboy singer. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 528-5999.

July 21
The Drifters, the Coasters and the Marvelettes Chances are, the names are the only things from the original groups in this lineup. But even if this is a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies, the songs are eternal. Six Flags AstroWorld, Kirby at Loop 610, 799-1234. Park entrance $29.95; $18.95, children less than 48-inches tall; $14.98, seniors and handicapped.

July 21
The H.O.R.D.E. tour The never-ending jammers are the Dave Matthews Band, Lenny Kravitz, Rickie Lee Jones and others. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 629-3700.

July 29
k.d. lang From Canadian cowgirl to lesbian cover girl to sultry chanteuse, Lang has always kept one thing the same: her incredible voice. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 629-3700.

August 2-4
Houston International Jazz Festival. This year's lineup includes Stanley Turrentine, Pascal Bokar, David "Fathead" Newman, Fredrik Noran, Tania Maria and Bubbha Thomas and the Lightmen. Festivities begin with a poolside jam, Friday, August 2, at the Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway. The outdoor festival starts Saturday, August 3, in Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby. Mayor's Jazz Brunch is Sunday, August 4, at the Omni. For details, call 227-8706 or (800) 231-7799.

August 16
Dwight Yoakam Now that the hair plugs have taken hold, do you think Kentucky's favorite son will remove his hat in concert? Don't count on it. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 629-3700.

August 18
Steve Miller Band and Pat Benatar Last time we saw Pat Benatar, she looked like she'd morphed into Rickie Lee Jones' older sister. But Steve Miller, bless his heart, never changes. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 629-3700.

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